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New Titles in Art & Popular Culture 24 April 2017
Collecting Colour

Isbn 9789491444487
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 17158
EUR 18.40

In this book Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center, takes us on a tour of the amazing universe of the Forbes Pigment Collection, which at present is kept in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University. This collection contains over three thousand natural and synthetic colouring agents. Khandekar shows the origins of the pigments and their cultural uses. At the same time, he demonstrates that pigments are essential building blocks of the unique nature of a work of art. Explore the unique collection through the essay and the many images in this book. Printed with high pigment ink.

136 p, ills colour, 10 x 13 cm, pb, English

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Marcel Van Eeden 1525

Isbn 9788494619007
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 17153
EUR 47.85

Published with the exhibition ‘1525’ by Dutch artist Marcel van Eeden at CAC Málaga, and featuring more than 200 black pencil, pastel, and watercolour drawings, this book reflects a vast body of work known for its post-pop, post-television, filmic gaze. In a series created specially for this exhibition, the traveller Oswald Sollman, Van Eeden’s main character (with autobiographical overtones), visits Málaga. The artist’s suspense-filled narrations of dark, mysterious stories about enigmatic characters transport us metaphorically to a literary territory. Van Eeden takes a step back from events to demonstrate how history is also written in the ordinary acts unfolding on an everyday basis.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 25 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Mark Ryden

Isbn 9788494435492
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 17137
EUR 53.15

Pop surrealist Mark Ryden’s work is characterised by doll-faced figures, anatomical models, stuffed animals, religious ephemera, Americana kitsch, and copious amounts of meat. Published with his first retrospective exhibition in Europe, at the CAC Málaga, this catalogue reproduces numerous of his canvases, along with several sculptures, in an attempt to summarise and clarify his complex and unsettling world. The Los Angeles artist’s meticulously detailed and embellished paintings reflect an oeuvre which fluctuates between the enigmatic and the beautiful – pictorial fantasies with a clear juxtaposition of childhood innocence and the mysterious and dark corners of the soul.

178 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 30 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Vermeer In Detail (Dutch Edition)

Isbn 9789491819698
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 17152
EUR 41.05

Johannes Vermeer (1632−1675) is een van de belangrijkste kunstenaars uit de Hollandse Gouden Eeuw. Zijn schilderijen 'Het meisje met de parel', 'De kantwerkster' en 'Het melkmeisje' zijn wereldberoemd. Via details laat dit boek u kennismaken met het werk van de Delftse kunstenaar. Vermeer geeft gebruiksvoorwerpen en vrouwenfiguren op overtuigend realistische wijze weer. De 120 details in dit boek zijn onderverdeeld in thema’s die kenmerkend zijn voor Vermeer's soms verrassende interesses. Zo stoffeert de schilder zijn interieurs met schilderijen van andere meesters in een gebaar van bewondering. De gezichten van jonge vrouwen en hun omslagdoeken, mutsjes, hoeden, linten en haarkrullen trekken onze blik naar zich toe en nodigen ons uit om binnen te treden in hun leefwereld.

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

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Oteiza. Catalogue Raisonne Of Sculpture (2 Vols. In Box)

Isbn 9788415042907
Publisher Nerea
Idea code 17130
EUR 127.55

In a beautiful edition, under the scientific management of sculptor Txomin Badiola and the Oteiza Museum, this publication presents a long and rigorous work of documentation and analysis, and constitutes a critical study about Oteiza’s complete work. This book permits to identify all his sculptures, cataloguing his several decades wide production in a rich diversity of materials and techniques. Each catalogued piece includes detailed information about materials, owners, exhibitions, and bibliography, and is illustrated by one or several photographed reproductions.

