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Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

by Michael Fallon Counterpoint (August 18, 2014)

Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during...


Confessions of a Curator: Adventures in Canadian Art

by Joan Murray Dundurn (January 10, 1996)

In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country's most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in...


Point and Line to Plane

by Wassily Kandinsky Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

This famous work by a pioneer in the movement to free art from the bonds of tradition explores the role of the line, point, and other key elements of non-objective painting. 127 illustrations.


Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

by Joan Murray Dundurn (November 01, 1999)

Joan Murray discusses social and political events in combination with the movements, ideas, attitudes, styles, and important groups in Canadian art of this century.


Contemporary Art in the Light of History

by Erwin Rosenthal, Deborah Rosenthal & Lance Esplund Arcade (August 01, 2013)

Erwin Rosenthal's Contemporary Art in the Light of History, originally published in 1971, is a small masterpiece of writing on the art of the twentieth century. A scholar of medieval art by training and a prominent...


Jasper Johns

by Catherine Craft Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns' paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers...


American Realism

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

Urban realism, snow-covered streets of New York, boxing matches, children on the banks of a river, the painters of the Ash Can School preferred realistic images. Their paintings are a true hymn to noise and...


Bauhaus

by Michael Siebenbrodt & Lutz Schöbe Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

The Bauhaus movement (meaning the "house of building") developed in three German cities - it began in Weimar between 1919 and 1925, then continued in Dessau, from 1925 to 1932, and finally ended in 1932-1933...


American Graffiti

by Margo Thompson Parkstone International (May 08, 2012)

The first appearances of graffiti "tags" (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were discarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished....


Art Hiding in New York

by Lori Zimmer & Maria Krasinski Running Press Adult (September 21, 2020)

Uncover the artistic masterworks hidden across New York City in this charmingly illustrated exploration of one of the world's greatest creative treasure troves.

There's so much to love about New York, and so...


Francis Bacon

by Michael Peppiatt Skyhorse (September 01, 2009)

Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful and enigmatic creative geniuses of the twentieth century. Immediately recognizable, his paintings continue to challenge interpretations and provoke controversy. Bacon...


The Painted Word

by Tom Wolfe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 13, 2008)

"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post)

Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses...


Boom

by Michael Shnayerson PublicAffairs (May 20, 2019)

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world -- for contemporary art -- is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and...


The Art of Looking

by Lance Esplund Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art

The landscape of contemporary art has changed dramatically during the last hundred years: from Malevich's 1915 painting of a single black...


A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women)

by Danielle Krysa Running Press Adult (October 01, 2018)

Celebrate 45 women artists, and gain inspiration for your own practice, with this beautiful exploration of contemporary creators from the founder of The Jealous Curator.

Walk into any museum, or open any art...


Ninth Street Women

by Mary Gabriel Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2018)

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times).

...


Ninth Street Women

by Mary Gabriel & Lisa Stathoplos Little, Brown & Company (February 19, 2019)

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times).

...


Boom

by Michael Shnayerson & Jonathan Davis PublicAffairs (May 21, 2019)

The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world -- for contemporary art -- is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. They can make and break careers and...


Domestic Scenes: The Art of Ramiro Gomez

by Lawrence Weschler, Ramiro Gomez & Cris Scorza Abrams (April 11, 2016)

Award-winning author Lawrence Weschler’s book on the young Mexican American artist Ramiro Gomez explores questions of social equity and the chasms between cultures and classes in America.

 

Gomez, born in...


The Downtown Pop Underground

by Kembrew McLeod Abrams Press (October 22, 2018)

The 1960s to early '70s was a pivotal time for American culture, and New York City was ground zero for seismic shifts in music, theater, art, and filmmaking. The Downtown Pop Underground takes a kaleidoscopic...


