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New Titles in Art 20 March 2017
Cobra The History Of A European Avant-Garde Movement 1948-1951

Isbn 9789462082663
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17088
EUR 52.00

Radical post-war artists’ group Cobra (1948-1951) caused a revolution in modern art that affects the ideas and expressions of art to this day. Creative freedom, experimentation and social engagement were the motives of this movement. In this fully updated standard work from 1974, Willemijn Stokvis presents the history of this influential international avant-garde movement, which included artists such as Asger Jorn, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant and Corneille. Her study is based on numerous documents, conversations and correspondence with both the artists themselves and many eyewitnesses.

416 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Eduardo Chillida. Catalogue Raisonne Of Sculpture Vol 2

Isbn 9788415042860
Publisher Nerea
Idea code 17127
EUR 116.90

Second volume of a major work in five volumes that offers, for the first time, the complete catalogue of the sculptures by the Basque artist Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). The catalogue is a painstakingly designed publication under the scientific direction of the owners and curators of the Chillida-Leku Museum. The product of arduous and extensive documentation and analysis, this publication identifies 274 of Chillida’s sculptures between 1948 and 1973. Each piece includes detailed information on materials, owners, exhibitions and further reading, and is illustrated with one or more photographs.

350 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 35 cm, hb, Basque/Spanish/English

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Japan Modern: Japanese Prints From The Elise Wessels Collection

Isbn 9789491714887
Publisher Rijksmuseum / Nai010 Publisher
Idea code 17089
EUR 25.70

'Japan Modern' presents an overview of Japanese printing in the first half of the twentieth century. Japan was flourishing in the years after 1900. Modern city culture offered plenty of opportunities, the landscape changed, the position of women improved, and optimism abounded. At the same time, the many changes produced feelings of nostalgia. Prints made in this period portray the turbulent times unlike anything else. Using an ancient wood-carving technique, artists show us modern life: streets scenes with high-rise buildings, cars, railroads, factories and Japanese women with modern hairdos dancing and drinking cocktails.

264 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Piet Mondrian The Man Who Changed Everything

Isbn 9789462621206
Publisher Uitgeverij De Kunst
Idea code 17104
EUR 24.95

Few artists have reinvented themselves as often as Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). He embraced the dynamic life in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York with boundless curiosity for the new and innovative, translating this in his paintings. This book explores Mondrian's life and work in depth, using the collection of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague as its basis. The museum has the largest Mondrian collection in the world, with around 300 works which cover every phase of the artist's impressive career.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Jacob Dahlgren: From A To Z

Isbn 9789527222010
Publisher Garret Publications
Idea code 17084
EUR 51.40

Jacob Dahlgren’s work is concerned with a dialogue between the authoritative singularity of pure formal abstraction and its position within a variable, complex, and social shared culture. He devises performative formats that, for a limited time and within a defined space, turn people into “carriers” of abstract art, lending it a new symbolic potential through the contradictory facets of urban culture. This encyclopaedia of sorts presents the breadth and diversity of his oeuvre, with one or multiple projects represented by each letter of the alphabet. Interspersed in this selection are critical essays that serve to illuminate the concepts and motivations behind Dahlgren’s prolific output.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 35 cm, hb, English

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Gunnel Wahlstrand

Isbn 9789188031440
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 17095
EUR 52.05

Swedish artist Gunnel Wåhlstrand (b. 1974) creates extraordinary large-scale ink wash paintings featuring monumental landscapes, compelling portraits and serene interiors with intriguing compositions. The point of departure for Wåhlstrand’s work was a box of family photographs, the only connection that she had to her father while growing up. To fill the silence surrounding his life and disappearance, she began to use these photographs: enlarging the image, delving into every detail and using her imagination to complete any information that is lacking or obscured. Each work takes months to complete, as the ink washes are applied in successive layers, gradually filling the white paper through a process that the artist likens to a slowly developing photograph. This book assembles all of the artist’s works, including an interview with the artist and a text by Lars Norén.

