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265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: recovering audience
  • The politics of participation
  • The pedagogical subject of participation
  • Photography, agency, and participation
  • Art, affect, crisis
  • Conclusion: partcipation in the present.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
272 pages, some folded : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
283 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 x 27 cm
This beautifully designed book showcases the work of nine pairs of New York City's finest graffiti and street artists, delving deep into their backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes. Each duo consists of artists with unique styles who come together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a neighbourhood in New York, the birthplace of modern graffiti. Witness the immense creative potential of collaborations that have produced stunning examples of classic graffiti, collage work, screen printing, and murals. Each chapter provides access to a mysterious underworld, leading readers to secretive meetings of creative minds out of which ephemeral, yet nonetheless remarkable, works are born and later transferred onto walls, rooftops, trucks, and subway platforms. The combination of revealing interviews and colourful action photography produces a narrative arc of relationships -- formed between individuals from diverse backgrounds and creative upbringings -- that follows the artistic process from creative spark to collaborative masterpiece.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780764352652 20170130
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

6. Barneys New York [2016]

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303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
As Sarah Jessica Parker once told Vanity Fair, If you re a nice person and you work hard, you get to go shopping at Barneys. It s the decadent reward. Known as the style hub where art, culture, and fashion merge and a mecca for discerning clothing connoisseurs since 1923, Barneys New York is a Manhattan institution that lives and breathes its mantra Taste. Luxury. Humor. Founded more than ninety years ago when Barney Pressman opened his first store in Manhattan, Barneys New York has since expanded into the premiere designer emporium with locations throughout the United States. Featuring over two hundred iconic images, Barneys New York invites readers into its always stylish, creative, and eclectically chic world. This stunning visual album, designed by Stefan Sagmeister, traces the evolution of New York fashion from the perspective of Barneys New York by show- casing the fashion designers whose careers the company helped launch, including Giorgio Armani, Dries van Noten, Christian Louboutin, and Proenza Schouler; images of its storied window displays; iconic advertising campaigns shot by Herb Ritts, Juergen Teller, Deborah Turbeville, and Corinne Day, among others; its celebrity collaborations with stars like Jay Z and Lady Gaga and philanthropic efforts such as its recent Transgender project by Bruce Weber; and the acclaimed store design and architecture of its flagship stores and restaurants. This one-of-a-kind gem captures the luxury, whimsy, and quintessential Manhattan esprit of Barneys New York.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847848522 20161213
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

7. Before pictures [2016]

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307 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Douglas Crimp is the rare art critic whose work profoundly influenced a generation of artists. He is best known for his work with the "Pictures Generation" the very name of which Crimp coined to define the work of artists like Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman who appropriated images from mass culture to carry out a subversive critique. But while his influence is widely recognized, we know little about Crimp's own formative experiences before "Pictures."Before Pictures tells the story of Crimp's life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s. Crimp participated in all of what made the city so stimulating in that vibrant decade. The details of his professional and personal life are interwoven with this the particularly rich history of New York City at that time, producing a vivid portrait of both the critic and his adopted city. The book begins with his escape from his hometown in Idaho, and we quickly find Crimp writing criticism for ArtNews while working at the Guggenheim where, as a young curatorial assistant, he was one of the few to see Daniel Buren's Peinture-Sculpture before it was removed amid cries of institutional censorship. We also travel to the Chelsea Hotel (where Crimp helped the down-on-his-luck couturier Charles James organize his papers) through to his days as a cinephile and balletomane to the founding of the art journal October, where he remained a central figure for many years. As he was developing his reputation as a critic, he was also partaking of the New York night life, from drugs and late nights alongside the Warhol crowd at the Max's Kansas City to discos, roller-skating, and casual sex with famous (and not-so-famous) men. As AIDS began to ravage the closely linked art and gay communities, Crimp eventually turned his attention to activism dedicated to rethinking AIDS. Part biography and part cultural history, Before Pictures is a courageous account of an exceptional period in both Crimp's life and the life of New York City. At the same time, it offers a deeply personal and engaging point of entry into important issues in contemporary art.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226423456 20161205
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
345 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
180 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 x 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xix, 301 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Directors foreword / Thomas P. Campbell
  • Introduction / Perrin Stein
  • Chronology / Kelsey Brosnan
  • Fact, fiction, function, and process : Toward a modern view of Fragonard's drawings / Perrin Stein
  • Every possible combination : Between inspiration and finish in Fragonard's oeuvre / Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey
  • Originals, copies, mirrors, and multiples / Perrin Stein
  • Catalogue : Early years: Paris to Rome ; Fragonard and the Abbé de Saint-Non ; Etchings inspired by Italy ; Fragonard and the Académie Royale ; Travels with Bergeret, 1773-74 ; Late career and shifting roles ; Etchings with Marguerite Gérard, 1778 ; Fragonard as illustrator ; Ariosto's Orlando Furioso / Perrin Stein, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Eunice Williams, and Kelsey Brosnan.
