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New Titles in Art 19 January 2016
Bosch In Detail (English Version)

Isbn 9789491819513
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 16075
EUR 41.05

Jheronimus Bosch (circa 1450-1516) is one of the most famous painters from the art history of the Netherlands. This book shows his best known paintings and drawings through numerous, especially for this edition made, details of his work, thus giving the reader a total new look into the world of the painter. In eight chapters the author covers a number of characteristic topics in Bosch's oeuvre; faces, heaven and hell, the four elements, landscapes, phantasy animals, and monsters.

320 p, ills colour, 25 x 32 cm, hb, English

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Bosch In Detail (Nederlandse Versie)

Isbn 9789491819421
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 16055
EUR 41.05

Jheronimus Bosch (circa 1450-1516) is one of the most famous painters from the art history of the Netherlands. This book shows his best known paintings and drawings through numerous, especially for this edition made, details of his work, thus giving the reader a total new look into the world of the painter. In eight chapters the author covers a number of characteristic topics in Bosch's oeuvre; faces, heaven and hell, the four elements, landscapes, phantasy animals, and monsters.

320 p, ills colour, 25 x 32 cm, hb, Dutch

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De Doop Van Christus: Jan Van Scorel In Haarlem (Dutch Only)

Isbn 9789490198176
Publisher Frans Hals Museum
Idea code 16026
EUR 8.20

'Jan van Scorel – A Divine Discovery' has been prompted by the restoration of and research into 'The Baptism of Christ', one of Van Scorel’s most important paintings from his Haarlem period. This painting is shown for the first time in centuries without layers of yellowed varnish and discoloured retouches and overpaintings, usually applied with a lavish hand. The exhibition examines the history of its creation and iconography, the painting technique and the wooden support, which appears to have been enlarged later in the sixteenth century. Among other things, Ariane van Suchtelen examines the importance of Scorel’s Haarlem years and places 'The Baptism of Christ' in a broad context.

44 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

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Luc Tuymans - Birds Of A Feather

Isbn 9789491819391
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15767
EUR 10.25

This book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery, features the Belgian artist’s most recent work. Here, his fascination with Scottish light and its thinkers, who believed in the perfectibility of man, becomes apparent. Inspired by a visit to the art collection of the University of Edinburgh, Tuymans realised three small portraits of Scottish philosophers. Besides the theme of light, the notion of impending horror also plays a role in a monumental dark work, ‘The Shore’, which refers to Goya, and in the portrait of Issei Sagawa, a cannibalistic murderer. Includes a short story by British author Will Self and an essay by art historian Collin Chinnery.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Barbara Bloom - Gifts

Isbn 9789491819490
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15768
EUR 41.15

Barbara Bloom explores the nature of gifts in relation to aspects such as wrapping, covering and uncovering, pleasure, secrets, and generosity. Through an exploration of art historical and cultural practices, she reveals the complicated relationship we have with the concept of the gift, considering how these traded objects take on meaning and serve as symbols of our affections, but also anticipate a sense of loss. The gift is a means of apology, making advances, gaining trust, and providing assurances. Through gift-giving, we show a version of intimacy, love, and desire that is deliberate and controlled, but also often more meaningful than intended. With texts by Susan Tallman.

112 p, ills colour, 16 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Marthe Donas

Isbn 9789491819414
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 15779
EUR 46.15

Belgian artist Marthe Donas, who signed her work “Tour Donas”, became part of the international artistic network that arose in Europe following the Great War. She first came into contact with cubism in Paris, and soon took up this new kind of geometrically distilled and universal art in her own work. Despite the male-dominated art scene of the time, she was encouraged to exhibit in Europe and abroad. Though lesser known today, the international revival of interest in this leading and determined figure of modernism, whose intensive collaboration and involvement with sculptor Alexander Archipenko propelled her rise in the avant-garde, is evident in this richly illustrated volume.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, English

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Camille Henrot - Prehistoric Collections

Isbn 9782917217733
Publisher Manuella Editions
Idea code 16022
EUR 36.65

Based around an out-of-print anthology devoted to prehistoric collections unearthed by archaeological expeditions in Algeria, French artist Camille Henrot’s latest project treats this ethnographic material as motifs of a contemporary grotesque. The scientific document – photographs, diagrams, and captions – becomes part of a layered array incorporating traces of our present age: humans, animals, plants, minerals, and other objects. Freely mixing the pre- and post-historic, archaic and actual, Henrot constructs an exploration of human bodies, information media, and meaning using dated pornography, technological refuse, tools and instruments, signs, and more.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Art In The Age Of ....

