Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy

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Monet and Architecture

National Gallery London - Buildings fulfilled various roles in monet’s canvases; some are chiefly compositional devices while others throw into sharp contrast the forms of man-made construction against the irregularity of nature, or suggest the absent presence of humans. Written by a renowned expert on impressionism, beach resorts, and busy harbors—subjects spanning northern France, suburban housing, London, this book covers Monet’s representations of historical buildings, and the cities of Rouen, railway bridges and stations, inner cities, the Mediterranean, and Venice.

In addition to 75 great paintings by monet, picture-led book includes a wealth of comparative material, cultural, such as postcards, this thematic, original travel photography, posters, and rarely seen aerial photography that sets Monet’s work firmly in its historical, and social framework. The theme was both central and consistent over five decades of his 60-year career.

Monet and Architecture - The first book to focus on monet’s work through his representation of architecture In an innovative approach, Richard Thomson considers Claude Monet’s paintings of buildings in their environment, seascapes, offering a reappraisal of an artist more often associated with landscapes, and gardens.

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Thayer was a wealthy publisher, poet, and aesthete who led an intense public life that included the editorship of the prominent literary journal The Dial and friendships with literary luminaries such as e. Evocative and often highly erotic works on paper by gustav Klimt, and Pablo Picasso are presented along with new details about Scofield Thayer 1889–1982, Egon Schiele, the unusual and complicated man who collected them.

Among these are particularly provocative drawings and watercolors by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso, at a time when these works were little known or appreciated. In the 1920s, paris, and vienna, berlin, Thayer went on an art-buying spree in London, acquiring approximately 600 works of art.  . Cummings. This book showcases 52 of the rarely seen works—which have now taken their place as modernist erotic masterpieces—and presents them within the context of the collector’s remarkable life and tempestuous times.

Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Deluxe 2 CD

Verve - Shrink-wrapped. The standard version available in cd and lp formats incorporates 7 tracks, 2 of which are two completely unheard, brand new original compositions as well as Coltrane classics like Impressions and Vilia. Featuring the classic quartet – john coltrane, jimmy garrison and elvin jones – and recorded at the end of a two-week run at Birdland, McCoy Tyner, the music on this album represents one of the most influential groups in music history both performing in a musical style it had perfected and reaching in new, exploratory directions that were to affect the trajectory of jazz from that point forward.

Unknown until 2004 and unheard until now, these recordings by the John Coltrane Quartet are, as Sonny Rollins says in the liner notes, like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid. The deluxe version also available in cd and LP formats incorporates 7 alternate takes of some of the tracks from the standard – a must have for any Coltrane fan.

Charles I: King and Collector

Royal Academy of Arts - This book, which accompanies a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition in London, reunites its most important works in sumptuous detail. They analyze key areas of the collection, such as Italian Renaissance art, and how the paintings that Charles collected influenced the contemporary artists he commissioned. Following charles’s execution, the treasures of his collection were sold and scattered across Europe.

Shrink-wrapped. Featuring paintings by van dyck, among many others, Titian, Holbein, Rubens, Mantegna and Rembrandt, this striking publication offers a unique insight into this fabled collection. From titian to rembrandt, king charles i owned one of the most stupendous art collections ever assembledDuring his reign, King Charles I 1600–1649 came to own one of the most stupendous art collections ever assembled.

Charles I: King and Collector - Indeed, including renaissance masterpieces, it contained some 2, 000 paintings and sculptures, by the time of his death, modern portraiture and ancient busts. Charles i: king and collector explores the origins of this extraordinary collection, the way it was assembled and what it came to represent. Authoritative essays provide a revealing historical context for the formation of the King’s taste.

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

Knopf - Shrink-wrapped. In houston, they built the menil collection, the Cy Twombly Gallery, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, the Rothko Chapel, and underwrote the Contemporary Arts Museum. The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights.

Dominique and john de menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. From their ancestors in normandy and Alsace, to their own early years in France, and their travels in South America before settling in Houston.

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil - Now, with unprecedented access to family archives, William Middleton has written a sweeping biography of this unique couple. We see them introduced to the artists in europe and america whose works they would collect, rare books, photographs, drawings, by the 1960s, and we see how, 000 paintings, their collection had grown to include 17, sculptures, and decorative objects.

And here is, as well, a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the art world of the twentieth century and the enormous influence the de Menils wielded through what they collected and built and through the causes they believed in.

Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables

Whitney Museum of American Art - Generously illustrated, grant wood: American Gothic and Other Fables includes several works published here for the first time, as well as new photography of other paintings. The essays in the volume contextualize wood’s work within a much larger art-historical framework than has previously been considered; renowned scholars address topics such as the artist’s literary influences, and the parallels between Wood’s work and the contemporaneous European movements of Surrealism, the role of gender identity in his paintings, Precisionism, Neue Sachlichkeit, Art Deco design, and the Arts and Crafts movement.

Working primarily in the traditional genres of portraiture and landscape, Wood infused his paintings with a palpable tension that is grounded in the profound epistemological and social upheavals of his time. Through a careful reconsideration of wood’s career, creative process, and critical reception, technique, iconography, this book reveals for the first time the deep significance and cosmopolitan breadth of Wood’s artistic vision.

Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables - Shrink-wrapped. Exploring wood’s oeuvre from a variety of perspectives, this book presents the artist’s work in all of its subtle complexity and eschews the idea that Wood can be categorized simply as a Regionalist painter. A major reevaluation of an iconic 20th-century american artist This comprehensive study of Grant Wood 1891–1942 is packed with extensive new scholarship and provides fresh insight into the career of one of the key figures of 20th-century American art.

Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Many of these artists were themselves avid gardeners, and they painted parks and gardens as the distinctive scenery of contemporary life. Public parks, cassatt, monet, corot, matisse, manet, Private Gardens includes masterworks by artists such as Bonnard, Daumier, Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Seurat. Masterworks by great romantic, impressionist, and early modern artists are presented in relationship to the 19th-century horticultural revolution that transformed the landscape of France  The spectacular transformation of Paris during the 19th century into a city of tree-lined boulevards and public parks both redesigned the capital and inspired the era’s great Impressionist artists.

The renewed landscape gave crowded, displaced urban dwellers green spaces to enjoy, while suburbanites and country-dwellers began cultivating their own flower gardens. Shrink-wrapped. As public engagement with gardening grew, artists increasingly featured flowers and parks in their work. Writing from the perspective of both a distinguished art historian and a trained landscape designer, Colta Ives provides new insights not only into these essential works, but also into this extraordinarily creative period in France’s history.


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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Little, Brown and Company - Shrink-wrapped. In ninth street women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future. The rich, revealing, and thrilling story of five women whose lives and painting propelled a revolution in modern art, from the National Book Award finalist.

Grace hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, wild, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists.

Joan mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. And helen frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life.

Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art - Elaine de kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. These women changed american art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation.

From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, and loved, fought, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come. Gutsy and indomitable, lee krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock.

The Order of Time

Riverhead Books - Shrink-wrapped. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears.

Already a bestseller in italy, the order of time offers a profoundly intelligent, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time. The order of Time is a dazzling book. The sunday times from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time.

The Order of Time - Why do we remember the past and not the future? what does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain.

. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks.