Print and Book Art
A Life Among Fishes: The Art of Gyotaku
A Life Among Fishes
The Art of Gyotaku
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940743338

A Life Among Fishes explores the lifelong passion of fisheries by scientist and artist Christopher M. Dewees. The book features over 100 of his Japanese fish prints since 1969. Many of these are linked to stories about the journey, and history and information about the art form are also described within. The book presents Dewees? half-century of printing fish and shellfish to full color. We follow his evolution from being exposed and fascinated to gyotaku as a graduate student to his status now as an internationally recognized master in the field. He documents his journey and growth by sharing fifty years of experiences and adventures. In recent years Dewees has focused more on writing stories and poems that are linked to his art.

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait
Louise Bourgeois
An Unfolding Portrait
Hardcover      ISBN: 1633450414

This first thorough survey of Bourgeois' prints and books orients these works within her broader practice

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints and books of the celebrated sculptor. This little-known body of work is vast in scope--numbering some 1,200 individual compositions--and highly significant within her larger practice. These works encompass the same themes and motifs that occupied Bourgeois throughout her career, and they are explored here within the context of related sculptures, drawings and early paintings. This investigation sheds light on Bourgeois' creative process overall, most vividly through the evolving print states and variants that led to her final compositions; seeing these sequences unfold is akin to looking over the artist's shoulder as she worked.

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog presents more than 270 prints and books, organized thematically, and includes an essay that traces Bourgeois' involvement with these mediums within the broader developments of her life and career. It also emphasizes the collaborative relationships that were so fundamental to these endeavors. Included are interviews with Bourgeois' longtime assistant, a printer she worked with side-by-side at her home/studio on 20th Street in New York and the publisher who, in the last decade of her life, encouraged her to experiment with innovative prints that broke the traditional boundaries of the medium. The volume is rounded out with a chronology and bibliography that focus on prints and illustrated books while also providing general background on Bourgeois' life and art.

Born in Paris in 1911, Louise Bourgeois was raised by parents who ran a tapestry restoration business. She met Robert Goldwater, an American art historian, in Paris and they married and moved to New York in 1938. Early on, Bourgeois focused on painting and printmaking, turning to sculpture only in the later 1940s. In 1982, at 70 years old, Bourgeois finally took center stage with a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art. She died in New York in 2010, at the age of 98.

--Zachary Small "Artsy"
Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints
Louise Bourgeois
Autobiographical Prints
Paperback      ISBN: 1853323438

Featuring two print series by one of the most influential artists of recent decades, Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Prints presents highly personal, dreamlike expressions of this formidable figure. A prolific printmaker, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) created the Autobiographical series in 1994, capturing her deepest thoughts and memories. The accompanying collection of 11 Drypoints, which were created in 1999, offers a more abstract perspective, using motifs and themes to conjure representations of her past. Intriguing and highly immersive, both sets of prints open a window into the mind of the artist. All of the prints are reproduced with arresting clarity, accompanied by a text exploring the prints in the context of Bourgeois' psychological biography, by celebrated psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell. These works from the end of the artist's life are a crucial expression of her vulnerability, and an exploration of the themes that form the crux of her practice: memory, childhood trauma and sexuality.

Lucian Freud: A Closer Look
Lucian Freud
A Closer Look
Hardcover      ISBN: 8792877435

This catalogue focuses on the artist's graphic production from the period after 1982 with works from the UBS Art Collection. Freud's (1922-2011) portraits--often of the same subjects he painted--manage to encompass his own psyche, the models' responses and our own reactions. "My work," he said, "is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surroundings." In an etching, the subject is scored into a metal plate covered with a wax mixture, which, after immersion in an acid bath, exposes the scorings, which are left as black lines in the finished print. Readers get even closer access to this involved and nontraditional printmaking process, as the volume is supplemented with ten stages of a print from a private collection in England.

Mamá Y Yo: El Amor Es Poderoso / Mommy and Me: Love Is Powerful: Coloring Book
Mamá Y Yo: El Amor Es Poderoso / Mommy and Me: Love Is Powerful
Coloring Book
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1629990345

Rel jese, libere su estr s, crezca en el amor

Las preciosas obras de arte y las citas de la versi n Reina Valera 1909 de la Biblia le ayudar n a usted y a sus peque os a explorar el tema del amor.

A medida que colorea y reflexiona sobre los versos, tiene la oportunidad de discutir c mo el amor cura y perdona. Lea las escrituras y memor celas con su hijo mientras colorea porque, sin importar la edad de su hijo, colorear es una manera relajante y gratificante de compartir su amor.


Relax. Release stress. Grow in love.

The lovely artwork and quotations from the Modern English Version of the Bible will help moms and their little ones explore the topic of love.