Isbn 9789491435430
Publisher Witte De With
Idea code 16004
EUR 20.60

This catalogue takes stock of a year-long programme presented at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, in the process asking questions about the politics of art today, its geographical shifts and material exchanges. Spanning 2015, the programme included three exhibitions, plus a series of lectures and screenings. Not only did it mediate encounters between topics the art world has not yet dared to fully embrace, it also encouraged a new generation to unravel the complex issues and highly nuanced topics of a fragmented and de-territorialised artistic ecology. With contributions by James Brindle, Céline Condorelli, Femke Herregraven, Trevor Paglen, and more.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Louise Bourgeois Les Tetes Bleues Et Les Femmes Rouges

Isbn 9789491245145
Publisher Hufkens
Idea code 15753
EUR 25.70

Published on the occasion of an exhibition of work by the late French-American artist Louise Bourgeois at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, this book focuses on two aspects of her production: blue fabric heads and red gouache feminine drawings. In a sense, the former, with their specific forms and exaggerated facial expressions, anticipate the swollen breasts and tiny heads of the latter. This juxtaposition of male and female in the art of Bourgeois brings to the forefront her approach to identity by contrasting the compressed, fixed expressions of the heads with the instability and mutability of the voluptuous pink and red bodies. With a short text by Philip Larratt-Smith.

76 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Alice Neel

Isbn 9789491245138
Publisher Hufkens
Idea code 15752
EUR 25.70

The catalogue for an exhibition of work by the late American portraitist Alice Neel at Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, this book accurately depicts her characteristic style, noted for its expressionistic use of line and colour, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. Like the exhibition, the book does not base its concept on the identity of the persons depicted – whether friends, family, fellow artists, poets, or strangers – instead choosing to present individual pictures that trace a lengthy period of time in Neel’s artistic career, from 1932 until 1984, and thus formulating an aesthetic project. In short, it outlines her social activities and expressiveness as reflected in her paintings.

76 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies And Destruction In Art

Isbn 9780992903930
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 16032
EUR 18.90

Ivor Davies is one of the foremost contemporary artists in Wales and a protagonist of ‘Destruction in Art’ in the 1960s. As a major contributor to the 1966 Destruction in Art Symposium in London, Davies was at the centre of an international network of artists that included, among others, John Latham, Gustav Metzger and Yoko Ono. Illustrated with rare images from Davies’ personal archive, and with new essays by performance art scholars, this publication is the first comprehensive assessment of Davies’ oeuvre, charting the artist’s preoccupation with destruction across happenings, assemblages, drawings and paintings.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Isbn 9780692424285
Publisher Booklyn
Idea code
EUR 22.40

After San Francisco's new mayor announced imminent plans to "clean up" downtown with a new corporate "dot com corridor" and arts district – featuring the new headquarters of Twitter and Burning Man – curators Erick Lyle, Chris Johanson and Kal Spelletich brought over 100 artists and activists together with residents fearing displacement to consider utopian aspirations and plot alternative futures for the city. The resulting exhibition, 'Streetopia', was a massive anti-gentrification art fair that took place in venues throughout the city, featuring talks, performances, skillshares and a free community kitchen. This book brings together all of the art and ephemera from the show.

312 p, colour, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

Tim Moore - Not My Blotting Tissues

Isbn 9780987526830
Publisher Formist
Idea code 15723
EUR 47.80

Tim Moore began working as an assistant to painter Del Kathryn Barton at the beginning of 2009. He soon noticed the aesthetic charm of the discarded tissues she used to blot the sodden watercolours on her canvases, and decided to begin collecting them. Despite being executed by pure chance and often salvaged from the rubbish bin, the torn, crumpled, and smudged blotting tissues reveal a surprising sense of gestural intent. In presenting 95 of them here, meticulously photographed and in book form, a sensitivity for timeless abstract expressive compositions emerges, an example of the ordinary made extraordinary.

