Broad Strokes by Bridget Quinn; Lisa Congdon (Illustrator)Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture,Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists' works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.
Call Number: N8354 .Q47 2017
Intimate Geometries by Robert StorrIn a career spanning nearly 75 years, Louise Bourgeois created a vast body of work that enriched the formal language of modern art while it expressed her intense inner struggles with unprecedented candor and unpredictable invention. Her solo 1982 retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art launched an extraordinarily productive late career, making her a much-honored and vivid presence on the international art scene until her death in 2010 at the age of 98. Trained as a painter and printmaker, Bourgeois embraced sculpture as her primary medium and experimented with a range of materials over the years, including marble, plaster, bronze, wood, and latex. Bourgeois contributed significantly to Surrealism, Postminimalist, and installation art, but her work always remained fiercely independent of style or movement. With more than 1000 illustrations, Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois comprehensively surveys her immense oeuvre in unmatched depth. Writing from a uniquely intimate perspective, as a close personal friend of Bourgeois, and drawing on decades of research, Robert Storr critically evaluates her achievements and reveals the complexity and passion of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
Call Number: N6537 .B645 S76 2016
Louise Bourgeois by Louise BourgeoisBorn in 1911 in Paris, Louise Bourgeois was raised in a household that famously included her fathers mistress, who was also Louises nanny. She studied philosophy and mathematics before turning to art in 1934, and over the next few years studied at various art academies and in the atelier of Fernand Léger, among others. She moved to New York in 1938 with her new husband, American art historian Robert Goldwater. Her first U.S. showing was in a print exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, and over the next 50 years, she exhibited consistently in solo and group shows. In 1982, Bourgeois was the subject of the first retrospective ever given to a woman artist at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and her work has remained in the spotlight ever since.
Call Number: OVERSIZE NB237 .B65 G6713 1997
Louise Bourgeois by Deborah Wye; William S. Rubin (Introduction by)
Call Number: NB237 .B65 A4 1982
Louise Bourgeois: the Return of the Repressed by Louise Bourgeois (Artist, Text by); Philip Larratt-Smith; Elisabeth BronfenApproximately 80 previously unpublished writings by Louise Bourgeois appear here in print for the first time, which, combined with eight extensive scholarly essays turns our critical understanding of Bourgeois work on its head, offering a new and unprecedented insight into the work of one of the 20th centurys greatest artists. Famed for such works as The Destruction of the Father (1974), Arch of Hysteria (1993) and her huge and emblematic piece Maman (1999) an enormous spider as an icon of maternal protection and withdrawal Bourgeois investigated the realm of psychoanalytical territory through her sculptures, paintings and writings. Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed shows the enduring presence of psychoanalysis as a motivational force and a site of exploration in her life and work. Selected and edited by Philip Larratt-Smith, her literary archivist, these texts provide a comprehensive overview and re-reading covering 60 years of artistic production. The second volume in this gorgeous set also serves as an impressive and up-to-date monograph, detailing works up until the artists death in 2010.
