Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The enigmatic and charismatic John Graham (1886-1961) was an important influence on his fellow New York artists in the 1920s through 1940s. Graham and his circle, which included Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Willem de Kooning, helped redefine ideas of what painting and sculpture could be. They, along with others in Graham's orbit, such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. American Vanguards showcases about eighty-seven works of art from this vital period that demonstrate the interconnections, common sources, and shared stimuli among the members of Graham's circle. Three essays by notable scholars investigate the complex relationships among Graham and his New York artist-colleagues during this formative period. William C. Agee positions Graham and his circle within the movement of New Classicism, which drew upon classical and Renaissance examples in an attempt to overcome the devastation of World War I. Irving Sandler focuses on the social, political, and intellectual dynamics among Davis, Gorky, Graham, and de Kooning in the mid-1930s. Karen Wilkin discusses the circumstances that brought these artists together, their common commitment to modernism, and the fascinating artistic cross-fertilization evident in their work. This critical reconsideration sheds new light on the New York School, Abstract Expressionism, and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars.
Hardcover. US, Moderne Kunst Nurnberg, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 216 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Small 4to, boards. This work looks at parallels between Conner's works as an artist and filmmaker. It depicts and discusses his drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, lithographs, prints, photograms and photographs, alongside three of Conner's best-known films: Breakaway (1966), Crossroads (1976), and Marilyn Times Five (1968-1973). Text in English. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap.
Hardcover. US, Moderne Kunst Nurnberg, 1st, 2011, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: None, 216 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. Small 4to, boards. This work looks at parallels between Conner's works as an artist and filmmaker. It depicts and discusses his drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, lithographs, prints, photograms and photographs, alongside three of Conner's best-known films: Breakaway (1966), Crossroads (1976), and Marilyn Times Five (1968-1973). Text in English. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap.
Hardcover. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 236 pages, color illustrations. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Elizabeth Murray has radically altered the structure of Modernist painting. Her shaped and constructed canvases, often topologically modeled in three dimensions or fitted together out of multiple jigsaw-like parts, treat figure and ground in unprecedented ways, giving the elastic shapes of classic Surrealism a space in their own image. The alternatively comfortable and cataclysmic world that her images depict would crack irrevocably if it followed Euclidean logic; instead; it constantly metamorphoses under stress. With a chaptered essay by Robert Storr, plate section, and in-depth interview, the book explores Murray's relation to artists such as Joan Miro, Stuart Davis, Claes Oldenburg and Frank Stella, as well as to the mainstream and opened up options for rising generations. This book accompanies the most detailed examination of Murray's art yet mounted, showing its development from Pop-oriented reliefs in the 1960s to the extraordinary volumetric of her recent work.
Hardcover. New York , Abrams, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 135 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Faint foxing to edges, otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/ Wexner Center for the Arts/D.A.P., 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 228 pages, mostly color. Four essays. detailed catalogue entries. reference material. major retrospective of the Belgian painter.
Hardcover. New York, Harper Design, 2nd printing, 2010-10-26, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 220 pages, hardcover illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Examines the minimalist movement in fashion while addressing its confluence with and divergence from similar currents in art, architecture, and design. Organized by decade, the text explores the evolving relationships and influences between fine art and the art of sartorial minimalism.
Hardcover. New York , Rizzoli, 1st, 2008-10-14, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages, profusely illustrated in color. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. In the current world of twentieth-century design collecting, the trend has shifted away from accessible, mass-manufactured modernist furniture and toward designs that were custom-made or produced in very limited editions, with emphasis on American studio design of the 1940s to the 1990s. In contrast to the mass-produced mid-century furniture by Knoll and Herman Miller, American studio designs of the same period focused on novel forms and exquisite craftsmanship. Ranging from the organic shapes of George Nakashima and Vladimir Kagan to metalworks by Paul Evans, these limited production designs were highly sought after in their days by original tastemakers and movie stars. In the last decade, a revival for these rare designs began with connoisseurs such as Tom Ford. Modern Americana is the first full survey of the designs of this prolific but forgotten period, bringing to life again the works of Samuel Marx, Billy Haines, Wendell Castle, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Karl Springer, James Mont, and many others -- including J.B. Blunk, Michael Coffey, Wharton Esherick, Arthur Espenet Carpenter, Sam Maloof, Jack Rogers Hopkins, Paul Evans & Philip Lloyd Powell, Vladimir Kagan, George Nakashima, Silas Seandel, Charles Hollis Jones, Philip & Kevin LaVerne, Tommi Parzinger, Harvey Probber, Edward Wormley, John Dickinson, Arthur Elrod, and Paul Laszlo.
Hardcover. New York, Rizzoli, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Hardcover. From 1936 to 1975, New York artists and writers socialized, lived with, and collaborated with each other on an unprecedented scale, resulting in an effusive body of work that produced one of the most significant movements in American arts and letters and until now has only been seen in fragments. Revered as the last avant-garde, this group (often associated with post-Abstract Expressionism and the early development of Pop Art) includes artists such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Jasper Johns, and Larry Rivers, and writers Frank O"Hara, John Ashbery, and Ted Berrigan, to name a few. This important volume comprehensively collects for the first time their collaborations, paintings, drawings, poetry, letters, art reviews, photographs, dialogues, manifestos, and memories.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art / Steidl, Gottingen, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 239 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. Richard Serra's use of industrial materials such as steel, the unadorned grace and totemic authority of his works, and his continued renewal of themes of balance and spatial volume have redefined the possibilities of sculpture. This major publication catalogues all of Serra's sculpture of the last thirteen years, and presents an invaluable resource for students of 20th century art.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press in association with the Yale University Art Gallery, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Folio. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. 230 pages, 302 color illustrations, 62 black and white reproductions. Includes contributions by Ruth L. Bohan, Susan Greenberg, David Joselit, Elise K. Kenney, Dickran Tashjian, and Kristina Wilson. History of the "Societe Anonyme", an organization founded in the 1920's, which acted as America's first "experimental museum" for modern art.
Hardcover. US, Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 348 pages, 169 illustrations. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. The depictions and roles of women in the paintings of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Max Beckmann (1884-1950) and Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) typically give rise to conversations and presumptions about machismo and misogyny. Of course, these artists' portrayals of women cannot be dismissed so easily, and in fact all offer highly nuanced explorations of the theme. This publication explores their depictions of women as more than painterly projections of male longing and desire, treating them as reflections of social and political conflicts and upheavals. Contributions from art historians, sociologists and artists approach the figures of women in these bodies of work from a variety of perspectives: for Picasso, as a catalyst for a confrontation with the artist's own life and history; for Beckmann, as completely independent themes; and for de Kooning, as the force that makes artistic expression itself possible.