As they color and reflect on the verses, they have the opportunity to discuss how love heals, forgives, develops, and more. Moms can read the scriptures and memorize them with their children while coloring. No matter the child's age, coloring is a relaxing and rewarding way to spend time together.
Minnesota Prints and Printmakers, 1900-1945
Minnesota Prints and Printmakers, 1900-1945
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873516354

Prior to World War I, printmaking in the United States was, with a few exceptions, primarily the domain of commercial enterprises that produced largely picturesque European scenes or depictions of popular towns on the East Coast. Prints of Minnesota scenes, especially by Minnesota artists, formed a very small part of American art exhibits.

Robert Crump relates the fascinating story of Minnesota's graphic arts world and its growth from provincialism to part of a national movement, showing how art printing--etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, drypoints, monotypes, and silk screens--blossomed after the turn of the last century. He chronicles the support of the federal government during the 1930s and the important role played by local organizations such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis School of Art (now the Minneapolis College of Art and Design).

Minnesota Prints and Printmakers offers short biographies of and sample prints by nearly two hundred printmakers, including Wanda Gag, Adolf Dehn, George Resler, Miriam Ibling, Syd Fossum, Gilbert Fletcher, and Gustav Goetsch. Crump's eye for memorable images makes the handsome volume a pleasure to behold for collectors and readers interested in Minnesota art. Notes on printing techniques and several appendixes help newcomers appreciate the challenges of printmaking.

Robert L. Crump is a print collector and former superintendent of the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. He has been a designer and an art director for companies in Minneapols and the Midwest.
Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century
Modern Japanese Prints
The Twentieth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0880390492

This volume presents more than 1,000 exemplary twentieth-century Japanese woodblock prints, from the collection of Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Taken together, the collection reflects the stylistic movements, aesthetic directions and historic changes of the past century, with particular emphasis on two significant movements: sosakuhanga (creative prints), represented by in-depth selections by Hiratsuka Un'ichi, Onchi Koshiro and Munakata Shiko; and shin-hanga (new prints), with works by Kawase Hasui and Hashiguchi Goyo. Carnegie Museum of Art also possesses several complete series of prints produced in such limited numbers that they are rarely seen today, including One Hundred Views of New Tokyo created between 1929 and 1932. In addition, an essay on the history and significance of the collection provides a brief introduction to Japanese printmaking in the twentieth century, making this illustrated guide an invaluable reference for researchers, curators, collectors and general enthusiasts of Japanese art.

Morning, Paramin
Morning, Paramin
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374213429

A vibrant meditation on the difficult beauty of the Caribbean, taking the form of a dialogue between a Nobel Prize-winning poet and a renowned figurative painter

Morning, Paramin offers us a stunning collaboration between a Nobel Prize-winning poet, Derek Walcott, and a renowned figurative painter, Peter Doig. It journeys through the physical and psychological landscapes of two lives, from the snowy landscapes of Edmonton to the sun-washed shores of the Caribbean, from the process of mourning a loved one to the experience of watching a film. Taking the form of a call-and-response, with paintings on one side and poetry on the other, Morning, Paramin lets Walcott's characteristic perception and wit shine through in his illuminating responses to Doig's luminescent paintings. Both poems and paintings are triumphant celebrations of life's pleasures and pains--loving, observing, aging.

Walcott, born and living in St. Lucia, and Doig, living in Trinidad, engage in a powerful dialogue on the Caribbean's colonial legacy, the politics of home and belonging, and the boundaries of art. A poignant exploration of a friendship and a vibrant meditation on the difficult beauty of the Caribbean, Morning, Paramin probes the boundaries of communication and celebrates the thrills of a shared language.
Mucha Posters Postcards: 24 Ready-To-Mail Cards
Mucha Posters Postcards
24 Ready-To-Mail Cards
Paperback      ISBN: 0486250806

No artist was more influential during the golden age of the poster than Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939), whose striking, ornate artwork sent his career soaring in the 1890s. This card collection reproduces in sumptuous full color twenty-four of the Art Nouveau master's most famous posters and panels. Displaying his preference for gentle pastels, elaborate borders, and beautiful women, the pocket-size masterpieces include Zodiac, one of the artist's most popular and enduring designs; Sarah Bernhardt/La Plume; the richly decorative R verie; the rare Cognac Bisquit; and twenty other works of art.
Ideal for use as distinctive stationery and bookmarks, the attractive cards are accompanied by descriptive paragraphs that include title, printer, date, and other relevant data.

Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library
Natural Histories
Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library
Hardcover      ISBN: 1454912146

Inside the American Museum of Natural History is an eight-story library--one of the largest natural-science libraries in the Western Hemisphere--that contains over 450,000 volumes of monographs, pamphlets, reprints, and original rare books. Natural Histories allows readers a privileged glimpse of these seldom-seen, fully illustrated scientific works. Forty essays from the museum's top experts in a variety of disciplines enhance each rare tome's unique qualities and scientific contribution, and three to four illustrations accompany each one. This beautiful book will fascinate natural science and art lovers alike.