DelMonico Books (10)

Truth & Beauty

ISBN: 9783791357287

Author: Melissa E. Buron    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the natural wo...


Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre- Raphaelites embraced the natural world and bright colors- as opposed to the dark palettes and amorphous lines that emerged in the wake of the Renaissance. Their mission was to be fundamentally modern by emulating the past. Now readers can appreciate their achievements in this volume that offers side-by-side comparisons of 19th-century masterpieces with the 15th- and 16th-century Early Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings that inspired them. Exquisite reproductions of works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, van Eyck, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese, and Raphael are presented alongside examples by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others. The book traces the evolution of the Pre-Raphaelites, and details how these painters were exposed to the early masters as they traveled and encountered the finest European collections. The volume also features decorative arts, including stained glass and tapestries in emulation of Flemish and French textiles as well as "medievalized" ecclesiastic decorations. The result is an illuminating examination that delves into the aesthetic vocabulary of the Pre-Raphaelites and broadens our understanding of their motives and inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 250 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$150.00
3D Double Vision

ISBN: 9783791356686

Author: Britt Salvesen    Publisher: DelMonico Books

This book follows the advancement of 3D photography over the decades, showing how the practice has evolved and, ironically, returned to its most basic form of e...


This book follows the advancement of 3D photography over the decades, showing how the practice has evolved and, ironically, returned to its most basic form of expression. Pursuing a career-long obsession, author Britt Salvesen explores the origins and impact of the stereoscope, featuring historic images by Jules Duboscq, Oskar Fischinger, Salvador Dalí, and others. She traces the invention to the dawn of film, and then to its post-World War II iterations, such as the ViewMaster, lenticular printing, and holography. Readers learn how 3D photography became incorporated into the work of such artists as John Baldessari, Dan Graham, and Andy Warhol. Encompassing more than 100 years of innovation and experimentation, and covering a wide range of genres, artists, and forms--from sophisticated perceptual experimentation to popular cinema--this volume shows how the mystery of 3D images remain appealing to 21st-century artists and audiences. Each book includes a 3D-viewing apparatus, to enhance readers' appreciation of the possibilities in this multi-dimensional form of artistic expression.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$140.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2018
Visions of Hawaii

ISBN: 9783791357270

Author: Theresa Papanikolas    Publisher: DelMonico Books

In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produc...


In 1939, Georgia O'Keeffe, who at 51 was among the most famous artists in the United States, accepted a commission from the Hawaiian Pineapple Company to produce two paintings for advertising campaigns. Her nine-week trip to Hawai'i resulted in more than 20 paintings, which reveal that O'Keeffe-most commonly associated with the stark deserts of New Mexico- was profoundly inspired by what she saw and experienced on the lush, tropical Hawaiian Islands. The exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i, and this accompanying volume, explores this little-known chapter in the artist's career. Glowing with color and feeling, these paintings demonstrate O'Keeffe's unique ability to make any place she happened to be in her own, and this groundbreaking volume offers a unique perspective by foregrounding the ecological complexity of the Hawaiian Islands-one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth- that is hidden behind O'Keeffe's depictions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 240 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


$85.00
Made in L.A. 2018

ISBN: 9783791357416

Author: Anne Ellegood    Publisher: DelMonico Books

This book presents work featured in the 2018 edition of Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition. Since its inception in 2012, Made in L.A. has b...


This book presents work featured in the 2018 edition of Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition. Since its inception in 2012, Made in L.A. has been bringing together regional artists from every discipline and has been curated by some of the most exciting figures in the art world. 2018 is no exception. Spanning sculpture, painting, installation, film and video, music, and performance, the exhibition is dedicated to giving emerging artists a platform alongside influential artists of an earlier generation. This volume features texts on each artist’s practice, alongside a round table conversation exploring the city’s various artistic communities and the latest preoccupations and inspirations driving artists’ work today. This sumptuous catalogue reveals the enormous diversity among L.A.’s artists and what makes the city such a vibrant cultural capital.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 145 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-06-2018


$69.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2018
It Speaks To Me : Art That Inspires Artists

ISBN: 9783791356594

Author: Jori Finkel    Publisher: DelMonico Books

n this beautifully illustrated collection of interviews, fifty contemporary artists discuss the artworks that inspire them from museums around the world. Imagin...


n this beautifully illustrated collection of interviews, fifty contemporary artists discuss the artworks that inspire them from museums around the world. Imagine your favorite artist leading you through a museum to the very work of art they can't stop thinking about. That's the experience at the heart of It Speaks to Me. In lively and intimate interviews, 50 acclaimed artists share the compelling details that make an artwork memorable and meaningful to them. Highlights include: David Hockney on Edgar Degas, Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel, Marina Abramovic on Umberto Boccioni, Ai Weiwei on a Shang Dynasty jade, Nick Cave on Jasper Johns, Judy Chicago on Agnes Pelton, Luc Tuymans on van Eyck, and Gillian Wearing on Rembrandt. Together these artists bring to life a wide range of museum pieces, from celebrated masterpieces to little-known gems, or from a Rembrandt self-portrait to a 21st-century social-protest drawing. In the process they remind us of why we look at art at all: to share in the spark of creativity that can jump from an artwork across countries and centuries and to experience the extraordinary sensation of being inspired.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 190 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$59.99
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
James Tissot

ISBN: 9783791359199

Author: Melissa E. Buron    Publisher: DelMonico Books

This book explores James Tissot’s multifaceted career and provides a fresh perspective on the 19th-century French painter. James Tissot is best known for his ...


This book explores James Tissot’s multifaceted career and provides a fresh perspective on the 19th-century French painter. James Tissot is best known for his paintings of fashionable women and society life in the late 19th century. Born in Nantes, France, he trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he befriended James McNeill Whistler and Edgar Degas. Tissot’s career defies categorization and he never formally belonged to the Impressionist circle despite an invitation from Degas. An astute businessman, Tissot garnered commercial and critical success on both sides of the English Channel while defying traditional conventions. He received recognition at the time from patrons and peers, and even his society portraits reveal a rich and complex commentary on Victorian and fin-de-siècle culture. This lavishly illustrated book, featuring paintings, enamels, and works on paper, explores Tissot’s life and career from his early period in Nantes to his later years when he made hundreds of spiritual and religious works. The volume also includes essays that introduce new scholarship to redefine Tissot’s placement within the narratives of the 19th-century canon.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 240 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2019


$165.00
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
Borrowed Light

ISBN: 9783791357423

Author: Ian Berry    Publisher: DelMonico Books

This visual history of photography from its inception to the present day is a treasure trove of 400 color and black-and-white images, carefully sequenced and pr...


This visual history of photography from its inception to the present day is a treasure trove of 400 color and black-and-white images, carefully sequenced and profoundly evocative. Culled from the idiosyncratic collection of photographer and curator Jack Shear, recently gifted to the Tang Teaching Museum, this selection of photographs offers a highly immersive viewing experience. Page after page of images allow the reader to make their own connections across time, place, style, and technique. Modeled after Sam Wagstaff’s seminal 1978 A Book of Photographs, this volume features work by history’s most revered photographers, alongside anonymous snapshots, press photos, and even images from NASA’s collection. Surprising and wholly absorbing, this collection celebrates every aspect of the photographic medium.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 372


Dimensions: 299 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2018


$165.00
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
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