Dali's Optical Illusions by Dawn Ades (Editor); Antonio Pinchot (Contribution by); Peter C. Sutton (Contribution by); Eric Zafran (Contribution by)This visually gripping book focuses on a central but relatively unexamined aspect of the work of Salvador Dali: his fascination with optical effects and visual perception. The book examines Dali's use of various pictorial techniques, photography, and holograms to further his exploration of visual perception and the ways that optical illusion affects our sense of reality. Dawn Ades and other authorities in the field discuss such paintings as The Enigma of William Tell, in which Dali experimented with anamorphosis, the perspectival distortion that produces on the canvas elongated forms demanding an oblique viewpoint. They also note his interest in other more conventional forms of perspective and their sources in both Dutch and Italian art. They study his development of the famous double image, the paranoiac-critical method that produced images that could be read in multiple ways, as seen in his Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach or Impressions of Africa. And they reveal his fascination with optical effects and three-dimensional illusions that is apparent in his post-war work: the screen-dot paintings like Sistine Madonna or Portrait of my Dead Brother, in which an i
Call Number: OVERSIZED ND813 .D3 A4 2000
Diary of a Genius by Salvador Dalí; J. G. Ballard (Foreword by)DIARY OF A GENIUS stands as one of the seminal texts of Surrealism, revealing the most astonishing and intimate workings of the mind of Salvador Dali, the eccentric polymath genius who became the living embodiment of the 20th century's most intensely subversive, disturbing and influential art movement.Dali's second volume of autobiography, DIARY OF A GENIUS covers his life from 1952 to 1963, during which years we learn of his amour fou for his wife Gala, and their relationship both at home in Cadaques and during bizarre world travels. We also learn how Dali draws inspiration from excrement, rotten fish and Vermeer's Lacemaker to enter his âe~rhinoceronticâe(tm) period, preaching his post-holocaustal gospels of nuclear mysticism and cosmogenic atavism; and we follow the labyrinthine mental journeys that lead to the creation of such paintings as the Assumption, and his film script The Flesh Wheelbarrow.This new expanded edition includes a brilliant and revelatory essay on Salvador Dali, and the importance of his art to the 20th century, by the author J G Ballard.Illustrated throughout in full colour, with over 60 works by the artist plus numerous documentary photographs.
Call Number: PQ2607 .A412 Z46 2017
Salvador Dali by Félix FanésAs a very young artist in training at the academy in Madrid, Salvador Dal#65533; worked in two distinct modes--a highly detailed naturalism (under the influence of the "return to order”) and a more avant-garde, cubist-derived style that owed much to Picasso (whom Dal#65533; visited in Paris in 1926). Then, in 1927, the twenty-three-year-old artist, influenced by Andr#65533; Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto of 1924 and the paintings of such artists as Joan Mir#65533; and Yves Tanguy, began to move towards Surrealism. In the spring of 1929, to coincide with the shooting of Bu#65533;uel’s Un Chien andalou, Dal#65533; organized his first Paris exhibition, thereby gaining acclaim as a full member of the surrealist movement. This book offers a wealth of new material about Dal#65533;’s formative years as a young artist in Spain and first years in Paris. F#65533;lix Fan#65533;s, one of the most knowledgeable Dal#65533; scholars in the world, transforms perceptions of the artist and shows how the stage was set for the emergence of Dal#65533;’s mature artistic personality. With a fresh and detailed assessment of Dal#65533;’s truly revolutionary work, Fan#65533;s reveals the central role of the artist not only in the development of the Surrealist movement but also the course of 20th-century art.
Call Number: N7113 .D3 F3613 2007
The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali by Ian GibsonDrawing on extensive original research and recently discovered sources, Ian Gibson presents a daringly original portrait of one of this century's most celebrated--and infamous--artists. He provides a full narrative of Dal#65533;'s life as artist and as uninhibited exhibitionist, from his wild and troubled youth through his often rollickingly funny adventures in Paris, New York, and Hollywood to his poignant last years. Here is Dal#65533; fully revealed through his voluminous correspondence; his novel, poems, and essays; and interviews with some of those closest to him. The Shameful Life of Salvador Dal#65533; reexamines the roles of the two most important individuals in the artist's life: the Spanish playwright and author Federico Garc#65533;a Lorca and the enigmatic, libidinous Gala, the Russian #65533;migr#65533; whose marriage Dal#65533; broke up and with whom he subsequently lived in unconsummated bliss and terror. This is a truly incandescent life of the surrealist artist who caught the imagination of the twentieth century.
