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The Century of Artists' Books

The Century of Artists' Books

  • Author: Johanna Drucker
  • Publisher: Granary Books
  • ISBN: 9781887123020
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 396
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The Century of Artists' Books is the first full-length study of the development of artists' books as a twentieth century art-form. This work situates artists' books within the context of mainstream developments in the visual arts from Russian Futurism and Surrealism to Fluxus, Conceptual Art, to Postmodernism. Designed to raise critical and theoretical issues as well as provide a historical overview, this book explores more than two hundred individual books in relation to their structure, form, and conceptualization. Topics include the discussion of the poetics of the book, the book as a metaphor, the conceptual space of the book, and books as narrative and non-narrative sequences. Each chapter uses these specific issues to examine the works of well-known book artists and publishers. The book provides a foundation for future work in the history and critical interpretation of artists' books, as well as offering a structure for teaching artists' books to practitioners, collectors, and curators.

A Century of Artists Books

A Century of Artists Books

  • Author: Riva Castleman,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • ISBN: 9780870701511
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 263
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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

A Century of Artists' Letters

A Century of Artists' Letters

Notes to Family, Friends, and Dealers : Delacroix to Léger

  • Author: Jacqueline Albert Simon,Lucy D. Rosenfeld
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 232
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This personal and engaging book reproduces over 100 letters from the most famous 19th and 20th century painters in Paris between 1855 and 1968. Among the artists are Claude Monet, August Renoir, Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Mary Cassatt. With each letter is an exact transcription (all but two of the letters were originally written in French) and then an English translation. The text of the book explores each writers' relationships with the recipients and with other artists they mention, and a precise examination of each artists's place in the history of art. The artists write of their anxieties about work, health, finances, and their future plans. For example, Pierre Bonnard, at eighteen, writes a long letter to his father explaining why he has transferred from art school to law school. An anguished Emile Bernard describes to art critic Albert Aurier, as Paul Gauguin recounted it to him, the night Vincent vanGogh cut off his own ear. Also featured are a work of art by each artist and their portrait, self-portrait, or photograph. Additionally, each letter has been briefly analyzed by a graphologist (handwriting expert), providing another insight to the human side of great talent. The letters have been selected from the collection of Pierre F. Simon, which is now in the archives of the New York Public Library.

A Century of Israeli Art

A Century of Israeli Art

  • Author: Yigal Zalmona
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781848221277
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 498
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A Century of Israeli Art presents the story of modern Israel's visual culture, beginning with the pre-state years of Zionist art in the early 20th century and extending to the present day, as a new generation of Israeli artists rises to international prominence in the 21st century. Author Yigal Zalmona describes the many ways in which Israel's art has been influenced by its social and political history, surveying the early days of the Bezalel School, founded in 1906 in the spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement; Land-of-Israel art during an era of nation-building; the pre-eminence of international modernism and Lyrical Abstraction after 1948; social-activist and conceptual art in the 1970s; and the recent embrace of photography and video.

Artist/author

Artist/author

contemporary artists' books

  • Author: Cornelia Lauf,Clive Phillpot,Weatherspoon Art Gallery
  • Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 183
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from fanzines to books of visual poetry, sketchbooks to illustrated books, commercial fashion catalogs to photo albums. Defined loosely as a book done by an artist, which is itself a work of art, an "artist's book" is an idea that goes back to the time of illuminated manuscripts. Departing from that tradition however, which ended with the development in the 19th century of the livre de luxe, artists since the 1960's have attempted radical approaches to the book as autonomous art form. Spurred on in recent times by the advent of desktop publishing, this phenomena has continued to grow. This book features numerous examples, as well as informative text, and is sure to delight both bibliophiles and art lovers alike.

Groundwaters

Groundwaters

A Century of Art by Self-taught and Outsider Artists

  • Author: Charles Russell
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub
  • ISBN: 9783791344904
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 240
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More than 100 years of unschooled artistic genius is gathered in this wide-ranging survey that will elight and inform Outsider Art's rapidly growing audience. Visionary art, art brut, art of the insane, na*ve art, vernacular art, "raw vision"--what do all these and many other categories describe? An art made outside the boundaries of official culture, first recognized more than a century ago by German psychiatrists who appreciated the profound artistic expression in the work of institutionalized patients. Promoted by brilliant museum curators like Alfred Barr and artists like Jean Dubuffet, such work became a wellspring of modern and contemporary art. This volume brings together works by twelve of the most influential self-taught artists to emerge during the past century. Each represents a facet of the outsider art phenomenon, from mental patients like Adolf Wölfli and Mart'n Ram'rez, through vernacular masters like Bill Traylor and Thornton Dial, to artists who seem to be in touch with other worlds, such as Madge Gill and Henry Darger. Related artists are featured along with each key figure, allowing a fuller picture to emerge. This book presents a narrative of the history of outsider art, clarifies predominant theoretical issues, and draws comparisons with the modernist tradition. It brings into focus the enormous contributions self-taught artists have made to our understanding of creative genius and presents them in a book that will enthrall anyone interested in Outsider Art.

