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Items in Fine Arts that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Laugier and eighteenth century French theory
    NA 2500.L37 H4

  • A collection of watercolors and drawings by Charles Demuth : American 19th & 20th century paintings, drawings, watercolors & sculpture : property of various owners ... : exhibition ... : public auction ... October 28, 1976 ... [catalogue] / Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc
    N 6505 S6 1976

  • Advanced Studies in Energy Efficiency and Built Environment for Developing Countries : Proceedings of IEREK Conferences: Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries (ISCDC-2), Egypt 2017 and Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ-2), Spain 2017 / Chaham Alalouch, Hassan Abdalla, Emmanuel Bozonnet, George Elvin, Oscar Carracedo, editors
    NA 2542.3 I83 2017

  • Design Education Today : Technical Contexts, Programs and Best Practices / editors, Dirk Schaefer, Graham Coates and Claudia Eckert

  • Deep skin architecture : design potentials of multi-layered architectural boundaries / Timo Carl
    NA 2941 C37 2019

  • Chinese architecture : a history / Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt
    NA 1540 S84 2019

    An unprecedented survey of the origins and evolution of Chinese architecture, from the last millennia BCE to today

    Throughout history, China has maintained one of the world's richest built civilizations. The nation's architectural achievements range from its earliest walled cities and the First Emperor's vision of city and empire, to bridges, pagodas, and the twentieth-century constructions of the Socialist state. In this beautifully illustrated book, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt presents the first fully comprehensive survey of Chinese architecture in any language. With rich political and historical context, Steinhardt covers forty centuries of architecture, from the genesis of Chinese building through to the twenty-first century and the challenges of urban expansion and globalism.

    Steinhardt follows the extraordinary breadth of China's architectural legacy--including excavation sites, gardens, guild halls, and relief sculpture--and considers the influence of Chinese architecture on Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and Tibet. Architectural examples from Chinese ethnic populations and various religions are examined, such as monasteries, mosques, observatories, and tombs. Steinhardt also shows that Chinese architecture is united by a standardized system of construction, applicable whether buildings are temples, imperial palaces, or shrines. Every architectural type is based on the models that came before it, and principles established centuries earlier dictate building practices. China's unique system has allowed its built environment to stand as a profound symbol of Chinese culture.

    With unprecedented breadth united by a continuous chronological narrative, Chinese Architecture offers the best scholarship available on this remarkable subject for scholars, students, and general readers.

  • Western art and the wider world / Paul Wood
    N 5300 W66 2014
    Western Art and the Wider World explores the evolving relationship between the Western canon of art, as it has developed since the Renaissance, and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas.

    Explores the origins, influences, and evolving relationship between the Western canon of art as it has developed since the Renaissance and the art and culture of the Islamic world, the Far East, Australasia, Africa and the Americas Makes the case for 'world art' long before the fashion of globalization Charts connections between areas of study in art that long were considered in isolation, such as the Renaissance encounter with the Ottoman Empire, the influence of Japanese art on the 19th-century French avant-garde and of African art on early modernism, as well as debates about the relation of 'contemporary art' to the past. Written by a well-known art historian and co-editor of the landmark Art in Theory volumes

  • Gluck, 1895-1978 : her biography / Diana Souhami
    ND 497 G57S68 2000
    Gluck was born Hannah Gluckstein in 1895, into the family that founded the J. Lyons & Co. catering empire. Always a rebel, she dressed as a man, had passionate love affairs with society women, chose her own monosyllabic name and acknowledged no influence in her painting. Her torrid personal life shocked her family, though the money she received from them allowed her to live in style. In the 1920s and '30s Gluck's portraits, flower paintings and landscapes, set in frames she designed and patented, were coveted by the rich and famous. At the height of her fame she stopped working, caught in a bitter campaign over the quality of artists' materials. Then, when nearly 80, she returned to the limelight with a burst of cretaive energy. This book interweaves the pictures, people and events that made up her life.