1324 p, ills colour, 21 x 29 cm, pb, English

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Calm And Exaltation Van Gogh In The Buehrle Collection

Isbn 9791094966068
Publisher Fondation Vincent Van Gogh
Idea code 17140
EUR 27.65

This selection of eight paintings by Vincent van Gogh attests to the modernity he brought to the traditional genres of portraiture, still life, and landscape. In addition, the evolution of his relationship with colour and composition is clearly evident, which in turn provides insight into the artist’s temperament. Van Gogh’s characteristic manner of expression combines both strangeness and sincerity, calm and exaltation, to produce an usual perspective that has since resonated through generations of artists. Six of the canvases come from the collection of Swiss industrialist and lifelong art lover, Emil Georg Bührle. With analyses by two Van Gogh scholars, David Misteli and Alex Weintraub.

72 p, illscolour & bw, 25 x 32 cm, pb, French/English

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Craigie Horsfield - How The World Occurs

Isbn 9789076417240
Publisher Centraal Museum
Idea code 17100
EUR 35.00

This monograph, published in conjunction with exhibitions in Utrecht and Lugano, presents new artworks by British artist Craigie Horsfield. Each city provides the context for the artist’s new work, as the museums’ collections share a deep interest in paintings belonging to the Northern European tradition, something that connects in unique ways with the physical manifestation of Horsfield’s oeuvre, where he assumes the role of messenger or guide, one who questions the truth of reality and seeks to look beyond that which unites us to the phenomenal world and to one another. With a foreword by the artist, plus critical analyses by Nancy Princenthal and Bruno Fornari.

254 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Jia Aili

Isbn 9788494619014
Publisher Cac Malaga
Idea code 17154
EUR 39.50

This catalogue presents Jia Aili’s first solo exhibition at a European museum, the CAC Málaga, and features 28 paintings, many of which are large-scale canvases. His scenes pulsate with the dire lightning and turbulent skies of otherworldly storms and technology. One of China’s most remarkable rising stars, Aili is closely bound to the culture of his country, and his work reflects the dramatic changes his generation has experienced. A recurring theme in his often dark and surreal portrayals is the launch of the first Chinese astronaut into space – a symbolic and inspiring event that marked the birth of a new capitalist nation and confirmed China’s ascent as a global superpower.

122 p, ills colour, 25 x 28 cm, hb, Spanish/English

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Sportification: Eurovisions, Performativity, And Playgrounds

Isbn 9788897753292
Publisher Viaindustriae
Idea code 17182
EUR 31.50

The famous television game show ‘Jeux Sans Frontières’ was broadcast in Eurovision between 1965 and 1999, and produced a wealth of materials – images, photographs, ephemera, memorabilia – which were collected by archivist Gianni Magrin, who often participated behind the scenes of the live events. The idea of a democratic coalition based on sports and games began to take shape within a context of distinct national identities and the spread of television across Europe. This book offers a comparative study involving the community spirit of a number of countries such as France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia, Portugal, and Greece.

600 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Rechts/ Averechts - Plain/ Purl

Isbn 9789490800628
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 17176
EUR 20.55

'Plain/Purl' is published to accompany the eponymous exhibition at the Design Museum Gent (BE). The book and exhibition mark ten years of Textile Design at KASK / School of Arts Gent and frame the Textile Design programme in different contexts within which the discipline evolves: education, research, industry, art… The book emphasizes the potential of the programme and clarifies its philosophy of openness, artistic research, and experimentation. It contains contributions by Wim de Temmerman, Katrien laporte, Els Roelandt, Diane Steverlynck, Els and Clara Huygelen Vankerschaver and is profusely illustrated with the most inspiring pictures textile design creations of final year students.

260 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Serge Onnen - I Am A Lone Monk Walking The World With A Leaky Umbrella Chineseshadow-Puppets 2012-2017

Isbn 9789198393415
Publisher Serge Onnen
Idea code 17159
EUR 25.20

Shadow puppet theatre is the oldest form of projected moving images. Over the centuries, it has spread from its origins in China throughout Asia. The semi-transparent leather figures are usually moved behind a thin screen, creating a silhouette shadow which also contains colour. But in China’s rapidly modernising climate, audiences and apprentices of this ancient folk art are disappearing at an alarming rate. In an age when moving images are nothing special and everyone has at least one screen permanently within reach, artist Serge Onnen travelled to China to research the art form and produce a series of shadow puppets with Chinese craftsmen, inspired by current global events.