96 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Jytte Hoy - Hello Everybody!

Isbn 9783941644809
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 15707
EUR 32.05

'Hello Everybody!' presents Jutte Høy’s latest works from 2010 onward. During this time literature has played an increasingly prominent role in her sculpturally founded production. Høy’s sculptural approach to language is matched by her linguistic approach to sculpture and the artists’ solidly sensual relationship with language and the book format is expressed through different types of paper and printing techniques. Colour inserts contribute an extra dimension.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 27 cm, pb, Danish/English

Michael Kvium: Saligia

Isbn 9789188031143
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 16003
EUR 36.20

Danish artist Michael Kvium’s mode of expression is both fascinating and repellent. Against barren backgrounds, people are often presented as solitary and distorted in a critique of modern society and humanity. This book is published on the occasion of an exhibition of his work based on the seven deadly sins, its title an acronym reflecting the Latin words first written down in the sixth century. Kvium invites us to darkly encounter ourselves, at the same time questioning whether these moral values are still relevant today, from a contemporary perspective. Is it possible that some of the cardinal sins have become accepted driving forces, even virtues, in Western consumerism?

72 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 28 cm, hb, Swedish/English

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The Road From Rimpa - Kamisaka Sekka And Yamamoto Taro

Isbn 9784861525216
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15673
EUR 32.20

Born in 17th-century Kyoto, Rimpa is one of the major historical schools of Japanese painting. It saw a resurgence in the 19th century during the Edo period, and the tradition has even carried on until the present day. This publication focuses on two artists: Kamisaka Sekka, a “modern follower” who was active during the Meiji and Taisho periods, and is considered to be the last great proponent of the style; and the painter Yamamoto Taro, acclaimed by many as the representative of contemporary Rimpa. His works often include homages to Sekka in the form of similar motifs reworked with a modern flair. In short, it is a captivating comparison of these two talents.

166 p, ills colour, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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From Ukiyo-E To Photography - Cultural Awakening In Japan's Visual Field

Isbn 9784861525131
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15674
EUR 26.65

Ukiyo-e of the late Edo to Meiji periods conveys the sense that people in Japan at the time held a deep interest in photography. Likewise, photography from this pivotal period of cultural change is clearly influenced by ukiyo-e and early modern painting traditions. From both visual art and photography emerged fascinating works that boldly intertwined ideas and traditions to reach beyond their respective frameworks, engendering new forms of visual expression. This superbly investigated and illustrated publication illuminates these facets of Japan’s cultural modernisation, which arose from the encounter of West and East through prints, paintings, photographs, and more.

198 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English captions

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Apology Magazine: No. 4

Isbn 9780985932633
Publisher Apology Magazine
Idea code 15759
EUR 20.15

Apology is a new magazine of art, fiction, games, humor, essays, interviews, journalism and photography, founded and edited by former Vice magazine editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson. Each new issue will be just different enough from the one before it that it will be slightly unsettling if you were a big fan of the previous issue. You will, however, be able to rely on each and every issue of 'Apology' containing, in varying degrees: Fiction, poetry, photography, interviews, essays, humor and art.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Platform Platvorm # 2 Fall/winter 2015

Isbn 2451926X
Publisher Platform
Idea code 15743
EUR 15.45

The second edition of this Amsterdam-based “open call” art magazine gives each participating artist the opportunity to make a spread about their own work without any interference in the visual content. Featuring about 90 highly diverse artists who individually tackle a range of subjects through all kinds of media, from drawing, collage, and photography, to sculpture, performance, and short film, the magazine presents a wellspring of creativity and inspiration. With contributions by Marcel van den Berg, Oskar Nilsson, Aukje Dekker, Folke Janssen, Thomas C. Chung, Hagen Klennert, Tim Ellis, Tanja Ritterbex, 431art, Ding Ren, and many more.

200 p, ills in colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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