Call Number: N7113 .D3 G53 1998
The Persistence of Memory by Meredith E. Smith"Salvador Dali's work has seared itself onto the collective subconscious of our time to a degree rivaled only by that of Picasso. Images like the soft watches of Dali's painting of 1931, The Persistence of Memory, made at the apogee of his early surrealist period, can truly be said to have become twentieth-century icons." "Dali fueled his fame and influence through behavior that was flamboyant, extravagant, deeply eccentric. His paintings, which are defined by their hallucinatory imagery and "magic realism," are known to a wide audience in great measure because of his incredible flair for self-promotion. Yet the real Dali, the man behind the outrageous and enigmatic mustache, has remained elusive, or, as he once put it, "a secret within a secret." Meredith Etherington-Smith has delved into unpublished letters and previously unavailable archives to penetrate the facade and put the work in context. She explores the profound effect on Dali of the remembered landscapes of his Catalan childhood and of his early relationships with his fellow art students Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunuel. Lorca was in love with him, and Bunuel collaborated with him on the first surrealist film. The most important secondary character in this extraordinary life, however, is Gala, Dali's wife, muse, and finally tormentor. Their marriage was one of the most bizarre relationships of all time, and it does much to explain the last, tragic years of this great figure who was at once genius and charlatan."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Frida by Hayden HerreraOriginally published in 1983, Hayden Herrera's portrait of Frida Kahlo is the definitive biography of the tempestuous and original Mexican artist. Married to Diego Rivera and deeply involved in Mexican politics, she also had affairs with such diverse historical figures as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky. Her paintings, often autobiographical, have reached a wider audience through exhibitions over the last 20 years. Frida is both the basis for the new Miramax film and the primary source people will turn to for all the information on this dynamic figure of the 20th century.
Call Number: ND259 .K33 H47 1983b
Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo; Luis-Martin LozanoFrida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican artist whose life was nearly as dramatic and fiery as her art. She endured a catastrophic set of physical calamities as a child and young woman, was an active member of the Communist Party, and survived a tempestuous marriage to the artist Diego Rivera. This book includes many photographs of her life alongside her extraordinary paintings, and presents commentary by leading Mexican art historians, stunning reproductions of her most seminal works -- some never before reproduced, and nine gate-folds allowing the reader to examine in detail aspects of her larger works.
Jacob Lawrence by Peter T. Nesbett; Michelle DuBois; Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator)These volumes identify, authenticate and document over 900 paintings, drawings and murals created by Lawrence, an African American artist, between 1935 and 1999. Included in the text are essays by eight art historians examining the breadth and depth of his output.
Call Number: OVERSIZE N6537 .L384 A4 2000
Jacob Lawrence: the Migration Series by Jacob Lawrence; Kevin Young (Text by); Nikky Finney (Text by); Terrance Hayes (Text by); Tyehimba Jess (Text by); Patricia Jones (Text by); Yusef Komunyakaa (Text by); Natasha Trethewey (Text by); Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (Text by); Crystal Williams (Text by)In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, made a series of 60 small tempera paintings on the Great Migration, the decades-long mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915-16. The child of migrant parents, Lawrence worked partly from his own experience and partly from long research in his neighborhood library. The result was an epic narrative of the collective history of his people. Moving from scenes of terror and violence to images of great intimacy, and drawing on film, photography, political cartoons and other sources in popular culture, Lawrence created an innovative format of sequential panels, each image accompanied by a descriptive caption. Within months of its completion, the series entered the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Phillips Memorial Gallery (today The Phillips Collection), Washington, DC, each institution acquiring 30 panels. Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series, now in paperback, grounds Lawrence's work in the cultural and political debates that shaped his art and demonstrates its relevance for artists and writers today. The series is reproduced in full; short texts accompanying each panel relate them to the history of the Migration and explore Lawrence's technique and approach. Alongside scholarly essays, the book also includes 11 newly commissioned poems, by Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams and Kevin Young, that respond directly to the series. The distinguished poet Elizabeth Alexander edited and introduces the section.
Call Number: OVERSIZE ND237 .L29 A4 2015
Over the Line by Peter T. Nesbett (Editor); Michelle DuBois (Editor); Patricia Hills (Editor); Jacob Lawrence (Illustrator)Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence includes essays by eight distinguished art historians examining the ways in which Jacob Lawrence's art speaks so powerfully to different audiences. It is the first multi-author, in-depth probe of the artist's entire career: the nature of his work, his education, the critical climate in which he worked, and his use of materials and techniques. It reproduces, in full color, more than 200 works, most of which have not been published in color, or at all, in other books on the artist. An extensive chronology, collating events in his life with his public reception -- including selected exhibitions, publications, honors, and awards -- is illustrated with family photographs. Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) spent his childhood in New York City, attending classes at the Harlem Community Art Center and the American Artists School, and later working for the Federal Art Project. While still in his twenties Lawrence exhibited his paintings at major museums across the country, including the Phillips Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he became the first African American artist represented in the permanent collection. He lived, painted, and taught in New York City until 1971, when he moved to Seattle to join the faculty of the University of Washington. He was the recipient of numerous awards including the National Medal of Arts. The paperback edition of Over the Line is published in conjunction with a major exhibition opening at the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, on May 26, 2001, and traveling to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
After the Revolution by Eleanor Heartney; Linda Nochlin (Foreword by); Helaine Posner; Sue Scott'Why have there been no great women artists?' asked art historian Linda Nochlin in a provocative essay. Today, her insightful critique serves as a benchmark against which the progress of women artists may be measured. In this book, four prominent figures describe the impact of women artists since the advent of feminism.
