The photographer behind Life magazine's first ever all-color photographic essay, Ernst Haas made-and captured-history as an early adopter of Kodachrome film.
The Austrian-born artist had already established himself as a black and white photographer when he moved to America in 1951. But as a member of the renowned Magnum agency, he transformed the genre with his color-saturated images, the perfect medium for capturing America's geographic and cultural landscapes. From desert storms, Route 66 gas stations, and Las Vegas neon to rolling prairie, dilapidated farms, small-town parades, and city sidewalks, Haas' perfectly composed images, contain a distinct pictorial language, suffused with poetry, pattern, and light. At the same time his pictures communicate a journalist's point of view, whether the subject is rural poverty, suburban comfort, or the myth of the American West.
This remarkable book offers a vision of America that feels both poignantly distant and reassuringly familiar.
World-renowned for her work during the Weimar period, Hannah Hoech was a pioneer in many aspects, both artistic and cultural. She was the lone woman of the Berlin Dada movement - the riotous form of art that deconstructed sound, language, and images to re-assemble them into new objects, texts and meanings. Hoech was a pivotal force in the development of collage, paving the way for today's ubiquitous image editing techniques. A determined believer in women's rights, Hoech questioned conventional concepts of partnership, beauty and the making of art, her work presenting acute critiques of racial and social stereotypes, particularly that of her native Germany.
Focusing on Hoech's collages, this book examines the artist's career from the 1920s to the 1970s, charting her oeuvre from early works influenced by fashion and mass media, through to her later compositions of lyrical abstraction. It reveals her rapid development of a personal style, which was both humorous and often moving, but also offered critical commentary on society at a time of tremendous social change. Included are essays that examine themes such as the concept of the "New Woman" and the legacy of German colonialism. Featuring international scholarship on a groundbreaking artist, this volume brings together important source texts and reference material, which were first translated into English for the original edition of this book.
Cette publication qui s'annonce comme essentielle sur la carrière du grand artiste pluridisciplinaire américain et japonais accompagne une exposition qui va circuler en Europe, et commencer par le Barbican Center à Londres. Elle va couvrir tous les aspects de sa carrière foisonnante : sculpture, design, céramique, photographie, architecture, mais aussi ses aires de jeux pour enfants, ses jardins et ses scénographies pour la danse moderne et le théâtre.
Dans son travail, la photographe de mode Nadine Ijewere raconte avec des couleurs éclatantes, des arrière-plans oniriques et un regard féroce, la subversion des concepts traditionnels de la beauté occidentale, s'appuyant tant sur ses origines nigériennes que sur son expérience de femme noire ayant grandi au sud-est de Londres. Célébration de l'identité et de la beauté humaine, cette monographie vibrante est le premier livre dédié à la première femme photographe noire ayant fait la couverture de Vogue en 125 ans d'histoire du magazine.
Le célèbre artiste allemand Joseph Beuys a fait usage de l'affiche tout au long de sa carrière, à la fois comme support de communication, puisqu'il réalisait lui-même les annonces de ses expositions, mais également comme véritable medium artistique. A la fin de sa vie, il a également réalisé de nombreuses affiches pour le parti écologiste allemand, auprès duquel il s'est longuement engagé. Ce livre regroupe les posters issus des collections Claus von der Osten & Rene S. Spiegelberger, les plus importantes sur ce sujet.
Now available in paperback, this definitive book explores the multidisciplinary career of one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century.
Encompassing the entirety of Isamu Noguchi's work in sculpture, ceramics, photography, architecture, design, as well as the artist's playscapes, gardens and stage sets for modern dance and theatre performance, this survey explores Noguchi's creative process and lesser-known aspects of his practice, his engagement with a wide range of mediums and cultures, and his innovative achievements over six decades.
Brimming with imagery and contributions from an international range of authors, this book helps readers grasp the diversity and patterns of Noguchi's work both in situ and in galleries. Archival photographs of the artist's studios offer glimpses into his experimental attitude towards sculpture. Themes of harmony and dissonance, which were central to his practice, are explored in a series of essays that consider the artist's dual heritage, the Japanese American experience, his worldwide travel and his many influences. It also pays tribute to Noguchi's fruitful collaborations with creatives from a range of industries, such as R. Buckminster Fuller, Martha Graham and Louis Kahn.
