Herrmann, Daniel; LUCIAN FREUD
Herrmann, Daniel. LUCIAN FREUD New Perspectives. 224 pages, including 150 color plates. Folio, cloth. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2022. Lucian Freud (1922-2011) was one of the greatest figurative painters of the twentieth century. With an unflinching eye and an uncompromising commitment to his work, he created masterpieces that continue to inspire contemporary artists to the present day. Spanning nearly 70 years, Freud's career has often been overshadowed by his biography and celebrity. This book re-examines his paintings through a broad series of original approaches. Texts by a variety of rising and established international writers explore topics ranging from the compositional echoes of old master paintings in Freud's works, to the contextualization of his practice within the class struggles of 1980s Britain. Throughout the book, leading contemporary painters such as Tracey Emin and Chantal Joffe give insightful testimony to the relevance of Freud today.
Buckley, Barbara; AMEDEO MODIGLIANI
Buckley, Barbara. MODIGLIANI Up Close. 344 pages, including 328 color and 115 b&w plates. Folio, cloth. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2023. Among the most celebrated figures of modern art, Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) has been the subject of many exhibitions and publications, but none until now has examined in depth how the artist created his paintings and sculptures. Drawing on research using the latest scientific techniques, the authors explore the artist's reuse of materials in his early years; his pivot from artistic trends such as Cubism to engage with a stylized form of figuration; the timeline of his evocative sculptures; and the evolution of his approach from heavily worked canvases to more ethereal paintings. The richly illustrated book also looks at the role of Albert C. Barnes, an early collector of Modigliani's work, in shaping the Italian artist's critical reception in the United States.
WURMAN, RICHARD SAUL & EUGENE FELDMAN; LOUIS KAHN
WURMAN, Richard Saul & Eugene FELDMAN. The Notebooks and Drawings of LOUIS I. KAHN. Two volumes. Unpaginated, illustrated throughout. Large folio, cloth. New York; Designers & Books, 2021. The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn, originally published in 1962 and long out of print, was the first book on the architect to feature Kahn's own images and words. It includes his early sketches, reproduced at full size, from his European travels in the 1950s as well as renderings of the designs for several of his notable buildings, along with unpublished speeches and excerpts from lectures, radio broadcasts, and other sources. In this sleeve-encased two-book set, a facsimile of the original publication is accompanied by an illustrated Reader's Guide that features essays and commentary by writers such as scholar William Whitaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger, family members, and fellow architects such as Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, and Denise Scott Brown that contextualize the enormous impact and continuing legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential architects.
Brougher, Kerry; Elliot, David; Müller-Tamm, Pia;
Brougher, Kerry and David Elliott. HIROSHI SUGIMOTO. 400 pages with 232 color and b&w plates. 4to, cloth. Ostfildern-Ruit, Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2010. Second edition. This volume is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of Sugimoto's career and all his various projects including dioramas, theaters, seascapes, the architectural work and the wax museum portraits. Originally published in 2005 to accompany an exhibition at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington.
Pascale, Mark; LYGIA PAPE
Pascale, Mark. LYGIA PAPE: Tecelares. 176 pages, including 170 color plates. Folio, cloth. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2023. One of Brazil's best-known contemporary artists, Lygia Pape (1927-2004) was a founding member of the Neo-Concrete movement in the late 1950s along with artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica. Presenting the first in-depth treatment of the experimental woodblock prints Pape made between 1952 and 1960, this volume examines the foundational role these works played in the rest of Pape's career, foreshadowing her philosophy of "magnetized space." Composed of overlapping geometric and linear elements that at times suggest atomic particles or slides of microscopic specimens, Pape's prints display an extraordinary depth accentuated by her use of incredibly thin, translucent Japanese papers.
Clements, Candace; FRANCIS PICABIA
Clements, Candace. FRANCIS PICABIA: Catalogue Raisonne Volume IV (1940-1953). 480 pages with 580 color and b&w plates. Folio, cloth. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2023. This publication, the fourth volume of an important catalogue raisonné of the work of Francis Picabia (1879-1953), includes paintings and selected drawings dating from 1940 into 1952. During the war years, while still residing in the south of France, Picabia was primarily occupied by figural subjects?-multi-figure allegories, female nudes, and glamorous female "portraits"?-painted in bold illusionistic relief. Notorious even in his lifetime, most of these works are now known to have adapted photographic illustrations in older "girly" magazines and other popular media. Upon his return to Paris in the post-war period, Picabia renewed his earlier interests in abstract and sometimes non-objective art, still often drawing upon published sources ranging from prehistoric art to Nietzsche, and pursued frequent exhibition of his distinctive, constantly mutating responses to critical currents of the day. These included a series of severely reductive, subtly effective "point" or dot paintings beginning in 1949-three years before ill-health effectively ended Picabia's half-century of artistic provocation.
