The Museum of Modern Art, 2023
A revelatory new volume on the American modernist's lesser-known works on paper, reuniting many serial works for the first time Recalling a charcoal she made in 1916, Georgia O'Keeffe later wrote, "I have made this drawing several times--never remembering that I had made it before--and not knowing where the idea came from." These drawings, and the majority of O'Keeffe's works in charcoal, watercolor, pastel and graphite, belong to series in which she develops and transforms motifs that lie between observation and abstraction. In the formative years of 1915 to 1918, she made as many works on paper as she would in the next 40 years, producing sequences in watercolor of abstract lines, organic landscapes and nudes, along with charcoal drawings she would group according to the designation "specials." While her practice turned increasingly toward canvas in subsequent decades, important series on paper reappeared--including charcoal flowers of the 1930s, portraits of the 1940s and aerial views of the 1950s. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, this richly illustrated volume highlights the drawings of an artist better known as a painter, and reunites individual sheets with their contextual series to illuminate O'Keeffe's persistently sequential practice.
English - 200 Pages - 24 x 27 cm - 1,1 Kg
Roger Malbert, Claire Gilman
Thames & Hudson, 2023
Drawing in the Present Tense explores the variety of ways in which contemporary artists from around the world have come to approach drawing as the primary element of their practice. One which is autonomous: an end in itself, rather than a means to an end in another, more substantial medium. In an era of advanced technologies where image production has accelerated—potentially beyond the capacity of human attention—what values can be attributed to the slow, deliberate process of drawing by hand? The artworks featured in this volume are not confined to traditional tools; one can also draw on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and examples of this are incorporated into the narrative as one mediumamong many. Sections are grouped thematically by specific approaches, including abstraction and figuration, nature and artifice, social observation and critique. With essays and spreads for each section, the book’s selection of seventy contemporary international artists of diverse backgrounds and experience includes not only recognizable names such as Michael Armitage, Camille Henrot, Robert Longo, Amy Sillman, and Kara Walker, but also a host of emerging talents.
English - 280 Pages - 23 x 30 cm - 1,7 Kg
Steidl Verlag, 2023
This book explores a uniquely Roman type of building, the palazzina--a four- or five-story residential structure of the most meticulous design, built during the Italian economic miracle between the 1950s and '70s. A Beautiful Game focuses on the extraordinarily imaginative entrances of these buildings. Over many years, Heiner Thofern (born 1959) photographed palazzine during his evening wanderings throughout the north and west districts of Rome. It was the intricately conceived and constructed entrances, realized mostly through collaborations between architects and artists, that particularly caught his eye. A Beautiful Game reveals the varied treasures of Thofern's photographic archive, a rich collection that allows us to examine the particular sense of play and passion for beauty that shapes this era of Italian creativity, a delight in la bella figura, and a desire to constantly reinvent the possibilities of design and architecture.
English - 112 Pages - 19 x 23 cn - 0,6 Kg
Thames & Hudson, 2023
Contemporary ceramicists working in Britain, including Rachel Kneebone, Grayson Perry, and Edmund de Waal, are part of a broader international group of artists experimenting with clay, considering how it intersects and works in dialogue with other art forms and culture at large. Recent experimentation with the medium owes much to the rapid evolutionof ceramics into an expanded field, and to the work of mid- to late 20th-century potters and their reinvention of ceramics as a radical and contemporary art practice. The pioneering methods and rethinking of form in the work of exponents such as Bernard Leach, Michael Cardew, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and Alan Caiger-Smith--whose reference points were drawn from East Asia, Africa, the ancient Mediterranean, and the Middle East as much as from their own heritage--continue to influence and inspire contemporary makers. A visual chronology and subsequent A-Z of artists feature illustrated biographical entries on almost 300 major British ceramicists since 1900.
English - 416 Pages - 25 x 29 cm - 2,5 Kg
Nina Rosenblum, Lisa Rosenblum
Abbeville Publishing Group, 2023
Naomi Rosenblum (1925–2021) was the leading historian of photography in her lifetime. Her two major books, A World History of Photography and A History of Women Photographers, furthered the recognition of photography as a central art form of the 20th century, and one in which women played a critical role. Rosenblum’s deep knowledge and remarkable eye are evident in the collection of photography that she and her family built in her lifetime. This beautifully designed volume, conceived by Naomi and her daughters, Nina and Lisa, marks the first publication of the family’s exceptional collection, which is focused on work that combines aesthetic considerations with humanist values. The photographers represented range from pioneers like Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Lewis Hine, Paul Strand (the subject of Naomi Rosenblum’s doctoral dissertation), and her husband, Walter Rosenblum, to acclaimed contemporary practitioners including Mary Ellen Mark, Ming Smith, and Sebastião Salgado. The collection is intergenerational and also includes important examples of 20th century sculpture by such artists as Lynn Chadwick and Barry Flanagan.
English - 232 Pages - 26 x 31 cm - 2,1 Kg