Call Number: N8354 .A48 2007
Cindy Sherman by Respini Eva; Johanna BurtonPublished to accompany the first major survey of Cindy Sherman's work in the United States in nearly 15 years, this publication presents a stunning range of work from the groundbreaking artist's 35-year career. Showcasing approximately 180 photographs from the mid-1970s to the present, including new works made for the exhibition and never before published, the volume is a vivid exploration of Sherman's sustained investigation into the construction of contemporary identity and the nature of representation. The book highlights major bodies of work including her seminal 'Untitled Film Stills' (1977-80); 'Centerfolds' (1981); 'History Portraits' (1989- 90); 'Headshots' (2000); and two recent series on the experience and representation of aging in the context of contemporary obsessions with youth and status. An introductory essay by curator Eva Respini provides an overview of Sherman's career, weaving together art historical analysis and discussions of the artist's working methods, and a contribution by art historian Johanna Burton offers a critical re-examination of Sherman's work in light of her recent series. A conversation between Cindy Sherman and filmmaker John Waters provide an enlightening view into the creative process.
Call Number: Oversize TR647 .S468 2012
Cindy Sherman, Imitation of Life by Philipp Kaiser; Cindy Sherman; Sofia Coppola (Contribution by); Broad (Art museum : Los Angeles, Calif.) Staff (Contribution by)This magnificent book encompasses the full scope of Cindy Sherman's career, with a special focus on the cinematic quality of her oeuvre. Known for slipping seamlessly behind the rotating masks of fairy tale characters, centerfold models, historical figures, and clowns, Cindy Sherman tackles popular tropes in her photographs and brilliantly dismantles the stereotypes surrounding the roles she embodies. Featuring illustrations that draw from the Broad collection, the world's largest collection of Sherman's photography, as well as other sources, this book traces Sherman's most important works from 1977 to the present. Curator Philipp Kaiser, taking his cue from Sherman's choice to title the book and exhibition after Douglas Sirk's 1959 film Imitation of Life, analyzes Sherman's work from the standpoint of cinema and traces how such a reading can impact the critical discourse around her photographs. The book also features a fascinating conversation between director Sofia Coppola and Cindy Sherman, which centers on Sherman's use of filmic techniques to examine women's roles and identities across a wide array of popular representations. This generously illustrated volume offers readers an intriguing new perspective from which to understand one of today's most important photographers.
Call Number: TR647 .S468 2016
Cindy Sherman Retrospective by Amada Cruz; Amelia Jones; Elizabeth Smith; Cindy Sherman (Photographer)American artist Cindy Sherman creates staged and manipulated photographs that draw on popular culture and art history to explore female identity. Her art embodies two developments in the art world: the impact of postmodern theory on art practice; and the rise of photography and mass-media techniques as modes of artistic expression.
