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Sara Berman's Closet
Kalman, Alex
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Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, and Alex Kalman, the designer, curator, writer, and founder of Mmuseumm, combine their talents in this captivating family memoir, a creative blend of narrative and striking visuals that is a paean to an exceptional woman and a celebration of individuality, personal expression, and the art of living authentically.


David Gill: Designing Art
Etherington-Smith, Meredith
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David Gill reveals the famed gallerist’s opinions of and influence on the world of art and design. He presents the works of artists, sculptors, and designers he admires, champions, and nurtures, among them Donald Judd, Mattia Bonetti, Zaha Hadid, Grayson Perry, Barnaby Barford, Fredrikson Stallard, Jorge Pardo, and the Campana brothers. Structured chronologically and divided by location, the book includes never-before-seen photographs of Gill’s galleries, his award-winning exhibitions, and his own homes: a converted handbag factory south of the River Thames; the 18th-century Albany apartments in London’s Mayfair; and a restored palazzo in Malta’s Valetta. Seen throughout are the designs of the many world-famous artists he has represented over his 25 years at the forefront of the contemporary art and design world. The book also features a selection of his curated interiors and never-before-published glimpses of the private collections and homes of the numerous internationally renowned collectors with whom Gill regularly collaborates.


@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos
National Geographic
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Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic’s iconic Instagram account,? @NatGeo is a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account. National Geographic, or @natgeo, is the world's top media brand on Instagram, with nearly 60 million followers and over one billion likes on its 11,000+ images posted. Embracing the diversity of the account and weaving in social media trends such as hashtags, throwbacks, flashbacks, and of course animals, @NatGeo’s stunning imagery will delight and inspire.


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The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World
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The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World
Amore, Anthony M.
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Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and forgery, and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate.Anthony M. Amore's The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.


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Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators
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Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators
Bachmann, Konstanze
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In 22 essays, contributors discuss collection care and conservation for a variety of materials and media. Focusing on proper storage techniques and environmental control, the book offers information on emergency planning, disaster management, and identifying damages that may require professional treatment.


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Daily Masterpiece: Line-A-Day 5 Year Diary
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Daily Masterpiece: Line-A-Day 5 Year Diary
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The five-year diary functions like a time capsule; each page has a month and day at the top and five spaces to jot down a line about what happened on that day over a five-year period (the diary is not year-specific and can be started at any time). Drawing from highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s world-class collections, this five-year diary features an inspiring work of art on every page, identified with a brief caption. Selected with holidays, seasons, and rhythms of the year in mind, these pieces represent the vast traditions and eras of creative output housed under the Museum’s roof.


Wifredo Lam: The EY Exhibition
David, Catherine (Edt)
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One of the most important figures in global modernism, Cuban artist Wifredo Lam (1902–1982) traveled extensively in Europe in the 1930s, where he intersected with many of the 20th century’s greatest artists, most significantly Picasso. He returned to Cuba in 1942, where he nurtured his personal connection to Afro-Cuban iconography and spirit, combining modernism with the vitality and force of the native culture. Initially viewed as “dangerously savage,” his work is now recognized as essential viewing among his contemporaries. A major retrospective at Tate Modern showcases his singular career from the 1930s to the 1970s, with particular focus on his first encounter with Picasso in 1938 to his return to Europe in 1952. Dazzlingly illustrated with more than 300 works, including paintings, drawings and photographs, this beautiful book celebrates the life and creative contribution of a remarkable artist.


Tintin: The Art of Herge
Herge Museum
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Since Tintin first appeared in 1929, he has captivated generations of children and adults alike. Millions followed Tintin’s journeys from the wilds of the Congo to the streets of Prague, Moscow, and New York. Published in 2013, Tintin: The Art of Hergé attracted Tintin fans everywhere by offering insight into this iconic character, with incredible access to original sources from the Hergé Museum in Belgium. Illustrated by images of this unparalleled collection, Tintin: The Art of Hergé provides a rare glimpse into Tintin and Hergé’s world. Previously unpublished drawings depict how the beloved characters were created and offer fresh commentary.


