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  • L'auteur et illustrateur de livres pour enfants, Dario Cestaro (né en 1971), présente la beauté de Paris à travers l'architecture spectaculaire en papier d'un livre pop-up. On y découvre la Tour Eiffel, la Bourse de Commerce, le Louvre, la cathédrale Notre-Dame, le Centre Pompidou et l'Arc de Triomphe, avec quelques courts textes historiques sur chaque monument.

  • Avec 85 illustrations en noir et blanc, le célèbre dessinateur parisien Jean-Philippe Delhomme s?amuse à imaginer les comptes Instagram d?artistes que nous ne verrons jamais. Le résultat est fidèle à l?humour du dessinateur : Picasso fait une collaboration avec une marque de voitures et compare son nombre de followers avec Braque, Mondrian repeint sa cuisine Ikea, Gauguin déprime tout le monde avec des photos des îles en plein hiver et se fait censurer pour ses images de nus lascifs.

  • Cet imposant recueil de 484 pages documente le travail de 15 des principaux designers de meubles brésiliens de la période moderne, entre les années 40 et 70, dont Lina Bo Bardi, Joaquim Tenreiro, José Zanine Caldas, Sergio Rodrigues et Jorge Zalszupin. Le grand nombre d'images permet d'apprécier les détails de la pensée créative des designers et la variété des solutions esthétiques. Le texte d'accompagnement de Maria Cecilia Loschiavo examine les éléments qui ont provoqué la genèse du design brésilien moderne. Le livre comprend également une courte biographie de chacun des designers, ainsi qu'un chapitre sur les contributions des architectes à la conception de meubles modernes.

  • Habituellement associée aux beaux-arts américains et européens, Peggy Guggenheim se tourna cependant à partir des années 1950 vers les arts africains, océaniens et indo-américains. Cet ouvrage est le résultat d'années détude par une comité curatorial sur cette partie moins connue de sa collection.

  • Francis picabia litterature

    Tirage limité à 500 exemplaires, extraits littéraires du roman Caravanserail de Francis Picabia (1879-1953), avec neuf dessins et dix-sept études, qu'il a réalisés pour la couverture du journal de la littérature d'André Breton, entre 1922 et 1924. Ce livre relié au lin est magnifiquement produit ; la couverture présente des découpes circulaires dérivées de l'un des dessins de dés de Picabia et célèbre les jeux subversifs et les formes fluides.

  • A Introduction by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. Preface by Adriana Cisneros de Griffin. Text by Ariel Jiménez, John Elderfield. Interview with Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, James Cuno.
    One of the world's foremost collections of Latin American abstract art, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros features works from Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay by Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Hélio Oiticica and Jesús Soto, among many others.

  • Arts/industry

    Ruth Kohler

    Founded in 1974 as a one-month experiment to open up new opportunities for extraordinary artists, Arts/Industry brought together two spirited partners: the groundbreaking John Michael Kohler Arts Center, then in its infancy, and Kohler Co., a 100-year-old leader in the international plumbingware industry. The program took the ceramic arts community by storm and through the years transformed artists' interests and university curricula regarding clay from molds. Today, Arts/Industry is hailed as the most unusual and successful ongoing collaboration between the arts and industry in the U.S. Each year, approximately 16 artists worldwide are selected for two- to six-month residencies to explore new technologies as well as ways of thinking and to create whole new bodies of work and/or public commissions in Kohler Co.'s Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries and Enamel Shop. Published on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Arts/Industry, this landmark book presents a profusely illustrated history of the program from the perspective of its founder and director of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Ruth DeYoung Kohler, Kohler Co. Chairman and CEO Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., artists-in-residence, Kohler Co. industrial staff and art historians Ezra Shales and Glen Brown. Chapters explore some of the program's major emphases: experimentation, originality and multiplicity, the impact of the industrial setting on the artistic process and the interaction between artists and industrial artisans.

  • This beautifully designed volume highlights over 250 artworks in the Des Moines Art Center's permanent collections, by renowned artists such as Ai Weiwei, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Martin Puryear, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon and Georgia O'Keeffe.

  • Descent

    Charlotte Ickes

    Descent animates alternative modes of inheritance across generations of families, artists and artworks: used or surplus possessions, intergenerational collaborations, maternal memories and transatlantic journeys. Artists include Virginia Overton, Lisa Tan, Runo Lagomarsino, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky and Matriarch.

