New Books in September

The following titles are on display from  8 – 15 September 2016
If you would like to borrow any of them when they come off display,
please see library staff! Otherwise click on the call number links to check the catalogue.

David Lynch : Lithos 

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Filmmaker, photographer, painter and printmaker David Lynch (b. 1946) is fascinated by the unique workshop of Item Editions, Rue du Montparnasse Paris and its history… where artists from all around the world make lithographs on Solnhofener stones. “Since his earliest experiments with zinc plates and prints in black and red, Lynch has continued to labour away at Item Editions, recently producing large black-and-white lithographs by drawing directly onto the stone (rather than using the medium to create multiples of pre-existing drawings), experimenting with textures to draw figurative imagery out of abstract patterns, and adding captions to further elucidate their themes. The content of these lithographs clusters around themes familiar to Lynch fans: love, eroticism, dreams and death.”

Hanne Darboven : Enlightenment, Time Histories, a Retrospective 

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"Hanne Darboven (1941–2009) is one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary international artists. The first major retrospective after the artist's death brings together key works from all phases of her prolific work. It was collaboratively organized by and simultaneously presented at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn and Haus der Kunst in Munich….Both exhibitions feature Darboven's characteristic series of symbols and writing; early Minimalist works that consist of both material pictures and construction drawings, her own musical compositions, including live performances, that implement numerical systems in sequences of notes, as well as filmic works. Further highlights were the presentation of expansive key works like "Cultural History, 1880–1983" and "Schreibzeit""

Dirt on Delight : Impulses that Form Clay

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This exhibition held at ICA Philadelphia presented "significant work in clay by 22 artists spanning four generations. Ranging from modestly scaled pots to figurines to large sculptures, these objects cross a spectrum of conventional delineations among fine art, craft, and outsider practices. Collectively they suggest that clay appeals to basic impulses, starting with the delight of building form, coupled with the anxiety of completion…Among the artists included are Robert Arneson, Kathy Butterly, Nicole Cherubini, Lucio Fontana, Viola Frey, Jane Irish, Ron Nagle, George Ohr, Ken Price, Sterling Ruby, Peter Voulkos, Beatrice Wood and Betty Woodman."

Berthe Morisot 

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"Berthe Morisot won over the Impressionists with her talent and became the first woman of the period alongside Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, and Sisley. Morisot's paintings demonstrate how far ahead of her time she was when she created them, pioneering a new style of painting….This book, a comprehensive monograph showcasing the life and works of this influential artist, focuses on the important stages of her career, including her first participation in the Salon de Paris at the age of twenty-three in 1864. Moreover, the book assesses the significance of the time certain paintings were created, taking into consideration what was happening in the artist's life during that period"

Drawn In : a Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists

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“People are fascinated by artist's sketchbooks. They offer a glimpse into private pages where artists brainstorm, doodle, develop and work on ideas, and keep track of their musings. Artists use these journals to document their daily lives, produce their initial ideas for bigger projects, and practice their skills. Using a variety of media from paint to pencil to collage, these pages can become works of art themselves”

Winsome Jobling : the Nature of Paper 

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“Darwin-based artist Winsome Jobling is a paper-maker of international standing. Jobling moved to Darwin in 1982 and began experimenting with paper. Her devotion to the medium has set her course for over three decades. Jobling sources and harvests plants from across the Top End of Australia, transforming these natural materials into tactile and sensual installations and imagery”