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Author(s) : Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Richard Johns

Publisher : Paul Holberton

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud presents new writing on John Ruskin’s vision of art and its relationship with modern society and a changing environment. As part of the re-evaluation of Ruskin, 200 years after his birth in 1819, art historians, scientists, geographers, artists and curators explore the critic’s lifelong commitment to the painted landscapes of JMW Turner and his own artistic ambitions, as well as his prophetic concerns about the world’s darkening skies, pollution and psychological turbulence.

In 1884 John Ruskin spoke out against an encroaching “Storm Cloud”-a darkening of the skies that he attributed to the belching chimneys of the modern world. The imagery of the pollution-stained sky also allowed Ruskin to articulate the internal distress that seemed to engulf him. His analysis of a “blanched sun, blighted grass [and] blinded man” overwhelmed by a modern “plague-wind” expresses both the visible climatic effects of industrial More …

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Auteurs : Piers Bizony, Andrew Chaikin, Roger Launius

Editeur : Taschen

Soixante ans dans l’espace avec la NASA

L’histoire fascinante du programme spatial américain racontée en images

Le 1er octobre 1958, la première agence spatiale civile mondiale est fondée pour riposter en urgence contre le lancement de Spoutnik par l’Union soviétique un an plus tôt. En 10 ans, la National Aeronautics and Space Administration, universellement connue sous l’acronyme NASA, est passée d’un modeste groupe de chercheurs, menant des expériences avec de petites fusées converties, à l’une des plus importantes entreprises technologiques et managériales jamais créée, capable d’envoyer des humains sur la Lune à bord d’énormes fusées et de disperser des robots explorateurs sur Vénus, Mars et plus loin encore. Malgré les quelques revers tragiques qui ont jalonné l’histoire de la NASA, le projet d’alunissage Apollo demeure emblématique de l’ingéniosité américaine; ses navettes spatiales ailées ont été le fer de lance de la station spatiale internationale et son stupéfiant arsenal de satellites astronomiques, d’atterrisseurs robotiques et de programmes d’observation de la Terre ont transformé notre compréhension du cosmos, et de la place qu’y occupe la planète fragile que nous habitons.

Au fil des 60 années d’existence de la NASA, les images ont joué un rôle crucial. Qui, aujourd’hui, n’a jamais été fasciné par les prises de vues de l’univers réalisées par le télescope spatial Hubble, ou les panoramas de Mars, d’une netteté extraordinaire, collectés par les rovers de surface de la NASA? Qui a oublié les clichés des hommes marchant sur la Lune?

Réalisé en collaboration avec la NASA, ce recueil réunit plus de 400 photos historiques et des schémas de conception, scannés et remasterisés grâce aux techniques les plus perfectionnées, puis reproduits en très grand format. Les textes signés du journaliste scientifique Piers Bizony, de l’ancien historien en chef de la NASA Roger Launius et de l’auteur à succès et spécialiste d’Apollo Andrew Chaikin, accompagnés d’une liste détaillée des principales missions spatial More …

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Artist(s): Oscar Murillo

Contributor(s): Victor Wang

Publisher : David Zwirner Books

The Colombian-born, London-based artist Oscar Murillo is known for an inventive practice that encompasses paintings, works on paper, installations, actions, live events, collaborative projects, and videos. Taken as a whole, his body of work demonstrates a sustained emphasis on the notion of cultural exchange and the multiple ways in which ideas, languages, and even everyday items are displaced, circulated, and increasingly intermingled.

In recent years, Murillo has traveled extensively throughout the world to research and prepare exhibitions and other projects, making works both in the studio and in unexpected locations. As a result, airplanes, which are able to move more or less freely and without regard for borders, and the contemplative isolation afforded by these long journeys, have become an important site of production for the artist. His large-scale canvases, in turn, are a synthesis in both form and content of his experiences. By combining personal allusions with more universally recognizable references, Murillo aligns these paintings with preceding art-historical movements that conceptualized art not as a hermetic language but rather as a critical tool for interpreting a world outside of itself-comprising, as he notes, “an accumulation of thought, gesture, discourse, action, and motion.”

