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Autumn 2017


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OLD MASTERS

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MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

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CULTURE AND DESIGN


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Old Masters

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old masters

Vermeer in Detail Published by

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# of pages

280

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Vermeer in Detail is the fifth title in the successful In Detail series, following Van Eyck, Bruegel, Bosch and Caravaggio. Johannes Vermeer (1632−1675) was one of the most important painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Today, his paintings Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Lacemaker, The Milkmaid, and others are among the most famous and beloved – and closely examined – in the history of art. This book allows you to explore the Delft master’s work through large full reproductions as well as exceptional close-up details from his paintings. Vermeer depicted female figures and everyday objects with compelling

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realism. Yet his work also has a poetic and dreamy atmosphere, enchanting the viewer. The 120 details in this book are arranged by themes corresponding with Vermeer’s occasionally surprising interests. The painter showed his appreciation of other masters, for instance, by placing their paintings in his interiors. The faces of young women and their shawls, caps, hats, ribbons and curls draw the viewer’s eye and invite us to enter their world. When you buy the printed edition, you also get a digital edition for free.


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Eighteenth-Century Women Artists Their Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs Published by

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The eighteenth century was an age when not only the aristocracy but a burgeoning middle class could enjoy a remarkable flowering of the arts. But it was a man’s world; any woman who wished to succeed as an artist had to overcome numerous obstacles. In a society in which women were required to marry, reproduce, and conform to rigid social conventions a professional artist risked becoming an object of gossip and hostility. Nevertheless, for a woman who had charm and good looks, was ambitious, and allied talent with hard work, success was attainable. This book examines the careers and working lives of celebrated

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artists like Angelica Kauffman and Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun but also of those who are now forgotten. As well as assessing the work itself – from history and genre painting to portraits – it considers artists’ studios, the functioning of the print market, how art was sold, the role of patrons and the flourishing world of the lady amateur. It is enriched by up to 55 illustrations in glorious colour.

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Rendez-vous with Art Published by

Thames & Hudson

# of pages

248

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Covering two continents and six countries, Rendez-vous with Art takes readers through some of the best-loved art institutions in the world, following the journeys of art critic Martin Gayford and former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Philippe de Montebello.

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The book invites readers to eavesdrop into conversations held in the Louvre, the Prado, and the Pitti amongst other institutions. The conversations have all been sparked by outstanding collections, resulting in an unusual and personal look at art in all its glory.


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The Hospital Museum, Bruges Published by

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128

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The Bruges Hospital Museum consists of two unique locations: Old St John’s Hospital and the Potterie, both of which are located in medieval hospital buildings. St John’s is world-famous for its outstanding collection of paintings by Hans Memling and its fully preserved seventeenth-century pharmacy. What makes the collections of St John’s Hospital and the Potterie Museum unique,

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moreover, is that they are displayed in their original context. Memling’s paintings were done for St John’s, where they hang to this day. Extensively illustrated, accessibly written and with a fresh design, this guide is the ideal companion for a visit to the famous Hospital Museum in Bruges.

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The Groeningemuseum, Bruges Published by

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144

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The rich collection of the Groeninge Museum offers a survey of six centuries of art in the Low Countries, including works from Bosch and Van Eyck to Ensor and Magritte. The masterpieces are discussed in detail, interspersed with many theme texts offering fascinating background information. All this makes the guide an

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interesting and accessible introduction to art history too. Extensively illustrated, accessibly written and with a fresh design, this guide is the ideal companion for a visit to the famous Groeninge Museum in Bruges.


