Thursday, 26 February 2015

New Book Display

The following titles will be on the new book display from Thursday 26th Feb - Thursday 5th Mar. If you would like assistance to place a hold on any of the books please ask the library staff for help or use the hyperlink on the Dewey Number (e.g. 709.2/BURR) to check the book's status and place a hold yourself. If you wish to read more about the book click on the hyperlink "image and text taken from here" to go to the website.

Art Since 1980: Charting The Contemporary


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"Art Since 1980 charts the story of art in contemporary global culture while holding up a mirror to our society. With over 300 pictures of painting, photography and sculpture, as well as installation, performance and video art, we are led on an illuminating journey via the individuals and communities who have shaped art internationally."

The Essential Cy Twombly


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"Recognized as one of the greatest and most idiosyncratic artists of the postwar era, Cy Twombly left behind an oeuvre of incredible versatility, sensitivity and originality upon his death in 2011 at age 83. Working in the immediate aftermath of Abstract Expressionism, Twombly developed an intensely personal scription consisting of scrawled letters and words, in an effusive, calligraphic mark-making that suggests a kind of painted poetry."

Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration


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"This essential volume on Chuck Close's innovative and groundbreaking techniques presents a life's work in printmaking by one of the most influential artists of our time."

Brice Marden Graphite Drawings


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"Graphite Drawings includes 25 of Brice Marden's seminal early works on paper and accompanies the first exhibition devoted solely to this body of work. The drawings, made between 1962 and 1981, feature luxurious surfaces of graphite and beeswax worked into dense, reflective planes of blacks, whites and grays."

Elements of Sculpture


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"The ultimate viewer’s guide to experiencing art in three dimensions, featuring classical Greek sculpture and Baroque marble carvings alongside works by Rodin, Duchamp, and Felix Gonzalez‐Torres."

Women Photographers


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"This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments. Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention."

Art After Deconstruction


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"Art after Deconstruction continues Gilbert-Rolfes argument for the return of aesthetics in contemporary art. In three long essays and an extended interview, he puts forward a compelling case for the renegotiation of the stakes of art after the long period of postmodern iconoclasm."

Towards Speculative Realism


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"This fascinating collection of eleven essays and lectures from 1997-2009, anchored by Harman's rebellious transformation of Heideggerian philosophy, show the evolution of his object-oriented metaphysics from its early days into an increasingly developed philosophical position."