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On The Up: Big-hearted novel of modern love and life
Can not-quite-perfect be enough? Big-hearted novel about motherhood, community and figuring out what's really worth fighting for.
Michael Craig-Martin: Present Sense
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
Public Knowledge: Selected Writings by Michael Asher
Writings by the conceptual artist Michael Asher-including notes, proposals, exhibition statements, and letters to curators and critics-most published here for the first time.
Performance in Contemporary Art
A brand new history of contemporary performance and its crucial role in contemporary art, written by one of the world's leading curators and writers on performance art.
Louise Bourgeois: I Have Been to Hell and Back
Dauntless, psychological, feminist-the substantial oeuvre of Louise Bourgeois
Bas Jan Ader: Death is Elsewhere
On July 9, 1975, artist Bas Jan Ader set sail from Chatham, Massachusetts, for Palmouth, England, on the second leg of a three-part piece titled In Search of the Miraculous. He was never seen again. This book features biography, theoretical reflection, and archival research to draw a detailed picture of the world in which Aders' work.
In Land: Writings around Land Art and its Legacies
A collection of essays about Land art, one of the most important artistic movements of our times.
Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction
What is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? Who is really running the art world? This controversial and witty exploration of the dramatic changes that have taken place in the art world since the fall of the Berlin Wall provides a critical look at the reasons for the current art boom, and reveals the politics behind the business.
Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself
From home-goods stores to hip bars, the Tate Modern to the most conservative decor magazine, taxidermy is everywhere these days. In this collection of rogue taxidermy, you will find a monkey with a fez and a martini glass, a jewel-encrusted piglet, a bionic fawn, and a polar bear floating balancing refrigerator.
Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects
Tales from the Loop
Gabi Veit: Creatura | Geschoepf
Spoons - the most elementary cultural object worldwide - transformed into art as Gabi Veit explores the possibilities of design. Text in English, German and Italian.
Alejandro Cesarco - Song
Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972
This work documents the network of ideas that has been labelled conceptual art. Including texts by and taped discussions among and with the artists involved, the book is arranged as an annotated chronology.
Chinese Surplus: Biopolitical Aesthetics and the Medically Commodified Body
Ari Larissa Heinrich examines transnational Chinese aesthetic production-from the earliest appearance of Frankenstein in China to the more recent phenomenon of "cadaver art"- to demonstrate how representations of the medically commodified body can illuminate the effects of biopolitical violence and postcolonialism in contemporary life.
Chris Burden
Chris Burden is a seminal figure in contemporary art. A monograph on Burden, this book gives an overview of his art, illuminated by searching texts by some of the most important curators and writers on art and supported by a catalogue. Its thematic arrangement reveals the conceptual relationships between works produced in differing mediums.
Art & Language International: Conceptual Art between Art Worlds
Robert Bailey reconstructs the history of conceptual art collective Art & Language to show how its international collaborations with dozens of artists and critics between 1969 and 1977 laid the foundation for global contemporary art, all while highlighting how conceptual art exceeds the visual to impact the philosophical and political.
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art
Postscript is the first collection of writings on the subject of conceptual writing by a diverse field of scholars in the realms of art, literature, media, as well as the artists themselves
Mel Bochner Voices
Rick Myers: A Bullet for Bu uel: Fragments of a Failed Bullet
Adam Pendleton: Selected Work
World of Gilbert & George: The Story Board
Takes the reader on a picaresque voyage through the artists' world - a world of extremes, taking in the beauty of nature and the urban landscape, sex and eroticism, religion and spirituality, drunkenness and degradation, fear and human aggression, raucous humour and poetry.
Mike Kelley: 99.9998% Remaining
Abdulnasser Gharem- Art of Survival
Abdulnasser Gharem stands apart in so many ways. He is a soldier and an artist. He is widely regarded as a pioneer in the region for his firebrand intellectual courage and innovative use of materials. This monograph tells the story of one of Saudi Arabia's most talked about contemporary artists.
Woosh: Spaceship Sketches from the Couch
Featuring Michael Craig-Martin's characteristic outline drawings from earlier points in his career to those conceived in recent months, this book is the definitive companion to the preferred medium of one of our most significant living artists.
Lovely: Ladies of Animation: The Art of Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Victoria Ying and Helen Chen
Image and Text in Conceptual Art: Critical Operations in Context
This book examines the use of image and text juxtapositions in conceptual art as a strategy for challenging several ideological and institutional demands placed on art. In particular, it asks: How has the presence of language in a visual art context changed the ways art is talked about, theorised and produced?
Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg: Art, Happenings, and Cultural Politics
Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art
Traces two intersecting trajectories in American art. It shows how rights-based 1960s politics and the identity politics of the 1970s influenced the development of Conceptual art (with a capital 'C') into the diverse set of practices generally characterised as conceptualist (with a lower-case 'c'). -- .
Last Words: Luis Camnitzer
Sophie Calle: My All
Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art
Engendering an Avant-Garde: The Unsettled Landscapes of Vancouver Photo-Conceptualism
A comprehensive examination of the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism. The book employs discourse analysis, feminist critique and settler-colonial theory to analyse the landscapes of Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Marian Penner Bancroft, Liz Magor and others. -- .
Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions: 1965-2016
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters
Word is Art
A fascinating overview of how contemporary artists incorporate text and language into work that speaks to some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
Cacaform Birds
A unique and playful new project from the mind behind The Language of Bugs.
Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color
Originally published in 1902, Color Problems examines the theory of color in 117 conceptual plates by Emily Noyes Vanderpoel.
Talexi - The Concept Art of Alessandro Taini: Heavenly Sword, Enslaved and DmC
Katurran Odyssey: An Epic Adventure of Courage, Discovery, and Hope
Scheize Liebe Sehnsucht
Staying With The Pictures
Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology
Including an introduction and bibliography, this is a collection of writings by and about the work of the 1960s minimalists, generously illustrated with photographs of paintings, sculpture, and performance.
Conceptual Art: A Critical Anthology
This landmark anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the conceptual art movement.
Adrian Paci: Lights to Serve the Night
Among the protagonists of the international art scene, Adrian Paci uses a straight-forward language. The project Di queste luci si serviraI la notte (Lights to Serve the Night) underlines his ability to narrate our times and describe the perpetual transit of man, assimilated to the continuous flow of water and its cathartic power.
In the Face of It
In the Face of It is part of a series of three Artists' Books that represent three stages of an artistic journey in the years 1995-2006 exploring the dialectic of mark, word and image.
Point of It
The Point of It is part of a series of three Artists' Books that represent three stages of an artistic journey in the years 1995-2006 exploring the dialectic of mark, word and image. A recurrent theme in each is that of surprise.
John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonne: Volume Two: 1975-1986
The second in a projected four-volume series of the complete catalogue of works by John Baldessari