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Non-graphic art forms

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Seeing Through Closed Eyelids

Seeing Through Closed Eyelids

Author: Elizabeth Mangini Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2021

Can a work of art help us know our world differently? In this first scholarly study of Giuseppe Penone, art historian Elizabeth Mangini argues that the Italian artist's engagement of the body's multiple senses constitutes a new theory of sculpture as a means to connect with and know the phenomenal world. Through close readings of signal works across Penone's five-decade career - from his emergence in the context of 1960s Arte Povera to his position as a preeminent contemporary artist today - Mangini demonstrates that Penone refuses modernist opticality, recasts artistic labour, and emphasizes a non-anthropocentric concept of time. This approach challenges viewers to broaden their sensory and temporal perceptions, creating structurally significant new ways to understand human experience. Giuseppe Penone is best known for his engagement with trees, which he employs as raw material, imagery, and an active force in the creative process. Seeing Through Closed Eyelids suggests that such works materialize the perceptible tensions between any organism and its environment. By locating Penone's art in its social context and connecting it to broader discourses about art's status, theories of phenomenology, and the anthropocene, this book offers an original reading of Penone's work, as well as a wider view to the artistic generation for whom sculpture was a means to probe the nature of experience itself at the dawn of postmodernism.

Gods in the Time of Democracy

Gods in the Time of Democracy

Author: Kajri Jain Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2021

In 2018 India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, inaugurated the world's tallest statue: a 597-foot figure of nationalist leader Sardar Patel. Twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, it is but one of many massive statues built following India's economic reforms of the 1990s. In Gods in the Time of Democracy Kajri Jain examines how monumental icons emerged as a religious and political form in contemporary India, mobilizing the concept of emergence toward a radical treatment of art historical objects as dynamic assemblages. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork at giant statue sites in India and its diaspora and interviews with sculptors, patrons, and visitors, Jain masterfully describes how public icons materialize the intersections between new image technologies, neospiritual religious movements, Hindu nationalist politics, globalization, and Dalit-Bahujan verifications of equality and presence. Centering the ex-colony in rethinking key concepts of the image, Jain demonstrates how these new aesthetic forms entail a simultaneously religious and political retooling of the infrastructures of the sensible.

Gods in the Time of Democracy

Gods in the Time of Democracy

Author: Kajri Jain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2021

In 2018 India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, inaugurated the world's tallest statue: a 597-foot figure of nationalist leader Sardar Patel. Twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, it is but one of many massive statues built following India's economic reforms of the 1990s. In Gods in the Time of Democracy Kajri Jain examines how monumental icons emerged as a religious and political form in contemporary India, mobilizing the concept of emergence toward a radical treatment of art historical objects as dynamic assemblages. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork at giant statue sites in India and its diaspora and interviews with sculptors, patrons, and visitors, Jain masterfully describes how public icons materialize the intersections between new image technologies, neospiritual religious movements, Hindu nationalist politics, globalization, and Dalit-Bahujan verifications of equality and presence. Centering the ex-colony in rethinking key concepts of the image, Jain demonstrates how these new aesthetic forms entail a simultaneously religious and political retooling of the infrastructures of the sensible.

The Learned Collector

The Learned Collector

Author: Lea M. Stirling Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/01/2021

Sculpting in wire

Sculpting in wire

Author: Cathy Miles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2021

This is the third book in the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series, and is in the same clear and informative step-by-step layout. Very much aimed at beginners, there are six projects of increasing difficulty, aiming to teach people how to sculpt in wire from the most basic starting point up through to soldering. The projects start off by learning about wire and using simply pliers, and then how to incorporate other materials such as tin, feathers and wool. Finally the last project includes the use of some simple silver soldering. Clear step-by-step images show the processes involved in every project. Images of fantastic sculptures in wire by contemporary artists are scattered throughout, showing everything from life-size figures to sheep, elephants and even hats.

Maskwork

Maskwork

Author: Jennifer Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2020

The practice of mask-wearing has a long history, even becoming mandatory in times of global crisis. In this useful contribution to the performing arts curriculum, Maskword: The Background, Making and Use of Masks takes a new look at the creative and timeless art of masks and mask-making, while also exploring their cultural anthropology from prehistory to the present day. Drawing on her extensive experience in professional theatre and running workshops, Foreman promotes the life-affirming qualities of masks, providing us with an invaluable resource for artists and teachers, as well as parents seeking activities for children at home. Eight themed projects use photographs to document masks and mask-making techniques, with each one offering practical advice and design ideas; materials are inexpensive and easy to acquire. With photographs by Richard Penton.

Haseeb Iqbal - Noting Voices: Contemplating London's Culture (RT#41)

Haseeb Iqbal - Noting Voices: Contemplating London's Culture (RT#41)

Author: Haseeb Iqbal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2020

Jeannette Lee & Don Letts - Acme Attractions (RT#42)

Jeannette Lee & Don Letts - Acme Attractions (RT#42)

Author: Jeannette Lee, Don Letts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2020

Roy - Algorithm Party (RT#40)

Roy - Algorithm Party (RT#40)

Author: Roy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2020

The Fandangoe Kid - Tender Hearted Bold Moves (RT#39)

The Fandangoe Kid - Tender Hearted Bold Moves (RT#39)

Author: The Fandangoe Kid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2020

Decorative Art 1970s

Decorative Art 1970s

Author: TASCHEN Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

With dramatic expressions of futurism alongside rustic eco-trends, this book collects the best of 1970s design in one expertly curated and annotated volume, drawn from the now-classic collectible, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook. Across metalware, textiles, ceramics, and more, explore a decade of fast-moving ideas and vehemently opposing schools and movements.

Lament - Briony Bax (RT#37)

Lament - Briony Bax (RT#37)

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2020