William Powell Frith: The People's Painter
Green, Richard (Edt)
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William Powell Frith (1819-1909), famous for his picture The Derby Day which normally hangs at Tate Britain, was the most celebrated painter of modern-life subjects in mid-Victorian England and the most popular British artist of that time. Published to mark the bicentenary of his birth and in association with an exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, this richly illustrated volume of essays offers fresh and fascinating perspectives on Frith's career and context.


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Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
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Cutting Edge: Modernist British Printmaking
Philip Wilson Publishers
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The Grosvenor School of Modern Art was founded by the influential teacher, painter and wood-engraver, Iain McNab, in 1925. Situated in London's Pimlico district the school played a key role in the story of modern British printmaking between the wars. The Grosvenor School artists received critical acclaim in their time that continued until the late 1930s under the influence of Claude Flight who pioneered a revolutionary method of making the simple linocut to dynamic and colourful effect. Cyril Power, a lecturer in architecture at the school, and Sybil Andrews, the School Secretary, were two of Flight's star students. Whilst incorporating the avant-garde values of Cubism, Futurism and Vorticism, the Grosvenor School printmakers brought their own unique interpretation of the contemporary world to the medium of linocut in images that are strikingly familiar to this day and are included in the print collections of the world's major museums, including the British Museum, the MoMA New York and the Australian National Gallery.This new book which accompanies an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery illustrates over 120 linocuts, drawings and posters by Grosvenor School artists and its thematic layout focuses on the key components which made up their dynamic and rhythmic visual imagery. For the first time, three Australian printmakers, Dorrit Black, Ethel Spowers and Eveline Syme - who played a major part in the Grosvenor School story - are included in a major museum exhibition outside of Australia.


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Tate Modern: The Handbook
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Tate Modern: The Handbook
Gale, Matthew
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Published to accompany the opening of the major new extension to Tate Modern in the summer of 2016, this book discusses the history of the collection and the current ethos for acquiring works, offering intriguing insight into the considerations involved in building and shaping a national collection. With more than 300 illustrations, the book features some of the Tate’s most popular works, including Matisse’s The Snail, Rothko’s Seagram Murals, Dalí’s Lobster Telephone, as well as recent acquisitions by important artists such as Ai Weiwei and Abraham Cruzvillegas. More than simply a guide to one of the most important museums in its field, the book is also an invaluable tool for understanding modern art and artists.


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Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse
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Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse
Gagnon, Francois
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James Wilson Morrice (1869-1954) was an important Canadian Impressionist painter working in Canada, France and North Africa. American-born John Lyman (1886-1967) was a Canadian Modernist artist who spent most of his lengthy career in Montreal. Early in their artistic lives, the two met in Paris where they attended the Academie Julian. Both artists crossed paths with master French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in different ways and at different times over their careers, and he became a formidable influence. Their encounters in France and North Africa, occurring over the early decades of the 20th century, were decisive for their respective art, and the development of Canadian modernist art. A century later, Morrice, Lyman and Matisse's work is still influential. In the fall of 2014, Morrice, Lyman and Matisse are the subjects of a large exhibition, Morrice and Lyman: In the Company of Matisse to be held at the Musee National des Beaux-arts du Quebec, and at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, two of Canada's most important art institutions and visitor destinations. Morrice and Lyman: In the Company of Matisse is a beautiful companion to the exhibition that is expected to be attract thousands of visitors. Illustrated essays by noted art historians, interspersed with wide-ranging portfolios of work by the artists, compare and contrast the artists' individual and common artistic outlooks and output. The book's 150 full-color reproductions by all three painters and archival photographs show Morrice's and Lyman's personal quest for the light, color, balance and serenity permeating the art of revolutionary painters such as Matisse. The light shines through every painting.


