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Abstract Art
The 20th century saw art go abstract. Where once clear certainties and indisputable forms prevailed, now anarchy seemed to reign supreme. Sensibilities diffused into strange new shapes, colors assumed new significance, lines abandoned literal meaning. Dive in and discover some of the most dynamic and progressive art of modernity.
Shimmering, pulsating color masses characterize the Abstract Expressionist masterpieces of Mark Rothko. Like no other artist in his generation, Rothko developed his own stylistic vocabulary, creating ceiling-high canvases that were to be experienced as much as seen, submerging viewers in the drama, intimacy, and tragedy of the human condition.
Abstract Expressionism
From vast, splattered canvases to quiet pools of color, enter the world of Abstract Expressionism, the movement which put feelings into paint and turned New York into the global center for contemporary art. This book features works from 20 key artists, including Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning.
The rebel hero of Abstract Expressionism, Jackson Pollock careened through his life like a firework across the American art landscape, with his urgent, splattered drip paintings his most explosive legacy. This essential introduction traces Pollock's work and his fame to understand his masterpieces in the greater modernist story and explore his...
World Receivers: Georgiana Houghton - Hilma af Klint - Emma Kunz
Lee Krasner: Living Colour
A richly illustrated monograph on the life and work of Lee Krasner, one of the twentieth century's most inspiring women artists and a pioneer of abstract expressionism.
Abstract Expressionism
Taking into account a wealth of scholarship, this book explores the movement in terms of its political implications and rich cultural contexts.
A concise and gripping encounter with Francis Bacon, one of the most individual, powerful, and disturbing painters of the 20th century. Emerging into notoriety in the period following World War II, Bacon developed a unique figurative form, distorted, dismembered, and writhing with intense emotional content.
Jackson Pollock: Phaidon Focus
The essential introduction to the life and work of Jackson Pollock, the pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter.
Lee Krasner: A Biography
The first full length account of Lee Krasner's colourful life.
On Art
The first collection in English of the writings of Russian conceptual artist Ilya Kabakov, a leading figure in the avant garde in the 1960s and '70s and a major influence on artists today.
Bridget Riley
A unique record of almost 70 years of Bridget Riley's work. This beautiful landmark book is the authority on new thinking around Riley's practice.
Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day. This hardback book has 352 pages and measures: 23.8 x 20 x 2.6cm
John Carter: On Paper
Carter's drawings reveal the originality of his mind and the love of exactitude and clarity that drives his practice. His singular contribution to the post-war flowering of British abstraction can clearly be seen here.
Painting and Understanding Abstract Art
Shows how to paint abstracts and explains how to approach and understand abstract art. This title moves the teaching of art from a doing level of painting a certain subject in a particular medium to a thinking level. It develops the thinking and doing processes together and leads the reader to an understanding of this genre.
de Kooning: A Retrospective
This publication offers an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the development of the artist's work as it unfolded over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s.
Mali Morris: Painting
The first publication to present the work of Mali Morris, one of the most interesting abstract painters working in the UK today. With reproductions of over 100 of her works.
Jack Whitten
A monograph on abstract artist Jack Whitten, who strove throughout his life to connect across cultural, historic, and artistic boundaries.
Mark Rothko: A Biography
This is a full-length biography of Mark Rothko, arguably one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Drawing on exclusive access to his personal papers and over 100 interviews with artists, patrons and dealers, the author tells the story of a life in art.
Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures
The catalogue to accompany a major solo presentation of the work of the influential New York-based painter and ceramicist Mary Heilmann, her first in a public institution in the UK in 15 years.
Drawings of Roger Hilton
Sverre Bjertnaes: Works
Sverre Bjertnaes was higly influenced by realistic painter Odd Nerdrum, although he now merges figurative and abstract painting. The book presents the full range of Bjertnaes's works, covering painting and drawing as well as sculpture and the tableaux installations he has developed in later years.
