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Simple Truth The Monochrome in Modern Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789142310, Reaktion Books, May 2020
304 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 10 illus.
The monochrome – a single-colour work of art – is highly ambiguous. For some it epitomizes purity, and is art reduced to its essence. For others it is just a stunt, the emperor's new clothes. Why are monochromes so admired, yet such an easy target of...
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£20,00
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End Artists' Late and Last Works
ISBN: HB: 9781789141313, Reaktion Books, October 2019
248 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 60 illus., 24 in colour
When is a work of art finished? Can it be complete in a mental sense? And who decides? In this highly original and wide-ranging study, Carel Blotkamp explores the concept and manifestations of "the end" in art. From the idea of a mortal end to the n...
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Rene Magritte
ISBN: PB: 9781789141511, Reaktion Books, August 2019
240 pp., 20x13 cm, 60 illus.
The Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte redefined the way we think about art. Famous for his men in bowler hats, Magritte's witty and provocative work inspired generations of later artists, from Andy Warhol to Jasper Johns. In this illuminating n...
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£11,99
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Judenmord Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany
ISBN: HB: 9781780239071, Reaktion Books, June 2018
400 pp., 25x19 cm, 230 illus., 200 in colour
In remembering the murder of the Jews during the period of National Socialism in Germany, the contribution made by artists in the first twenty years after the end of the war has been largely ignored. But how did artists deal with their own experience...
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£35,00
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When Artists Curate Contemporary Art and the Exhibition as Medium
ISBN: PB: 9781780239330, Reaktion Books, May 2018
296 pp., 20x15 cm, 117 illus., 12 in colour
An increasing proportion of exhibitions are curated by artists rather than professional curators. In this ground-breaking book Alison Green provides the first critical history of visual artists curating exhibitions. The artist emerges as someone who...
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£17,95
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Modern Art Cookbook
ISBN: PB: 9781780239132, ISBN: HB: 9781780231747, Reaktion Books, March 2018
256 pp., 20x15 cm, 119 illus., 112 in colour
Food has always been a favourite subject of the world's artists, from still-lifes by Matisse and Picasso to the works of Claes Oldenberg and Andy Warhol. But how do artists eat? "The Modern Art Cookbook" provides a window into how both great and less...
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£14,99
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£25,00
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Eileen Agar Dreaming Oneself Awake
ISBN: HB: 9781780237275, Reaktion Books, June 2017
224 pp., 25x19 cm, 130 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1899, and reborn in Paris in 1928, Eileen Agar was an artist whose work throughout her long career synthesized elements of the two main art movements of the twentieth century: Cubism and Surrealism. This monograph, the first f...
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£30,00
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Exist Otherwise The Life and Works of Claude Cahun
ISBN: HB: 9781780237282, Reaktion Books, May 2017
328 pp., 25x19 cm, 121 colour illus., 13 black&white illus.
In the turmoil of the 1920s and '30s, Claude Cahun challenged gender stereotypes with her powerful photographs, photomontages and writings: work that appears contemporary, or even ahead of our time, when viewed with twenty-first-century eyes. Cahun w...
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William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland Conversations in Letters and Lines
ISBN: HB: 9781908612410, Reaktion Books, November 2016
192 pp., 26x19 cm, 120 colour illus.
William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland are two of South Africa's foremost visual artists. Kentridge is a successful animated filmmaker, opera director, performer and draughtsman, while Koorland has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim as a painter, p...
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Beyond Resemblance Abstract Art in the Age of Global Conceptualism
ISBN: PB: 9781780236322, Reaktion Books, October 2016
224 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 60 colour illus.
?Art today may be truly global, but everywhere in the world it has the same character. It is saturated with statements, meanings and branded images that dominate both art galleries and artist's work. Everywhere there is a need for a clear space in wh...
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