  • Paintings, prints, and drawings, 1960-1970
    N 6797 H57A56 1970b

  • David Elliott : instant karma
    ND 249 E565A4 2002

  • Uncovering artists' books = Les livres d'artistes mis au jour / Geraldine Davis
    N 7433.35 C2D38 2019

  • Movers & shakers in American ceramics : defining twentieth century ceramics : a collection of articles from Ceramics monthly / edited by Elaine M. Levin
    NK 4008 M68 2003

  • Charleston fancy : little houses & big dreams in the Holy City / Witold Rybczynski
    NA 735 C35R93 2019
    A captivating chronicle of building in modern-day Charleston, making a case for architecture based on historical precedent, local context, and the ability to delight

    Charleston, South Carolina, which boasts America's first historic district, is known for its palmetto-lined streets and picturesque houses. The Holy City, named for its profusion of churches, exudes an irresistible charm. Award-winning author and cultural critic Witold Rybczynski unfolds a series of stories about a group of youthful architects, builders, and developers based in Charleston: a self-taught home builder, an Air Force pilot, a fledgling architect, and a bluegrass mandolin player.

    Beginning in the 1980s, this cast of characters, exercising a kind of amateur mastery, produced an eclectic array of buildings inspired by the past--including a domed Byzantine drawing room, a fanciful medieval castle, a restored freedman's cottage, a miniature Palladian villa, and a contemporary Mediterranean street. In his careful profiles of these protagonists and the challenges they have overcome in realizing their dreams, Rybczynski compellingly emphasizes the importance of architecture and urban design on a local level, how an old city can remake itself by invention as well as replication, and the role that individuals still play in transforming the urban landscapes around them.

  • Illuminated Paris : essays on art and lighting in the belle époque / Hollis Clayson
    N 8214.5 F8C539 2019
    The City of Light. For many, these four words instantly conjure late nineteenth-century Paris and the garish colors of Toulouse-Lautrec's iconic posters. More recently, the Eiffel Tower's nightly show of sparkling electric lights has come to exemplify our fantasies of Parisian nightlife. Though we reflect longingly on such scenes, in Illuminated Paris , Hollis Clayson shows that there's more to these clichés than meets the eye. In this richly illustrated book, she traces the dramatic evolution of lighting in Paris and how artists responded to the shifting visual and cultural scenes that resulted from these technologies. While older gas lighting produced a haze of orange, new electric lighting was hardly an improvement: the glare of experimental arc lights--themselves dangerous--left figures looking pale and ghoulish. As Clayson shows, artists' representations of these new colors and shapes reveal turn-of-the-century concerns about modernization as electric lighting came to represent the harsh glare of rapidly accelerating social change. At the same time, in part thanks to American artists visiting the city, these works of art also produced our enduring romantic view of Parisian glamour and its Belle Époque .

  • The life of animals in Japanese art / edited by Robert T. Singer, Kawai Masatomo ; with essays by Barbara R. Ambros, Tom Hare, Federico Marcon ; and contributions by Arakawa Masaaki [and 23 others]
    N 7352 L54 2019

    A sweeping exploration of animals in Japanese art and culture across sixteen centuries

    Few countries have devoted as much artistic energy to the depiction of animal life as Japan. Drawing upon the country's unique spiritual heritage, rich literary traditions, and currents in popular culture, Japanese artists have long expressed admiration for animals in sculpture, painting, lacquerwork, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, and woodblock prints. Real and fantastic creatures are meticulously and beautifully rendered, often with humor and whimsy. This beautiful book celebrates this diverse range of work, from ancient fifth-century clay sculpture to contemporary pieces.

    The catalog is organized into themes, including the twelve animals of the Japanese zodiac; animals in Shinto and Buddhism; animals and samurai; land animals, winged creatures, and creatures of the river and sea; and animals in works of humor and parody.

    Contributors address such issues as how animals are represented in Japanese folklore, myth, religion, poetry, literature, and drama; the practice of Japanese painting; and the relationship between Japanese painters and scientific study.

    Featuring some 300 masterpieces from public and private collections, many published for the first time, The Life of Animals in Japanese Art is a sumptuous celebration of the connections between the natural world and visual and creative expression.

    Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    Exhibition Schedule
    National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
    June 2-August 18, 2019

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    September 22-December 8, 2019

  • In the vanguard : Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 / [edited by] M. Rachael Arauz and Diana Jocelyn Greenwold ; with essays by M. Rachael Arauz, Steffi Ibis Duarte, and Diana Jocelyn Greenwald ; and contributions by Shea Spiller
    NK 410 D44H35 2019
    In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969 traces this unique school's impact on American art during the mid-twentieth century. Accompanying a landmark exhibition, this catalogue documents Haystack's innovative pedagogy and its role as a major force in the studio craft movement. Anni Albers, Robert Arneson, Dale Chihuly, Arline Fisch, Jack Lenor Larsen, Harvey Littleton, and Toshiko Takaezu are among the artists who helped define the school's model of communally oriented, process-based learning. With deeply researched essays that detail the school's founding and first two decades, archival photographs, and images of rarely or never-before published works made at Haystack, In the Vanguard introduces readers to the important legacy of this groundbreaking institution.

    Published in association with the Portland Museum of Art.

    Exhibition dates:
    Portland Museum of Art, Maine: May 24-September 8, 2019
    Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan: December 13, 2019-March 8, 2020

  • L'amour bleu / Cecile Beurdeley ; translated from the French by Michael Taylor
    NX 650 H6B4813

  • The broken spoke / Edward Gorey
    NC 1879 G67 A43

  • Pennsylvania modern : Charles Demuth of Lancaster / Betsy Fahlman
    N 6537 D445A4 1983

  • Ninety-nine drawings by Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) : from its Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, Treat Gallery / William J. Mitchell
    NC 139 H333A4 1970

  • Duncan Grant and the Bloomsbury Group / by Douglas Blair Turnbaugh
    ND 497 G68T87 1987

  • Roni Horn : when I breathe, I draw / Michelle White
    N 6537 H644A4 2019
    Describing drawing as her "primary activity," for over thirty years Roni Horn (b. 1955) has created innovative and experimental works on paper marked by both conceptual and technical complexity. This carefully curated survey of the artist's drawings from the early 1980s through 2016 explores works revolving around the mutability of identity and the fragility of place, time, and language; it also delves into Horn's unique approach to mark-making and her process of cutting up and reassembling words and images. With sumptuous illustrations, this catalogue features an insightful look at and selected details of Horn's large-scale--sometimes over ten feet tall--works on paper; the artist's series of cadmium red drawings; and her cut-and-pasted word drawings that combine well-known literary texts by Gertrude Stein and William Shakespeare with colloquial expressions.

  • Tacita Dean : landscape, portrait, still life / [contributors], Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst, Ali Smith
    N 6797 D445A6 2018
    In 2018, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts will host major exhibitions of the work of Tacita Dean. Each will provide an encounter with the filmmaker's work through a different lens. This book brings together works from all three exhibitions - both new and retrospective - with words by leading novelists and thinkers who provide a unique insight into Dean's chosen genres: landscape, portrait and still-life. Dean first came to the attention of the art world with her 16 mm film The Story of Beard (1992). She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998 and has since been a powerful advocate for her medium. Published at a career-defining moment, this book provides a new and authoritative view of a hugely influential filmmaker who has been at the forefront of British art for over twenty years. AUTHORS: Alexandra Harris is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool and author of Weatherland: Artists and Writers under English Skies (2016). Ali Smith CBE is an author and novelist. Her latest books are How to be Both (2015) and Autumn (2016). Alan Hollinghurst won the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty (2005). His latest book is The Sparsholt Affair (2017). SELLING POINTS: * A definitive survey of the work of Tacita Dean OBE RA, published to coincide with three major exhibitions in London in 2018 * With contributions from Alexandra Harris, Alan Hollinghurst, Ali Smith 200 colour illustrations The volume is published with three different covers.

