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1927 The Return to Italy Salvatore Ferragamo
1927 The Return to Italy Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo returned to Italy in 1927 after twelve years in the United States. In 2017, to mark the ninetieth anniversary of his homecoming, the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo presents an exhibition offering an overview of the 1920s, a decade now recognized as an authentic forge of open-minded ideas and experimentation free of ideological constraints and prejudices. Ferragamo chose to settle in Florence in virtue of its acknowledged centrality in the geography of Italian taste and style at a time in which the word "return" was especially meaningful: the return to order in the arts, the return to professional skill and to the great national tradition. Developed in chapters like a coming-of-age story, the exhibition focuses precisely on this trend in the culture of the period. Curated by Carlo Sisi, it takes Ferragamo's voyage on an ocean liner back to Italy as its guiding thread: a metaphor of his mental journey through the Italian visual culture of the 1920s, the source of the themes and works that were to influence his poetic vision directly or indirectly. At the same time, it also encompasses all the cultural and social facets that distinguished Italy's rebirth after the Great War, on the eve of the authoritarian regime imposed by Fascism.

Title: 1927 The Return to Italy Salvatore Ferragamo
Author: RICCI STEFANIA
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/02/2018
Price: $105.00
RRP: $105.00
Imprint: Skira
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9788857235691
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Price: $105.00
500 Self Portraits
500 Self Portraits
A compelling collection of self-portraits from throughout recorded history, revised to include captivating contemporary works

The challenge of interpreting and recreating their own likenesses has proven irresistible to artists throughout the ages. Originally published more than 80 years ago and last revised in 2000, this wholly new edition for 2018 presents a selection of powerfully evocative works by many of the world's greatest artists - from Durer and Rembrandt to Marina Abramovic, David Hockney, and Cindy Sherman - working in painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. Flowing in a chronological sequence, with interspersed artist quotes, it features essays by Julian Bell and Liz Rideal. This is both a useful resource and a thoughtful celebration of a much-loved art form.

Title: 500 Self Portraits
Author: RIDEAL LIZ
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/03/2018
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714875958
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Alice Neel
Alice Neel
One of the foremost American figurative painters of the twentieth century, it is not surprising that Alice Neel was a humanist-she was fascinated by people.

Known for her daringly honest portraits, Neel loved to paint people in all their complexities-to penetrate and reveal their fears and anxieties, how they display defiance and survival. She also loved to paint the unadorned human figure. Her nudes, in particular, explore the body with frankness while celebrating the individuality of each of her subjects, and they exemplify the freedom and courage with which she approached her work and her life.

Through her paintings and works on paper, Neel was able to free herself from the expected inhibitions and crippling taboos that were placed on women and focus on the beauty and nuanced complexity of flesh and the human body. In their mastery of form, color, and implied social commentary, her nudes are as relevant today as when they were painted.

Alice Neel documents the solo exhibition of the artist's work at David Zwirner in New York in 2019. Including works that span the 1920s to the 1980s, this presentation focuses primarily on the nude figure- whether male or female, adult or child-and demonstrates how Neel rebelled against and challenged the traditional perceptions of sexuality, motherhood, and beauty in our society. The catalogue includes newly commissioned scholarship by Helen Molesworth and a foreword by Ginny Neel of The Estate of Alice Neel.

Title: Alice Neel
Author: MOLESWORTH HELEN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2019
Price: $80.00
RRP: $80.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: David Zwirner
ISBN: 9781941701980
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Price: $80.00
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
A hardback edition of the popular MoMA Artist Series, with larger reproductions of ten classic Warhol artworks. Through his art, ideas, and style, Andy Warhol made an indelible mark on the history of modern art and on popular culture. This book features ten paintings by Warhol selected from The Museum of Modern Art's collection of his work. His famous Gold Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup Cans are here, along with other equally groundbreaking and iconic silkscreen paintings - from his early work of 1961 to The Last Supper, a painting in progress at the time of his death, in 1987. An insightful essay by Carolyn Lanchner, a former curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum, accompanies each work, illuminating its significance and placing it in its historical moment in the development of modern art and in the artist's own life.

Title: Andy Warhol
Author: LANCHNER CAROLYN
Series: MoMA Artist Series
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/11/2017
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9781633450448
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Art & Queer Culture
Art & Queer Culture
A revised, updated edition of the acclaimed historical overview of Queer art - available for the first time in paperback

Updated and revised, Art & Queer Culture is a comprehensive and definitive survey of artworks that have constructed, contested, or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality. Rather than focusing exclusively on artists who self-identify as gay or lesbian, Art & Queer Culture instead traces the shifting possibilities and constraints of sexual identity that have provided visual artists with a rich creative resource over the last 130 years - and it does so in an accessible, authoritative voice, and with a wealth of rarely-seen imagery.

Title: Art & Queer Culture
Author: LORD CATHERINE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Price: $70.00
RRP: $70.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714878348
Available stock: 1
Price: $70.00
Art Book for Children
Art Book for Children
This edition of The Art Book presents a new way of looking at art with children. It's an A - Z guide to thirty of the most engaging artists and one of their most famous works of art. Designed for both adult and child to enjoy together, the book encourages children to learn to look, and to imagine why artists choose to create art in the way that they do. Accessible and educational The Art Book, Children's Edition is fun and easy to use. A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere. From Leonardo's iconic Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol's equally iconic Marilyn and from Jeff Koons' exuberant, flower-encrusted Puppy to Grant Wood's severe American Gothic, 30 works appearing in the original Art Book have been selected for The Art Book Children's Edition for their significance in art history as well as their appeal to children. The giants of art history such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt, Turner and Velazquez are all here, but the Children's Edition also offers its readers an introduction to challenging, recent artists including Cindy Sherman and Donald Judd.
The Art Book, Children's Edition makes this broad, exciting selection of 30 key works across the history of art clear and accessible to children from age seven and upwards, but will be of interest to readers of all ages.

