Thursday, 1 September 2016

New Books for September

The following titles are on display from 1 – 8 September 2016
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display,
please see library staff! Click on the call number links to check the catalogue.

MashUp : the Birth of Modern Culture 

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"MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture' traces the inexorable rise of collage, montage, sampling and the cut-up. Tracing its roots from the multiple-perspectives, montages and readymades of Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters and Hannah Hoch, to the present with its postmodern network culture, where remixing and co-production are the norm and the New Aesthetic seeks to harmonise the now-everyday crossover of the digital and the actual" This was book was published in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Jessica Stockholder : Vortex in the Play of Theater with Real Passion

“Working at the interface between sculpture and painting Jessica Stockholder (b. 1959, Seattle, WA) has, over recent years, developed a body of work of international significance. According to essayist Roland W√§spe, "A little Alice in Wonderland is the way you feel in one of Jessica Stockholder's environments." The artist uses cloth, metal grates, pastel flooring, and bright Lego blocks that colourfully translate a room into a bewitching three-dimensional painting one can walk into”

Judith Leyster : a Dutch Master and her World 

"Judith Leyster (1609-1660), the most famous woman painter of the Dutch golden age, was remarkable for her time. She pursued a profession dominated by men, was the only female member of the painter's guild known to have had a workshop, and is the sole woman artist whose known work attests to an active role in the open market, then a relatively new form of art patronage that was to transform the Dutch art world. This book gives new insights into Leyster's world - her life, her art, and the society in which she lived"

From Diversion to Subversion : Games, Play, and Twentieth-Century Art 

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“Games and play occupied a central, if misunderstood, role in modern art in the twentieth century. Many art-historical narratives have downplayed the ways in which artists returned to play and to games as analogues to art practice, as metaphors for creativity, or as models for art criticism…. With subjects ranging from early twentieth-century manifestations of games and play in Surrealism, Duchamp, Picasso, and Bauhaus photography to their repercussions in Fluxus, performance, public practice, and new media, these essays establish the diversity and potential of games and play and point toward an alternate trajectory in the development of modern art”

Raoul de Keyser : Drift 

This catalogue "is organized around a group of 23 paintings that Raoul De Keyser (1930–2012) completed shortly before his death, which have become known collectively as ‘The Last Wall’ Imposing stark material and formal limitations, De Keyser was able to revisit in this body of work many of the major themes that occupied him throughout his nearly 50-year career: inconspicuous things close at hand, the landscape of the low lands where he lived all his life and the partition of the picture plane"

Lucian Freud's Sketchbooks

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"This revelatory publication features a selection of beautifully reproduced images from the sketchbooks of Lucian Freud (1922–2011)... Most of the sketches – which include works in pencil, pastel, and watercolour from across the artist’s long career – are published here for the first time. These fascinating images extend our understanding of Freud’s work and demonstrate the scrutiny he brought to his subjects"

Lessons in Classical Painting : Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier 

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"With more than 25 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Juliette Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes...Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, and color, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters"

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