  • Incendiary traces

    Hillary Mushkin

    Incendiary Traces complements the first museum exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Hillary Mushkin--a unique collective project that interrogates landscape through drawing. This experimental initiative was generated through on-site public "draw-in" events, ongoing research and publication of related materials. Incendiary Traces contextualizes the work done by this project at six different local militarized zones over the past five years. The book includes an introductory text by Rebecca McGrew, an essay by Susanna Newbury discussing the effect of military technology on visualizing conflict, an essay by Sarah Seekatz on the history of Southern California's date industry and the orientalist fantasies associated with the Coachella Valley desert, and narrative captions by Hillary Mushkin.

  • L'artiste new-yorkais Glenn Ligon est devenu connu pour ses explorations critiques de l'histoire et de la société américaines à travers des peintures, des sculptures et des films à base de texte. Ce livre présente ses nouvelles oeuvres qui poursuivent son interrogation sur l'histoire, la langue et l'identité culturelle.

  • Ce volume retrace et présente l'histoire de trois expositions organisées par le Service des expositions itinérantes du Département d'État américain il y a près de 70 ans : Contemporary American Textiles, organisée par Florence Knoll, Contemporary American Wallpapers, organisée par Tom Lee, et Containers & Packaging, organisée par Will Burtin. Ces expositions ont été conçues pour être présentées dans des écoles, des musées et des foires commerciales de l'Allemagne de l'Ouest, et dans le cadre du programme Amerika Haus, et visaient à montrer que les valeurs capitalistes offraient des choix de vie plus nombreux et meilleurs que ceux du bloc soviétique. Ce livre apporte aujourd'hui une perspective critique sur l'histoire politique du design et suggère notamment que, même aujourd'hui, la guerre froide a une influence sur les objets que nous utilisons au quotidien, sur nos habitudes et notre culture.

  • Fifteen artists draw on an array of motifs and techniques to construct diverse "Asias" in a modern global context.

    This book examines the subtly subversive characteristics of contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The 15 artists represented here were born in Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Argentina or the United States; all are adept at crossing borders both physical and material.

    Artists include: Kwang Young Chun, Jacob Hashimoto, Manabu Ikeda, Jun Kaneko, Dinh Q. Lê, Hung Liu, Mariko Mori, Hiroki Morinoue, Takashi Murakami, Roger Shimomura, Do Ho Suh, Akio Takamori, Barbara Takenaga, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Patti Warashina.

  • Art writing, theory, poetry and more from a leading champion of "painting as a poetic act" This unprecedented collection compiles the writings of artist and poet Jesse Murry (1948-93), an extraordinary thinker who believed in the capacity of painting to hold the complexity of human meaning. Painting Is a Supreme Fiction brings together Murry's published art criticism with previously unpublished philosophical writing and poetry from 1980 to his tragic death from AIDS-related illness at the age of 44. The result is a portrait of an original mind who sought to unite the histories of Romantic landscape painting with the realities of Black experience through "a belief in the restorative and creative powers of the imagination." No artist before occupied the exact intersections Murry created through his work, which aimed to reclaim "painting as a poetic act" amid the "death of painting" discourse of the 1980s. In addition to Murry's writings, this volume also includes reproductions of selected paintings; excerpts from a a pair of panel discussions on art criticism and expressionism that took place in 1980; as well as transcriptions of two of the artist's notebooks, in which the spatialization of the words across the page approaches the condition of thought. Painting Is a Supreme Fiction presents Jesse Murry in his own words, offering intimate access to this remarkable figure.

  • Malewicz : beyond censorship Nouv.

    A leading scholar of the Russian avant-garde reevaluates its most iconic artist Kazimir Malewicz (Malevich; 1879-1935) is undoubtedly one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, famed for his Suprematist works such as the so-called "Black Square" and White on White. Incredibly, his art only received its due in the West in the late 1950s; three more decades passed before it could be accessible to the Russian public. In this critical study, Andrei Nakov dissembles some foundational myths about the artist's ethnic background, such as his Polish origins (hence the rendering of the artist's name here as "Malewicz"), his affinity for the religious iconography of Russia and his place in modern European art. The artist's concept of Suprematist forms is central to Nakov's study, which interrogates certain anti-modernist visual and cultural prejudices.

    Andrei Nakov (born 1941) has published numerous theoretical studies, monographs and exhibition catalogs on the Russian avant-garde, Futurism, Dada, Constructivism, contemporary art and European abstract art.

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