  • Picasso : between Cubism and Classicism 1915-1925 / edited by Olivier Berggruen with Anunciata von Liechtenstein
    ND 553 P5A4 2017
    One hundred years later, this book evokes Picasso's journey to Rome and Naples with Jean Cocteau, Igor Stravinsky and the company of Sergei Djagilev's Ballet Russes . lt was during this trip that he met and fell in love with the company's leading dancer, Olga Khokhlova, who would become his first wife. In addition to the few extraordinary weeks spent in ltaly, which were pivotal in the development of Picasso's art during the post-war years, the monograph also examines his production immediately after this ltalian experience, with particular reference to the ballets Parade and Pulcinella , as well as those paintings indebted to the iconographic and cultural world that these two works had introduced him to. The book focuses on Picasso's ability to experiment in different genres, from still-life to portraiture, from the playful and decorative collages executed during the Great War, to the sophisticated realism of the years of his association with Djagilev. It also documents the long-term impact of his ltalian journey on Picasso's art, which necessarily involves the study of some of the works of Classical inspiration executed in later years. With over 100 works including iconic paintings, drawings and photographs, the book shows masterpieces and key works of this period of Picasso's production (1915-1925), with the aim of pointing out hidden links, temporary resurfocings or originai pre existence of Classical elements throughout the artist's career.

  • Bruce Nauman : disappearing acts / edited by Kathy Halbreich [and four others]
    N 6537 N38A4 2018

    With a magician's sleight of hand, Nauman's art makes disappearance visible

    At 76 years old, Bruce Nauman is widely acknowledged as a central figure in contemporary art whose stringent questioning of values such as good and bad remains urgent today. Throughout his 50-year career, he has explored how mutable experiences of time, space, sound, movement and language provide an insecure foundation for our understanding of our place in the world.

    This richly illustrated catalog offers a comprehensive view of Nauman's work in all mediums, spanning drawings across the decades; early fiberglass sculptures; sound environments; architecturally scaled, participatory constructions; rhythmically blinking neons; and the most recent 3D video that harks back to one of his earliest performances. A wide range of authors--curators, artists and historians of art, architecture and film--focus on topics that have been largely neglected, such as the architectural models that posit real or imaginary sites as models for ethical inquiry and mechanisms of control. An introductory essay explores Nauman's many acts of disappearance, withdrawal and deflection as central formal and intellectual concerns. The 18 other contributions discuss individual objects or themes that persist throughout the artist's career, including the first extensive essay on Nauman as a photographer and the first detailed treatment on the role of color in his work. A narrative exhibition history traces his reception, and features a number of rare or previously unpublished images.

  • Night fever : designing club culture, 1960-today / editors: Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand, Catharine Rossi ; managing editor: Kirsten Thietz
    NK 2195 N55N54 2018
    A history of the nightclub from Studio 54 to the Double Club

    Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Throughout the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. Night Fever: A Design History of Club Culture examines the history of the nightclub, with examples ranging from Italian nightclubs of the 1960s that were created by members of the Radical Design group to the legendary Studio 54 in New York, Philippe Starck's Les Bains Douches in Paris and the more recent Double Club in London, conceived by German artist Carsten Höller for the Prada Foundation. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters and fashion, Night Fever takes the reader on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour, subculture and the search for the night that never ends.

  • Image factories : infographics 1920-1945 : Fritz Kahn, Otto Neurath et al. / edited by Helena Doudova, Stephanie Jacobs & Patrick Rössler
    NC 715 I43 2017

    At the beginning of the 20th century, an unprecedented volume of information began circulating in the mass media, calling for the development of new visualization tactics to organize it all. The abundance of news and information required new forms of representation that would allow readers to glean a quick understanding of complex circumstances at a glance; the infographic was born.