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Modern and Contemporary Art

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Art Since 1989 Published by

Thames & Hudson

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224

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The years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 have seen the rise of a new freedom to define art—Who makes it? Where can it be found? What is its commercial value?—and, consequently, the reevaluation of art’s place in society. Kelly Grovier surveys the dynamic developments in art practice worldwide since 1989, focusing on artists whose fresh visual vocabulary and innovation reflect these past turbulent decades. The book’s ten chapters examine the key themes in contemporary art—portraiture in the age of face transplants and facial recognition software, political activism, science, and

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religion, to name a few—by artists including Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, George Condo, Marlene Dumas, Sean Scully, Cindy Sherman, Banksy, Ai Weiwei, Antony Gormley, Christo and Jean-Claude, Jenny Holzer, Chuck Close, and Cornelia Parker. A chapter-length timeline at the end of the book traces the evolution of art from 1989 to today by closely examining one key artwork from each year. Art Since 1989 is a lucid and engaging look at what may prove to be one of the more tempestuous eras in human history, if not the history of art.


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Degas: A Strange New Beauty Published by

MoMA

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241

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Edgar Degas is best known as a chronicler of the ballet, yet his work in monotype reveals his restless experimentation. In the mid-1870s, Degas was introduced to the monotype process – drawing in ink on a metal plate that was then run through a press. Captivated by the monotype’s potential, he embraced it with enthusiasm, taking the medium to radical ends. He expanded the possibilities of drawing, created surfaces with heightened tactility, and invented new means for new subjects, from dancers in motion to the radiance of electric light, from women in intimate settings to meteorological effects in nature.

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With his monotypes, Degas is at his most modern, capturing the spirit of urban life, depicting the body in new ways, and exploring abstraction. Published to accompany an exhibition at MoMA, this richly illustrated catalogue presents approximately 120 monotypes and some 60 related works in other mediums. Texts by curators, scholars, and conservators explore the creative potency of Degas’s rarely seen monotypes and highlight their impact on his wider practice.

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Rik Wouters Retrospective Published by

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# of pages

304

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A prominent figure in Brabant’s Fauvism, Rik Wouters brought us brilliant and colorful art, far from the dramas that marked his existence until his early death in 1916 at the age of 34. Rik Wouters equally mastered painting, sculpting and drawing: his extraordinary career has made him an essential representative of Modern Art in Belgium. The retrospective exhibition organized by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in partnership with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, is exceptional. For the first time, the two museums bring together in one exhibition the most important collection of works by the illustrious Belgian artist of the early 20th

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century. Rare loans from private collections and major international museums complete the ensemble. This major exhibition closes the series of tributes linked to the centenary of the artist’s death. The art of Rik Wouters is above all an abundance of colors and authentic, simple, touching subjects. Through his visual language, the construction of his subjects and the luminous richness of his palette, he developed an avant-garde style, while also being associated with artists like Ensor, then Cézanne and even Renoir. Rik Wouters was quickly appreciated by his contemporaries


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Frank Auerbach Speaking and Painting Published by

Thames & Hudson

# of pages

240

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In the course of a career covering more than sixty years, Auerbach has established a still-growing international reputation for his paintings with their vigorous, precise brushwork. He is also respected as one of modern and contemporary art’s clearest thinkers. Catherine Lampert has had unique access to the artist since 1978, when she first became one of his sitters. With an emphasis on Auerbach ‘speaking’, drawn from her conversations with him and from published and archival interviews, she gives a rare insight into his professional life, working methods and philosophy.

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Auerbach also reflects on the places, people and experiences that have shaped his life. These include arriving in Britain as a nearly8-year-old refugee from Nazi Germany in 1939, finding his way in the London art world of the 1950s and 1960s, his friendships with Leon Kossoff, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, among others, and his approaches to painting. The text is complemented by illustrations of Auerbach’s paintings and drawings as well as by images from the studio and personal photographs that have never been published before.

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David Inshaw Published by

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255

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David Inshaw paints pastoral images, often imbued with a sense of mystery and emotional depth. He also paints figures, nude or clothed, with an evident relish and sense of celebration. His appreciation of the individuality of his models is manifest in these paintings, which show a human warmth and breadth of understanding. One of the founding members of the Brotherhood of Ruralists, David Inshaw is a key figure in 21st-century British art. (Updated text from the previous hardback edition.)

