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Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Abraham Cruzvillegas
The Autoconstrucción Suites
Paperback      ISBN: 1935963058

Published on the occasion of the artist's first major survey, this volume explores the rich terrain of Abraham Cruzvillegas' (born 1968) work over the past ten years, rooting his sculptural language within the volcanic landscape of his childhood home in Ajusco, Mexico. The publication elaborates on Cruzvillegas' interest in autoconstrucci n, a construction method arising from the constraints of poverty, in which parts are recycled and adapted for new purposes. Developed in collaboration with the artist, the volume features five essays examining autoconstrucci n through the lens of art history, politics, architecture and urban migration in Mexico in the 1960s. Along with these texts, the publication includes sculptures by Cruzvillegas; snapshots of Ajusco, Mexico, taken by the artist; archival images of Ajusco from the Cruzvillegas Fuentes family album; titles that inform and inspire the artist's thinking about autoconstrucci n; silkscreened posters of liberation movements in Latin America; and the artist's index of concepts and song lyrics written as allegories of his childhood. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Andy Warhol: The Late Work
Andy Warhol
The Late Work
Paperback      ISBN: 3791330934

From 1972 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol worked prodigiously on a variety of projects. Sublime examples of his work from this period are gathered in this elegantly designed collection which includes essays on the artist and interviews with him.

Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne: 1962-1987
Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne
1962-1987
Hardcover      ISBN: 1891024639

The updated edition of the definitive, authorized catalogue raisonne of Andy Warhol's prints, reproducing more than 1,700 prints -- all in full color with complete scholarly documentation

Andy Warhol: Prints, in its fourth edition, with corrections, is the definitive scholarly reference source for collectors, auction houses, libraries, curators, academics and art dealers. Andy Warhol spent his career working so prodigiously as to assure long-lasting renown. In the printmaking field alone, his output was prolific, and his appropriation of silkscreen as a fine-art medium forever altered the way prints look. This thoroughly revised and expanded fourth edition of Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987 traces Warhol's complete graphic oeuvre from his first unique works on paper in 1962 through his final published portfolio in 1987.

More than 1,700 works are illustrated, an increase of 500 from the previous edition of the catalogue raisonn , and complete documentation is provided for each. New additions include a section focusing on Warhol's popular portraits, with documentation of prints that were related to paintings commissioned during the 1970s and 1980s, and a new supplement featuring prints and illustrated books from the 1950s, including the beloved 25 Cats Named Sam and One Blue Pussy.

An essay by Donna De Salvo addresses Warhol's self-published books and portfolios from the same era. An extensive chronology of printmaking activity, a complete exhibition history, a selected bibliography and a greatly expanded appendix to published prints complete the book.



"A CATALOGUE RAISONNE 1962-1987. 2003, 4to, 383 pgs.

Armin Landeck: The Catalogue Raisonne of His Prints
Armin Landeck
The Catalogue Raisonne of His Prints
Hardcover      ISBN: 0809317400

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Armin Landeck, an American realist whose graphic career spanned more than half of the twentieth century, was trained as an architect but devoted his life to etching, creating his first print in 1927.

A brief period of study under Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York City introduced Landeck to copper engraving, establishing his subsequent fascination with the burin and all it can do. For the rest of the l940s Landeck often used both drypoint and engraving on the same plate, but after 1950 he produced only copper engravings with the exception of three wood engravings in 1958.

This revised edition of a book first published in 1977 has been completely rewritten and expanded to include prints not known when the first edition was publishedplus the prints made by the artist from 1977 till his death in 1984. The first edition contained 127 prints and states; 164 prints and states are now pictured and described.

An important addition to this book outlines Landeck s participation in many national print exhibitions such as those at the Library of Congress and the Society of American Etchers. Reflecting the growing appreciation of Landeck s work, the list of public institutions that have Landeck prints in their permanent collections has grown from the first edition s thirty-one to this edition s ninety-six. A new section entitled "Notes on the Prints" gives in-depth information on many Landeck prints. An extensive bibliography is another feature of this second edition."

Atelier Van Lieshout: A Manual
Atelier Van Lieshout
A Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 9069181827

Small 8vo oblong, unpaginated. Full bound in pictorial paper wraps with red and black titling on front cover and spine. Very minimal edge wear to wraps. Interior pages have light toning to edges. Full of intriguing color and b&w plates exploring interior and furniture design.

Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Audubon's Aviary
The Original Watercolors for the Birds of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847834832

A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings--all newly photographed using state-of-the-art techniques--possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment. These watercolors transmit Audubon's devotion to his craft with their inscriptions and layers of media wrought with a miniaturist's attention to detail and their revolutionary compositions, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America's first great watercolorist, introducing innovative approaches developed over a lifetime of study. Even judged alongside today's technology, his dramatic tableaux remain some of the most spectacular natural history documents and visually arresting works of art ever produced.

Bonnard
Bonnard
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810940213

Superbly illustrated and based on much fresh research, this penetrating book places the great Post-Impressionist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) among the most important painters of the 20th century. Published to accompany a major retrospective at the Tate Gallery, London, from February 12 to May 17, 1998, and at The Museum of Modern New York, from June 24 to September 29, it brings a new understanding to Bonnard's deeply complex paintings.

Bonnard was a very private painter. For more than 50 years his subjects were confined to what was most familiar to him: his wife, his homes in Paris and the south of France, and places where he often stayed in Normandy. Sarah Whitfield, curator of the exhibition, discusses the legacy the symbolism of Bonnard's early years and the way in which his understanding of nature's endless cycle of change finds expression in the moving, elegiac paintings of his later period. Acclaimed art historian John Elderfield reveals for the first time the complexity of Bonnard's awareness of visual peter perception, and how crucial this is to fully comprehending his stature as a painter.

Every painting discussed is reproduced in color and accompanied by a number of preliminary that have not previously been seen beside the relevant paintings. John Elderfield is chief curator at large and deputy director for curatorial affairs at The Museum of Art and the author of many books on 20th-century art. Sarah Whitfield is an independent art historian.



Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonné
Charles M. Russell
A Catalogue Raisonné
Hardcover      ISBN: 080613836x

The definitive reference for scholars, collectors, curators, art dealers, libraries, and anyone who appreciates the art of Charles M. Russell

Charles M. Russell is our most beloved artist of the American West. His paintings, sketches, sculpture, illustrated letters, and stories are an unequalled legacy. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 color and black-and-white reproductions of Russell's greatest works, this beautiful volume features essays by Russell experts and scholars who address important aspects of the artist's life and career. Inside the book is a unique key code that allows purchasers to access a private online catalogue (www.russellraisonne.com) of more than 4,000 works Russell created and signed during his lifetime. Original owners of the book will have unlimited access to the site once a user name and password have been created.

The online catalogue, which includes an enlargeable image of each work, is fully searchable. In addition, each entry includes the catalogue number, title, medium, dimensions, and, when available, the inscription, credit line, illustration, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. The catalogue will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available or additional works are found.

The result of more than a decade of research and scholarship, Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonn is published in cooperation with the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma and with the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana.



Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
Charley Harper
An Illustrated Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0978607651

This beautiful and large format book is the definitive monograph of artist/illustrator Charley Harper's work, spanning his five decade career. Charley likes to say, that when he paints a bird, he doesn't count all the feathers in the wings - he just counts the wings. He reduces his subject to the simplest possible visual terms without losing its identity. Minimal realism, he calls it, and it has had a tremendous influence on designers and artists familiar with his work. Bringing his legacy to a wider audience, Ammo Books celebrates this singular talent as well as his sparse, yet colorful and graphic style, in this impressive title that comes complete with one of four different artist's prints, signed and numbered by both Charley Harper and Todd Oldham.

Cremaster 2
Cremaster 2
Paperback      ISBN: 0935640649

The fourth installment of Matthew Barney's ongoing series of Cremaster "operas, " Cremaster 2 is loosely based on the life of serial killer Gary Gilmore. This time out, Barney filmed in the Salt Flats of Utah, the Columbia Icefield in Canada, and New York City. The scenario revolves around Gilmore's fascination with his alleged maternal grandfather, Harry Houdini, and his desire to join Houdini in the afterlife. Cremaster 4, the first in the series, was commissioned in 1995 and shot on the Isle of Man. The second, Cremaster 1, was shot in Boise, Idaho and appeared later that same year as part of a larger exhibition of the artist's work at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Cremaster 5, released in 1997, was filmed in Budapest and shown commercially at the Film Forum in New York City. With this latest installment in the Cremaster series, Barney is sure to challenge and perplex, delight and intrigue his growing audience.



"Oblong small 4to, Unpaginated. Full bound in pictorial paper wraps. Full photographic illustrations with fold outs. With plastic dustcover & unopened in plastic wrapping.