Faberge and the Russian Master Goldsmiths
Hardcover ISBN: 051702733x
Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920) is the most famous creator of the stunning gold, silver, and jewel-studded treasures of imperial Russia. Best known for the ornate Easter eggs that were comissioned from him annually by Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II, he and his workmasters created many exquisite objets d'art of a beauty equalling that of the eggs. Today, the creations of the Russian master goldsmiths are dispersed through the world. This book assembles a broad sampling of masterpieces from the great collections in the former Soviet Union and from private and public collections elsewhere. Widely separate holdings of Faberge's art, including many of the imperial eggs, are depicted here in nearly 300 full-color illustrations, a number of which are published for the very first time.
The Arundel And Pomfret Marbles
Paperback ISBN: 1854442074
The largest surviving portion of the first major collection of Classical antiquities in Britain - the sculptures and inscriptions collected in the early 17th century by Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel for his London house and garden - is in the Antiquities Department of the Ashmolean Museum. This handbook tracks their eventful history.
Walter De Maria
Hardcover ISBN: 0300175787
Walter De Maria (b. 1935) is known for the expansive and perfectly ordered land art and installations he created in the 1970s. From constructing minimalist spare wooden boxes to using the earth itself as a site for, and element of, his sculpture, he created a diverse body of work that is a testament to his complex investigation of the unseen and the relationship between art, the earth, and the universe. This book introduces an expansive new work, the Bel Air Trilogy (2000–2011), in which the artist combines exacting geometry with the unexpected element of three 1955 "gypsy-red" Chevrolet Bel Airs. Also included are full-color images of works such as his austere tripartite sculpture Channel Series: Circle, Square, Triangle (1972) and two new monochrome paintings, which complement his large-scale work The Color Men Choose When They Attack The Earth (1968). Accompanying the first major exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on De Maria, a collection of essays by leading scholars examines the defining features of De Maria's work—the conceptual, theatrical, monumental, and minimal.
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.
Work - Theory - Impact
Hardcover ISBN: 1905711212
Henry Moore is one of the key figures in modern sculpture. His work, both representational and abstract, is some of the most significant and well-known of the twentieth century and can be seen today in museums and public spaces around the world. In this authoritative survey, Christa Lichtenstern establishes Moore’s place in twentieth-century art history, exploring the sculptor’s guiding principles and his artistic development, from his study of Greek antiquity and his fascination with early Italian sculpture to his interest in English heritage and culture. A leading scholar in modern sculpture, Lichtenstern provides a comprehensive and accessible study of this unique artist.
The Art Of Rachel Whiteread
Paperback ISBN: 0500285047
An appraisal of the full range of work by one of the most significant British artists of the past fifty years. Based upon a practice of inverted castingmaking space tangibleRachel Whiteread's work offers both intimate and public meditations on vital questions of history, memory, and social change. But these are also artworks with profound and carefully weighed formal concerns and an affiliation with the critical issues of sculpture raised throughout the twentieth century. Whiteread's work is, perhaps, provoking because it so successfully melds artistic and historical issues, restoring to public attention neglected issues that more dominant interests would wish forgotten. Out of the solidification of space Whiteread creates an archive that compacts and makes legible those intangibles that comprise so much of ordinary life. This collection of essays by leading authorities on contemporary art examines Whiteread's work from her earliest domestic objects of the late 1980s through controversial projects such as House to her recent, large-scale public works, including Water Tower in New York, Monument in London's Trafalgar Square, and Holocaust Memorial in Vienna. The book includes discussions of both Room 101, her cast of George Orwell's room at the BBC, and recent gallery installations. Whiteread's work is appraised both in terms of its relationship to art history and its social and political impact, and examined for theoretical approaches through which we may better understand this most complex and challenging of contemporary artists. 60 illustrations. With contributions by: Angela Dimitrikaki, Jennifer Gross, Shelley Hornstein, Susan Lawson, Pamela M. Lee, Melanie Marino, Blake Stimson, James Young.