184 p, ills colour, 13 x 20 cm, pb, Chinese/English

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Bruno Munari Total Artist

Isbn 9788875706333
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17145
EUR 48.35

“Everyone knows a different Munari”, reads the back cover of 'Codice ovvio', the collection published by Einaudi in 1971. And nothing could be more true: the diversity and originality of Bruno Munari’s artistic experimentation gave rise to a plethora of creative activities, ranging from drawings to designs, collages, paintings, sculptures, readable and not-so-readable books, new image reproduction techniques, industrial design, editorial graphics, architecture and new pedagogical ideas. 'Bruno Munari Total Artist' is the printed edition that accompanies the exhibition on show at Museo Ettore Fico in Turin from 16 February to 11 June 2017.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Italian/English

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The Present Is The Form Of All Life: The Time Capsules Of Ant Farm And Lst

Isbn 9781945711015
Publisher Pioneer Works Press
Idea code 17122
EUR 48.15

Perhaps best known for the desert monolith “Cadillac Ranch” and stunts like “Media Burn,” the radical architecture and media art group Ant Farm created an abundance of works across disciplines. Throughout their career (1968–79), Ant Farm conceived a series of time capsules that focused not on the eternal but rather on the fleeting aspects of postwar American culture: consumer goods, media archives and tchotchkes. For various reasons, all of the time capsules failed to function, that is, to be opened at the allotted future time and the intact contents examined. Ant Farm’s successor group, LST, has taken up the project with their contemporary work “Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule]” (2008).

66 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Mike Kelley Memory Ware A Survey

Isbn 9783952446140
Publisher Hauser & Wirth
Idea code 17177
EUR 53.20

Over the course of his four-decade career, Mike Kelley (1954-2012) created a rich oeuvre that critically questioned aesthetic conventions and examined all forms of culture. The approximately one hundred ‘Memory Ware’ and associated works were made during the first decade of the 21st century, all of which are reproduced in this catalogue following the exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York from November to December 2016. A new scholarly essay by Ralph Rugoff considers the place of personal and collective memory in the artist’s oeuvre as well as reading the ‘Memory Ware’ series in its entirety from both visual and art historical standpoints.

250 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Philip Guston Painter 1957-1967

Isbn 9783952446126
Publisher Hauser & Wirth
Idea code 17132
EUR 31.95

Although much attention has been paid in recent years to Philip Guston’s figurative painting of the late 1960s and ’70s, this exhibition catalogue focuses on the decade preceding that period. Part of the New York School, which included many abstract expressionists, Guston’s influence on his contemporaries and the following generation of painters is considered quite significant. Comprising 36 paintings and 53 drawings, many of which have not been shown in public for decades, the exhibition presents a major survey of a seminal phase in the artist’s oeuvre. The book includes excerpts of conversations with critics and friends, plus key lectures and critical reviews.

122 p, ills colour & hb, 23 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Curating Context Beyond The Gallery And Into Other Fields

Isbn 9789188031457
Publisher Art And Theory Publishing
Idea code 17134
EUR 27.15

Edited by Magdalena Malm, this volume articulates the why and how of curating art projects that gain their meaning in relation to a surrounding context, or which require a specific structure in order to play out. In such practice, curatorial considerations are interwoven with production, and the intentions of artists and curators are foremost, rather than institutional structures. With contributions by Grégory Castéra, Claire Doherty, Raimundas Malašauskas, Jessica Segerlund, and more, the texts and conversations offered here reflect on how these curatorial methodologies not only situate works in different places, but also transfer curatorial methods into other fields.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 21 cm, hb, English

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The Perfect Spectator The Experience Of The Art Work And Reception Aesthetics (Vis-A-Vis)

Isbn 9789080818507
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 17160
EUR 25.70

What happens between a spectator and an artwork? How do we experience “meaning” in a work of art? How can the process of interpretation be understood and articulated? To address these questions, art critic Janneke Wesseling, director of the international doctorate programme in visual art and design at Leiden University in the Netherlands, explores the field of reception aesthetics. Based on her own doctoral dissertation, the book’s central premise deepens the field of thought surrounding the contemplation of art as a matter of interaction between the artwork and the observer.

