Kandinsky: the path to abstraction
by Shulamith Behr (Contribution by); Bruno Haas (Contribution by)
Call Number: Oversize ND699.K3 A4 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
Wassily Kandinsky (18661944) pioneered abstract art and is a key figure in the history of modernism. This groundbreaking, fully illustrated study of Kandinsky's formative years follows his move from figurative painting to abstraction. Inspired in his early years by folklore scenes from Russia and the heightened colors of the landscape of southern Germany, he went on to co-found the Expressionist "Blaue Reiter" (Blue Rider) group of painters with Gabriele M]nter, Alexej Jawlensky, and Franz Marc.
by John Elderfield
Call Number: Oversize N6853.M33 A4 1992
Publication Date: 1992-10-01
Complete overview of the art and career of Henri Matisse through an exhibiton at the Museum of Modern Art.
by Raymond Cogniat
Call Number: Oversize N6853.B7 C6213
Publication Date: 1980-03-01
Cezanne and the Dawn of Modern Art
by Felix Baumann; Pepe Karmel; Peter Kropmanns; Paul Cezanne
Call Number: Oversize ND553.C33 C4613 2004
Publication Date: 2005-02-15
Cezanne and the Dawn of Modern Art presents selected paintings by Paul Cezanne alongside works by younger artists that reveal the powerful influence of the man hailed as the founder of modern painting. The driving forces in the reception of Cezanne's art were not art critics, art historians, or even the artist himself, but rather other artists--primarily the Fauves led by Matisse, de Vlaminck, and Derain; and the Cubists including Picasso, Braque, and Lager--all of whom absorbed and elaborated on Cezanne's revolutionary ideas about color and composition.
by Jean-Michel Foray; Meret Meyer Graber; Jakov Bruk
Call Number: Oversize N6999.C46 A4 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
This beautifully designed volume--the first comprehensive survey of Chagall's work since 1985--organizes the artist's oeuvre into four full-color plate sections, each accompanied by introductory texts and entries on key artworks and themes.
by Caroline Cros; Vivian Rehberg (Translator)
Call Number: N6853.D8 C76 2006
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
A revealing account of an artist whose enduring obsession with chance and coincidence shaped both his life and work, 'Marcel Duchamp' illuminates one of the most important and influential figures in all of modern art. Drawing on the artist's own correspondence as well as interviews, Paris-based curator and art critic Caroline Cros explores the creative processes behind Duchamp's works;including his famous anti-sculptures, the "Readymades"; the enigmatic Grand Verre; and the seductive, disturbing Etant Donn's; as well as the often hostile reception he encountered in Paris and around the world.
Cros also examines Duchamp's work after he abandoned his art at the age of thirty-six. Notoriously, Duchamp claimed that he would dedicate the remainder of his life to chess, but here we learn of his ongoing contributions to the art world, including his intense involvement in museums, foundations, and surrealist publications.
M. C. Escher
by Doris Schattschneider; M. C. Escher
Call Number: Oversize NC263.E83 S3 2004
Publication Date: 2004-05-21
Doris Schattschneider's classic "M. C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry (1990) is the most penetrating study of Escher's work in existence, and the one most admired by mathematicians and scientists. It deals with one powerful obsession that preoccupied Escher: what he called the regular division of the plane
Color, Myth, and Music: Stanton Macdonald-Wright and synchromism
by Will South; Stanton Macdonald-Wright; North Carolina Museum of Art Staff (Contribution by); Los Angeles County Museum of Art Staff (Contribution by); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: Oversize N6537.M3124 A4 2001
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Exhibition itinerary, North Carolina Museum of Art, 4 March-3 July 2001, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5 August-29 October 2001, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2 December 2001-24 February 2002.
by Renilde Hammacher (Contribution by); Rene Magritte (Illustrator); Alain Robbe-Grillet (Introduction by); Jean Roudaut (Contribution by); Patrick Roegiers (Contribution by); Daniel Abadie (Contribution by); Jean-Michel Goutier (Contribution by); Bernard No
Call Number: Oversize ND673.M35 A4 2003
Publication Date: 2003-03-02
One of the most charming and beloved of the surrealists, Rene Magritte took a light, witty paintbrush and created a world both familiar and not--but always recognizable in our dreams. His plays on semiotics, identity, the idea of woman, the possibilities inherent in objects, and the idea that everything was not necessarily what it seemed--or what it was supposed to be--are celebrated here in an intelligent retrospective monograph, featuring more than 150 paintings, sculptures, objects, and works on paper. This catalogue is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Galerie Nationale duJeu de Paume in Paris.
by Marilyn McCully (Editor)
Call Number: Oversize N6853.P5 A4 1997
Publication Date: 1997-03-27
This book focuses on Picasso's early works, placing them in the context of Picasso's life and the cultural and political currents of his times. The book also presents the latest scientific research into Picasso's methods and materials.