Through his command of gesture, form, and spatial organization, Murillo is able to convey a complex and nuanced understanding of the specific conditions of globalization and its attendant state of flux, while nevertheless maintaining the universality of human experience within this milieu. Published on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition of paintings and works on paper at David Zwirner, Hong Kong, in 2018, the build-up of content and information is accompanied by an essay by curator and writer Victor Wang, who attests to Murillo’s work as being guided by mobility. This publication is available in both English only and bilingual English/traditional Chinese editions.

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Oscar Murillo’s practice is closely connected to a notion of community stem More …

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Posted by AT on Dimanche 24 février 2019

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Publisher : Karma, New York, 2018

The latest in Karma’s acclaimed series of overviews, this 424-page clothbound volume is the first comprehensive survey of New York-based minimalist painter Paul Mogensen (born 1941). Born in Los Angeles, Mogensen arrived in New York in 1966 already associated with such peers as David Novros and (through Novros) Brice Marden. His first solo exhibition at the Bykert Gallery came the following year. Since that time, Mogensen has created often colorful works that follow rule-based progressions (such as the “n + 1″ method) to generate sharply executed geometric abstractions.

In a text for this volume, the artist Lynda Benglis usefully summarizes the special character of Mogensen’s art: “Paul is a colorist who is measured in his method. It may be said that he is a decorative painter as well a painter of a philosophical disposition. He is stringent in his approach, as stringent as a mechanic might be with a Ferrari. There are no accidents.”

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Paul Mogensen was born in Los Angeles in 1941, and was first represented in New York by the legendary Bykert Gallery from the time of its founding in 1966 until its closing in 1975. The use of mathematically-based systems of ordering and progression have bee More …

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Publisher : Paul Holberton

Patricia Wengraf is one of the world’s leading dealers in bronzes, sculpture and works of art. In her particular speciality, bronzes of the 15th-18th centuries, her knowledge and connoisseurship are of world repute. This exquisite catalogue - the first sales catalogue ever published by the dealer - presents a selection of exceptional works. Accompanies an exhibition in New York City.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 30 x 24.5

Pages: 120 pages, 100 illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-911300-55-7

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Auteur: Yori Moriarty

Editeur : PromoPress

Découvrez les riches significations cachées dans le monde énigmatique de l’irezumi.  Un catalogue et un voyage visuels à travers la culture japonaise du tatouage avec Yori Moriarty, disciple d’Horitoshi d’Osaka.

La relation intime du tatouage japonais avec le monde ténébreux des yakuzas a contribué à couvrir cette forme d’expression artistique d’un voile de mystère. Mais la culture de l’irezumi est profonde et riche en sens, en formes et en motifs qui sont passés de l’impression en couleur sur des blocs de bois à l’application sur la peau pour embellir et protéger. Cet ouvrage riche en illustrations révèle le sens et les secrets des motifs les plus importants du tatouage traditionnel japonais, comme les créatures mythologiques et surnaturelles, les animaux, les divinités bouddhistes, les fleurs et les personnages historiques, pour transformer cette forme d’art en chemin vers la connaissance et l’expression de soi. Les lecteurs découvriront l’origine et le sens de chaque représentation visuelle des thèmes les plus récurrents dans cet art. Ce livre commence avec un bref aperçu de l More …

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Author : Christina Nielsen

Publisher : Paul Holberton

In the winter of 1903, shortly after the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum first opened to the public, John Singer Sargent used the Gothic Room of the museum as a studio. Among the portraits he painted was one of Isabella’s dear friends, Gretchen Osgood Warren. This finely illustrated gem of a publication explores these three remarkable friends: Isabella Stewart Gardner, the museum’s founder and patroness of the arts, John Singer Sargent, premier portrait painter and the museum’s first artist-in-residence, and Gretchen Osgood Warren, a highly accomplished Gilded Age woman.

The collection at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum includes an astonishing array of objects, including renowned paintings, rare books, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as more personal items such as collected letters, Isabella’s own correspondence, and ephemera. Mirroring Isabella’s inimitable gallery installations, this publication uses both fine and decorative art, photographs, and correspondence to provide a snapshot in time of the first few years of the museum, in which the collection and its carefully curated spaces inspired new works of art.