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German Expressionism Published by

MoMA

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248

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Expressionism, the brand of modernism that flourished in Germany and Austria during the first two decades of the twentieth century, is an essential chapter in the history of modern art. One of its defining aspects is the fervor with which the Expressionists embraced printmaking and works on paper. This volume showcases The Museum of Modern Art’s remarkable holdings of German Expressionist prints alongside a selection of drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the collection. More than

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250 works by some thirty artists—including Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, Vasily Kandinsky, and Oskar Kokoschka—are accompanied by essays that discuss the centrality of printmaking in German Expressionism and describe the movement’s sociocultural backdrop.

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The Magritte Museum, Brussels Published by

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# of pages

128

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The Magritte Museum, devoted to Belgium’s most important Surrealist, opened in Brussels in 2009. This visitor’s guide, updated to mark the museum’s fifth anniversary, offers an excellent overview of what it has to offer. The permanent collection is comprehensively described and explained based on the thirty most important paintings by Magritte, with attention also focused on loan works and items on temporary display. The guide matches the circuit followed by visitors to

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the museum, but also looks in greater depth at less well-known aspects of the artist’s life and work: his relationship with film, for instance, and how he initially earned his living as an illustrator of musical scores and advertising posters. The explanatory notes are written in clear language, while also leaving room for the mystery inherent to the works of this Surrealist master.


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The Middelheim Museum, Antwerp Published by

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128

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This guide describes 58 sculptures by the likes of Rodin, Maillol, Hepworth and Calder at the Middelheim open-air sculpture park in Antwerp. Beautiful photographs of sculptures and of the park itself.

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Henri Matisse Published by

MoMA

# of pages

48

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Henri Matisse was a founding figure of modern painting and one of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century. This book, part of the MoMA Artist Series, features eleven paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Matisse selected from The Museum of Modern Art’s substantial collection of his work. His breakthrough Fauvist painting La Japonaise is here, along with such well-known works as Dance (I), The Red Studio, and The Piano Lesson. Important examples of Matisse’s sculpture

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are included among the paintings, leading to the paper cutouts of his final years. Vivid images and a lively essay accompany each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment and in the development of modern art and in Matisse’s own life.


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Modern Women Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art Published by

MoMA

# of pages

512

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This groundbreaking publication examines MoMA’s collection by highlighting the work of modern and contemporary women artists whose diversity of practices and contributions to the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century have been enormous, if often underrecognized. Featuring fifty illustrated essays by many of the strongest voices in current research on art and gender, Modern Women presents a variety of generational and cultural perspectives and examines both canonical figures and lesser-known artists. Prefaced

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by three introductory essays, the book is organized chronologically into three sections, Early Modernism, Mid-Century, and Contemporary to emphasize new research on women artists within these historical time periods. Richly illustrated with works from the collection, Modern Women offers a lively discourse around gender and the production of meaning in art, one absolutely necessary for a more complex understanding of the art of our time.

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Louise Bourgeois An Unfolding Portrait Published by

MoMA

# of pages

248

digital

forthcoming, sept. 2017

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints and books of the celebrated sculptor. This little-known body of work is vast in scope-numbering some 1,200 individual compositions-and highly significant within her larger practice. These works encompass the same themes and motifs that occupied Bourgeois throughout her career, and they are explored here within the context of related sculptures, drawings and early paintings. This investigation sheds light on Bourgeois’ creative process overall, most vividly through the evolving print states and variants that led to her final compositions; seeing these sequences unfold is akin to looking over the artist’s shoulder as she worked.

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this catalog presents more than 270 prints and books, organized thematically, and includes an essay that traces Bourgeois’ involvement with these mediums within the broader developments of her life and career. It also emphasizes the collaborative relationships that were so fundamental to these endeavors. Included are interviews with Bourgeois’ longtime assistant, a printer she worked with side-by-side at her home/ studio on 20th Street in New York and the publisher who, in the last decade of her life, encouraged her to experiment with innovative prints that broke the traditional boundaries of the medium.