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Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
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Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
Capwell, Tobias
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Coinciding with the major exhibition of the same name, Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads traces the footsteps of the artist through the armouries of the Wallace Collection, where he encountered 'objects of power' that profoundly influenced his work for the rest of his career.Captivated by helmets in particular, Moore saw in them a fundamental form idea – an outer shell which could protect something vulnerable inside. Tobias Capwell identifies the specific helmets which inspired the artist and examines these alongside Moore's sculptures for the very first time. The reasons for his fascination with armour and the implications it had on his art, are explored by Hannah Higham and set in the context of Moore's life and work – one punctuated by global conflicts and artistic experiment.Richly illustrated, this catalogue reveals the origins of some of Henry Moore's most innovative works and examines in depth for the first time this largely unknown aspect of his career.


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Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
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Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Gale, Matthew (Edt)
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David King (1943–2016) amassed one of the world’s largest collections of Soviet political art and photographs. In exploring the intersection of art, politics, and society, few collections in the world can compare with the David King Collection, now part of Tate. King was not only a passionate collector, but also an artist, designer, and historian, and he produced revelatory and award-winning books on Soviet design history. Here, every step of the Soviet journey is documented with visual media, photomontage, photographs, paintings, handwritten notes, books (signed with annotations and marginalia), enclosures, and ephemera. Published to accompany an exhibition, this accessible and highly illustrated publication features key pieces from the collection, accompanied by short explanatory texts that bring this exceptional era in design history to life.


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Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art (Tate Modern, London: Exhibition Catalogues)
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Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art (Tate Modern, London: Exhibition Catalogues)
Greenberg, Kerryn (Edt)
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Born in Benin in 1961, Meschac Gaba moved to the Netherlands in 1996 to take up resi­dency at the Rijksakademie. There, he conceived Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002, an ambitious work that took five years to complete and cemented his reputation as one of the most important artists working today. Consisting of 12 sections, or actual rooms, the work challenges preconceived notions of what African art is and provides a new discursive space for social and cultural interaction, critiquing the museum’s value both as an institution and as a symbol of cultural capital. The importance of this work, which is being acquired by Tate, has been widely acknowl­edged in exhibitions ranging from Documenta XI, Kassel, in 2002 to Intense Proximity: La Triennale, Paris in 2012. Contributions by leading scholars place the work in the context of the artist’s oeurvre, art history, and museology.


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Superflex: One Two Three Swing (The Hyundai Commission)
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Superflex: One Two Three Swing (The Hyundai Commission)
Hyslop, Donald
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Since Tate Modern opened in London in 2000, its Turbine Hall has hosted memorable installations; the way artists have interpreted this vast industrial space has revolutionized public perceptions of contemporary art. The annual Hyundai Commission, now in its third year, is by the Danish collective SUPERFLEX, founded in 1993 in Copenhagen by Bjornstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger, and Rasmus Nielsen. Migration, alternative energy, and the power of global capital are just some of the motives behind their highly engaging and often humorous work; they are best known for their playfully subversive installations and films. Created in close collaboration with SUPERFLEX, this book features a fully illustrated survey of their work and an in-depth conversation between the artists and curator Donald Hyslop.


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Rembrandt's Light
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Rembrandt's Light
Scott, Jennifer
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Rembrandt's Light brings together paintings, etchings and drawings that focus on Rembrandt's mastery of visual storytelling through light, concentrating on the period from 1639-58, when he lived in his 'dream house' on the Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Rembrandt House Museum). The rooms on the first floor of the house, with their large windows and exceptional quality of light, offered new possibilities for the creation of art.Arranged thematically the book traces Rembrandt's innovation: from evoking a meditative mood, to lighting people, to creating impact and drama. Highlights include 'The Denial of St Peter', 'Pilgrims at Emmaus' and three of the artist's most famous images of women: 'A Woman Bathing in a Stream', 'A Woman in Bed' and 'Girl at a Window'.Published to coincide with an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the celebrations taking place throughout Europe to mark 350 years since the artist's death (1669), Rembrandt's Light aims to refresh the way we look at works by this incomparable Dutch Master.