As the museum’s first artist-in-residence, Sargent fulfilled Gardner’s hopes for a new kind of cultural institution in Boston, one that would inspire creativity, cultivate artistic talent, and bring joy to artists and amateurs alike. Sargent painted five portraits during his stay at the museum and John Templeman Coolidge, a friend of Gardner’s, captured Sargent at work in the Gothic Room in seven candid photographs. Cigarette in mouth, brush in More …

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Author : David Boyd Haycock

Publisher : Paul Holberton publishing

Despite achieving extraordinary fame in his lifetime, when he was widely considered to be one the greatest living British artists and his drawings were thought by John Singer Sargent to be amongst the finest seen since the Renaissance, Augustus John has grown increasingly obscure. Augustus John: Drawn from Life seeks to restore this remarkable artist to his rightful place in the canon of British Art.

In the fi rst three decades of the 20th century Augustus John (1878-1961) was widely considered one of the greatest living British artists, famous almost as much for his extraordinary Bohemian lifestyle as for his outstanding portraits, etchings and drawings. John was born in Wales in 1878 and educated at the Slade School of Art in London in the 1890s, where the onus of teaching was on the daily life class and a close study of the Old Masters. He soon emerged as a wonderfully gifted draughtsman - indeed, the American painter John Singer Sargent would declare that John’s youthful drawings were amongst the finest seen since the Renaissance. Dividing his life between England, Wales and France, and reaching his prime in the years immediately before the outbreak of the Great War, by 1910 John would be likened to a British Gauguin, a More …

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Publisher : Paul Holberton publishing

Celebrating the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings from the long seventeenth century, this exhibition catalogue will explore why and how this particular type of art was desired, commissioned and displayed, through the consideration of Golden Age masterpieces from a number of National Trust houses.

This catalogue will be published to accompany the fi rst ever exhibition of Golden Age Dutch pictures in the collection of the National Trust, which will be shown at the Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Holburne Museum in Bath and at Petworth House in West Sussex (2018-19).

Celebrating the enduring British taste for collecting Dutch paintings from the long seventeenth century, the publication will explore why and how this particular type of art was desired, commissioned and displayed through the consideration of masterpieces from a number of National Trust houses. It will feature portraits, still lifes, religious pictures, maritime paintings, landscapes, genre paintings and history pictures, painted by celebrated artists such as Rembrandt, Lievens, Hobbema, Cuyp, De Heem, Ter Borch and Metsu, as well as less well-known artists such as De Baen and Van Diest. The National Trust has the largest collection of art in the British Isles, including many great masterpieces, amassed by key patrons and displayed in some of the country’s greatest houses. Dutch Golden Age pictures form an important part of this collection, and National Trust houses with particularly important collections of Dutch pictures include Ham House, Dyrham Park, Ascott, Upton House and Polesden Lacey. More …

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Author :  Robert Wenley, Nina Cahill, Rosalie Van Gulick

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

Jan Steen (1626-1679) is widely admired as one of the most engaging and technically brilliant painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Accompanying an exhibition that is the first anywhere to be devoted to Steen’s Old Testament subjects, this publication takes as its focal point his magnificent Wrath of Ahasuerus (c.1668-70), one of the highlights of the Barber’s collection. The interconnections with Jewish history in Steen’s Old Testament scenes are explored, as well as the influence of Dutch theatre on his compositions, and the critical response to them since the seventeenth century.

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Robert Wenley (Barber Institute of Fine Arts) explores the popularity of the story of Esther and other Old Testament subjects in Dutch culture - in plays as well as paintings - and the possibility of Jewish patrons for Steen’s Old Testament paintings.

Nina Cahill (National Gallery, London) puts forward new research about how Steen adopted the gestural language of contemporary Dutch theatre, amateur and professional, in order to represent the key figures in these scenes and to convey the pivotal dramatic moments. In some instances, Steen may have been quoting from an actual production of a play based on the Biblical story.

Rosalie van Gulick (formerly, The Maurtishuis, The Hague) considers how Steen’s Old Testament scenes have been received and understood over the years. She investigates how the apparent farcical character of these scenes has been understood over the centuries and why they have prompted adversely critical responses from some modern art historians.

Bibliographic Details:

Format (cm): 21*21

Pages: 84

ISBN: 978-1-911300-09-0

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