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Digital Art Published by

Thames & Hudson

# of pages

272

digital

forthcoming, sept. 2017

Digital technology has revolutionized the way we produce and experience art today. Not only have traditional forms of art such as printing, painting, photography, and sculpture been transformed by digital techniques and media, but the emergence of entirely new forms such as internet and software art, digital installation, and virtual reality has forever changed the way we define art. Christiane Paul surveys the developments in digital art from its appearance in the 1980s to the present day and looks ahead to what the future may hold. She discusses the key artists and works in the genre, drawing a distinction between work that uses digital practices as tools to produce

traditional forms and work that uses them to create new kinds of art. She explores the broader themes and questions raised by these artworks such as viewer interaction, artificial life and intelligence, political and social activism, networks and telepresence, and issues surrounding the collection, presentation, and preservation of digital art. This third, expanded edition of the popular resource investigates key areas of digital art practice that have gained prominence in recent years, including interactive public installation, augmented and mixed reality, social networking, and file-sharing technologies.

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From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires Grete Stern & Horacio Coppola Published by

MoMA

# of pages

256

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forthcoming, sept. 2017

Published to accompany the first US museum exhibition of the work of Germanborn Grete Stern and Argentinean Horacio Coppola, From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires explores the individual accomplishments and parallel developments of two of the foremost practitioners of avantgarde photography in Europe and Latin America. The book traces their artistic development from the late 1920s, when Stern established a pioneering commercial studio, ringl + pit, with her friend Ellen (Rosenberg) Auerbach, and Coppola began groundbreaking experimentations with photography in his native Argentina, to their joint studies at the Bauhaus and travels through Europe in the early 1930s,

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through the mid-1950s, by which time they had firmly established the foundations of modern photography in Buenos Aires. The couple effectively imported the lessons of the Bauhaus to Latin America, and revolutionized the practice of art and commercial photography on both sides of the Atlantic by introducing such innovative techniques as photomontage, embodied in Stern’s protofeminist works for the women’s journal Idilio, and through Coppola’s experimental films and groundbreaking images for the photographic survey Buenos Aires 1936.


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Walid Raad Published by

MoMA

# of pages

192

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forthcoming, sept. 2017

Lebanese artist Walid Raad is an influential voice in art from the Middle East. Published for his first comprehensive exhibition in the US, this catalogue surveys three decades of Raad’s practice in photography, video and performance. Beginning with his groundbreaking project The Atlas Group (1989-2004), to his recent work on the history of art in the Arab world (2007-ongoing), it offers an overview of Raad’s career and features his most momentous bodies of work. Raad explores the ways we represent war and history, casting doubt on the veracity of photographic and video documentation.

Essays by scholars place Raad’s art in the context of contemporary photography and video, as well as art made in Lebanon since the 1960s; provide an overview of Raad’s performance lectures; and examine Raad’s most recent bodies of work made in the Islamic galleries at the Louvre and Metropolitan Museum of Art, which explore the history, collecting and display of historical and modern art and artifacts from the Arab world and Iran. A special contribution by Raad presents a fictional interview with multiple artists, curators and writers.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Published by

MoMA

# of pages

256

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Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this volume reveals new perspectives on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, a designer so prolific and familiar as to nearly preclude critical reexamination. Structured as a series of inquiries into the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives, it is a collection of sixteen scholarly explorations rather than a master narrative. Each essay “unpacks” a key object from the Archives—interpreting and contextualizing it, tracing its meanings and connections, juxtaposing it with other works. Among the projects discussed are Wright’s quest to build a mile-high

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skyscraper, his little known project for a Rosenwald School for African American children, and his lifelong dedication to affordable and do-it-yourself housing. These and other explorations open Wright’s work to fresh questioning, interpretation, and debate, so that we may consider this iconic figure in new and illuminating ways.


