Kurt Almqvist & Louise Belfrage, 2020
The 2018 exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, introduced the general public to the abstract mystical masterpieces of Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944). Based on a seminar held at the Guggenheim Museum at the opening of this acclaimed exhibition, this volume compiles the insights of the seminar’s contributors alongside reproductions of works, archival photographs and images from af Klint’s journals. Hilma af Klint: Visionary explores the social and spiritual movements that appeared at the turn of the 20th century, inspiring the pioneers of modernism and abstract art: Kandinsky, Mondrian, Malevich and af Klint. What was the zeitgeist that inspired such an eruption in abstract art? What were the conditions that created Hilma af Klint? Academics and experts Julia Voss, Tracey Bashkoff, Isaac Lubelsky, Linda Dalrymple Henderson and Marco Pasi each take a different approach. Voss analyzes af Klint's biography, pinpointing five important events in her life; Bashkoff presents her connection to Hilla Rebay and her plans for the building of a temple; Lubelsky traces the origins of theosophy in New York; Henderson examines the occult and science; and Pasi considers esotericism’s changing role in culture.
English - 128 Pages - 22.9 cm x 2 cm x 28.6 cm - 1 Kg
Hilma af Klint, Daniel Birnbaum, Kurt Almqvist
Bokforlaget Stolpe, 2021
The drawings in this first volume of a new catalogue raisonné represent an intense ten-year period of Hilma af Klint’s (1862-1944) life that would lay the foundation for her later achievements. In 1896, af Klint and four other women formed The Five, a group steeped in the spiritualist beliefs permeating Europe at that time, including theosophy, Rosicrucianism and other strains of liberal religious thought. From 1896 to 1907, The Five engaged in a daily systematic method of spiritual experimentation. During séances, Hilma af Klint drew automatic spiritual sketches based on the messages that the medium (not always the same member) communicated from the spirits the group summoned. The elaborate system of symbols, geometry and biological imagery that characterize her work all find their origin during this period.
English - 366 Pages - 24 cm x 4 cm x 31 cm - 1.6 Kg
Découvrir Marguerite Burnat-Provins, artiste et écrivaine étonnamment actuelle, à l’esthétique polymorphe et en quête de liberté. L’éclectisme de son travail, les riches rencontres tissées avec le monde des lettres et des arts et son tempérament hors du commun méritent, en 2019, la publication d’un «beau» livre. Dirigée par Anne Murray-Robertson, historienne de l’art, cette monographie de quelque 350 pages rassemble les contributions de professeurs d’université, chercheurs et conservateurs de musées, présentant un large faisceau d’éclairages actuels sur cette personnalité originale. 300 reproductions illustrent les œuvres conservées dans des musées suisses et français, ainsi qu’auprès de collectionneurs privés.
French - 351 Pages - 24.69 cm x 3.2 cm x 30.71 cm - 2 Kg
Thames & Hudson, 1991
This pioneering book stands as the most comprehensive treatment of the lives, ideas, and art works of the remarkable group of women who were an essential part of the Surrealist movement. Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Dorothea Tanning, among many others, embodied their age as they struggled toward artistic maturity and their own ""liberation of the spirit"" in the context of the Surrealist revolution. Their stories and achievements are presented here against the background of the turbulent decades of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s and the war that forced Surrealism into exile in New York and Mexico. Whitney Chadwick, author of the highly acclaimed Women, Art, and Society, interviewed and corresponded with most of the artists themselves in the course of her research. Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement, now revised with a new foreword by art historian Dawn Ades, contains a wealth of extracts from unpublished writings and numerous illustrations never before reproduced. Since this book was first published, it has acquired the undeniable status of a classic among artists, art historians, critics, and cultural historians. It has inspired and necessitated a revision of the story of the Surrealist movement.
English - 320 Pages - 21 cm x 1.9 cm x 26.9 cm - 1.1 Kg
Ghada Amer, Maura Reilly, Laurie Ann Farrell, Martine Antle
Gregory R. Miller & Co, 2010
Over the past 20 years, Ghada Amer's quest to forge an aesthetic language for the oppression of women has established her as one of the most important and widely exhibited contemporary artists. Born in Cairo in 1963, and moving to France at age 11, from early on in life Amer was witness to the cross-cultural subjugation of women, whether from increasing religious conservatism in Egypt, or via the subtler machinations of Western commodity culture. In Amer's hand-embroidered paintings, delicate abstract tracings of sewn thread are counterposed with often quiet but sometimes confrontational erotic imagery. Trawling all manner of materials from fashion magazines, children's fairy tales, pornography, dictionaries, the Koran and medieval Arabic manuscripts, Amer challenges their authority, highlighting their exclusions and countering with a powerfully asserted female subject. This handsome monograph is the first publication to document the full breadth of her art, with numerous images of and detailed commentary on her paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, videos, performances and garden works. Art historian Maura Reilly contributes a substantial scholarly text that chronicles the trajectory of Amer's career, and art historian Laurie Farrell focuses on the artist's collaborative works with Reza Farkondeh. Also included is a conversation between the artist and scholar Martine Antle, plus a complete chronology, exhibition list and bibliography, all of which affirm this volume as the definitive resource on the artist.
English - 304 Pages - 21.8 cm x 3 cm x 28.2 cm - 1.6 Kg