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Posing Modernity The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
ISBN: HB: 9780300229066, Yale University Press, November 2018
224 pp., 26x22.9 cm, 177 colour illus.
This revelatory study investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. "Posing Modernity" examines the legacy of Edouard Manet's "Olympia" (1863), arguing that this radical pa...
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£35,00
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Becoming Property Art, Theory, and Law in Early Modern France
ISBN: HB: 9780300222791, Yale University Press, November 2018
384 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 117 colour and black&white illus.
This original and relevant book investigates the relationship between intellectual property and the visual arts in France from the 16th century to the French Revolution. It charts the early history of privilege legislation (today's copyright and pate...
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Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonne of Drawings
ISBN: HB: 9780300229349, Yale University Press, November 2018
1888 pp., 30.5x24.8 cm, 870 colour illus.
Six decades of both iconic and intimate works by Jasper Johns (b. 1930), who is still producing at the age of 88, are given their full due in this magnificent multi-volume publication. Featuring exquisite full-page illustrations of all 813 known draw...
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Jean Schlumberger The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
ISBN: HB: 9780300238747, Yale University Press, November 2018
120 pp., 26.7x26.7 cm, 134 colour and black&white illus.
Famous for his inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects, artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) played a key role in 20th-century fashion with his vibrant sculptural designs for whimsical jewelry and accessories. After beginni...
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£25,00
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Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again
ISBN: HB: 9780300236989, Yale University Press, November 2018
384 pp., 30.5x25.4 cm, 485 colour illus., 120 black&white illus.
One of the most emulated and significant figures in modern art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) rose to fame in the 1960s with his iconic Pop pieces. Warhol expanded the boundaries by which art is defined and created groundbreaking work in a diverse array of...
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£50,00
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Vija Celmins To Fix the Image in Memory
ISBN: HB: 9780300234213, Yale University Press, November 2018
272 pp., 29.5x24.1 cm, 230 colour illus.
Best known for her striking drawings of ocean surfaces, begun in 1968 and revisited over many years both in drawings and paintings, Vija Celmins (b. 1938) has been creating exquisitely detailed renderings of natural imagery for more than five decades...
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£45,00
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Supermarket USA Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race
ISBN: HB: 9780300232691, Yale University Press, November 2018
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 12 black&white illus.
Supermarkets were invented in the United States, and from the 1940s on they made their way around the world, often explicitly to carry American-style economic culture with them. This innovative history tells us how supermarkets were used as anticommu...
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Jewelry The Body Transformed
ISBN: HB: 9781588396501, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2018
272 pp., 25.4x22.9 cm, 300 colour illus.
As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body – extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. But how is the meaning of jewelry bound to the body...
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Oscar G. Rejlander Artist Photographer
ISBN: HB: 9780300237092, Yale University Press, November 2018
300 pp., 29.8x24.8 cm, 225 colour and black&white illus.
Oscar G. Rejlander (1813-1875) was a Swedish-born photographer who pioneered the genre of art photography. He is best known for combining negatives to form elaborate allegorical compositions and for his ability to communicate expression through his p...
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Sculptural Seeing Relief, Optics, and the Rise of Perspective in Medieval Italy
ISBN: HB: 9780300232141, Yale University Press, November 2018
240 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 36 colour illus., 100 black&white illus.
Although perspective has long been considered one of the essential developments of Renaissance painting, this provocative new book shifts the usual narrative back centuries, showing that medieval sculptors were already employing knowledge of optical...
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