Patrick Cramer, 2017
This book covers the work of Yuri Kuper, with a preface by Mikhaïl Guerman, followed by 10 chapters: paintings, sculptures, ceramics, engravings and lithographs, tapestry, jewelry, architecture, theater models, theater scenography and illustrated books.
English - 504 Pages - 30.5 cm x 24 cm - 3 Kg
Marlene Dumas, Claire Messud
David Zwirner Books, 2019
Myths & Mortals documents a selection of new paintings — debuted in the spring of 2018 at David Zwirner, New York — ranging from monumental nude figures to intimately scaled canvases that present details of bodily parts and facial features. Several nearly ten-foot-tall paintings focus on individual figures, including a number of male and female nudes and a seemingly solemn bride, whose expression is obscured behind a floor-length veil. The smaller-scale paintings — referred to by the artist as “erotic landscapes” —present a variety of fragmentary images: eyes, lips, nipples, or lovers locked in a kiss. Alongside these new paintings, Dumas presents an expansive series of thirty-two works on paper originally created for a Dutch translation of William Shakespeare's narrative poem Venus & Adonis (1593) by Hafid Bouazza (2016). Myths & Mortals is accompanied by new scholarship on the artist by Claire Messud and a text by Dumas herself.
English - 128 Pages - 18.42 cm x 2.03 cm x 27.94 cm - 0.94 Kg
The Swiss artist Johannes Itten (1888–1967) was a pioneering art theorist and a prominent teacher at the Bauhaus, and he left behind an extensive and wide-ranging oeuvre. Creating paintings and graphic works to sculptures, textiles, and furniture, Itten was an unusually versatile artist who also produced one of the most important works on the theory of colors in the twentieth century. His art is examined here in depth for the first time through an analysis built on more than one hundred thousand biographical documents and sources. Published to coincide with the Bauhaus centenary, this is the first in a three-volume series that will explore the latest provenance research, compile an index of exhibitions and literature, and provide for the first time a complete overview of the artistic cosmos of Johannes Itten.
English - 496 Pages - 26.67 cm x 3.81 cm x 31.75 cm - 3.4 Kg
Herwig Todts, Anne-Brigitte Fonsmark, Nina Zimmer
Hatje Cantz, 2014
Phantoms, skulls, skeletons and other macabre figures populate the paintings, drawings and prints of James Ensor. His works are bizarre, ironic, occasionally belligerent and provocative, but always buoyed by a keen sense of humor, and his nightmarish motifs reveal the absurd and grotesque about everyday life. Ensor's interests were wide-ranging; he was as enthusiastic about Rembrandt's prints as he was about the Belgian Carnival festival and Japanese masks. In turn, early twentieth-century artists such as Alfred Kubin, Paul Klee and the German Expressionists Emil Nolde and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner were inspired by his creative power and radical rejection of traditional European ideals of beauty. This volume presents nearly 60 paintings and an equal number of drawings, which are published here for the first time.
English - 136 Pages - 20.96 cm x 31.75 cm x 31.75 cm - 0.41 Kg
Garner Tullis, Pontus Hulton, Karl Gunnar Vougt Pontus Hultén, Sam Francis
This beautiful copy is the 1076 hand-numbered copy out of an edition of 1500. Includes an extensive biographical chronology, a fifteen-page essay, "The Way to Perfection", by Garner Tullis, and a five-page foreword by Pontus Hulten. Gorgeous full-page color illustrations complete this impressive volume.
GermanL/English/French - 346 Pages - 30.48 cm x 5.72 cm x 32.39 cm - 3.77 Kg