An exquisitely illustrated volume that emphasizes the importance of drawing in Fragonard's creative process One of the most forward-looking artists in 18th-century France, Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) is considered the preeminent draftsman of his time. This fresh assessment of the artist focuses on the role of drawing in his creative process and showcases Fragonard's mastery and experimentation with drawing in a range of media, from vivid red chalk to luminous brown wash, as well as etching, watercolor, and gouache. Unlike many old master painters, Fragonard explored the potential of drawings as works of art in their own right, ones that permitted him to work with great freedom and allowed his genius to shine. The drawings featured here come from public and private collections in New York, balancing a mix of well-loved masterpieces, new discoveries, and works that have long been out of the public eye.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588396013 20161128
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration. Gay Gotham brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. More than 200 images both works of art, such as paintings and photographs, as well as letters, snapshots, and ephemera illuminate their personal bonds, scandal-provoking secrets at the time and many largely unknown to the public since. Starting with the bohemian era of the 1910s and 1920s, when the pansy craze drew voyeurs of all types to Greenwich Village and Harlem, the book winds through midcentury Broadway as well as Fire Island as it emerged as a hotbed, turns to the post-Stonewall, decade-long wild party that revolved around clubs like the Mineshaft and Studio 54, and continues all the way through the activist mobilization spurred by the AIDS crisis and the move toward acceptance at the century s close. Throughout, readers encounter famous figures, from James Baldwin and Mae West to Leonard Bernstein, and discover lesser-known ones, such as Harmony Hammond, Greer Lankton, and Richard Bruce Nugent. Surprising relationships emerge: Andy Warhol and Mercedes de Acosta, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cecil Beaton, George Platt Lynes and Gertrude Stein. By peeling back the overlapping layers of this cultural network that thrived despite its illicitness, this groundbreaking publication reveals a whole new side of the history of New York and celebrates the power of artistic collaboration to transcend oppression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847849406 20161128
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
111 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Preface / John Jacob
  • Carl Van Vechten's in Harlem / John Jacob
  • Plates with biographical sketches / Laura Augustin, Stacy Mintz, Virginia Mecklenburg.