    Image Factories is dedicated to the pioneering infographics of Austrian physician and illustrator Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) and German philosopher Otto Neurath (1882-1945), who both worked with graphic designers to realize their groundbreaking information visualizations. Presenting historical material and imagery designed between 1920 and 1945 alongside contemporary infographics, with a series of essays by Helena Doudova, Stephanie Jacobs, Patrick R ssler, Bernd Stiegler, Vil m Flusser and Otto Neurath, Image Factories offers a fascinating account of the early development of the infographic.

  • Design as an attitude / Alice Rawsthorn
    NK 1510 R39 2018
    Authoritative and engaging, Design as an Attitude explains how design is responding to an age of intense economic, political, and ecological instability. It shows how resourceful designers are using new digital tools to help to tackle the environmental and refugee crises, and to reinvent dysfunctional social services.The book charts different aspects of contemporary design: from its role in interpreting new technologies and the emergence of a new wave of digitally empowered designers in Africa, to the craft revival, design's gender politics, design's contribution to tackling the environmental crisis and climate change, and its use in expressing our increasingly fluid personal identities. Design as an Attitude also tells the stories of the new design adventurers, such as Irma Boom, Studio Formafantasma, Jing He, and Hella Jongerius, among others.Design as an Attitude consists of an introduction followed by 12 chapters: What is Attitudinal Design?; Spot the Difference--Design and Art; The Craft Revival; The Descent of Objects; Back to the Future; Is Design Still a (cis) Man's World?; Design's Colour Problem; The Fun of the Fair; Choices, Choices, Choices; Out of Control; Design and Desire; and, When the Worst Comes to the Worst.An award-winning design critic and author, Alice Rawsthorn OBE (b.1958, Manchester) wrote a weekly design column for The New York Times, which was syndicated worldwide for over a decade. Her previous books include the critically acclaimed, Hello World: Where Design Meets Life (2013).Based in London, Rawsthorn speaks on design at global events, including TED and the World Economic Forum in Davos. This book is part of the JRP Ringier Documents series, co-published with Les presses du réel and dedicated to critical writing.

  • Alphonse Mucha / Tomoko Sato
    N 6834.5 M8A4 2016
    Alphonse Mucha was an extraordinarily prolific and versatile artist who made his mark in the diverse fields of design - including posters, jewellery, interior decoration, theatre, packaging and product designs - as well as in painting, book illustration, sculpture and photography. He is one of the best-known Czech artists to wide international audiences today and rose to international fame in fin-de- siècle Paris with his elegant designs for theatre posters for Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous French actress of the time, and decorative panels ( panneaux décoratifs ) featuring gracefully posed women. For those posters Mucha created a distinctive style - "le style Mucha" - characterised by harmonious compositions, sinuous forms, organic lines and a muted palette, which became synonymous with the newly emerging decorative style of the time - Art Nouveau. By the time of the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, Mucha had become a leading figure in this decorative art movement, who defined the look of the era. The catalogue explores the development of Mucha's career and overall achievements as a multifaceted and visionary artist. It is divided into six sections, highlighting Mucha's personality as Bohemian; picture maker for people; cosmopolitan; mystic; patriot and philosopher.

  • The Thomas Eakins Collection / by Theodor Siegl ; introd. by Evan H. Turner
    N 6537 E3A4 1978

  • 40 erotic aquarelles / Peter Fendi ; with a portrait of the artist by Josef Danhauser and introduction by Karl Merker
    N 8217 E6F437 1970

  • Drawings; 129 drawings from "Dessins." With a new foreword by Edouard Dermit
    NC 1499 C6A313 1972
    Portraits, scenes, literary figures, etc., all rendered with grace and wit. 129 drawings.