Call Number: OVERSIZE TR647 .S468 1997
Inverted Odysseys by Shelley Rice (Editor)An "odyssey" through historical, theoretical, critical, and literary perspectives on the three artists. Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, and Cindy Sherman were born in different countries, in different generations; Cahun in France in 1894, Deren in Russia in 1917, and Sherman in the United States in 1954. Yet they share a deeply theatrical obsession that shatters any notion of a unified self. All three try out identities from different social classes and geographic environments, extend their temporal range into the past and future, and transform themselves into heroes and villains, mythological creatures, and sex goddesses. The premise of Inverted Odysseys is that this expanded concept of the self; this playful urge to "try on" other roles-is more than a feminist or psychological issue. It is central to our global culture, to our definition of human identity in a world where the individual exists in a multicultural and multitemporal environment. This book is an "odyssey" through historical, theoretical, critical, and literary perspectives on the three artists viewed in the context of these issues. Contributors Lynn Gumpert, Lucy Lippard, Jonas Mekas, Ted Mooney, Shelley Rice, and Abigail Solomon-Godeau. Central to the book is Claude Cahun's "Heroines" manuscript, a series of fifteen stream-of-consciousness monologues written in the voices of major women of literature and history, such as the Virgin Mary, Sappho, Cinderella, Penelope, Delilah, and Helen of Troy. Translated by Norman MacAfee, these perverse and hilarious vignettes make their English-language debut here. This is also the first time that Cahun's text has appeared in its entirety. The book accompanies an exhibit cocurated by Lynn Gumpert and Shelley Rice at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University. Published in cooperation with the Grey Art Gallery, New York University. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE: Grey Art Gallery, New York, New York: November 16, 1999 - January 29, 2000 Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida: March - May 2000
Call Number: TR645 .N72 G735 1999
Mirror Images by Whitney Chadwick (Editor)During the 1930s and 1940s, women artists associated with the Surrealist movement produced a significant body of self-images that have no equivalent among the works of their male colleagues. While male artists exalted Woman's otherness in fetishized images, women artists explored their own subjective worlds. The self-images of Claude Cahun, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim, Remedios Varo, Kay Sage and others both internalize and challenge conventions for representing femininity, the female body, and female subjectivity. Many of the representational strategies employed by these pioneers continue to resonate in the work of contemporary women artists. The words Surrealist and surrealism appear frequently in discussions of such contemporary artists as Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Kiki Smith, Dorothy Cross, Michiko Kon and Paula Santigo.
Ai Weiwei by Kerry Brougher; Mami Kataoka; Charles MerewetherA leading figure among Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that poses fundamental questions about the ways in which art and culture interrelate with society and how society interrelates with individual existence. As a result of his internationally acclaimed work and his direct engagement with Chinese policies and politics, Ai has been thrust into the global spotlight. Featuring his most significant works since 2000, this catalog offers insight into the artist's use of simple forms and artistic methods reminiscent of Conceptual and Minimal art, his preoccupation with the traditional design of furniture and other daily objects, and his iconoclastic attitudes toward traditional values and political authority. The book includes works in sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific architectural installations, making it an invaluable resource on Ai's enormously diverse oeuvre.
Call Number: OVERSIZE N7349 .A5 A42 2012
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry [DVD]. KPI Media Group.
Call Number: VIDEO N7349 .A5 A4 2012
Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters by Weiwei Ai (Editor); Anthony Pins (Editor); An Xiao Mina (Editor)A richly illustrated exploration of Ai Weiwei's installation and architecture projects, focusing on the artist's use of space. Outspoken, provocative, and prolific, the artist Ai Weiwei is an international phenomenon. In recent years, he has produced an astonishingly varied body of work while continuing his role as activist, provocateur, and conscience of a nation. Ai Weiwei is under "city arrest" in Beijing after an 81-day imprisonment; he is accused of tax evasion, but many suspect he is being punished for his political activism, including his exposure of shoddy school building practices that led to the deaths of thousands of children in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. In 2009, he was badly beaten by the police during his earthquake investigations. Ai Weiwei's work reflects his multiple artistic identities as conceptual artist, architect, filmmaker, designer, curator, writer, and publisher. This monumental volume, developed in association with the artist, draws on the full breadth of Ai Weiwei's architectural, installation, and activist work, with a focus on his use of space. It documents a huge range of international projects with drawings, plans, and photographs of finished work. It also includes excerpts from Ai Weiwei's famous blog (shut down by Chinese authorities in 2009), in which he offers pithy and scathing commentary on the world around him. Essays by leading critics and art historians and interviews with the artist, drawing out his central concerns, accompany the 450 beautifully reproduced color illustrations of his work.