Photorealism in the Digital Age

by Louis K. Meisel & Elizabeth Katherine May Harris Abrams (October 28, 2018)

This luxurious volume--the fourth in a series by Louis K. Meisel--is a comprehensive documentation of 21st-century Photorealism, one of the most popular art movements since the late 1960s. Photorealists work...


Becoming Andy Warhol

by Nick Bertozzi & Pierce Hargan Abrams ComicArts (October 03, 2016)

Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928–87) is the most famous and influential of the Pop artists, who developed the notion of 15 minutes of fame,...


The Pop Art Tradition - Responding to Mass-Culture

by Eric Shanes Parkstone International (December 08, 2019)

This book offers a radically new perspective on the so-called 'Pop Art' creative dynamic that has been around since the 1950s. It does so by enhancing the term 'Pop Art' which has always been recognised as a...


Piet Mondrian

by Virginia Pitts Rembert Parkstone International (April 10, 2018)

Pioneer and leader of the abstract art movement, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was known for his straight lines and pure colours. Fascinated by the mathematical laws of the universe, this Dutch artist nourished...


Art of the 20th century

by Dorothea Eimert Parkstone International (March 08, 2016)

The 20th century was a revolutionary period in art history. In the span of a few short years, Modernism exploded into being, disrupting centuries of classical figurative tradition to create something entirely...


Jasper Johns

by Catherine Craft Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

At a time when the dominant mode of painting, Abstract Expressionism, emphasised expressive drama through bold brushwork and largely abstract compositions, Johns' paintings of the American flag, targets, numbers...


American Realism

by Gerry Souter Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

Urban realism, snow-covered streets of New York, boxing matches, children on the banks of a river, the painters of the Ash Can School preferred realistic images. Their paintings are a true hymn to noise and...


Bauhaus

by Michael Siebenbrodt & Lutz Schöbe Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

The Bauhaus movement (meaning the "house of building") developed in three German cities - it began in Weimar between 1919 and 1925, then continued in Dessau, from 1925 to 1932, and finally ended in 1932-1933...


American Graffiti

by Margo Thompson Parkstone International (September 14, 2015)

The first appearances of graffiti "tags" (signatures) on New York City subway trains in the early 1970s were discarded as incidents of vandalism or the rough, violent cries of the ignorant and impoverished....


Boom

by Michael Shnayerson PublicAffairs (May 21, 2019)

A behind-the-scenes look at the egomaniacs, geniuses, and canny promoters who shaped the world of modern art and created the largest unregulated financial market in the world.

Before Damien Hirst stuffed a shark,...


The Art of Looking

by Lance Esplund Basic Books (October 23, 2018)

A veteran art critic helps us make sense of modern and contemporary art

A hand-signed porcelain urinal. An abstract drip painting. A silent 700 hour performance.

Art has changed since the days of Giotto, Michelangelo,...


The Art of Resistance

by Shelley Drake Hawks University of Washington Press (November 09, 2017)

The Art of Resistance surveys the lives of seven painters�Ding Cong (1916�2009), Feng Zikai (1898�1975), Li Keran (1907�89), Li Kuchan (1898�1983), Huang Yongyu (b. 1924), Pan Tianshou (1897�1971),...


Across the Art/Life Divide

by Martin Patrick Intellect (February 01, 2018)

Martin Patrick explores the ways in which contemporary artists across media continue to reinvent art that straddles both public and private spheres. Examining the impact of various art movements on notions of...


Sacred to the Touch

by Thomas A. DuBois University of Washington Press (December 12, 2017)

With near-mythical forests of birch and pine, the Nordic and Baltic countries boast a rich tradition of religious wood carving that is in many ways emblematic of their cultures. Sacred to the Touch examines...


Picturing the Cosmos

by Iina Kohonen Intellect (July 01, 2017)

Picturing the Cosmos elucidates the complex relationship between visual propaganda and censorship in the Soviet Union in the Cold War period, focusing on the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing from a comprehensive corpus...