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Design and Violence Published by

MoMA

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230

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Design has a history of violence, yet professional discourse around design has been dominated by voices that only trumpet its commercial and aesthetic successes. Violence, defined here as the manifestation of the power to alter circumstances against the will of others and to their detriment, has always been ubiquitous, and in recent years technology has introduced dramatic new threats. Design and Violence sheds light on the complex impact of design on the built environment and on everyday life, as well as on the forms of violence in contemporary society. Published to accompany an online experiment launched by The Museum

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of Modern Art in 2013, this book brings together controversial, provocative, and compelling design projects with leading voices from the fields of art and design, science, law, criminal justice, ethics, finance, journalism, and social justice. Each author responds to one object—ranging from an AK-47 to a Euthanasia Rollercoaster, from plastic handcuffs to the Stuxnet digital virus—sparking dialogue, reflection, and debate. These experimental and wideranging conversations make Design and Violence an invaluable resource for lively discussions and classroom curricula.

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Unmade Up Recollections of a Friendship with David Bowie Published by

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108

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Unmade Up features much previously unseen artwork and photography of the enigmatic singer David Bowie, by his go-to artist of his heyday, Edward Bell. His commissions included the sleeve for Bowie’s 1980 album ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ which featured the number one single ‘Ashes to Ashes’. Bowie later bought all of Bell’s artwork for his private collection.

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1920s Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs

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304

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Jazz Age Fashion focuses on women’s clothing of the period, although not exclusively, whilst the introductory text will examine the social, political and cultural influences of the period setting into context the fashion of the period. Characterised by exuberance and optimism, the jazz age was a symptom of the end of the Great War and and the birth of America as a new world power. It was a period of unprecedented social change for women who were, for the first time in history, given the vote on a par with men (1920 USA, 1928 Britain). The birth of Modernity in the 1920s established women’s lives as ‘active’ and

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fashion reflected and celebrated these new social roles. A new ‘boyish’ silhouette, la garconne, became the look for women of the twenties with a gradual acceptance of trousers as fashionable dress. The passive sun bathing became the active swimming, and companies such as Jantzen recognised these changes creating the’speed suit’ for women. The 1920s saw technology and innovative textiles, with the introduction of the artificial silk Rayon and the zip, contributing to an easier approach to fashionable dress.

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Training Days Published by

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176

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Training Days catches up with characters and writers from the early 80s when Henry Chalfort, Martha Cooper and James Prigoff were documenting the New York graffiti scene in book and film with ‘Subway Art’ and ‘Style Wars’. In the late 1970s, New York City was bankrupt, dirty and dangerous. Born on these grimy streets, graffiti rapidly made its mark. Here, twelve legendary graffiti writers – Bil Rock, Breezer, Daze, Jon One, Kel, KR, Lady Pink, Sak, Sharp, Skeme, Spin and Team – give first-person accounts of their experiences.

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The Red Star Line Museum Published by

Ludion

# of pages

128

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This guide tells the story of the migration of hundreds of thousands of people who sailed from Antwerp to New York in search of a better life in the period 1873–1934. Based on their own testimony and on contemporary photographs and documents.

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The Horta Museum, Saint-Gilles Published by

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96

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Attractively illustrated visitor guide to the famous house and studio of the great Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta. Revised edition in a new layout.

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Century of the Child Growing by Design 1900-2000 Published by

MoMA

# of pages

264

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Century of the Child brings together an unprecedented collection of objects and concepts from around the world in order to investigate the fascinating confluence of modern design and childhood. The wideranging ideas described here—from the beginning of the kindergarten movement to wartime propaganda, from design for children with disabilities to innovations in playground design—illuminate how progressive design has shaped the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and, conversely, how models of children’s play and pedagogy have inspired designers’ creative experimentation.

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Featuring over four hundred illustrations and sections on school architecture, playgrounds, toys and games, educational materials, nurseries, furniture, animation, advertising, books, and clothing, this volume examines individual and collective visions for the material world of children.

