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Egon Schiele: The Leopold Collection, Vienna
Egon Schiele
The Leopold Collection, Vienna
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300073224

Egon Schiele, the Austrian painter, draftsman, and printmaker, was one of the major figures of Austrian Expressionism. This beautiful book discusses and reproduces 150 of Schiele's paintings, watercolors, gouaches, and drawings from the Leopold collection, which can now be seen in the new Schiele Museum in Austria.

While remaining faithful to the initial influences on his work of the Vienna Secession and in particular of the art of Gustav Klimt, Schiele developed a highly personal and expressive style. This style -- which reflects the sexual and psychological tension explored in writing by his contemporary Freud -- can be seen not only in his self-portraits and female nudes but also in his colorful paintings and watercolors of the Czech village of Krumau. Schiele's art defines the expressionist end of the Art Nouveau period in Vienna.

This book will be the catalogue for an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, opening in October 1997 and closing in January, 1998.

Czech Modernism: 1900-1945
Czech Modernism
1900-1945
Hardcover      ISBN: 0821217631

Documentation of the Czech contribution to European modernism, bringing together essays by leading scholars, and exploring such art forms as painting, sculpture, writing, photography and film.

Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture
Unearthing the Past
Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300076770

A fascinating story of the impact of the rediscovery of antique objects, long-forgotten and often physically buried, on the consciousness and art of 15th- and 16th-century Rome. Barkan brings to life the inspired attempts to bridge the huge gap between ancient and Renaissance Rome, a rebirth which not only transformed art but also poetry and history. Stories of the rediscovery of statues such as the Lacoon and the Torso Belvedere is accompanied by extracts of Roman descriptions of statues and art as well as Renaissance accounts of uncovering them and their attempts to understand them. Finally, Barkan examines the influence of sculptures on specific Renaissance artists and works, notably Bandinelli.

The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings: Venetian and North Italian Schools
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings
Venetian and North Italian Schools
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714829366

The collection of Old Master drawings at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, ranks as one of the great princely collections of Europe. Formed in the 18th-century by the first, second and third Dukes, the collection contains sheets by the great masters of every artistic school. Alongside the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, it constitutes the finest privately owned group of such drawings in Britain.

European Drawings: From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
European Drawings
From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 0965380556

This handsome catalogue presents 267 European drawings and watercolors dating from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Color reproductions of 73 of the Ackland's most important Italian, Netherlandish, French, British, and German drawings are accompanied by 194 black-and-white reproductions and 35 supplemental images. Although the Ackland has not previously published its drawings, many of the works are already quite well known, including works by Luca Cambiaso, Pietro da Cortona, Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Honore Fragonard, William Blake, Guilio Romano, Henry Fuseli, and Egon Shiele.

Beginning with an overview of the history of the Ackland's drawings collection, the catalogue examines the most significant works with full-page reproductions and essays that detail the scholarly issues relevant to each drawing, including questions of attribution, date, subject matter, and relationship to other studies or to known projects. In addition, 200 works are presented with thumbnail reproductions and brief commentary.

Picasso Erotique
Picasso Erotique
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791325612
American Century: Art & Culture, 1900-1950
American Century
Art & Culture, 1900-1950
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393047237

The American Century is the subject of a year-long exhibition at the Whitney Museum -- the most comprehensive display of twentieth-century American art ever assembled, incorporating a wide range of masterpieces from all sections of the country, by both familiar and lesser-known artists. This volume, covering the first half of the century, is a history of American art as well as a permanent record of the Whitney show. Here fine arts achievements are seen as part of the larger culture that helped shape them -- the art forms of film, dance, music, literature, photography, decorative arts, architecture, fashion, and industrial design. All are described and set in the context of political and social currents of the era in Barbara Haskell's rich and informative text. Essays by noted experts in many fields illuminate developments in different areas of artistic endeavor while over 750 full-color and duotone illustrations give visual testimony to America's dominant role in the arts.

Past Things and Present: Jasper Johns Since 1983
Past Things and Present
Jasper Johns Since 1983
Hardcover      ISBN: 0935640770

In 1984, Jasper Johns suggested to an interviewer that he had made a critical shift in his working process. "In my early work," he said, "I tried to hide my personality, my psychological state, my emotions...I sort of stuck to my guns for a while, but eventually it seemed like a losing battle. Finally, one must simply drop the reserve." His paintings of the 1980s and 90s bear this out: their imagery often includes objects and locations in his present studio and home, as well as allusions to memories of his childhood. These motifs are reiterated, altered, reworked and quoted in the context of new compositions, forming layered and complex spaces of recollection that merge past and present. This profusely illustrated volume, published in conjunction with an exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings organized by the Walker Art Center, is the first to look broadly at this period in Johns' career. All of the artist's major bodies of work from the past two decades--including those based on the Seasons, Green Angel and Catenary motifs--are covered in this study, with special consideration given to imagery appropriated from Picasso and Manet. Many of the works are published here for the first time, making this an invaluable tool for the study of Johns' work.

Inside the Floating World: Japanese Prints from the Lenoir C. Wright Collection
Inside the Floating World
Japanese Prints from the Lenoir C. Wright Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0295982861
Felix Nussbaum: Art Defamed, Art in Exile, Art in Resistance : A Biography
Felix Nussbaum
Art Defamed, Art in Exile, Art in Resistance : A Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0879517891

This edition of the definitive catalog of Nussbaum's work, on permanent display at the Cultural History Museum in Osnabruck, Germany, includes paintings by Nussbaum that have come to light in the last five years, and takes into account new facts that have emerged on his life and artistic contacts. A new chapter has been added tracing the rediscovery of his works and the reconstruction of his biography. A concluding comment outlines problems of establishing the chronological order of his works, and issues of their reception and interpretation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.