On the Fortunes and Misfortunes of Art in Post-War Germany

by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg Arktos Media Ltd. (November 22, 2017)

Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an unconventional book appeared in Germany which ignited a firestorm of cultural debate. Decried by many as the work of a dangerous mind, it was defended by the more...


Born in 1947?  What else happened?

by Ron Williams Boom Books (October 21, 2017)

ABOUT THESE SERIES ....But after that, I realised that I knew very little about these parents of mine. They had been born about the start of the Twentieth Century, and they died in 1970 and 1980. For their last...


Cosmic Shift

by Dmitri Prigov, Ilya Kabakov, Emilia Kabakov & Boris Groys et al. Zed Books (October 05, 2017)

  • Features a strong line-up of the country’s most prominent contemporary artists, writers, philosophers, curators and historians.

  • Featuring: pioneers of the Moscow Conceptualism movement Ilya and Emilia Kabakov;...

Left Bank of the Hudson

by David J. Goodwin Empire State Editions (October 03, 2017)

In the late 1980s, a handful of artists priced out of Manhattan and desperately needing affordable studio space discovered 111 1st Street, a former P. Lorillard Tobacco Company warehouse. Over the next two decades,...


Displaying Time

by Rebecca M. Brown, Anand A. Yang, K. Sivaramakrishnan & Padma Kaimal University of Washington Press (May 31, 2017)

From the fluttering fabric of a tent, to the blurred motion of the potter�s wheel, to the rhythm of a horse puppet�s wooden hooves�these scenes make up a set of mid-1980s art exhibitions as part of the...


Samuel Beckett and Contemporary Art

by Robert Reginio, David Houston Jones & Katherine Weiss Ibidem Press (October 31, 2017)

This groundbreaking collection from scholars and artists on the legacy of Beckett in contemporary art provides readers with a unique view of this important writer for page, stage, and screen. The volume argues...


Facing the Abyss

by George Hutchinson Columbia University Press (January 23, 2018)

Mythologized as the era of the “good war” and the “Greatest Generation,” the 1940s are frequently understood as a more heroic, uncomplicated time in American history. Yet just below the surface, a sense...


The Power and Politics of Art in Postrevolutionary Mexico

by Stephanie J. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2017)

Stephanie J. Smith brings Mexican politics and art together, chronicling the turbulent relations between radical artists and the postrevolutionary Mexican state. The revolution opened space for new political...


AP® Art History Crash Course Book + Online

by Gayle A. Asch & Matt Curless Research & Education Association (March 22, 2016)

REA's Crash Course for the AP® Art History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time

2nd Edition - Completely Revised for the New 2016 Exam

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched...


Farewell to Visual Studies

by James Elkins, Gustav Frank & Sunil Manghani Penn State University Press (October 15, 2015)

Each of the five volumes in the Stone Art Theory Institutes series brings together a range of scholars who are not always directly familiar with one another’s work. The outcome of each of these convergences...


Art and Globalization

by James Elkins, Zhivka Valiavicharska & Alice Kim Penn State University Press (September 03, 2010)

The “biennale culture” now determines much of the art world. Literature on the worldwide dissemination of art assumes nationalism and ethnic identity, but rarely analyzes it. At the same time there is extensive...


Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic

by James Elkins & Harper Montgomery Penn State University Press (August 20, 2013)

Each of the five volumes in the Stone Art Theory Institutes series, and the seminars on which they are based, brings together a range of scholars who are not always directly familiar with one another’s work....


What Do Artists Know?

by James Elkins Penn State University Press (November 16, 2012)

Each of the five volumes in the Stone Art Theory Institutes series, and the seminars on which they are based, brings together a range of scholars who are not always directly familiar with one another’s work....


Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture

by Jesse Matz Columbia University Press (January 24, 2017)

Impressionism captured the world’s imagination in the late nineteenth-century. Portraying the sensations left behind as modernity progressed, impressionist artists revolutionized the arts and the wider culture....