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
165 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTHIST-193-01

14. Isaac Mizrahi [2016]

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235 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 34 cm
A landmark survey of the work of Isaac Mizrahi, a trailblazing and influential American fashion designer, artist, and entrepreneur Beginning with Isaac Mizrahi's first fashion collection, which debuted to critical acclaim in 1986, and running though the present day, this stylish, lavishly illustrated book presents his signature couture collections. Mizrahi's exuberant couture style is classic American, inventively reimagined. He pioneered the concept of "high/low" in fashion, and was the first high-end fashion designer to create an accessibly priced mass-market line. Mizrahi approached other complex issues through his designs, as well-mixing questions of beauty and taste with those of race, religion, class, and politics. Although Mizrahi (b. 1961) is best known for his clothing, his work in theater, film, and television is also explored. The result is a spirited discourse on high versus low, modern glamour, and contemporary culture. Three essayists discuss Mizrahi's place in fashion history, his close connection to contemporary art, and the performative nature of his designs. New photography brings Mizrahi's fashions to life, and an interview with the artist offers an intimate perspective on his kaleidoscopic work in diverse media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300212143 20170130
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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141 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
NYC graffiti art, heavy metal, comic books, and fantasy art intersect here in Louie KR.ONE Gasparros visual autobiography. This legendary Queens artist-drummer weaves these powerful influences into a medium he calls "Graffantasy, " creating tags, wall pieces, paintings and illustrations, model trains, jackets, and more. Gaze at this modern Renaissance mans work from 1977 to the present, and trace his evolution from his adolescent days watching bombed subway cars whirring by in a KOLORSTORM, to the underground period tagging trains and evading cops, to his legal works and wholeschool buses. Starting with a scrapbook-like photo collection from Louies youth and his other career as drummer of several heavy metal bands, the book moves on with elaborate sketches from the artists blackbooks, and colorful concert posters and album covers. Through a stunning array of styles and techniques, witness KR.ONEs transformation from restless punk to major decorative artist and abstract painter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780764351853 20161128
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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408 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
  • Forewords, Washington and Los Angeles
  • Note to the Reader
  • Lenders to the Exhibition
  • The Art Gallery in an Era of Mobility / James Meyer
  • Plates
  • Writings / Virginia Dwan
  • Virginia Dwan Chronology / Paige Rozanski
  • Exhibition History: Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles and New York / Paige Rozanski
  • Checklist of Works in the Exhibition
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography.
Virginia Dwan, founder of leading avant-garde galleries in Los Angeles and New York between 1959 and 1971, was a major force in an art world made increasingly mobile by commercial jets and the interstate highway system. New York artists Franz Kline, Philip Guston, Ad Reinhardt, Robert Rauschenberg, and Claes Oldenburg, along with the Los Angeles-based Edward Kienholz, were among those who had shows in Dwan's Westwood gallery. A keen follower of the Parisian art scene, Dwan also gave Yves Klein and Martial Raysse their American debuts. Her 1962 group show My Country 'Tis of Thee is among the earliest exhibitions of pop art. Dwan supported artists who challenged the limits of art's status as both object and commodity and who eventually developed an art sited outside the gallery in remote locations in the American West. If the Los Angeles gallery featured abstract expressionism, neo-Dada, and pop, the New York branch broke ground with brilliant presentations of minimalism (10, 1966), conceptual art (Language II-IV, 1968 - 1970), and land art featuring the work of Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, and others (Earthworks, 1968). Dwan sponsored iconic earthworks such as Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, Michael Heizer's Double Negative, Walter De Maria's 35-Pole Lightning Field, and Charles Ross's Star Axis. This is the storied history of the Dwan Gallery told by an astute scholar of modern art, the gallerist herself, and a meticulous researcher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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247 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
This expansive book commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the Neue Galerie New York and includes highlights of the museum s collection. The Neue Galerie New York opened in November 2001, when it showcased its collection of Austrian and German art from 1890 to 1940. The museum s Austrian holdings encompass major paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, and Richard Gerstl. Decorative arts made by the Wiener Werksta tte (Vienna Workshops, 1903 32) are another strength of the collection. The German holdings emphasize the Expressionist movement, with canvases by members of the Bru cke, including Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Pechstein, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Artists affiliated with the Blue Rider, such as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, and Gabriele Mu nter, figure prominently. The New Objectivity movement is represented with works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, and Christian Schad. The Bauhaus is another key area, with designs by Marcel Breuer, Marianne Brandt, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Wilhelm Wagenfeld.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783791355818 20170123
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xi, 148 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Beckmann in Manhattan / Sabine Rewald
  • "He spoiled me terribly": a visit with Mathilde (Quappi) Beckmann, September 1983 / Gero von Boehm
  • Catalogue.
