DelMonico Books (3)

Playing With Fire

ISBN: 9783791356853

Author: Carlos Almaraz    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz is the first full-length monograph devoted to an artist known for both his politically engaged cultural productio...


Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz is the first full-length monograph devoted to an artist known for both his politically engaged cultural production as well as his vibrant, highly sought-after studio art, particularly his scenes of car crashes and pastoral depictions of L.A.’s Echo Park. Among the leading figures whose artistic, cultural, and political motivations catalyzed the Chicano Art movement in the 1970s, Almaraz began his career with works for the United Farm Workers and cofounded the important artists collective Los Four. Although he saw himself as an activist, Almaraz straddled multiple — and often contradictory — identities that drew from divergent cultures and approaches, and his work became less overtly political and more personal, psychological, dreamlike, and even mystical as he evolved artistically. The book features more than 60 works, mostly from the late 1970s through 1989, the year of the artist’s untimely death at age 48, as well as selections from his journals and recollections from numerous colleagues and friends who knew him throughout his career.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 235 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$110.00
DUE > 31st Oct 2017
From Lens To Eye To Hand

ISBN: 9783791356075

Author: Terrie Sultan    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Photorealism reintroduced straightforward representation into an art world dominated by Pop Art, Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Often misunderstood ...


Photorealism reintroduced straightforward representation into an art world dominated by Pop Art, Minimalism, Land Art, and Performance Art. Often misunderstood as being overtly traditional, artists at the vanguard of this important movement were trailblazers. Use of the camera as the foundation of painterly expression is common today, but in the 1970s Photorealists were embarking on a groundbreaking way of seeing and depicting the world. Drawing on major public and private collections, the book features works by the masters of Photorealism. Along with numerous illustrations, the book also includes an introductory essay by noted artist and writer Richard Kalina, and an in-depth essay by Terrie Sutlan, focusing on photorealistic watercolors and works on paper.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$95.00
Klimt & Rodin

ISBN: 9783791357089

Author: Tobias Natter    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Although they worked in different media, Auguste Rodin and Gustav Klimt were two artists whose output generated both incredible enthusiasm and virulent denuncia...


Although they worked in different media, Auguste Rodin and Gustav Klimt were two artists whose output generated both incredible enthusiasm and virulent denunciation in their lifetimes. On the centenary of their deaths, in 1917 and 1918 respectively, this opulent volume highlights the remarkable parallels between the two creators: their passion for the human figure, erotic subject matter, pioneering techniques, and the achievement of international success. In chapters of alternating perspectives, this book features essays on fin-de-siècle Vienna, the phenomenon of artistic celebrity, and a tribute to the two seminal works that each artist gave the same name: The Kiss. Bringing these two masters together for the first time in such a detailed manner, this book captures a significant moment in European culture and demonstrates why their geniuses still speak so profoundly to us today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2017


$125.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2017
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