Anne Morin, Sandro Miller
In Crowns: My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom American photographer Sandro Miller (born 1958) celebrates the social endurance, cultural heritage and self-expression of Black women through their hairstyles. In this series of portraits, each subject is posed in front of either a strikingly black or vibrant geometric background that serves to highlight the models’ skin tones and accentuates their ultra-stylized hair, whether a halo of bright gold curls or crimson locks swept into an elegant bun. Each image is based on the relevant model’s “hair story” and pays homage to her personal fashion sense, documenting the many unspoken ways in which Black women assert their autonomy through their physical appearance. In this project, Miller seeks to recognize and honor Black women’s creativity and beauty while celebrating their social endurance and cultural memory at the same time.English - 168 Pages - 30.5 x 35.1cm - 2.9 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
Fondation Beyeler, 2021
This book is from an exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler showing the work by 9 women artists occupying prominent positions within the history of modern art from 1870 to the present day: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Lotte Laserstein, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Marlene Dumas, Cindy Sherman, Elizabeth Peyton.
The exhibition focusses on the artists’ gaze, on their personal vision of their surroundings that finds expression in the portraits of themselves and others. In a synoptic perspective, it becomes possible to experience how the artists’ view of their subject shifts between 1870 and the present day, and what makes it significant.
English - 344 Pages - 24.5 cm x 2 cm x 30.5 cm - 1.12 Kg