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Book
119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01

3. Lucian Freud [2015]

Book
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Lucian Freud (1922 - 2011) was one of the most influential artists of his generation. Hailed as the 'greatest living realist painter', Freud's commitment to realism, and particularly to the human figure, was often controversial. Always creating debate, Freud consistently addressed questions of human existence and perception, testing, through a sustained practice of looking, the possibility of knowing and recording human individuality. In this brand new survey of the artist's life and work, Virginia Button introduces us to one of the twentieth century's most important artists. The book is organised in seven thematic chapters -- covering the whole span of Freud's life and work: Chapter One: Commitment to Looking Chapter Two: Commitment to Painting Chapter Three: The Studio: Proximity and Reflective Distance Chapter Four: The Naked Portrait Chapter Five: The Artist's Eye: Freud and the Old Masters Chapter Six: Time and Reality: Freud's Significance and Legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849763141 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01

4. Sue Williams [2015]

Book
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 x 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
172 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
  • Amy Sillman: look, touch, embrace / Helen Molesworth
  • The inner life of painting / Ewa Lajer-Burcharth
  • Face effects / Daniel Marcus
  • Meditations of the split self / Thomas Eggerer.
From her early small-scale cartoon figures to her later enormous abstract paintings, Amy Sillman's artistic vision shines through in this beautiful volume that covers the period from 1995 to the present. Filled with drawings, paintings, 'zines, as well as stills from the artist's recent forays into animated films, the book traces the development of Sillman's work from her early use of cartoon figures and a vivacious palette, through to her exploration of the diagrammatic line, the history of abstract expressionism and a growing concern with the bodily and the erotic dimensions of paint. This book also examines the importance of drawing in Sillman's practice, as well as the intensity with which she has embraced the dichotomy between figuration and abstraction. It celebrates her raw emotion, curiosity, erotic power and humour.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783791353074 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
227 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Confounding myths / Robin D.G. Kelley
  • Ellen Gallagher : mythopoetics and materials / Carol Armstrong
  • Plates
  • Signs preserve us / Richard Schiff
  • Readings pictures / Ulrich Wilmes.
Born in 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island, Ellen Gallagher is one of the most acclaimed contemporary painters to have emerged from North America. Her paintings, collages, drawings, sculpture, animation and film installations, which shift between abstraction and figuration, create dynamic encounters between the historic and the present through commentary about race, racism, and cultural identity. Her works explore the language of Modernist painting with symbolic or narrative content, often touching on issues of representation - for example, her 2006 piece Bird in Hand, which forms a central part of this appraisal, is a complex relief built up in layers on canvas through the application of newspaper cuttings and advertisements, plasticine, rock crystals, silver paint and gold leaf, created to evoke the mythical Drexciya or Black Atlantis, an underwater world populated by a marine species descended from drowned slaves. Created in close dialogue with the artist, this book catalogues a unique opportunity to present a selective yet coherent overview of Gallagher's practice, bringing together significant works from the early 1990s to the present day and examining some of the key themes and issues that emerge, overlap, repeat and interweave throughout her practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849761239 20160612
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01

7. Manuel Ocampo [2013]

Book
61 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
"Manille, sa vie trépidante, ses couleurs extravagantes, le brouhaha de ses rues. Le Carré Sainte-Anne, à la solennité un peu artificielle, ses vitraux laissant passer une lumière silencieuse, déposant sur la pierre une caresse langoureuse. Dès sa première visite de l'ancienne église désacralisée, Manuel Ocampo fut séduit par l'idée de créer pour elle des pièces uniques, comme l'aboutissement d'un travail initié dans la chaleur de son pays natal. Des oeuvres baroques, jouissives, provocatrices, flirtant souvent avec le politiquement incorrect, inondées de clefs, de symboles et de fausses pistes."--P. [4] of cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Fascinated by the endless aesthetic and formal possibilities that the materiality of the human body offers, Jenny Saville remits a highly sensuous and tactile impression of surface and mass in her monumental oil paintings. She captures the contours and features of the face and the nuances of skin texture and colour.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847839100 20160609
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
125 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
This book is the first complete documentation of the Greenheads series by Laylah Ali (born 1968), created between 1996 and 2005. Consisting of over 80 works, Ali's exquisitely rendered gouache-on-paper paintings chronicle the dystopian world of her enigmatic green-headed figures. This provocative imagery is open-ended, darkly humorous and triggers a range of associations through their references to the media, historical events and racial and gender tropes. The catalogue allows viewers to examine the evolution of the critically acclaimed series, from the early paintings, which focus on charged exchanges between groups of figures, to the later works, where the events and figures are radically and starkly pared down. The Greenheads Series includes texts by art historian and critic Julia Bryan-Wilson and poet Kevin Young, as well as an interview with the artist by curator Deborah Rothschild.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780913697306 20160610
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
215 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01

11. Dana Schutz [2010]

Book
144 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
New York-based Dana Schutz is widely considered one of the most talented painters of her generation. American art critic Jerry Saltz has praised Schutz for her "daredevil style and anarchic freedom." Viewed by both critics and her peers as the ultimate painter's painter, her canvases are filled with a lush, boldly painted cast of characters that share the bravado and oddness of Paul Gauguin, Philip Guston, and the German Expressionists. These figures populate the artist's distinctive post-apocalyptic narratives, which are at once playful and comic and dark and foreboding. Respected art writer and critic Barry Schwabsky considers the work of this young but prolific artist's career in its entirety, delving deep into the rich themes that make Dana Schutz one of the most important artists of her generation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780847833290 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01

12. Dr. Lakra [2010]

Book
113 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
In another image, a sleek gentleman who might otherwise be debonair becomes fearsome and fierce with the addition of a pattern of contoured lines, like Aztec facial tattoos, over his entire face. This is the work of Mexican artist Dr. Lakra, who super imposes mystical, ancient or funerary symbolism-gang tattoos, bones and skulls, Aztec warrior heads, spider webs, serpents and demons-onto vintage advertisements, girlie pinups, Japanese prints, baby dolls, cast skulls and the like, attaining an effect that resembles a Dia de los Muertos altar slyly erected in place of a kitchen table in the home-furnishings section of a Mexico City department store. In one way or another, the non civilized human, the non refined, the primitive, is always been repressed, in a way that's almost criminalA".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788492480869 20160605
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01

13. Barnaby Furnas [2009]

Book
158 p. : col. ill. ; 28 x 32 cm.
With his epic canvases, vibrant palette and explosive brushwork, Barnaby Furnas is one of the most visually audacious painters working today, with numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. From the apocalyptic violence of battlefield scenes to the ecstasy of rock concerts, the paintings of Furnas are dynamic spectacles of movement, colour and line that flirt between abstraction and figuration. This first monograph which spans the course of his career traces the evolution of the artist and gives insight into his working process behind each complex composition. Visceral and dramatic, the works radiate frenetic energy and turbulence and challenge the conventions and limits of expressionist painting.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810996250 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01

14. Shahzia Sikander [2007]

Book
1 v. (some fold.) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 32 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 32 cm.
  • Plates
  • Look : on the collages of Arturo Herrera / by Friedrich Meschede.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01
Book
128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
ARTSTUDI-245-01