Jessica Stockholder has long broken down the boundaries between painting, sculpture, and architecture to explore the body in social and cultural space - using found objects intertwined with profusions of vivid hues. This revised, updated edition spotlights the extraordinary evolution of her career, and examines the pivotal role she has played in shaping some of the most fundamental ideas around which contemporary sculpture and painting revolve today.
Greek-born Jannis Kounellis was one of the key artists in the Arte Povera movement, and this book puts his career into context as never before. Following his breakthrough in the late 1960s in Rome, when he questioned the traditionally sterile environment of the gallery by exhibiting live animals within its walls, Kounellis went on to include diverse materials in his work, including fire, earth, gold, wood, and charcoal, quickly establishing himself as one of the most innovative sculptors of our time.
Over the course of his long and successful career, Jannis Kounellis had many books and exhibition catalogues to his name but only a few in English.
This book will be the final, most comprehensive book ever made of his work - Features writings by the artist and a collection of tributes from people who have known and worked with him over the years, including Pierre Audi, David Hammons, Gloria Moure, Giulio Paolini, Vassili Vassilikos, and many others - Timed to coincide with a posthumous exhibition at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, and a retrospective at Tate Modern, London
The first comprehensive survey to explore the rich and complex history of contemporary Korean art - an incredibly timely topic.
Starting with the armistice that divided the Korean Peninsula in 1953, this one-of-a-kind book spotlights the artistic movements and collectives that have flourished and evolved throughout Korean culture over the past seven decades - from the 1950s avant-garde through to the feminist scene in the 1970s, the birth of the Gwangju Biennale in the 1990s, the lesser known North Korean art scene, and all the artists who have emerged to secure a place in the international art world.
Unlock the secrets of colour - learn how and why it has been used in art over the centuries.
This vibrant and compelling book uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colours or colour groups. It explores the history and meaning of each colour in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion, and offering easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colours. From Isaac Newton's optics to impressionist theory, from the dynamics of Josef Albers to the contemporary metaphysics of Olafur Eliasson, this book shows how colour paints our world.
As every book tells a story, every book in art is part of an intriguing, engaging, and relatable image. Books are depicted as indicators of intellect in portraits, as symbols of piety in religious paintings, as subjects in still lifes, and as the raw material for contemporary installations. Reading Art spotlights artworks from museums and collections around the globe, creating a gorgeous, inspiring homage to both the written word and to its pivotal role in the visual world.
Sarah Lucas emerged in the early 1990s as part of the Young British Artists generation, gaining notoriety for her bawdy and irreverent sculptures.
Often utilizing found objects, Lucas provokes viewers with works that challenge our notions of sex, gender, and the human body. Featuring eight essays and an interview with the artist, this volume reveals the breadth and complexity of Lucas's work in collage, photography, and sculpture over the past three decades.
Lucas is one of the most important living British artists, having emerged along with artists including Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst in the early 1990s - She represented Britain at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015 and has had solo exhibitions at Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, and the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, among others - The book accompanies a major survey exhibition at the New Museum, New York, her largest solo exhibition to date, opening October 2018 - High-profile international art historians, critics, and artists contribute essays offering new perspectives on Lucas's work and contextualizing her work within contemporary art and sculpture - Lucas is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London, and Gladstone Gallery, New York
A global survey of more than 100 artists, chosen by art-world professionals for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles.
Celebrating tapestry, embroidery, stitching, textiles, knitting, and knotting as used by visual artists worldwide, Vitamin T is the latest in the celebrated series in which leading curators, critics, and art professionals nominate living artists for inclusion. As boundaries between art and craft have blurred, artists have increasingly embraced these materials and methods, with the resulting works being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums worldwide. Vitamin T is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its kind.
The first monograph on a rising star who is one of contemporary art's most celebrated painters.
Los Angeles-based artist Jonas Wood creates vivid images, where space and everyday life are rendered with compressed perspective in bold graphic hues. This monograph - the first on the artist's work - brings together his most significant paintings and drawings. In doing so, it offers a unique insight into the vast array of his sources, which include family photographs, found imagery, baseball cards, and other people's art, including the ceramics of his wife, the artist Shio Kusaka. With contributions by curator and writer Helen Molesworth, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Ian Alteveer, and a conversation between Wood and fellow Los Angeles-based artist Mark Grotjahn.
Os-Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy (b.1945) creates Disneyesque installations, sculptures of animal/vegetable/human hybrids and slapstick performances in a purge of a national subconscious. The psycho-sexual desires and anxieties induced by the media and the built environment of contemporary America emerge in his collisions of plastic prosthetic limbs and condiments that stand in for bodily fluids.
These works have been variously deployed: through live actions, often documented on video, and more recently in outsized figures and artificial rural environments, combined in overtly sexual ways. McCarthy's work echoes that of European artists such as Joseph Beuys or the Viennese Aktionistes, but gives 'action art' a postmodern twist. This is the first comprehensive survey of over twenty years of work by a profoundly influential artist whose work is in the collections of the world's most important museums.
New York-based artist Sarah Sze creates intricate site-specifie works that exist at the intersection of sculpture, painting and architecture.
Often relying on the careful organjzation of small, mundane objects, Sze's environmental installations challenge the perception like a three-dimensional Magic Eye book.
Invited to represent the USA at the Venice Biennale in 2013, this is the first comprehensive review of Sze's twenty years of work.
The latest title in Phaidon's acclaimed Contemporary Artists series, this richlyillustrated book features contributions by authoritative figures such as Okwui Enwezor, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Laura Hoptman.
Benjamin H. D. Buchloh is Professor of Modern Art in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University and an editor of October magazine. He divides his time between New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Okwui Enwezor is a curator, art critic, editor and writer. Since 2011 he has been the Director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich. In 2015 he directed the 56th Venice Biennale.
Laura Hoptman is a curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Sarah Sze is represented by Victoria Miro in London and Tanya Bonakdar in New York.
This sumptuous volume features almost 250 contemporary artworks and a selection of medieval and early modern Islamic art - the heralded collection of Mohammed Afkhami, a prominent player at the cultural and regional front line of Middle Eastern art. Honar (meaning 'art' in Farsi, the language of Iran), includes works ranging from the disturbingly subversive to exquisitely inclusive, exhibiting the pain of exile, the querying of ideology, and the artistic insistence on personal independence.
Trevor Paglen's art gives visual geography to hidden forces, relentlessly pursuing what he calls the 'unseeable and undocumentable' in contemporary society. Blending photography, installation, investigative journalism, and science, Paglen explores the clandestine activity of government and intelligence agencies, using high- grade equipment to document their movements and reveal their hidden inner workings. This book presents over three decades of Paglen's groundbreaking work, making visible the structures and technologies that impact our lives.
Art tourism has been a popular pursuit for generations of adventurers, and Destination Art is the essential guide to 500 must-see examples of permanently installed place-specific art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Highlighting the best of public art in city centers, sculpture parks, site-specific installations in museums, memorials designed by contemporary artists, works of land art, and much more, Destination Art is an informative and enjoyable overview of the most significant and travel-worthy art around the globe.
Key Selling Points - Enjoy a world tour from the comfort of your reading chair, or plan a detailed and engaging art itinerary for your next trip - Discover hidden gems in big cities, explore art in nature, and trek to remote locales for one-of-a-kind experiences of art in unique locations The artists featured in this global selection are among the world's best and most beloved from the past century, including Marina Abramovic, Alexander Calder, Jenny Holzer, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Richard Serra, and many more - The book's geographical organization and logistical details - including addresses, websites, and opening hours - make travel planning simple - The 500 artworks included in this guide range from large and bold to small and subtle - and they never 'travel', meaning that they can only be seen if you visit them in situ
American artist Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) uses photography, film, video, sound, performance, and text to interrogate the intersections between the personal and collective sphere.
Her deeply affective and queer approach to history and politics draws particular attention to the language of twentieth-century activism as well as theatre, anthropology, and journalism.
This book will be the first to feature all of Hayes's most significant projects, from the ten-hour performance My Fellow American 1981-1988 to her monument addressing the absence of monuments to women in Philadelphia.
Hayes' work has been at the forefront of questions of feminist history, queer time and protest culture for over a decade - Her re-examination of protest, speech, and history is one of the most powerful reflections of the complexity and the urgency of our times - A Professor of Fine Art at the Pennsylvania University, Hayes's work has been shown at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Documenta 12 in Kassel, and the 55th Venice Biennale, as well as in the most prestigious museums around the world - Hayes was the recipient of the 2015 Alpert Awards in the Arts in the category of 'risk-taking' artist - This is the first sustained examination of Hayes's work
Shaping Cities in an Urban Age is the third and final addition to Phaidon's hugely successful Endless City series, published in collaboration with the London School of Economics.
Generously illustrated with photographs, visual data, and statistics, and featuring a series of essays written by leading people in their fields, Shaping Cities addresses our most urgent contemporary and future urban issues by examining a set of key forces that have combined to create the city as we know it today.
Completes Phaidon's Endless City series, with the same mix of smart writing, evocative photographs and incisive data as its predecessors - With contributions from educators, authors, architects and city officials, including Deyan Sudjic, Saskia Sassen, Jo da Silva, and Richard Sennett - Underscores the importance of architecture and urban planning in securing the future of our cities - Addresses vital themes, from social inclusion to climate change, looking at the problems that face contemporary cities and giving actionable solutions - The go-to resource for urban professionals in the field, as well as those interested in urban issues - Based on the Urban Age conferences, held by LSE since 2005
Blooms celebrates the explosive impact that floral designers from the last decade have had on a previously underappreciated art form. This stunning book is the most ambitious survey of contemporary floral design ever published and demonstrates just how far these innovative designers have pushed the boundaries of contemporary floral design. Blooms showcases the work of more than 70 designers across the globe - featuring established florists alongside rising new talent - each nominated by industry experts, from perfumer Lyn Harris of Miller Harris to floral-design icon Eric Buterbaugh.
