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Sophie Whettnall (at) Work
ISBN: PB: 9780300233278, Mercatorfonds, May 2019
208 pp., 31.8x22.9 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
This unconventional publication explores the process of making art through the work and studio practice of Sophie Whettnall (b. 1973), a contemporary Belgian artist whose works range from video art, installation, and performance to sculpture and draw...
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£40,00
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Francis Picabia Catalogue Raisonne, Volume 3 (1927-1939)
ISBN: HB: 9780300243727, Mercatorfonds, March 2019
464 pp., 30.5x24.1 cm, 525 colour illus.
This third volume in a planned four-volume catalogue raisonne of works by the French avant-garde artist Francis Picabia (1879-1953) includes paintings and selected drawings dating from mid-1927 through 1939. Innovative collage-paintings and flamboyan...
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£135,00
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Bruegel's Winter Scenes Historians and Art Historians in Dialogue
ISBN: HB: 9780300236927, Mercatorfonds, October 2018
352 pp., 30x24.1 cm, 310 colour illus.
This focused volume presents a deep exploration and new interpretations of the winter paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-1569). By applying new methodological approaches and interdisciplinary research to these masterpieces of Flemish Ren...
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£50,00
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Sophie Podolski Le pays ou tout est permis / The Country Where Everything Is Permitted
ISBN: PB: 9780300241266, Mercatorfonds, October 2018
144 pp., 27x18.7 cm, 129 colour illus., 9 black&white illus.
This bilingual publication offers an unprecedented exploration of the work of Belgian poet and artist Sophie Podolski (1953-1974), who has lingered in obscurity since her untimely death at the age of 21. Podolski's work is emblematic of a time marked...
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£22,00
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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas 2007-2017
ISBN: HB: 9780300236873, Mercatorfonds, October 2018
256 pp., 33.5x24.1 cm, 200 colour illus.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (b. 1960) is a renowned Belgian choreographer who over nearly four decades has created a legendary and internationally lauded oeuvre, a continuous exploration of the relationship between dance and music that borrows formal...
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£45,00
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Luluwa Central African Art Between Heaven and Earth
ISBN: HB: 9780300222487, Mercatorfonds, June 2018
240 pp., 30.5x25.4 cm, 175 colour illus., 25 black&white illus.
Living in the region between the Lubudi and Kasai rivers in south central Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Luluwa people are known for their elaborately carved male and female figure sculptures, masks, and decorative arts. Constantine Petridis d...
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£75,00
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Adel Abdessemed Otchi Tchiornie / L'Antidote
ISBN: PB: 9780300236880, Mercatorfonds, June 2018
256 pp., 27.5x21 cm, 85 colour illus.
The Algerian-born French artist Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971) works in a wide variety of media including animation, installation, performance, sculpture, and video; through his art he addresses contemporary themes and he reflects the bleak picture of the...
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£35,00
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NAGA Awe-Inspiring Beauty
ISBN: HB: 9780300233254, Mercatorfonds, April 2018
432 pp., 33x25.4 cm, 320 colour illus., 260 black&white illus.
Taking an approach that is equal parts anthropological and art historical, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a rare look at the art, artifacts, and culture of the Naga people, an ethnic group spanning several tribes native to northeastern India...
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£75,00
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Nicolas Schoffer Space, Light, Time
ISBN: HB: 9780300233247, Mercatorfonds, April 2018
240 pp., 26.7x24.1 cm, 300 colour and black&white illus.
Hungarian-born French artist Nicolas Schoffer (1912-1992), though relatively unknown today, was during his lifetime a significant presence in the art world. His 1956 piece CYSP 1 is considered the first cybernetic sculpture, making use of motors, mic...
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£40,00
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Mary Cassatt An American Impressionist in Paris
ISBN: HB: 9780300236521, Mercatorfonds, March 2018
176 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 170 colour illus.
Acclaimed and beloved for her paintings of women and children in intimate, informal settings, Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) was the only American artist to exhibit with the French Impressionists in Paris. Cassatt celebrated women in an age of rapid female...
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