Bibliothèque des Introuvables, 2010
Académiques, kitsch, ridicules, et suprême injure, " pompiers ", tous ces qualificatifs veulent jeter l'opprobre sur les peintres académiques de la fin du XIXe et du début du XXe siècle. Pourtant, pourtant, cette peinture parle aux yeux par une technique irréprochable, aussi bien qu'au coeur par une réelle sensualité et qu'au cerveau par une ingénuité perverse, par des références mythologiques ou historiques, non dénuées de subtilités, et par un jeu sur les différents niveaux de la création. Certaines des œuvres présentées ici par la Bibliothèque des Introuvables n'ont jamais été vues depuis plus d'un siècle. Dali disait " Hommage à Meissonier ", reprenons avec lui " Hommage à tous les pompiers ", ces grands oubliés de la peinture.
FR - 209 Pages - 33.5 cm x 2.5 cm x 24.6 cm - 1.8 Kg
Skira/Arthemisia Group, 2018
Spanning the entirety of Alphonse Mucha’s prolific career, this overview examines the Czech artist’s oeuvre―from posters, jewelry, interior decoration, theater and product design to painting, book illustration, sculpture and photography―across six themed sections that highlight the artist’s personality: “A Bohemian in Paris”; “A Picture-Maker for People”; “A Cosmopolitan”; “The Mystic”; “The Patriot”; and “The Artist-Philosopher.” Mucha rose to fame in fin-de-siècle Paris with his elegant theater posters for Sarah Bernhardt and his decorative panels featuring gracefully posed women. For these posters, Mucha created a distinctive style which became synonymous with the newly emerging decorative style of the time―Art Nouveau.
English - 248 Pages - 22.5 cm x 2 cm x 28.5 cm - 1.4Kg
The first major retrospective of the work of Alexander Calder (1898-1976) in the UK for twenty years opened at Tate Modern in November 2015. Calder was one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century. He is known for his invention of the mobile and, as a pioneer of kinetic sculpture, played an essential role in reshaping the history of modernism. This book explores the notion of performance as a driving force in Calder's sculpture and his use of other media including drawing, design, film and theatre. It traces the evolution of his kinetic vocabulary, from his initial years entertaining the artistic bohemia of inter-war Paris with performances of his Circus, to his later life, when he became hugely popular for his mobile and stabile sculptures.
EN - 224 Pages - 22 cm x 2 cm x 27.5 cm - 0.7Kg
Enzo Cucchi, Alex Katz
Alberico Cetti Serbellony Editor, 2002
A collection of works chosen for this publication by the artist. Drawn primarily from Katz's personal collection, they feature portraits of family and friends preserving a dimension of experience that is intimate and pictorially striking.
EN/IT - 144 Pages - 31 cm x 31 cm - 2.3Kg
Christian Alandete, Jo Widoff
Alberto Giacometti forged a singular path within European Modernism, restlessly seeking a new language for sculpture as the double of reality. His quest brought him into close, face-to-face contact with some of the most influential intellectuals of the twentieth century—including Georges Bataille, Jean Genet, and Samuel Beckett. Tracing how these literary friendships molded the artist’s creative development, this book discovers new continuities among the various strains of modernist thought and develops a fresh approach to Giacometti and his work. This accessible overview of Giacometti’s career is illustrated by more than 150 reproductions of his sculptures and paintings as well as excerpts from the literature that shaped his ideas, tracking the evolution of his work from post-cubism through surrealism and into post-war realism.
EN - 252 Pages - 21.6 cm x 2.8 cm x 27.9 cm - 1.3Kg