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How to Use Graphic Design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and ( every once in a while ) change the world.

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Thames & Hudson

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320

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Logos, packages, signs, publications, websites: in the modern world we are surrounded by graphic design. Where does it come from? Why does it look that way? What is it supposed to do? This book is the first career monograph from graphic designer Michael Bierut. Using examples from a portfolio spanning five decades, Bierut provides the answers, describing three dozen projects from start to finish, with insights into the creative

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process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the challenges that any creative person faces in bringing innovative work into the world today.


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Urban Potters Makers in the City Published by

Ludion

# of pages

240

digital

forthcoming, sept. 2017

​ lay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics C is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors. Author Katie Treggiden explores the contemporary revival of pottery, focusing on six inspiring cities and their makers. 27 young and passionate ceramicists in New York, London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Sydney and Sao Paulo introduce us to their work, their studios and their inspiration.

book also includes a practical source list of places to buy handmade ceramics in the six cities featured. Katie Treggiden is a design writer, editor, curator, lecturer and consultant. Treggiden writes for the Guardian Magazine, the Telegraph Magazine, Elle Decoration and Icon, among others. She is the author of The Makers of East London and of The Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate.

Urban Potters: Makers in the City will appeal to a broad audience – not only those who practice pottery themselves, but anyone who is interested in the handmade. The

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Items Is Fashion Modern? Published by

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MoMA forthcoming, sept. 2017

Arranged A-Z encyclopedia-style, it includes designs as iconic as Levi’s 501 jeans, the pearl necklace and Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking, and as ancient and rich as the sari, the Breton shirt, the kippah and the keffiyeh.

technology, religion, politics, aesthetics and popular culture, among many others. These concise essays are richly illustrated with a lively mix of archival images, fashion photography, film stills and documentary shots.

The catalog accompanies the first fashion exhibition to be mounted at MoMA since 1944. An essay by curator Paola Antonelli opens the volume, highlighting the Museum’s unique perspective on fashion and exploring the latter’s role in the changing international landscape of design. The 111 texts that follow trace the history of each item in relation to cultural forces past and present, touching on labor, marketing,

Punctuating the book are newly commissioned portfolios by five international contemporary photographers — Omar Victor Diop, Bobby Doherty, Catherine Losing, Monika Mogi and KristinLee Moolman. Each photographer was assigned to represent the objects in one alphabetically ordered section of the book, and their diverse responses bring a vibrant creative energy to the project.


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The Pattern Base Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs Published by

Thames & Hudson

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368

digital

forthcoming, sept. 2017

Textile design has been liberated and democratized by digital media. With new technology allowing for more precise manipulation and larger variation of materials and patterns, textile designers have found new ways to create ambitiously, experiment, and be inspired. At the same time, the rise of digital processes has led to a renewed appreciation of traditional craftsmanship and the handmade, and of the tactility and construction of textiles and surfaces. In The Pattern Base, Kristi O’Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer, cofounders of the Chicago-based design studio and online archive The Pattern base, showcase more

than 550 textile, surface, fashion, and print designs from over 150 designers working around the world. Part One is a sourcebook of these designs, organized by type of pattern: Geometric, Floral, Representational, Digital Abstract, Illustrative, and Fabric Swatches. Part Two presents profiles of fifteen artists, constituting the hottest upand-comers in the field, including Lorenzo Nanni, whose delicate beadwork conjures the natural world’s flora and fauna; Anita Hirlekar, whose felt, velvet, and lace work create luscious variations of texture; and Kayla Mattes, mistress of kitsch aesthetics and material experimentations.

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Catalogue of recently added and forthcoming titles on www.musebooks.world: digital books in the arts including exhibition catalogues, monogr...

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Catalogue of recently added and forthcoming titles on www.musebooks.world: digital books in the arts including exhibition catalogues, monogr...

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