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Rembrandt's Light
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Rembrandt's Light
Scott, Jennifer
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Rembrandt's Light brings together paintings, etchings and drawings that focus on Rembrandt's mastery of visual storytelling through light, concentrating on the period from 1639-58, when he lived in his 'dream house' on the Breestraat in the heart of Amsterdam (today the Rembrandt House Museum). The rooms on the first floor of the house, with their large windows and exceptional quality of light, offered new possibilities for the creation of art.Arranged thematically the book traces Rembrandt's innovation: from evoking a meditative mood, to lighting people, to creating impact and drama. Highlights include 'The Denial of St Peter', 'Pilgrims at Emmaus' and three of the artist's most famous images of women: 'A Woman Bathing in a Stream', 'A Woman in Bed' and 'Girl at a Window'.Published to coincide with an exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the celebrations taking place throughout Europe to mark 350 years since the artist's death (1669), Rembrandt's Light aims to refresh the way we look at works by this incomparable Dutch Master.


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Edward Krasinski
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Edward Krasinski
Redzisz, Kasia
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Sculptor, painter, author of spatial forms, artistic installations, and happenings, Edward Krasinski (1925–2004) was one of the most important protagonists of the Polish neo avant-garde in the 1960s and ’70s. This richly illustrated book investigates the development of Krasinski’s unique formal language, showcasing works spanning more than 50 years of his remarkable career. From early works made in the 1960s to installations made in the 2000s, the book emphasizes his experimental approach to art and exhibitions. Introduced by Tate curator Kasia Redzisz, a series of texts by leading scholars presents fresh research on Krasinski’s practice, placing it within a wider global context. With rarely reproduced artworks and documentary photographs, as well as previously unpublished archival materials and a fully illustrated chronology, this is the definitive English-language volume on one of the most important Polish artists of the 20th century.


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Kate Nicholson
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Kate Nicholson
Nicholson, Jovan
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This book explores the career of the St Ives artist Kate Nicholson, daughter of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, from her early landscapes, the still lifes painted in Cumberland and St Ives, the abstracts – many of them inspired by her travels in Greece – to the late works made on the Isle of Eigg in the Hebrides. It examines her artistic relationship with her mother, with whom she painted side by side in Cumberland and Scotland, and on their many Greek travels. It also discusses her creative relationship with her father with whom she lived in St Ives in the mid-1950s for two years, as well as her friendship with many of the St Ives artists and her role in the Penwith Society.Published to accompany the exhibition 'Kate Nicholson' at Falmouth Art Gallery, this book is the first monograph on this highly talented artist who deserves to be better known. It illustrates many works from both public and private collections and draws on groundbreaking new research, together with the author's experience of travelling with her on painting trips.


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Natural Dyes (Textiles Handbooks)
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Natural Dyes (Textiles Handbooks)
Rudkin, Linda
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The Textiles Handbook series was conceived as an introduction to various topics and techniques relating to textiles. The books are aimed at the student or the practised artist who is experimenting in a new area.With "green" and sustainability issues at the forefront of many craftspeople's minds, this book is your key to unlocking the world of colouring possibilities offered by plants. Whether harvesting dye-plants from your own garden or using dried materials from suppliers, Natural Dyes contains all the information, instructions, and inspiration you need to get the very best results from your dyeing.Natural Dyes includes a wide range of projects, hints, tips and step-by-step sequences for dyeing both yarns for weaving and fabric and threads for embroidery. The projects are easy to follow with minimal fuss and equipment. The book also includes a section packed with the results of over 40 experiments with different sources of dye, detailing the varied effect and results you can obtain from each particular plant. All in all, this comprehensive guide will be an inspiration to anyone who wants to explore using natural dyes in imaginative ways.


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