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Tàpies: Complete Works Volume IV: 1976-1981
Tàpies: Complete Works Volume IV
1976-1981
Hardcover      ISBN: 8434308010

The fourth volume of the complete oeuvre of artist Antoni Tapies.



Dust jacket very good.

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Tara Donovan
Fieldwork
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847862925
Tara Donovan's sculptures and installations are mind-bending experiences: she transforms common everyday materials like straws and index cards turning them into elaborate, room-size sculptures that are as surreal as they are beautiful

MacArthur "genius" grant recipient Tara Donovan's otherworldly sculptures have transfixed audiences for over a decade. Taking mundane materials and through clever craftsmanship, ingenuity, and repeated manipulation, the artist builds large-scale works made of rubber bands, plastic tubing, and paper plates into objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material. This volume--which accompanies a major exhibition at MCA Denver--features an expansive selection of her most significant works to date, including sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. This exhibition will be the first time that Donovan's wall-based and freestanding objects will be installed together, in order to understand fully how the artist conceptualizes her complex work.

Curator Nora Burnett Abrams, along with two other leading scholars of contemporary art Jenni Sorkin and Guiliana Bruno, consider critical issues around her work: ideas related to labor, scale, process and formalism, among other key themes. The book looks at several major bodies of work realized in different formats and different settings, affording the reader a glimpse into the important themes and visual languages the artist continuously explores.
Velazquez: Catalogue Raisonne - Samtliche Gemalde
Velazquez
Catalogue Raisonne - Samtliche Gemalde
Hardcover      ISBN: 3822886572

2 volumes in slipcase. Books and DJs are in pristine condition. Minor wear to head and tail of slipcase.

Vermeer: Classic 2015
Vermeer
Classic 2015
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714869686

Celebrates one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age with luxurious, large-format images

Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) is one of the most beloved artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Vermeer's tranquil and meticulously painted interiors, of such subjects as women writing or reading love letters, and men and women drinking together or playing musical instruments, are acutely observed and have an enduring appeal. This sumptuously produced volume features full-colour reproductions of all 36 surviving works by the artist, along with numerous details that reveal the exquisite complexity of his paintings.

An updated essay for the 1958 edition by Ludwig Goldscheider, co-founder of Phaidon Press, is accompanied by a new preface from Dutch painting specialist Wayne Franits, putting Vermeer into a contemporary context. Elegant design, fine papers and tipped-on image plates make this a true collector's edition.

Vermeer and the Delft School
Vermeer and the Delft School
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300088485

Seventeenth-century Delft has traditionally been viewed as a quaint town whose artists painted scenes of domestic life. This important book revises that image, showing that the small but vibrant Dutch city produced fine examples of all the major arts -- including luxury goods and sophisticated paintings for the court at The Hague and for patrician collectors in Delft itself.

The book traces the history and culture of Delft from the 1200s through the lifetime of the city's most renowned painter, Johannes Vermeer. The authors discuss at length some ninety major paintings (seventeen by Vermeer), forty drawings, and a choice selection of decorative arts, all of which are reproduced in full color. Among the paintings are state portraits, history pictures, still lifes, views of palaces and church interiors, illusionistic murals, and refined genre pictures by Vermeer and Pieter de Hooch. The rich works on paper encompass exquisite drawings by Delft artists and sketches of the town by visiting artists. Included in the decorative arts are tapestries, bronze statuary, silver, Delftware, and glass. The volume concludes with an essay that takes the reader on a walk through seventeenth-century Delft. It is accompanied by maps of the city's neighborhoods that indicate major monuments and the homes of patrons, art dealers, and painters.

Volume A: A Rhoades Reference
Volume A
A Rhoades Reference
Paperback      ISBN: 3896110519

"Sm 4to, 168pgs. Full bound in bright yellow paper wrappers.Solid binding with a clean interior. Heavily illustrated. This is an encyclopedic presentation with headwords arranged alphabetically -resulted from attemps to find a literary approach appropriate to Jason Rhoades's complex metaphoricla thinking and work. Very faint toning to pages and light rubbing to wrappers, else fine.

Written in Water
Written in Water
Hardcover      ISBN: 281AKJ1000208