Master Drawings Rediscovered
Treasures from Prewar German Collections
Hardcover ISBN: 0810937883
More than two hundred illustrations, including eighty-nine full-color reproductions, capture a magnificent collection of drawings by major artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, all works lost and presumed destroyed during World War II that have been rediscovered in the Soviet Union.
Alaska's Most Innovative Artists
Hardcover ISBN: 0967070902
This volume takes a look at the last 25 years of contemporary visual art production in Alaska. It celebrates 54 artists who came, or left, or who continue to live and work there today. Eighteen essays offer personal insights and documentation of the history of the field its players, institutions, failures, and achievements. The artwork covers all visual artistic disciplines, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics, installations, video and performance art, reflecting the creative range of the artists who helped to define Alaska contemporary art from about 1975-99. Beautifully illustrated in color and b&w. Edited by Decker, director of the Arts in Education program of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Distributed by U. of Washington Press. Oversize: 11x12. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Building a Masterpiece
Milwaukee Art Museum
Hardcover ISBN: 1555952011
This spectacular volume celebrates the reopening of the Milwaukee Art Museum with its new additiion designed by world-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, joining the original builing by Eero Saarinen.
Max Beckmann and Paris
Matisse Picasso Braque Leger Rouault
Hardcover ISBN: 3822872032
""lf you wish to get hold of the invisible, you must penetrate as deeply as possible into the visible"". Max Beckmann might have been talking about his life as much as his brutally honest and dazzlingly choreographic paintings, for, when he died on a New York street corner in 1950, he had lived one of the most excoriatingly self-critical lives in modern art He left behind a body of work spanning five decades, work that found its direction and energy in the Paris of the 1920's. A magnet to artists, Paris gave Beckmann the creative competition he craved. Travelling there regularly (and settling there later), he mixed Freely with the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Delaunay, formulating a style that grew out of the passionate relationship between the German and French avant-garde. But Beckmann was always his own man, and while he soaked up the artistic fervour of the Parisian cafes and ateliers, he maintained a critical distance that allowed him to develop an intensely personal technique and oeuvre. Part Expressionist, part Cubist, Beckmann's art is one of self, cities and street-life, and this profusely and beautifully illustrated catalogue allows us finally to confirm Beckmann's pre-eminence in the most dynamic art scene of the Twentieth Century.
Chorus of Light
Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 084782313x
Sir Elton John has emerged in the 1990s as one of the world's pre-eminent collectors of twentieth-century photography. The High Museum of Art is the first institution to present highlights from the more than 2,000 photographs John has acquired during the last decade. This book presents more than 150 illustrations of images by more than 100 photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Tina Modotti, Paul Outerbridge, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston. Masters such as Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Harry Callahan, Irving Penn, Lucas Samaras, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Dugdale, and Horst P. Horst are represented in depth. The book accompanies the first major exhibition of John's collection and includes an introduction by the exhibition's curator, Ned Rifkin, and an appreciation of the collector by Jane Jackson, adviser to the collection. An essay by Thomas W. Southall discusses Elton John's taste as a collector. A lengthy interview of Sir Elton by Ingrid Sischy of Interior magazine reveals the famous performer's passion and direction in acquiring photographs. Views of Elton's Atlanta residence show how the collector lives within his astonishingly dense collection.