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Jimmie Durham
Jimmie Durham
Paperback      ISBN: 0714833487
Cut With the Kitchen Knife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch
Cut With the Kitchen Knife
The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch
Paperback      ISBN: 0300061641

"THE WEIMAR PHOTOMONTAGES OF HANNAH HOCH. Sm 4to, 260pgs. Solid paper binding. Clean/bright interior. Miminal wear to book.

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
The Mayor of Castro Street
The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
Paperback      ISBN: 0312019009
A biography of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay city official in the nation, recounts his public and personal life, and examines the emergence of the San Francisco gay community as a social and political force
Growing Pains: Diaries and Drawings from the Years 1908-1917
Growing Pains
Diaries and Drawings from the Years 1908-1917
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511735
Wanda Gág rose from poverty in small-town Minnesota to international fame in the 1920s as the author of the children's classic, Millions of Cats. Her early diaries, first published in 1940, are the touching, often humorous record of her youth and her struggles to develop her talent.
Howard Kottler: Face to Face
Howard Kottler
Face to Face
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295973560
Howard Kottler (1930-1989) was one of the West Coast ceramists who helped to redefine the entire field of contemporary American ceramic art. Patricia Failing's comprehensive and richly illustrated study is the first survey and summation of his work and is based on a series of interviews Kottler initiated after learning of his terminal illness. The artist's remarks - informed and wittily unpretentious - provide a vivid subtext to Failing's own thoughtful and compelling observations linking Kottler's innovative work with other developments in American visual arts. The book chronicles the evolution of an artist, thoroughly grounded in the traditional crafts and ceramics technology in the 1950s, who then established a rapport between his work and new directions in mainstream painting and sculpture. By the 1980s Kottler had become a conceptual artist who approached his materials as vehicles for art-historical commentary and physical eroticism, and as metaphors for probing the unbridgeable gap between the Self and the Other. In assessing Kottler's position and influence, Failing discusses his long teaching career and his role as exuberant gadfly to the ceramics establishment, but the focus of her analysis is on the intellectual range and sophistication of his artistic accomplishment. She establishes the major influences on Kottler, including his earliest teachers at Ohio State University and Cranbrook, significant art movements, travel, and his enduring interaction with his students at the University of Washington. Her book affords a masterful review of Kottler's complex development as an artist and, in so doing, provides an index of the profound transitions undergone by the field of American ceramics since the late 1950s.
Renoir: His Life, Art, and Letters
Renoir
His Life, Art, and Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810980886
An illustrated study of the life and art of the noted Impressionist traces Renoir's career from his early struggles to his triumphant later years and discusses his stylistic, technical, and topical contributions to art
The Art of Wyland
The Art of Wyland
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0963179306
Frida Kahlo: The Paintings
Frida Kahlo
The Paintings
Paperback      ISBN: 0060923199
Complete with an authoritative critical text, this collection of two hundred reproductions of artworks by radical Mexican artist Frida Kahlo reveals the strange and unforgettable quality of her unique vision.
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography
Ansel Adams
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0821215965
Traces the life of Ansel Adams, describes the development of his career as a photographer, and discusses his love of nature

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The Sketchbooks of Picasso
The Sketchbooks of Picasso
Paperback      ISBN: 0871136724
The Sketchbooks of Picasso is the only collection available of the private sketchbooks of Pablo Picasso, which he began in Barcelona in 1894. For more than seventy years, as the young painter blossomed and matured into the greatest artist of the twentieth century, he kept a record of his ideas and thoughts, so that by 1964 there were 175 sketchbooks, a unique and startling picture of the mind of a genius at work. Accompanying the major sections are essays by six of the greatest American art historians: E.A. Carmean, Sam Hunter, Rosalind Krauss, Theodore Reff, Robert Rosenblum, and Gert Schiff. A foreword by Claude Picasso, the artist's son, and a reminiscence by Francoise Gilot, Claude's mother, provide a more personal understanding of the part the sketchbooks played in Picasso's life.