100 p, ills b&w, 27 x 37 cm, hb, English/Swedish

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Nigel Peake - There

Isbn 9780957213784
Publisher Nigel Peake
Idea code 17083
EUR 15.95

Nigel Peake produces meticulous hand-drawn maps and obsessively detailed pencil illustrations. Architecture plays a prominent role in his work, as is also the case with ‘There’, the result of his spending a month in an apartment in Paris while working on a series of drawings. There he soon found another drawing project when looking outside the apartment’s windows, a yard that was in fact inaccessible to him. The yard was always devoid of people, so he began to draw it using blue pencil. Each picture is a fragment of the whole, interpretations and perspectives that can be pieced together, interchanged, or float freely without context. The book includes a twelve-page insert with texts.

50 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Ikeda Manabu The Pen

Isbn 9784861526022
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17081
EUR 44.70

Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda’s drawings are remarkable for their extreme detail, and more so for the fact that he uses only a small acrylic pen in their execution. His simultaneous grasp of the micro and macro scales, a masterful technique where his vivid subconscious guides his hand, has garnered international acclaim. This book provides a comprehensive survey of Ikeda’s oeuvre over the past 20 years by way of 100 works selected by the artist. Its focus is a new work, ‘Rebirth’, which he completed over three years as artist-in-residence at the Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin, and is his largest to date. Other monumental works are also included, as well as smaller drawings.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Mark Dion High Line Of The Borough Of Manhattan

Isbn 9780894390869
Publisher Printed Matter
Idea code 17119
EUR 16.05

Presented as an alternative survey of some of the curious aspects of New York’s iconic High Line, this Field Guide by American artist Mark Dion provides an account of the wildlife, plants, and insects that inhabit the space, as well as essays considering the social context and history of the site. Full of peculiar observations, rumours, speculations, and mostly true facts, the Field Guide encourages viewers to question popular ideologies that define today’s “official” history of the elevated park. It includes “thoughts, musings and histories,” such as a timeline of events on the High Line, a “concise” guide to the wildlife, and illustrated guide to the plants of the area, Facts, Myths, & Rumors and even a Lost & Found section.

48 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Brut Now Art Brut In Technological Times

Isbn 9782840669272
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 17034
EUR 16.60

This catalogue is published on the occasion of an exposition at Museums of Belfort and Espace multimedia Gantner and examines the notion of Art Brut, or outsider art, in our modern age of rapidly shifting technologies. It explores new avenues of research, linking the industrial region of Belfort with topical debates on the subject. Besides an extensive selection of essays by various specialists, the richly illustrated book introduces works by the 28 participating international artists. Among these iconic, emerging, or yet obscure names are Miroslav Tichý, Óscar Morales, Melvin Way, Pepe Gaitán, Zdenek Košek, Dan Miller, Hans Krüsi, and others. With an introduction by Christian Berst.

248 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 25 cm, pb, French/English

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Dadalenin

Isbn 9783981451849
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 17114
EUR 27.65

DADALENIN reconstructs and speculates about how Dada and Lenin had more in common than is usually assumed. The book points to some of the tragicomic aspects of their parallel and overlapping artistic and political histories in order to question the unfulfilled legacy of the avant-garde. In Rainer Ganahl’s voluminous series of works DADA and Lenin are abundant sources of historical imagination. To dive into the historical situation Ganahl uses a variety of artistic media and techniques–ranging from animation movies to theatre performances, from ink drawings to bronze sculptures, departing from a number of historical details and catch phrases, from the no-man’s land between porn, terror and the history of the avant-gardes.

608 p, ills in colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Hank Schmidt In Der Beek Und Im Sommer Tu Ich Malen

Isbn 9783945900062
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 17110
EUR 27.65

Since 2009 painter Hank Schmidt in der Beek and photographer Fabian Schubert travel to all the places in Europe where the masters of plein air painting created their masterpieces. At the very sites where Monet, Van Gogh, or Cezanne painted the landscape, Hank Schmidt in der Beek is painting his shirts and sweaters. A homage to modernist painting and conceptual art.

70 p, ills colour, 16 x 22 cm, hb, German

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Confessions Of A Poor Collector

Isbn 9783981451801
Publisher Edition Taube
Idea code 17115
EUR 9.95

In the new edition of the out of print facsimile from 1970, in his Philophie of art collecting Schwartz explains how to get a successful art collection in easy steps. Schwartz was a copywriter and author of several successful books about advertising. Together with his wife, Barbara Schwartz, he presented one of the most important collections of contemporary American art at that time. They generously donated hundreds of important works from their collection to facilities in the United States.

