Hardcover ISBN: 0810940213
Published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition and based on fresh research, a survey of the work of the late nineteenth/early twentieth-century Post-Impressionist painter, Pierre Bonnard, includes and discusses 237 reproductions, 112 in full color.
Bits & Pieces Put Together To Present A Semblance Of A Whole
Walker Art Center Collections
Hardcover ISBN: 0935640789
One of the country's premier institutions of contemporary art, the Walker Art Center has a collection of more than 11,000 objects dating from the early 20th century to the present. Its holdings represent the vast diversity of art-making around the world as well as the Walker's relationships with many of our culture's most creative minds, including Matthew Barney, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, William Klein, Yoko Ono, and Kara Walker. This book, which draws on extensive new research and unpublished archival materials, is a guide to the multidisciplinary collections as well as a primer on contemporary art. It includes lavishly illustrated essays on 350 artists working in visual arts, performing arts, film, video, new media, architecture, and design; a sixty-five-page scrapbook of the institution's history; and a full-color, foldout chronicle of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Herschel V. Jones
The Imprint of a Great Collector
Hardcover ISBN: 0816649049
An illustrated guide to one of the most significant collections of prints in America, including works by such masters as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, James McNeill Whistler, and Mary Cassatt. In Herschel V. Jones: The Imprint of a Great Collector, Lisa Dickinson Michaux sheds new light on the creation of this extraordinary collection. Through in-depth essays, she reveals Jones's ambitious goals as well as his tenacity - he requested anonymity from the museum until he had "secured rare additional prints to fill in the gaps, making it a collection that represents the entire history of the graphic arts." Eventually Jones added nearly 700 prints to the collection. In 1916 Herschel V. Jones purchased the esteemed print collection amassed by William M. Ladd of Portland, Oregon. Jones promptly gave more than 5,300 of these etchings, engravings, woodcuts, and lithographs to the recently opened Minneapolis Institute of Arts, thereby helping the museum establish one of the first public print departments in the nation. This full-color volume reproduces more than 100 of the rarest and most highly prized prints from the Jones Collection and paints a picture both of the pioneering collectors Herschel V. Jones and William M. Ladd and of the history of print collecting in America at the turn of the twentieth century.
The Power of Art to Transform Lives
Paperback ISBN: 0933856407
Conceived as a series of journeys akin to those of saints or shamans, Negotiating Rapture brings together the work of Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars, Lucio Fontana, Shirazeh Houshiary, Anselm Kiefer, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Barnett Newman, Ad Reinhardt, and Bill Viola. These artists are exhibited together in order to reveal their diverse expressions of a shared longing: the basic and enduring human urge to transcend the ordinary and experience the sublime.Juxtaposed with a range of works by Old Masters and examples from architecture, literature, and anthropology, the works in Negotiating Rapture show how artists, as creators, move beyond common experience to a state approaching religious ecstasy and how we, as viewers, can in turn discover a deeper involvement in our own humanity. Major essays by Homi K. Bhabha, Georges Didi-Huberman, David Morgan, and Lee Siegel, as well as a series of focused contributions by Yve-Alain Bois, Wendy Doniger, Kenneth Frampton, Martin E. Marty, John Hallmark Neff, Annemarie Schimmel, and Helen Tworkov, consider how rapture resonates both in a cultural context and within the experience of a single human being. A "Travel Guide to Negotiating Rapture," written by curators Richard Francis and Sophia Shaw, explores how each artist in the exhibition has sought to define rapture and, by guiding the viewer/reader, initiates scrutiny of transformative experiences.
Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Hardcover ISBN: 1887424482
Frank Frazetta's paintings and illustrations have set the standard for fantasy artists for the past 50 years. This collection focuses on his influence in a variety of media and genres and on his place in 20th century art history. Coedited by Hugo Award-winning editor Arnie Fenner, it includes many of Frazetta's most memorable paintings as well as revised and previously unpublished works. The art is accompanied by the artist's own observations and commentary by a number of his contemporaries.
Dust Jacket : Near Fine. Limited, numbered (1158 out of 2500) slipcaed edition.
Past Things and Present
Jasper Johns Since 1983
Hardcover ISBN: 0935640770
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, which holds a complete collection of Johns' prints, conceived the exhibition held in 2004, for which this is the catalogue (the exhibition traveled to South Carolina, Scotland, Ireland, and Spain). There are three essays, including a lengthy essay by senior art historian Richard Shiff. The works are presented, without commentary, on full-page color plates. The volume is not indexed. The dust jacket is a folded print of Johns' "Untitled, 2001". Distributed by Distributed Art Publishers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)