Jasper Johns
Rethinking Arshile Gorky
A reexamination of the art of Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), and an exploration of his role in the development of modern abstraction in America.
Paul Klee Pedagogical Sketchbook: Bauhausbucher 2, 1925
Arshile Gorky: A Life Through Letters and Documents
Drawing the Line: The Early Work of Agnes Martin
Demonstrates that the rapidly evolving creative processes and pictorial solutions Martin developed between 1940 and 1967 define all her subsequent art. This title offers descriptions of the networks of art, artists, and information that moved between New Mexico and the creative centers of New York and California in the postwar period.
Sigmar Polke: Girlfriends
An illustrated exploration of Girlfriends (1965/66), one of Sigmar Polke's important early paintings.
Mark Tobey
Accompanying a major retrospective, this long-overdue survey establishes Mark Tobey as a pioneering champion of abstraction in America.
Drawings of Peter Lanyon
Arthur Osver
Raymond Jonson and the Spiritual in Modernist and Abstract Painting
Sophie Taeuber-Arp and the Avant-Garde: A Biography
Roswitha Mair has brought us the first biography of this unique polymath, illuminating not just Tauber-Arp's own life and work, but also the various milieus and movements in which she traveled. No fan of the Dadaists and their legacy will want to miss this first English-language translation.
Abstract Crossings: Cultural Exchange between Argentina and Brazil
Translation of: El arte abstracto: intercambios culturales entre Argentina y Brasil, 2011.
Cosmic Theater: The Art of Lee Mullican
American painter Lee Mullican (1919-1998) is revered for his uniquely West Coast exploration into abstraction, grounded in content, full of mysticism and connections to the transcendent.
Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism
Modernism's Masculine Subjects: Matisse, the New York School, and Post-Painterly Abstraction
How postwar abstract modernist paintings came to be seen as metaphorical embodiments of masculine selfhood; an examination of the critical discourse surrounding the work of Matisse, de Kooning, Pollock, and the post-painterly Abstractionists.
Writings of Robert Motherwell
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), one of the leading American Abstract Expressionist painters, was also a theorist and exponent of the movement. This book presents the artist's writings about art includes public lectures, essays, and interviews. It features an informative introductory essay, rigorous annotation, and illustrations.
Barbara Rae
An illustrated monograph of Barbara Rae's career. It features an essay situating the work in its twentieth- and twenty-first-century contexts. It is intended as a homage to her life.
Willem de Kooning
Willem de Kooning was a pioneering figure among Abstract Expressionists, one of the most influential champions of the dynamic, process-driven painting that brought NewYork to the centre of the art world in the 1950s. This essay accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment.
Pollock: One: Number 31, 1950
In the late 1940s, the author began experimenting with a new method of painting that involved dripping, flinging and pouring paint onto a canvas laid flat on the ground. "One: Number 31 (1950)", was among the largest of the paintings he produced by this method. This title offers an exploration of the painting.
Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting
The definitive (and only) guide to contemporary abstract painting.
Cube and the Face - Around a Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti's 1934 Cube stands apart as a Swiss artist, the abstract sculptural work that otherwise had as its objective the exploration of reality. Drawing on Freud, Bataille, Leiris, and others whom Giacometti counted as influences, this book presents fans and collectors of Giacometti's art with an approach to transitional work.
Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years
"Peter Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years" is the first monograph in over 20 years on the artist Peter Voulkos. This book includes both his well-known ceramic works as well as his largely overlooked paintings.
Vasily Kandinsky
Jasper Johns
A beautifully illustrated overview of the work of one of the most important American artists of the last 60 years.
Rothko: The Color Field Paintings
The essential book on Mark Rothko for the modern art lover's library.
Jackson Pollock
Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out
Worlds of Joaquin Torres-Garcia
One of the most revered Latin American artists of the early 20th century, best known for his abstract and primitive paintings, with key works from private collections published for the first time.