An up close and personal look at the life and work of a major 20th-century artist The prominent German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann (1884-1950) is known for allegorical, autobiographical works that capture the doom and grotesquerie of World War I and the subsequent rise of Nazism. In 1937, under threat by the Nazi regime (which featured Beckmann's work prominently in the notorious "Degenerate Art" exhibition that year), he and his wife relocated, first to Amsterdam, then to St. Louis, and eventually to New York City, where Beckmann died less than one year later. This revealing book focuses on the works produced during Beckmann's final years and other pieces by the artist now found in New York collections. Throughout his prolific career, Beckmann maintained a firm loyalty to representational painting, asserting his purpose to "get hold of the magic of reality and to transfer this reality into painting." The deft and subtle layers of color and shadow, figures and allusions in his work resulted in captivating narrative images. Presenting a mesmerizing portrait of one of the 20th century's most enigmatic and challenging artists, Max Beckmann in New York features beautiful reproductions of Beckmann's remarkable artworks, accompanied by an engaging essay by acclaimed art historian Sabine Rewald that contextualizes his paintings and provides insight into his tumultuous life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588396006 20170313
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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544 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 35 cm
This impressive volume's broad sweep of material, all from a single museum, makes it at once a universal history of painting and the ideal introduction to the iconic masterworks of this world-renowned institution. Lavish color illustrations and details of 500 master- pieces, created over 5,000 years in cultures across the globe, are presented chronologically from the dawn of civilization to the present. These works represent a grand tour of painting from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity and prized Byzantine and medieval altarpieces, to paintings from Asia, India, Africa, and the Americas and the greatest European and North American masters. This unprecedented book includes an introduction and illuminating texts about each artwork written by Kathryn Calley Galitz, whose experience as both a curator and educator at the Met makes her uniquely qualified. European and American artists include Duccio, El Greco, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Turner, Velazquez, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Vermeer, David, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, Degas, Sargent, Homer, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock, and Warhol. For those wishing to experience the Met's unparalleled collection or to study masterpieces of painting from throughout history, this important volume is sure to become a classic cherished by art lovers around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847846597 20170130
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 344 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm.
  • List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgments xiii Introduction 1 1. Electronic Refractions II at the Studio Museum in Harlem 13 2. Harlem on My Mind at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 31 3. Contemporary Back Artists in America at the Whitney Museum of American Art 109 4. Romare Bearden: The Prevalence of Ritual and The Sculpture of Richard Hunt at the Museum of Modern Art 171 Epilogue 253 Notes 269 Bibliography 319 Index 335.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822358978 20160619
Prior to 1967 fewer than a dozen museum exhibitions had featured the work of African American artists. And by the time the civil rights movement reached the American art museum, it had already crested: the first public demonstrations to integrate museums occurred in late 1968, twenty years after the desegregation of the military and fourteen years after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. In Mounting Frustration Susan E. Cahan investigates the strategies African American artists and museum professionals employed as they wrangled over access to and the direction of New York City's elite museums. Drawing on numerous interviews with artists and analyses of internal museum documents, Cahan gives a detailed and at times surprising picture of the institutional and social forces that both drove and inhibited racial justice in New York's museums. Cahan focuses on high-profile and wildly contested exhibitions that attempted to integrate African American culture and art into museums, each of which ignited debate, dissension, and protest. The Metropolitan Museum's 1969 exhibition Harlem on My Mind was supposed to represent the neighborhood, but it failed to include the work of the black artists living and working there. While the Whitney's 1971 exhibition Contemporary Black Artists in America featured black artists, it was heavily criticized for being haphazard and not representative. The Whitney show revealed the consequences of museums' failure to hire African American curators, or even white curators who possessed knowledge of black art. Cahan also recounts the long history of the Museum of Modern Art's institutional ambivalence toward contemporary artists of color, which reached its zenith in its 1984 exhibition "Primitivism" in Twentieth Century Art. Representing modern art as a white European and American creation that was influenced by the "primitive" art of people of color, the show only served to further devalue and cordon off African American art. In addressing the racial politics of New York's art world, Cahan shows how aesthetic ideas reflected the underlying structural racism and inequalities that African American artists faced. These inequalities are still felt in America's museums, as many fundamental racial hierarchies remain intact: art by people of color is still often shown in marginal spaces; one-person exhibitions are the preferred method of showing the work of minority artists, as they provide curators a way to avoid engaging with the problems of complicated, interlocking histories; and whiteness is still often viewed as the norm. The ongoing process of integrating museums, Cahan demonstrates, is far broader than overcoming past exclusions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822358978 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)