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Donald Judd: Metals The Artist's Materials
ISBN: PB: 9781606065686, Getty Publications, December 2019
168 pp., 25.4x19.1 cm, 46 colour illus., 47 black&white illus.
A leading figure in the Minimalist movement in the visual arts, Donald Judd (1928-1994) pioneered the use of industrial materials and techniques, avoiding traditional substances and the direct use of his own hands. While recent decades have witnessed...
Lari Pittman Declaration of Independence
ISBN: HB: 9783791356891, Prestel Publishing, October 2019
208 pp., 28x24 cm, 150 colour illus.
One of the most prolific and exuberant painters of the past three decades, Lari Pittman creates works that mirror the social fabric of his time. This dazzling volume follows Pittman's trajectory as his visual language evolved and his technical master...
Xing Danwen Captive of Love
ISBN: HB: 9783791384344, Prestel Publishing, September 2019
200 pp., 28.5x21 cm, 200 colour illus.
A monograph on one of China's most accomplished and daring artists, this volume follows the transformation of Xing Danwen's career from 1989 to the present. Since 1989, when she began photographing the lives of artists squatting on the fringes of Be...
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevitch The Russian Avant-garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922
ISBN: HB: 9783791358079, Prestel Publishing, September 2019
288 pp., 24.5x24.5 cm, 250 colour illus.
When Marc Chagall took over the People's School of Art in his hometown of Vitebsk in 1919, he had already established himself as an avant-garde artist. For the next few years, Chagall established the once-sleepy Belarusian town as a hub of revolution...
Whitney Biennial 2019
ISBN: PB: 9780300242751, Yale University Press, August 2019
320 pp., 26x20 cm, 500 colour illus., 85 black&white illus.
Since its introduction in 1932, the Whitney Biennial – the Museum's signature exhibition – has charted new developments in contemporary art. The 2019 Biennial is curated by members of the museum's curatorial staff Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, wel...
Look for Me All Around You Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber
ISBN: PB: 9783791358512, Prestel Publishing, August 2019
270 pp., 24x17 cm, 100 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
Accompanying "Look for Me All Around You", one of the three sections of Sharjah Biennial 14, this book charts a non-chronological time-space (dis-)continuum between the Americas and the Emirates, building unexpected trans-oceanic and multi-diasporic...
I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like The Art of Bill Viola
ISBN: PB: 9780300244755, Yale University Press, July 2019
192 pp., 27.3x22.9 cm, 125 colour illus.
Bill Viola (b. 1951) is one of today's premier video installation artists whose apparently straightforward imagery belies a decades-long investigation into the human imagination and its various states of consciousness. This unique and accessible guid...
Instafame Graffiti and Street Art in the Instagram Era
ISBN: HB: 9781783209835, Intellect, July 2019
200 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm, 52 halftones
"Instafame" charts the impact of Instagram – one of the world's most popular social media platforms – on visual culture in the mere eight years since its launch. MacDowell traces the intuitive connections between graffiti, street art, and Instagram,...
(Re)Positioning Site Dance Local Acts, Global Perspectives
ISBN: HB: 9781783209989, Intellect, July 2019
300 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm, 49 halftones
Site-based dance performance and sited movement explorations implicate dance makers, performers, and audience members in a number of dialogical processes between body, site, and environment. This book aims to articulate international approaches to th...
Trenton Doyle Hancock Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass
ISBN: HB: 9783791358215, Prestel Publishing, July 2019
224 pp., 25.5x20 cm, 180 colour illus., 25 black&white illus.
Trenton Doyle Hancock has transformed his childhood love of comic books, toys, and superhero culture into his own creation myth. That mythology and the fascinating, multimedia iterations that it has sparked are told in this captivating and revealing...