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ART 101 Art Fundamentals: Individual Artists
Resources of interest as you explore the interrelatedness of line, shape, value, texture, and color as used in two and three-dimensional art.
A sampling of books from the Pepperdine University Libraries. Use the "Hold" button to have the book sent to the HUB at TAC. You will receive an email when the book is available for you. (Oversize books will need to be requested using the 'Hold' button)
When Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of forty-eight, she was already a significant influenceeven something of a legendamong serious photographers, although only a relatively small number of her most important pictures were widely known at the time.
In any decade the work of only a very few artists offers a template for understanding the culture and ideas of their time. Photographer Diane Arbus is one of these rare artists, and in this book Frederick Gross returns ArbusOCOs work to the moment in which it was produced and first viewed to reveal its broader significance for analyzing and mapping the culture of the 1960s.
Includes Larry Clark / This volume brings together for the first time Kelley's major interviews with artists and others over the past 18 years. Kelley is naturally a provocative commentator on his own work and the work of others, but he's also an informed and serious student of his interviewees' oeuvres and asks questions that explore the soul of artistic imagination.
Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of this century's leading photographers. His earliest images are of Europe in the 1930s and '40s. Here is a magnificent compilation of the world-renowned photographer's work that truly captures his famous decisive moments through people and places rich in beauty as well as turmoil. 200 photos.
T. J. Demos examines the ways contemporary artists have reinvented documentary practices in their representations of mobile lives: refugees, migrants, the stateless, and the politically dispossessed. He investigates the cinematic approaches Steve McQueen, the Otolith Group, and HITO STEYERL employ to blur the real and imaginary in their films confronting geopolitical conflicts between North and South.
This companion to a public television series on the contemporary visual arts introduces some of the most interesting artists working in America today. In four sections -- on Identity, Place, Consumption, and Spirituality -- the authors explore such provocative issues as how artists address sexual or racial identity in their work, and how creativity is affected by changing notions of place in today's era of transnationalism and cyberspace.
Walker Evans' radical photography of the 1930s demonstrated that unembellished photographic fact could serve as a highly poetic language. These works expanded the potential of the art of photography and at the same time defined a lasting iconography that recognized advertising, movies and car culture as central images of modern American identity. "Walker Evans & Company" focuses on Evans as a central figure in the arts of the 1920s and 30s, and includes works in photography and other mediums that influenced Evans or were influenced by him, or which resonate in a significant way with aspects of his imagery, sensibility and style.
Moore recasts the gay male sexual culture of the 1970s as both groundbreaking and creative, provocatively comparing extreme sex to art. In the process, he presents a powerful yet nuanced snapshot of a maligned, forgotten era, with its heady mix of sexual liberation, artistic celebrations of homosexuality, and political anger fueled by the prevalent homophobia. Includes Felix Gonzalez Torres and Marina Abramovic
Just as Picasso's Guernica or Gericaul's Raft of the Medusa survive as powerful cultural documents of their time, there will be works from our own era that will endure for generations to come. Kelly Grovier curates a compelling list of one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, performances, and video pieces that have made the greatest impact from 1989 to the present. The global cast includes Marina Abramovic.
Includes Sally Mann / The Nature Conservancy is one of the world's most foremost environmental organizations. In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, a dozen distinguished contemporary photographers were asked to submit a photograph of a place with which they have a special affinity.
an international, multigenerational group exhibition that considers the mutable and mutating role of the artist in contemporary culture. Bringing together the expansive practices of some of the most provocative and engaged artists working today--Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Renzo Martens, Bjarne Melgaard, Nastio Mosquito, HITO STEYERL and Danh Vo--the show examines ways that they negotiate the complicities and contradictions of living in an ever more complex and networked world.