  • Gateways to art : understanding the visual arts / Debra J. Dewitte (University of Texas at Arlington, TX), Ralph M. Larmann (University of Evansville, IN), M. Kathryn Shields (Guilford College, NC)
    N 345 D48 2018
    Its modular structure, global perspective, and focus on visual analysis have quickly made Gateways to Art a popular choice for AP® Art History. With an unmatched illustration program, a wealth of tightly integrated digital resources, and an AP® Curriculum Planning and Pacing Guide, the new edition will make your course even more exciting and easy to plan. You will love our expanded coverage of contemporary art, new tools for cross-referencing between chapters, new videos, and the Interactive Instructor's Guide.AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

  • Omega's eyes : Marlene Dumas on Edvard Munch : guest star René Daniëls / with text by Trine Otte Bak Nielsen
    N 7073 M8O54 2018
    This original volume juxtaposes the work of two artists: the South African-born, Netherlands-based painter Marlene Dumas (b. 1953) and the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Organized by Dumas, the project stems from her longstanding, personal connection to the works of Munch. The book focuses particularly on Munch's 1908-9 series of lithographs titled Alpha and Omega and on a new series of works by Dumas titled Venus & Adonis . Both series deal with themes of innocence, sexuality, loneliness, anxiety, and death, and each is structured around a love story. Through this book, Dumas shows us how she perceives Munch not simply as an emotional expressionist, but rather as an intelligent artist thoughtfully reflecting on human conditions in general.

  • Academy of Tal R / edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen and Anders Kold
    N 7023 R3A4 2017
    "The Danish artist Tal R has created an extensive body of work over two decades, making his mark internationally as one of the most important painters of his generation Tal R's visual culture has a figurative aspect, freely unfolded in painting, drawing, graphics, collage, artist's book and sculpture. Form aside, for the artist it has always been a matter of using imagination to make the world bigger. List of Contributors: Anders Kold: An introduction to Tal R's painting; Axel Heil: The layering of Tal R's collages and sculptures; Terry Myers: conversation with Tal R; Margrit Brehm: Tal R's artist's books; Peter Laugesen: A reading of Tal R's installation Deaf Institute. Accompanies the exhibition, Academy of Tal R at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (20 May - 10 September 2017)."

  • Design school : after boundaries and disciplines / [edited by] Paul A. Rodgers, Craig Bremner
    NK 1170 D496 2019
    By examining the contemporary situation of the Design School from a global perspective, this book explores how the structure of design learning and teaching, research and practice, is being transformed by a number of internal, external, and contextual factors and the implications of these factors for future iterations of the Design School. The book explores contemporary design education and asks whether Design Schools are shaping a new type of designer, or if tomorrow's designers will emerge from other professions such as business, health care, education, and computing, where design 'thinking' is now regularly applied.The book is proposed at a time when governments and markets across the world are reshaping education. In a time of rapid and intensive change, it looks internationally at the shape of the Design School of the future. The book has been developed from a series of summits that explored the future of the contemporary Design School informed by international perspectives from high level invited speakers from design education, culture and industry who were asked:* How can a Design School in the age of the Anthropocene best prepare future designers for this complex world?* How can the Design School maximize the potential opportunities suggested by this future, uncertain world at a time of rapid and intensive change?* Having changed the planet how should the Design School react to the planet changing us?The three summits reflect three significant turns in the contemporary Design School. The first focused on the current issues surrounding the Design School from the academic perspective. The second summit examined the increasingly intensive relationship between industry and Design Schools. The third summit focused on the increasingly close relationship between the Design School and the Cultural Sector. The book includes essays from the expanding landscape of the Design School, including educational providers, the design museum sector, the international design festival circuit and influential practitioners engaged in design education. The essays in this book provide a valuable, comprehensive examination of the future of the Design School and render a unique forecast of its probable trajectory.