It's an expertly curated, gorgeously produced collection of talent that offers insight into the profound effect that floristry has on today's visual culture and on the world of design itself.
What makes an art gallery successful? How do galleries ensure their marketing is right?
How best should galleries approach new markets and customers, while still serving their loyal clientele? Based on the results of an anonymous survey sent to more than 8,000 galleries in the US, UK and Germany, Magnus Resch's insightful examination of the business of selling art, updated and revised for 2018, is a compelling read, with an approach that is both aspirational and practical.
Offers a new business model for galleries, in which the answer to the question of what makes a gallery successful is 'be brave and do things differently' - Demystifies the international art gallery marketplace through an analysis of primary data, insightful case studies and the personal experiences of gallery veterans worldwide - Includes practical ideas for art marketing and management, together with an analysis of the behaviour of successful gallerists Resch's experience as a former gallery owner and founder of the art collector database Larry's List, together with his doctorial studies focused on the art market, give this book persuasive power.
- The must-read book for anyone who already is, or aspires to be, an art world professional.
300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves - Selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and collectors, the maps represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions Comprehensive in scope, this book features all types of map from navigation and surveys to astronomical maps, satellite and digital maps, as well as works of art inspired by cartography - The unique curated sequence presents maps in thought-provoking juxtapositions for lively, stimulating reading Features some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth - Easy-to-use format, with large reproductions, authoritative texts and key caption information, it is the perfect introduction to the subject - Also features a comprehensive illustrated timeline of the history of cartography, biographies of leading cartographers and a glossary of cartographic terms - Will appeal to subject specialists, designers and art historians, as well as general readers
An accessible introduction to the whole of art history, from prehistoric times to the present day - now revised and expanded.
This updated edition includes over 25 new entries that expand the scope of the book further into the 21st century.
Features 600 of the world's greatest works of art across all media (painting, sculpture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics), ranging from seminal masterworks to lesser known pieces in both the fine and decorative arts.
Texts are written by 35 of the world's leading museum curators, academics and archaeologists and the easy-to-use chronological format featuring illustrated timelines, and a glossary of terms, schools and movements.
The definitive retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic Parisian artist-photographer, and his cross-media, participatory practice - JR's site-specific international projects have a wide audience spanning urban and youth cultures, and art and activism - Made in close collaboration with JR, the book features previously unpublished work-inprogress photographs and behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York -I n today's climate of globalization, JR's public interventions across the world are urgent acts that give voice and presence to both subject and viewer through the language of photography Includes all bodies of his work, collaborations with artists and institutions such as the New York City Ballet, a section devoted to artworks and exhibitions, and an illustrated chronology - Features a specially commissioned graphic novel introduction by Joseph Remnant and a survey essay by Nato Thompson, Chief Curator of Creative Time, New York
The first book to celebrate the beautiful and provocative ways artists have represented, scrutinized and utilized the body over centuries - Examines art through that most accessible and relatable lens: the human body - There are no directly comparable titles in the market; this is the only book to examine the subject in such depth and scope - Diverse and multi-cultural, it explores the manifestations of the body through time, cultures and media - Visually arresting, this book will surprise, inspire and inform art lovers everywhere Over 400 artists featured: works range from 11,000 BC hand stencils in Argentine caves to videos and performances by contemporary artists such as Marina Abramovic, Joan Jonas and Bruce Nauman - Follows in the tradition of bestsellers such as The Story of Art, The Art Book, The Photography Book, and 30,000 Years of Art - Perfect gift for the holidays, a classic in the making and an indispensable reference for any home library
The most comprehensive monograph available on the internationally renowned Belgian floral artist and designer Daniel Ost.
His masterful site-specific sculptures redefine the boundaries of art, design, and floral arrangement.
Ost has created exquisite installations for royal residences, embassies, temples, international art exhibitions, and the fashion industry.
Presents 80 of his most important projects while accompanying essays explore their significance and the inspiration behind them.
Lavish photography illustrates each project in this visually inspiring sourcebook for all creative and design professionals.
Texts by Dutch author Cees Nooteboom and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma reflect on the impact of Ost's career.
'You're only as good as your last haircut.' - Fran Lebowitz An unabashed and fun guide to the most popular men's hairstyles of the 20th century.
- Features the most fashionable and retro men's hairstyles of the past 50 years, including:
The Brylcreem Look, Crew Cut, Ivy League, Madison Ave, Mohawk, Undercut, Caesar, Italiano, Afro and Teddyboy, among others.
- Packed with fascinating anecdotes, information on how to achieve the 'total look' and instructions on how to cut each style.
- Includes a directory of some of the world's greatest barbershops.
Fully illustrated with vintage photographs and quirky line drawings by popular Italian artist Matteo Guarnaccia.
- Explores the tradition of the barber shop throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s and its recent resurgence in popularity.
- The perfect gift for everyone interested in style and fashion. Ideal for father's day, birthdays and other gift occasions.
'For me, it's all about the haircut. I actually go to the barbershop every five days.' - Vinny Guadagnino