Most popular Art & design styles: Conceptual art books
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Can not-quite-perfect be enough? Big-hearted novel about motherhood, community and figuring out what's really worth fighting for.
A selection of Michael Craig-Martin's paintings, prints and sculptures, with an interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of essays about Land art, one of the most important artistic movements of our times.
Spoons - the most elementary cultural object worldwide - transformed into art as Gabi Veit explores the possibilities of design. Text in English, German and Italian.
Dauntless, psychological, feminist-the substantial oeuvre of Louise Bourgeois
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 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.
The perfect introduction to the life and work of Cindy Sherman.
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 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
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'). -- .
An inspiring collection of dark and macabre drawings and articles exploring the sketchbooks and artistic practices of 50 talented artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
This landmark anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the conceptual art movement.
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 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.
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.
This autobiography traces the development of Adrian Piper's thinking about her work and that of the art world around her. The first volume documents and considers her own work, from her early installations as conceptual artist to the many alternative perspectives and personae of recent years.
This publication explores the history of conceptual art in Britain during its most exciting and innovative period, from the mid 1960s, to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979.
How artists' magazines, in all their ephemerality, materiality, and temporary intensity, challenged mainstream art criticism and the gallery system.
An exploration of walking and mapping as both form and content in art projects using old and new technologies, shoe leather and GPS.