Title: Art Book for Children
Author: WILLIAMS GILDA
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714845111
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists
Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists
Art Making with MoMA , from educators at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents twenty interactive activities that invite kids (and adults!) to discover the materials and techniques of modern and contemporary artists. Drawing on over eighteen years of research and experience engaging families through programmes, installations and resources at the Museum, this colourful activity book is filled with clear instructions, thought-provoking prompts and reproductions of works in MoMA's collection. Art Making with MoMA encourages personal expression and creative exploration by incorporating materials similar to, and inspired by, those used by artists.

Each project is inspired by a particular artist, movement or design concept, including Cindy Sherman, Romare Bearden, Alexander Calder, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Charles and Ray Eames. In addition to illustrated step-by-step instructions, tips and open-ended questions encourage kids to tap into their own ideas and experiences as they explore new and established techniques for making art. With a range of activities that can be done alone or in a group, many of them with materials scavenged from around the house, this book will inspire hours of tinkering, designing, constructing, creating and discussion.

Title: Art Making with MoMA: 20 Activities for Kids Inspired by Artists
Author: FRISCH CARI
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/05/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9781633450370
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Art of Feminism Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality
Art of Feminism Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality
The Art of Feminism charts the birth of the feminist aesthetic and its
development over two centuries that have seen profound and fast-paced
change in women's lives across the globe. Includes over 350
remarkable artworks, ranging from political posters and graphics
to stunning and provocative pieces of painting, sculpture, textiles,
craft, performance, digital and installation art. The works included
begin with poster images produced by the Suffrage Atelier in the
nineteenth century, moving on to developments of both World Wars
before arriving at the `birth' of feminist art in the 1960s.
More recent artworks describe the development of feminism from
the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present day, including examples
by Zanele Muholi, Paula Rego, Lenka Clayton, Sethembile Msezane,
Andrea Bowers, Tanja Ostojic, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and Zoe
Leonard. Other featured artists include Valie Export, Ketty La Rocca,
Ewa Partum, Carolee Schneemann, Sanja Ivekovic, Senga Nengudi,
Eva Hesse, Lynda Benglis, Suzy Lake, Barbara Kruger, Sophie Calle,
Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Mary Kelly, Judy Chicago, Faith
Ringgold and Sonia Boyce. Edited by Helena Reckitt, with texts by
Lucinda Gosling, Hilary Robinson and Amy Tobin, The Art of Feminism
also includes a preface by Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate, and a
foreword by Xabier Arakistain, former director of del Centro Cultural
Montehermoso Kulturunea, Spain.

Title: Art of Feminism Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality
Author: RECKITT HELENA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/02/2019
Price: $65.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: Tate Gallery Pub
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 9781849766494
Available stock: 1
Price: $65.00
Art tastic
Art tastic
Title: Art tastic
Author: PEPPERLE SARAH
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 18/11/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Christchurch art Gallery
Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Pu
ISBN: 9781877375514
Available stock: 3
Price: $30.00
Art to Start Doodling A Sketchbook
Art to Start Doodling A Sketchbook
Gain confidence in your natural creativity and conquer your fear of the blank page with a sketchbook concieved by the "Doodle Queen" herself! Instead of written prompts, Sokol's well-loved, colourful backgrounds serve as the creative spark for doodling. Filled with art curated from her previous doodle books, Doodle Zen, Year of the Doodle, and Art Doodle Love, this sketchbook bridges the gap between guided journal and blank sketchbook. Bound with a lay-flat binding, Art to Start Doodling is ideally suited for creative experimentation and exploration.

Title: Art to Start Doodling A Sketchbook
Author: SOKOL DAWN DEVRIES
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419727160
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Price: $30.00
Artists Way
Artists Way
Title: Artists Way
Author: CAMERON JULIA
Year: 9512
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $35.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Pan Books
ISBN: 9780330343589
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Balthus
Balthus
This striking new book depicts the career-spanning paintings, drawings, and photographs that were part of Gagosian Gallery's 2015 Balthus exhibition in Paris. It will find an enthusiastic readership in both fans of the artist's work, as well as admirers of 20th Century art more generally. Balthus was a reclusive painter of charged and disquieting narrative scenes, whose inspirations reach back to the early Renaissance, though with a subversive modern twist. Casting viewers as voyeurs of pubescent female subjects brooding with uneasy dreams, he scandalized Parisian audiences with his first gallery exhibition in 1934. In his interior portraits, street scenes, and landscapes of the next seventy years, Balthus cultivated a self-taught classicism as a framework for more enigmatic artistic investigations that is beautifully depicted within the pages of this new volume.Documents the first exhibition of Balthus' work in Paris since the 1983-84 retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Title: Balthus
Author: ZAHM OLIVIER
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Price: $180.00
RRP: $180.00
Imprint: Rizzoli Int
Publisher: Gagosian/Rizzoli
ISBN: 9780847849116
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Price: $180.00