256 p, ills in b&w, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Theory Arts Practices

Isbn 9789491444395
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 17208
EUR 25.60

Theoretical concepts are important in contemporary art practice. The ongoing and fascinating discussion of exactly what role theory should play, and the influence of theory on art practice, are at the heart of this collection. By presenting the seemingly simple question ‘Why, what and how theory?’ to a range of people who are involved in international art education in the realm of fine art and performing art, this book provides an inventory of current opinions in this area.

208 p, ills bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, English

Juan Cruz Catalogue: It Will Seem A Dream

Isbn 9780992903992
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 17167
EUR 17.05

“The work of Juan Cruz is often associated with translation and all it implies,” writes Manuel Olveira. Cruz’s oeuvre encompasses a wide range of media, including video, installation, drawing, sound and, more recently, streaming. Although this exhibition project at MUSAC resembles a retrospective, it uses various representations of time to reflect upon his lines of enquiry and research, revealing that the documents and traces that remain of works with no fixed material form are key resources for artist and viewer alike. In bringing us closer to the rawness of the archive, we gain a sense of its potential and generate new experiences and interrelated expressions of his work.

316 p, ills b&w, 12 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Franziska Furter

Isbn 9783856168285
Publisher Christoph Merian
Idea code 17196
EUR 30.95

Franziska Furter’s striking pictorial world is imbued with vivacious dynamism. Her works visualise both shimmering lightness and permanence. The artist works in Switzerland and Berlin, where she repeatedly explores the immanence and creative force of the line in works on paper and three-dimensional objects. This monograph is being published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Yverdon-les-Bains. It deals with her works of the past seven years.

144 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, German/French/English

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Evelyn Taocheng Wang - Unintended Experience

Isbn 9782955948606
Publisher After 8 Books
Idea code 17150
EUR 16.60

Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Evelyn Taocheng Wang: Allegory of Transience’ at De Hallen Haarlem in 2017, this slim monograph comprises a collection of diary-like texts previously posted by the artist on her Facebook page. The subject is the aesthetic, intellectual, and sentimental experiences she had as an undercover transgender masseuse in a massage parlour in Amsterdam, some of which are also quite humorous. Vicariously, we meet the workers at the salon and a variety of clientele seeking to fulfil different needs. It goes without saying that inaccuracies of language are an integral part of the narrative. A series of watercolours accompanies and illustrates the texts.

34 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Re Fuse

Isbn 9789460050374
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 17187
EUR 19.30

An avant-garde glossy that hijacks the language of traditional fashion magazines, ‘Re|Fuse’ strips the medium back to its bare essentials in order to stage a creative protest that reflects our own “crisis” of prejudice and intolerance. Not merely a commercial construct, fashion is a universal language that we use to visually communicate something about ourselves and relate to others. This is fashion for humanity, featuring trends and styles emerging from global hotspots like Aleppo, Ramallah, Baghdad, Mogadishu, Athens, Amsterdam, and New York. The debut issue features Ai Weiwei, Barbara Visser, Lucy Orta, Bas Kosters, Tammam Azzam, and many more.

150 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Sofa Issue 02 Summer 2017: What Are Cyber Hearts Made Of?

Publisher Edition Messner
Idea code 17170
EUR 6.15

While orbiting the new frontiers of cybersupportgroups, hook up apps, webcam love, virtual nationhood, net art, hacking & stalking, porn tag hegemonies, AI empathy, political videogaming & digital sexercising, 'SOFA' looks at the allure of digital relationships and how these are a new meta level of loving and being that solve some of yesterday’s problems while creating new ones for tomorrow. In this issue interviews with mavericks and the uncovering of the glitzy participation promoted by cyberculture to ask whether it is real democracy or if user-friendly atmospheres mask deeper emotional and psychological manipulations.

92 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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