Throughout the monograph Noguchi's own words provide a critical backdrop towards understanding an artist who embraced many schools of thought, and whose entire life and career set an example for partnership and cooperation across artistic, political and cultural boundaries.
While Munch's pessimistic, melancholy world view crucially defines our understanding of his work, many important postwar and contemporary artists have drawn inspiration from several aspects of his oeuvre. This richly illustrated book explores how nine such artists-Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Cahn, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol-engaged with Munch's work at different points in, or throughout, their careers. It features elaborate reproductions of sixty works by Munch juxtaposed with those inspired by him. Readers discover how Baselitz cunningly pays tribute to his artistic hero how Tracey Emin's practice, like Munch's, is autobiographical, both drawing from their personal torment to create their unnerving works ; how Marlene Dumas was drawn to the expressiveness of Munch's portraits; how Louise Bourgeois' works are illustrative of Munch's fixation on fear and isolation; how Francis Bacon modelled "Screaming Pope" after Munch's most renowned painting; and how Peter Doig draws on Munch's radical treatment of pigments and materiality. Essays by leading scholars detail each artist's unique preoccupation with Munch and offer a focused exploration of the ways women artists in particular were inspired by his examinations of loneliness, fear, and trauma.
Retraçant le voyage personnel qu'a effectué l'artiste Shirin Neshat lors de son exil d'Iran, cet ouvrage présente les photographies et vidéos iconiques du début de sa carrière ainsi qu'un ensemble d'oeuvres plus récentes.
Robert Irwin, one of the most influential postwar American artists and a pioneering figure of California Light and Space Art, is the subject of this book that traces his development and remarkable accomplishments in the 1960s. The first publication to focus exclusively on Irwin's extraordinary trajectory during the 1960s, this book explores how the artist moved from creating small-scale abstract paintings to temporary installations that responded to the specific circumstances of a given site. During this relatively brief interval, Irwin methodically interrogated the most essential premises of art and, in the process, ultimately redefined what a work of art could be, proposing that art not be limited to objects but be considered a way of seeing. Through its discussion of Irwin's paintings, sculptures, and his new site-conditioned scrim installation created in response to the Hirshhorn's distinctive round architecture, this publication immerses the reader in the artist's groundbreaking investigations into the nature of color, light, and perception. The essays offer fresh insights into Irwin's art while highlighting his pivotal role in the broader aesthetic developments in the 1960s. The book also includes text by Irwin.
Réédition augmentée et mise à jour de la monographie consacrée à l?artiste britannique d?origine nigériane qui recouvre ses sculptures et installations de textiles à motifs colorés, batiks et tissus africains. Entre parodie et dénonciation, sa réflexion sur l'identité et l'histoire se situe à la croisée de ses deux cultures d'appartenance.
A New-York, le Guggenheim rend hommage à 30 ans de collaboration artistique entre Peter Fischli et David Weiss (05/02/2016 - 20/04/2016). Ce catalogue présente leurs mises en scène détournées et souvent ironiques des objets banals du quotidien avec des vues de toutes leurs oeuvres importantes : photographies, sculptures, vidéos et projections. Il donne également accès à des documents plus rares tirés de leurs archives : interviews, notes de travail, croquis et photographies documentaires.
This book explores major works by the ground-breaking Minimalist artist Fred Sandback. Fred Sandback's yarn installations are inseparable from their environments: the light and space that surround and complete them. Employing acrylic yarn in his large, deceptively simple constructions, Sandback "create[s] dizzying effects of space and geometry.... The wonderful paradox of the work... is insistently trifling and insistently perfect" (The Washington Post). This comprehensive monograph features a photographic tour of the exhibition, along with illustrations from the artist's work in other media, including drawings, wooden relief, and wire and yarn sculptures from each decade of his career, as well as authoritative essays and unpublished notes and drawings from the artist's archive.