40 p, text only, 9 x 14 cm, pb, English

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Triple Bond - Essays On Art Architecture And The Museum (Vis-A-Vis)

Isbn 9789078088493
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17117
EUR 25.70

Belgian art historian, curator and academic Wouter Davidts investigates the connection between architecture, the museum as an institution, the museum programme and art. Throughout Europe, museum architecture is deployed in a variety of different ways: as an autonomous icon, as a flexible “shed”, as a PR instrument, as a memory machine, as a stimulus to urban renewal, as a landscape theme, as a political trump card, as a storage depot for artefacts, and so on. This book includes many case studies, among them the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Centre Pompidou and Tate Modern, that deal with these and other topics.

262 p, ills bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Yto Barrada - The Sample Book

Isbn 9783957633408
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 16666
EUR 23.05

Following the trope of holes and blanks, Yto Barrada focuses not so much on her subjects themselves as on the traces they leave. Her exhibitions often include ‘ready‐ made’ found objects or daily things overlooked by others, which become iconic in the complex stories she spins. Sample books are relics of a consumer society of the past: they have disappeared almost entirely from commerce today. Perhaps their last redoubt is the household textiles business. As Barrada sees them, old sample books not only hold a distinctive aesthetic appeal, they also speak to the histories of manufacturing and distribution, of economic structures and the hierarchies between producers, wholesalers, and retailers.

116 p, ills colour, 17 x 30 cm, pb, German/English

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Rabih Mroue - Diary Of A Leap Year

Isbn 9786148035005
Publisher Kaph
Idea code 17093
EUR 21.00

Born in 1967, Rahib Mroué is a Lebanese stage and film actor, playwright, and visual artist. Rooted in theater, his work includes videos and installation art; thet latter sometimes incorporates photography, text, and sculpture. In 'Diary of a Leap Year' Mroué produces 366 daily collages from political newspapers in Lebanon and the Arab World, as a protest to the violence taking place in this region.

720 p, ills colour, 14 x 20 cm, hb, Arabic/English

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William Kentridge - Stop Here

Isbn 9782372290203
Publisher Jannink
Idea code 17032
EUR 19.90

South African artist William Kentridge can become many things: painter, sculptor, engraver, decorator, theatre and film director, actor, and more. His primary subjects of engagement are apartheid, post-colonialism, history, and the passage of time. This limited edition notebook consists of drawings and writings with inserted typescripts, plus an original work, numbered and signed by the artist, and is printed on various formats. Within, Kentridge divulges the codes that drive his body of work, such as palimpsest and repetition, forming an analogy between a book and the tree as the source of creation, wherein his fountain pen freely wanders between various images and associations.

52 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Daniel Buren Works & Process Volume 2 (2dvd)

Isbn 9791091490368
Publisher A.p.r.e.s.
Idea code 17046
EUR 24.55

Second DVD in the “Works & Process” series to be dedicated to Daniel Buren's work, this new collection of films offers various documentary approaches of this major artist's work in a 3-hour program.

180 m, ills colour, dvd, French/English


Palais 24: Arts Urbains

Isbn 9782847110715
Publisher Palais De Tokyo
Idea code 17058
EUR 16.60

Around the Lasco Project, the Palais de Tokyo's programme dedicated to urban art, Palais magazine is devoting its latest issue to artists whose work has been developed in the street. The Lasco Project was initiated in 2012, and stands as one of the most astonishing successions of urban art in a cultural site, reaching into the slightest nook and darkest cranny of the Palais de Tokyo. For it, almost sixty international artists have produced interventions, some of them monumental, others secret, which confront the Palais de Tokyo's plain architecture, and infiltrate into its interstices. With contributions by OsGemeos, Vhils, Barry McGee, JR, and many more.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, French/English

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The Exhibitionist: Journal On Exhibition Making

Isbn 9781942884125
Publisher The Exhibitionist
Idea code 17123
EUR 42.75

'The Exhibitionist: Journal on Exhibition Making' is an anthology of the first 12 issues of the journal about contemporary curating that bears the same name. Established in 2009 as a forum for critical reflection on exhibition-making and curatorial practice, The Exhibitionist has always defined itself as “by curators, for curators.” Modeled after the iconic French film journal Cahiers du cinéma, The Exhibitionist has served a critical role in examining current curatorial practices by focusing specifically on the exhibition format as a site of experimentation and inquiry.

988 p, ills bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, English

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