PIACENTINI, Marcello. Architettura, rivista del Sindacato nazionale fascista architetti. Diretta da Marcello Piacentini. L'Esposizione Universale di Roma 1942. 721-905 pp., photos, maps, plans (part folded), cross sections (part folded) and sketches throughout. Folio, 295 x 220 mm., publisher's illustrated wraps. Milano: S.A. Fratelli Treves, 1938. A special number of the periodical Architettura devoted to the 1942 Exhibition in Rome. OCLC lists only the National Gallery.
Cogeval, Guy and Isabelle Cahn; San Francisco. Leg
Cogeval, Guy and Isabelle Cahn. PIERRE BONNARD: Painting Arcadia. 336 pages, including 267 color plates. 4to, cloth. New York, Prestel Publishing, 2016. A beautifully illustrated (and slightly oversized) survey of Bonnard's career, published to accompany a landmark traveling exhibition of his work which opened this month in San Francisco. The catalogue explores the airy, color-saturated freshness of his work with numerous essays which evoke the themes and ideas he returns to during the course of his career. Nearly all the reproductions are full-page, and the breadth of his work, so rarely seen in a group, is revelatory. Archival photographs are featured throughout, and feature prominently in the concluding chronology.
Glimcher, Arne; AGNES MARTIN
Glimcher, Arne. AGNES MARTIN: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances. 240 pages, including 180 color and 20 b&w plates. 4to, cloth. New York, Phaidon Press, 2012. This long-awaited monograph on Agnes Martin is surprisingly engaging and beautifully produced, with facsimile inserts of her notebooks, rarely seen polaroids, and choice reproductions. Mr. Glimcher's text makes the book worth reading; it is both personal and perceptive, and Agnes Martin's writings and recollected conversations offer a unique insight into her work and life.
Bracewell, Michael; GILBERT & GEORGE
Bracewell, Michael. THE POSTCARD ART OF GILBERT & GEORGE 1972-1989. 475 pages, illustrated throughout. 4to, cloth. New York, DelMonico Books, 2011. WITH Bracewell, Michael. THE URETHRA POSTCARD ART OF GILBERT & GEORGE 2009. 587 pages, illustrated throughout. 4to, cloth. New York, DelMonico Books, 2011. Each volume inscribed on front end papers by the artists.
KAHN, Louis I.
KAHN, Louis I. The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn. Edited and Designed by Richard Saul Wurman and Eugene Feldman.Together with Reader's Guide, 2 Volumes. Folio. Cloth and wrappers in a cardboard sleeve. . New York: Designers and Books,2022. A handsome facsimile of this legendary publication accompanied by a Reader's Guide containing Essays by Richard Saul Wurman, Nathaniel Kahn, Sue Ann Kahn, Alexandra Tyng, Jonathan Salk, William Whitaker (of the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania), Larry Korman (owner of the Kahn Korman House), Peter Reed (former Senior Deputy for Curatorial Affairs, Museum of Modern Art, NY), critic Paul Goldberger, architect and scholar Mark Gunderson, information architect Dan Klyn, and Jchen Eisenbrand (Chief Curator, Vitra Design Museum), among others.
Dean, Robert; EDWARD RUSCHA
Dean, Robert. ED RUSCHA: An Archive of Projects. 320 pages with 960 color and b&w plates. Folio, cloth. 2023. Introducing readers to the stunning breadth of Edward Ruscha's (b. 1937) creative output over the course of his entire life, this book includes materials dating back to his childhood and extending to his present-day output. The projects featured here fall outside Ruscha's production of paintings, drawings, prints, and artists' books. Many of these are unknown and most are reproduced here for the first time. Composed of three sections-Projects and Ephemera; Contour Gauge Profiles; and Painted Book Covers-the book offers Ruscha enthusiasts and scholars a hitherto unknown aspect of Ruscha's practice, while also showing how these projects coincide with, and sometimes even prefigure, the artistic work for which he is best known.