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  • Calder: The Conquest of Timeby Jed Perl

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 55.00

    The first biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder: an authoritative and revelatory achievement, based on a wealth of letters and papers never before available, and written by one of our most renowned art critics. Alexander Calder is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century.... more...

  • On Weavingby Anni Albers; Nicholas Fox Weber; Manuel Cirauqui; T`ai Smith

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The classic book on the art and history of weaving—now expanded and in full color Written by one of the twentieth century’s leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving... more...

  • Symbolic Articulationby Sabine Marienberg

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 57.99

    In a unique cooperation between philosophy, linguistics, art history, and ancient studies, this volume focuses on ways in which the entangled and embodied nature of image and language enables us to symbolically articulate the world and our experience in a great variety of forms. It lays the foundation for a new cultural anthropology of symbolic processes.... more...

  • Motherhood and Meaning in Medieval Sculptureby Marian Bleeke

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 99.00

    An examination of women as mothers in medieval French sculpture. more...

  • Warhol's Working Classby Anthony E. Grudin

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    This book explores Andy Warhol’s creative engagement with social class. During the 1960s, as neoliberalism perpetuated the idea that fixed classes were a mirage and status an individual achievement, Warhol’s work appropriated images, techniques, and technologies that have long been described as generically “American” or “middle class.” Drawing on... more...

  • Agnes Varda between Film, Photography, and Artby Rebecca J. DeRoo

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Agnès Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative “mother” of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and '60s and for her multimedia art exhibitions. Varying her use of different media, she is a figure who defies easy categorization.... more...

  • Surrealism, Occultism and Politicsby Tessel M. Bauduin; Victoria Ferentinou; Daniel Zamani

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the relationship between occultism and Surrealism, specifically exploring the reception and appropriation of occult thought, motifs, tropes and techniques by Surrealist artists and writers in Europe and the Americas, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Its central focus is the specific use of occultism as a site of political and... more...

  • Ghost-haunted landby Declan Long

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 - the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern 'Troubles' - contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances in Northern Ireland. In Ghost-Haunted Land - the first book-length examination of post-Troubles contemporary art - Declan Long highlights artists... more...

  • William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worldsby Helen McCormack

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1731 and was greatly influenced by some of... more...

  • They Drew as They Pleased Vol. 3by Didier Ghez; Andreas Deja

    Chronicle Books LLC 2017; US$ 25.99

    Walt Disney always envisioned the studios that bear his name remaining relevant by consistently taking creative risks and doing the unexpected. Heading into the 1940s, he crafted an entirely new division of the studio called the Character Model Department, which focused solely on the details of character development. This latest volume from famed Disney... more...