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Max Beckmann In New York

Author : Sabine Rewald
ISBN : 9781588396006
Genre : Art
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In December 1950, the German Expressionist Max Beckmann set out from his Manhattan apartment to see his Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket, on view at The Met, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Inspired by the poignant circumstances of the artist’s death, Max Beckmann in New York focuses on 40 beautifully illustrated works that Beckmann painted in the city during the last 16 months of his life, as well as earlier works in New York collections. An informative and accessible essay by art historian Sabine Rewald, as well as detailed catalogue entries for each work and generous excerpts from the artist’s letters, diaries, and ephemera, illuminate Beckmann’s difficult and tumultuous life and make this an essential volume for anyone interested in the artist.

I Am A Beautiful Monster

Author : Francis Picabia
ISBN : 0262517485
Genre : Art
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The first definitive edition in English of writings by poet, painter, pickpocket-plagiarist, and consummate anti-artist Francis Picabia, one of Dada's leading figures.

Moholy Nagy

Author : Matthew S. Witkovsky
ISBN : 9780300214796
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"The pioneering artist László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) worked across a range of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, advertising, and theater. This publication, which offers a fresh and extensive examination of his output, accompanies the first major American survey of Moholy's oeuvre in nearly a half century and represents the most extensive English-language book on the artist in thirty years. The catalogue reproduces a vast selection of Moholy's early paintings and photograms, his whimsical photomontages--all of which are reproduced together here for the first time--and late works in Plexiglas. Distinguished scholars offer new insights into his materials and working methods; the relation among writing, administration, and art making in his practice; and his influence on contemporary art. Particular emphasis is given to Moholy's American years and his leadership of the Chicago Bauhaus as well as his reception as a painter"--

Francis Picabia

Author : Francis Picabia
ISBN : UCSD:31822023059959
Genre : Art
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While his reputation as a Dadaist pioneer is by now well established, his later work, from the 1930's onward, remains largely ignored. This book is the first to systematically document Picabia's final period, and the timing could not be more appropriate: for, while these works, with their kitschy qualities, have embarrassed the purists among Picabia's many admirers, they seem in retrospect to foreshadow much of the art of the self-consciously ironic 1980's. It is therefore fitting that this beautifully illustrated book is able to both challenge our assumptions about one of the legends of modernism and stand on its own as an important revision to the artist's oeuvre.

Francis Picabia Catalogue Raisonn

Author : William A. Camfield
ISBN : 0300208286
Genre : Art
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This publication is the first of four volumes in the catalogue raisonné of Francis Picabia, one of the most significant, challenging artists of the 20th century. The works in Volume I range from Picabia's early pieces as an Impressionist in 1898 to his cubic and abstract paintings in 1912?14, which constitute landmarks in the history of modern art. This volume allows for new critical and scientific readings of his work and piques interest in his lesser-known pieces. Along with illustrations of each featured work, the book includes an introduction, chronology, bibliography, and excerpts of relevant primary source documents.

You Belong To The Universe

Author : Jonathon Keats
ISBN : 9780199338238
Genre : Architects
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A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem-solving to present-day problems A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller's creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car to a bathroom requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. Yet in spite of his brilliant mind and life-long devotion to serving mankind, Fuller's expansive ideas were often dismissed, and have faded from public memory since his death. You Belong to the Universe documents Fuller's six-decade quest to "make the world work for one hundred percent of humanity." Critic and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats sets out to revive Fuller's unconventional practice of comprehensive anticipatory design, placing Fuller's philosophy in a modern context and dispelling much of the mythology surrounding Fuller's life. Keats argues that Fuller's life and ideas, namely doing "the most with the least," are now more relevant than ever as humanity struggles to meet the demands of an exploding world population with finite resources. Delving deeply into Buckminster Fuller's colorful world, Keats applies Fuller's most important concepts to present-day issues, arguing that his ideas are now not only feasible, but necessary. From transportation to climate change, urban design to education, You Belong to the Universe demonstrates that Fuller's holistic problem-solving techniques may be the only means of addressing some of the world's most pressing issues. Keats's timely book challenges each of us to become comprehensive anticipatory design scientists, providing the necessary tools for continuing Fuller's legacy of improving the world.

Francis Picabia

Author : Francis Picabia
ISBN : OCLC:272476315
Genre : Dadaism
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The Keeper

Author : Massimiliano Gioni
ISBN : 0915557126
Genre : Art
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"The Keeper" accompanies an exhibition dedicated to the act of preserving objects, artworks and images. Through a variety of imaginary museums, personal collections and unusual assemblages, it offers a reflection on the impulse to save both the most precious and the apparently valueless, and reveals the devotion with which artists, collectors, scholars and hoarders have created sanctuaries for endangered images and artifacts. Through works spanning the 20th century, "The Keeper" tells the stories of various individuals through the objects they chose to safeguard. Some, such as Roger Caillois' collection of rare stones and Harry Smith's string figures, pursue a universal syntax. Other collections were not so much kept as withheld, such as Hilma af Klint's suite of abstract paintings from 1906-15, which she kept hidden for decades after her death, venturing that her work would be better appreciated beyond her own time. Shinro Ohtake's feverishly collaged scrapbooks burst with found materials as free associations of images and everyday ephemera. In a ceremonious personal custom, Ye Jinglu had a studio portrait of himself taken every year for decades. These photos, preserved by Tong Bingxue, represent collecting as a mode of auto-ethnography that inadvertently also traces social and political changes over time. The centerpiece of the book is a vast display conceived by Ydessa Hendeles, composed of over 3,000 family-album photographs of people posing with teddy bears, and vitrines containing antique teddy bears.

Moma Masterpieces

Author : Ann Temkin
ISBN : 0500239428
Genre : Art
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Since its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art in New York has brought the history of modern and contemporary art to vivid life through its extraordinary holdings. MoMA Masterpieces provides a fresh look at the Museums exceptional collection as it stands today. Ann Temkins introduction addresses the historical construction of the Museums collection and explores the shifting issues that have guided its acquisitions, while the thoughtful selection of reproduced works highlights the range of artworks and ideas that constitute the evolving foundation of the Museums collection. With 126 years spanning the distance between the works on the first and last pages of this book, MoMA Masterpieces offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in the multitude of artistic approaches encompassed under the banner of modern art.

Bruce Conner

Author : Rudolf Frieling
ISBN : 9780520290563
Genre : Art
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"This book is published by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of the exhibition Bruce Conner: It's All True, co-curated by Stuart Comer, Rudolf Frieling, Gary Garrels, and Laura Hoptman, with Rachel Federman"--Colophon.

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