Ce catalogue, publié à l'occasion de l'exposition Ai Wei Wei à la Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen de Düsseldorf, explore l'inextricable relation entre art et politique dans le travail multidisciplinaire de l'artiste chinois.
Ce catalogue d'une exposition présentée à la Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau de Munich à l'automne 2019 documente la relation entre Alexej von Jawlensky et Marianne von Werefkin. Avec la présentation et la comparaison de leurs approches picturales, cet ouvrage montre comment les deux grands artistes venus de Russie ont apporté une contribution essentielle aux avant-gardes et à la modernité européenne, en tant qu'artistes individuels et en tant que couple.
Ce catalogue accompagne une exposition à la Neue Galerie à New York du 3 octobre 2019 au 13 janvier 2020, consacrée à Ernst Ludwig Kirchner et plus particulièrement à son usage de la couleur. L'ouvrage présente une quarantaine de peintures, mais aussi trente gravures, ainsi que des dessins, des carnets de croquis, des photographies et ses objets. Outre son usage de la couleur, les textes étudient son intérêt pour les arts décoratifs, l'importance des débuts de l'éclairage électrique sur ses couleurs, l'influence de Nietzsche sur sa peinture, et enfin l'impact de la Première Guerre Mondiale sur sa vie et son travail.
Romanian-born Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) had one of the most remarkable careers in American art. While renowned for the covers and drawings that appeared in The New Yorker for nearly six decades, he was equally acclaimed for the drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures he exhibited internationally in galleries and museums.
Through these parallel yet integrated careers, he crafted a rich, playful and constantly evolving visual language. Known to the larger public as the creator of the iconic View of the World from 9th Avenue, Steinberg lamented being most famous as "the man who drew that poster." This beautiful volume goes a long way toward correcting that limited perception. It brings together more than eighty works in a variety of media: collage, drawings, objects, and photographs. It also features Steinberg's astonishing mural, Art Viewers, a gigantic assemblage that was shown on a single occasion in 1966.
This book is structured around three essays that explore the artist's use of symbols, his fascination with fakery and imitation, his musings on identity through the theme of the mask, and the autobiographical nature of his work.
One of today's most important documentary filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin has dedicated her life's work to shining a light on the injustices experienced by Canada's Indigenous peoples. This retrospective monograph features an extensive interview with Obomsawin and includes images and written reflections on her entire career, including her most recent series devoted to the rights of Indigenous children.
Never shying away from controversy, Obomsawin's films have played a critical role in exposing ongoing systemic bias toward Indigenous populations-from fishing rights and education to health care and treaty violations. Obomsawin is also a graphic artist, and she incorporates her often dream-inspired etchings and prints into many of her films. The book includes illuminating essays exploring Obomsawin's practice and mission as well as personal commentary from collaborators, archival material, and photographs from the filmmaker's personal life and professional practice. As Obomsawin approaches her ninth decade of life-fifth behind the camera-this beautifully illustrated record of her astounding body of work is an inspiring celebration of the power of film to change the course of history.
Authors include Karrmen Crey, Richard Fung, Monika Kin Gagnon, Candice Hopkins, Jessica L. Horton, Elizabeth Povinelli, Lisa Steele, and Jesse Wente.
This expanded and revised edition celebrates the work of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui by exploring the artist's life and the trajectory of his remarkable career.
El Anatsui: Art and Life by Susan Mullin Vogel is the essential resource on the Ghanaian artist known worldwide for spectacular tapestries of reclaimed bottle tops. This revised and expanded book follows Anatsui on his remarkable journey from an obscure university town in Africa to the summit of the global art world. Vogel, whose exhibitions and books have influenced African art history, analyzes Anatsui's unique art form, often quoting the artist's interviews with her. She describes his engagement with African traditions, his early work in clay and wood, a triumphant decade exhibiting radiant metal cloths, then a profound development in the second decade, presented here for the first time. The book takes us inside his busy studio, revealing the gritty reality and the subtle genius of his bottle-top hangings, exhibited in museums and biennials across the world.