California Light

California Light

A Century of Landscapes : Paintings of the California Art Club

  • Author: Jean Stern,Molly Siple
  • Publisher: Skira
  • ISBN: 0847836258
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 276
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A first-of-its-kind celebration of the California Art Club, a society whose members have for one hundred years captured California's staggeringly beautiful landscapes in resplendent plein air paintings. At the dawn of the twentieth century, California became home to artists from all over America and Europe who aspired to depict the state's awe-inspiring natural landscapes on canvas. In 1909, these artists founded the California Art Club, which stands today as one of the most esteemed painting societies in the United States. The club has achieved distinction for its commitment to plein air painting, an Impressionistic style in which painters work outdoors in order to capture the ephemeral moment when the natural lighting of a landscape elevates an already beautiful scene into something sublime. Celebrating a century of unique artwork, this volume presents impeccable images of the art club's masterworks, including unforgettable paintings of California's stunning and varied beauty—desert vistas, plunging coastlines, verdant vineyards, charming towns, and snow-topped mountains.

The Shock of the New

The Shock of the New

  • Author: Robert Hughes
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0307815552
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 448
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A beautifully illustrated hundred-year history of modern art, from cubism to pop and avant-guard. More than 250 color photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Not-so-still Life

The Not-so-still Life

A Century of California Painting and Sculpture

  • Author: Susan Landauer,William H. Gerdts,Patricia Trenton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520239388
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 225
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"Presenting, interpreting, and celebrating the world-renowned and the lesser-known California artists who have uniquely defined and redefined the still life, this volume offers an exploration of the sensual pleasures, the aesthetic challenges, and the intellectual and perceptual associations of a century of art through the prism of a single genre."--BOOK JACKET.

A Century of Artists Books

A Century of Artists Books

  • Author: Riva Castleman
  • Publisher: ABRAMS
  • ISBN: 9780810961814
  • Category:
  • Page: 264
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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

Manifesto

Manifesto

A Century of Isms

  • Author: Mary Ann Caws,Distinguished Professor of English French and Comparative Literature Mary Ann Caws
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 713
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The first anthology of its kind, Manifesto features over two hundred artistic and cultural manifestos from a wide range of countries. The manifesto, a public statement that sets forth the tenets of a forthcoming, existing, or potential movement or "ism"—or that plays on the idea of one—became in various modernisms a crucial and forceful vehicle for artists, writers, and other intellectuals to express their ideas about the direction of aesthetics and society. Included in this collection are texts ranging from Kurt Schwitters's Cow Manifesto to those written in the name of well-known movements—imagism, cubism, surrealism, symbolism, vorticism, projectivism—and less well-known ones—lettrism, acmeism, concretism, rayonism. Also covered are expressionist, Dada, and futurist movements from French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Latin American perspectives, as well as local movements, such as Brazilian hallucinism. Influential, startling, unsettling, amusing, and continually engaging, these modernist manifestos give voice to a fascinating array of ideas and opinions that will prove invaluable to scholars and students of nineteenth and twentieth-century art, literature, and culture.

Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists

Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists

  • Author: Marcia Reed,Glenn Phillips
  • Publisher: 2018-07-10
  • ISBN: 1606065734
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 200
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This stunning volume illuminates the current moment of artists’ engagement with books, revealing them as an essential medium in contemporary art. Ever innovative and predictably diverse in their physical formats, artists’ books occupy a creative space between the familiar four-cornered object and challenging works of art that effectively question every preconception of what a book can be. Many artists specialize in producing self-contained art projects in the form of books, like Ken Campbell and Susan King, or they establish small presses, like Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn’s Coracle Press or Harry and Sandra Reese’s Turkey Press. Countless others who are primarily known as sculptors, painters, or performance artists carry on a parallel practice in artists’ books, including Anselm Kiefer, Annette Messager, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Tuttle. Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists includes over one hundred important examples selected from the Getty Research Institute’s Special Collections of more than six thousand editions and unique artists’ books. This volume also presents precursors to the artist’s book, such as Joris Hoefnagel’s sixteenth-century calligraphy masterpiece; single-sheet episodes from Albrecht Dürer’s Life of Mary, designed to be either broadsides or a book; early illustrated scientific works; and avant-garde publications. Twentieth-century works reveal the impact of artists’ books on Pop Art, Fluxus, Conceptualism, feminist art, and postmodernism. The selection of books by an international range of artists who have chosen to work with texts and images on paper provokes new inquiry into the nature of art and books in contemporary culture.

Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890-1990

Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890-1990

  • Author: Susan Tumarkin Goodman,Ziva Amishai-Maisels
  • Publisher: Prestel Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art, Jewish
  • Page: 267
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Every so often, the organizers of an art exhibition attempt to address head-on issues of interest in the world of contemporary politics. Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890-1990 represents such an undertaking. With the break-up of the Soviet Union, countries and cultures under Soviet control suddenly opened up to the West. In the past few years, as information has begun to flow more freely, art historians have found themselves having to re-examine their subjects and concerns in the light of newly accessible information. Nowhere is this situation more apparent than in the study of Jewish artists in Russia. Until recently, books and catalogues written in the West have concentrated on work done by Russian Jewish artists in exile. Now, for the first time, an international group of scholars has been assembled to address the last hundred years of art produced by Jews living in Russia itself. Given the present state of research, Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change, 1890-1990 - which documents an exhibition organized by The Jewish Museum, New York - purposely proposes more questions than it answers. A lucid historical overview by historian Michael Stanislawski followed by seven thought-provoking essays by an international roster of art historians who address, in chronological sequence, the difficult, frequently uplifting history of Jewish art in Russia in the modern period.

A Century of African American Art

A Century of African American Art

The Paul R. Jones Collection

  • Author: Amalia K. Amaki
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813534565
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 259
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Ten essays that examine four key issues in American art--portraiture and realism in relation to abstract expressionism, the implications of color, the role of narrative, and the concept of multiple originals--come together in this resource on the works of African-American art included in the Paul R. Jones collection. Simultaneous.

Artists in Love

Artists in Love

From Picasso & Gilot to Christo & Jeanne-Claude, a Century of Creative and Romantic Partnerships

  • Author: Veronica Kavass
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1599621134
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 223
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A visual tour of some of the art world's most provocative romances offers insight into how the ups and downs of their relationships influenced their work, providing coverage of such couples as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner and Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

A book of the book

A book of the book

some works & projections about the book & writing

  • Author: Jerome Rothenberg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 537
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Cultural Writing.This newest book about the book by Granary Press is overwhelmingly desirable. It is the perfect gift, except that you won't want to give it away. There is no other current book I'd rather have in my library! Marjorie Perloff. A BOOK OF THE BOOK comprises works from about ninety writers, poets, painters, performers, scholars, critics, anthropologists and historians. Among the contributors are McCaffery/Nichol, Davidson, Waldman, Derrida, Jabes, Drucker, Dieter Roth, Alison Knowles, Thomas Vogler, Faith Ringgold and Charles Bernstein. Also included are a full-color double-gatefold facsimilie of the Cendrars/Delaunay La Prose du Transsiberien as well as a complete reprint of Jess's rarely seen O! first published by Hawk's Well in 1960. Illustrated throughout and indexed.

Century of the Child

Century of the Child

Growing by Design, 1900-2000

  • Author: Juliet Kinchin,Aidan O'Connor
  • Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
  • ISBN: 0870708260
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 263
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Did the twentieth century live up to what Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key, writing in 1900, envisaged as "the century of the child" ? This book, produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, takes both its title and its launching point from Key's landmark book, which presaged the coming century as a period of intensified focus on and progressive thinking about the rights, development, and well-being of children. It tracks the fascinating confluence between the cultures of modern design and childhood, through an introductory essay by Juliet Kinchin, sixty-five short essays, and more than four hundred illustrations. The resulting kaleidoscopic narrative of innovative ideas, practitioners, and artifacts examines individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the citizens of the future to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. Despite being the focus of intense concern and profound thought, children remain one of the most underrepresented subjects in the historical analysis of modern design. To address this lacuna, this book surveys more than one hundred years of school architecture, playgrounds, toys and games, educational materials, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, animation, propaganda, advertising, books, and clothing. The outstanding projects that emerge illuminate how progressive design has enhanced the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and, conversely, how models of children's play and pedagogy have informed experimental design thinking. As protean beings and elastic ideological symbols, children help us to mediate between the ideal and real: they propel our thoughts forward. But as we look back, they also reveal important new dimensions of modernism in the twentieth century.

A Century of Posters

A Century of Posters

  • Author: Alston W. Purvis
  • Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780853318637
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 448
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A Century of Posters presents a pictorial record of the development of poster art and graphic design from 1880 to 1980. Comprising over 400 colour images, it features a wealth of well-known artists from Henri Toulouse-Lautrec to Jan Tschichold.

A Century of Sanctuary

A Century of Sanctuary

The Art of Zion National Park

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Zion Natural History Assn
  • ISBN: 9780915630486
  • Category: History
  • Page: 131
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"A compilation of historic and contemporary art of Zion National Park with essays discussing the importance of art in the establishment of the park and how the park has been interpreted in art during its 100 years of existence"--Provided by publisher.

First Position

First Position

A Century of Ballet Artists

  • Author: Toba Singer
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780275983918
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 237
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Chronicles the life, career, style, and relationships of fifteen dancers from around the world, including Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Carla Fracci.