  • Art deco : the twentieth century's iconic decorative style, from Paris, London, and Brussels to New York, Sydney, and Santa Monica / Arnold Schwartzman
    NK 789.5 A7S46 2019
    Art deco is the 20th century's most glamorous architectural style, and the one that shaped popular ideas of modern luxury. With over 200 photographs, this is a visual celebration of this very popular style. Unlike most other books on the subject that tend to be regionally specific, this book highlights Art Deco buildings from all over the world, from Australia to South America, with an emphasis on London, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and Paris. Art Deco features much careful and exacting detail, and of special interest in this book are photos that zoom in on murals, mosaics, flooring, ironwork, and other ornamental flourishes.

    Art Deco began in 1925 and quickly swept the globe becoming the style epitomising Jazz Age glamor and sophistication. It drew from a variety of influences including ancient Egyptian, Moorish, and Mayan motifs but also modernist movements like Cubism, Fauvism, and De Stijl. Its influence was felt everywhere, from the skylines of New York to Shanghai, and it gained prominence not only with architects and designers but enjoyed a passionate following among the public as well.

  • Adam Pendleton : our ideas / texts, Adam Pendleton, Suzanne Hudson, and Alec Mapes-Frances ; editors, Alec Mapes-Frances, Adam Pendleton, and Stephen Squibb
    N 6537 P365A4 2018

    The work of New York-based artist Adam Pendleton (born 1984) is animated by what he calls "Black Dada," a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction and the avant-garde. Drawing from an archive of language and images, Pendleton makes collages, paintings, videos and other objects that seek to reconfigure received histories of culture.
    This catalog, accompanying Pendleton's 2018 solo exhibition at Pace London, brings together new work from his various ongoing series: the Black Dada paintings and drawings, System of Display , Untitled (A Victim of American Democracy) , paintings and wall works, a video portrait of Yvonne Rainer and a monumental group of 68 works on Mylar, in which certain recurring features--photographs relating to modernism in Africa, ceramics and African masks, fragments from the pages of books and Pendleton's own drawings--are recombined with cut-up phrases and marks, weaving contemporary and historical references into a single body of work. The book includes a text by the artist, essays from Suzanne Hudson and Alec Mapes-Frances, and a conversation between Pendleton and Rainer, moderated by Adrienne Edwards.

  • Adad Hannah : Reflets et réflexions = Glints and reflections / Lynn Bannon, Lindsey V. Sharman
    N 6549 H248A4 2019

  • Devastation and laughter : satire, power, and culture in the early Soviet state, 1920s-1930s / Annie Gérin
    NX 556 A1G47 2018

    In Devastation and Laughter , Annie Gérin explores the use of satire in the visual arts, the circus, theatre, and cinema under Lenin and Stalin. Gérin traces the rise and decline of the genre and argues that the use of satire in official Soviet art and propaganda was neither marginal nor un-theorized. The author sheds light on the theoretical texts written in the 1920s and 1930s by Anatoly Lunacharsky, the Soviet Commissar of Enlightenment, and the impact his writings had on satirists. While the Avant-Garde and Socialist Realism were necessarily forward-looking and utopian, satire afforded artists the means to examine critically past and present subjects, themes, and practice. Devastation and Laughter is the first work to bring Soviet theoretical writings on the use of satire to the attention of scholars outside of Russia. By introducing important bodies of work that have largely been overlooked in the fields of art history, film and theatre history, Annie Gérin provides a nuanced and alternative reading of early Soviet art.

  • Early Christian and Byzantine architecture / Richard Krautheimer
    NA 4817 K7 1986b
    By now a classic, it presents in a single volume a coherent overall view of the history and the changing character of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, from Rome and Milan to North Africa, from Constantinople to Greece and the Balkans, and from Egypt and Jerusalem to the villages and monasteries of Syria, Asia Minor, Armenia, and Mesopotamia.

  • Corot / Jean Leymarie
    ND 553 C8L4 1979
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