Ce livre est le catalogue d'une exposition au Whitney Museum (10/06/2016-25/09/2016). Il rend hommage au travail de l'artiste américain Stuart Davis, qui adapta le modernisme européen à sa pratique pour y puiser les rythmes et l'énergie de la culture populaire et du jazz. Se concentrant sur les motifs qui deviennent sa marque de fabrique à l'apogée de sa carrière, ce livre présente une centaine d'oeuvres de l'artiste : reproductions des paquets de cigarettes dans les années 1920, fresques murales dans les années 1930, série abstraite des batteurs à oeufs. On y retrouve souvent les influences de Léger, Picasso et Matisse.
This fully illustrated monograph is devoted to the full range of Carolee Schneemann's pioneering work. Unapologetically incorporating her body into her works of art, Carolee Schneemann emerged as one of the leading forces in the feminist art movement of the 1970s. This wide-ranging book follows Schneemann's remarkable career in its entirety. The monograph shows the immense range of Schneemann's oeuvre: paintings, assemblages, performances, experimental films, and video installations. Including the controversial works for which she is most famous, such as Eye Body, Meat Joy, and Interior Scroll, this volume takes a critical look at various themes in the artist's career, focusing particularly on what the artist termed "kinetic painting." Essays on Schneemann's personal politics, her experimental film, and the purposeful ambiguities of her pieces offer clear-eyed perspectives on the brilliance of her work. Illustrations of her work are accompanied by Schneemann's own commentary. Schneemann's work emerges as a celebratory, liberating, and important aspect of creative expression that stands in its own right-and stands the test of time.
Ouvrage consacré à la dernière installation monumentale de l'artiste colombienne Doris Salcedo, présentée au Moderna Museet de Malmö puis à la fondation Gulbenkian de Lisbonne. Avec ses dizaines de tables en bois, la terre et l'herbe, l'artiste rend hommage aux quelque 1500 jeunes assassinés par l'armée colombienne entre 2003 et 2009 pour des raisons inconnues.
Bursting with color and featuring Keith Haring's powerful messages, this collection of posters includes insightful commentary and dazzling reproductions. Whether Keith Haring was raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic and apartheid or celebrating life, music, and dance, his signature illustrations became part of the cultural landscape of the 1980s. Posters were central to Haring's oeuvre and the perfect medium for his inclusive, accessible, and figurative style. Author Jürgen Döring offers fascinating insights into Haring's work, providing commentary on each of the exquisitely reproduced posters. An important reference work and a vibrant celebration of a world renowned artist, this book will delight Haring's many fans throughout the world.
The first book dedicated solely to this important member of the Russian avant-garde, this volume profiles Lazar Khidekel, a brilliant artist and architect whose career proves a key link in the story of abstraction. For decades the work of Lazar Khidekel has been undeservedly overlooked by galleries and museums?primarily because the Russian avant-garde movement was interrupted midstream and forced underground by the Soviet state. This elegantly designed book provides the perfect introduction to Khidekel's decades-long career and coincides with a recently renewed fascination with Suprematism and the development of 20th-century abstraction. A student of Chagall and Malevich, Khidekel was an artistic prodigy whose fascination with architecture led to his part in the founding of UNOVIS, or «Affirmers of the New Art.» He later became a significant figure in the Suprematist movement, a distinctly Russian form of abstraction. The volume features the best examples from each phase of Khidekel's career, from his pre-Suprematist work and early architectural and eco-futuristic projects to his post-Suprematist paintings, works on paper, and architectural projects.
Ce catalogue accompagne une exposition au Hammer Museum à Los Angeles (24/01/2017-07/05/2017), qui met à l'honneur la seule femme de l'Arte Povera. Il retrace toute l'évolution artistique de Marisa Merz, des premières expérimentations très épurées, réalisées avec des matériaux non traditionnels comme le fil de cuivre, aux installations plus complexes des années 70, et se poursuit avec ses énigmatiques têtes de céramique des années 80 et 90.