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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: 05/05/2021

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.

The Learned Collector

The Learned Collector

Author: Lea M. Stirling Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/04/2021

Maskwork

Maskwork

Author: Jennifer Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2021

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.

Gods in the Time of Democracy

Gods in the Time of Democracy

Author: Kajri Jain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2021

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: 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.

Decorative Art 70s

Decorative Art 70s

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2021

Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers. This volume spotlights the futuristic, experimental aesthetic of the 1970s. After the revolutions of the '60s, the world of design and architecture became an increasingly exciting and fast-moving hotbed of ideas, rife with vehemently opposing schools and movements. In many ways it was a more extreme era for design than the previous decade. Experimentalism was everywhere, and many projects, thought not practical, were forward-thinking visions of a new kind of decorative art and design. Various groups advocated returning to natural methods, rejecting style in favor of craft or pushing the logic of industrial living to its concrete, high-rise extreme. Decorative Art 1970s includes the work of the decade's brightest stars, such as Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Luigi Colani, Achille Castiglioni, Kisho Kurokawa, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, and Theo Crosby.

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

Ars Electronica 2020

Ars Electronica 2020

Author: Hannes Leopoldseder, Christine Schoepf, Gerfried Stocker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Since 1979 Ars Electronica has tracked and analysed the digital revolution and its multiple impacts. The focus has always been on processes and trends combining art, technology, and society. Results of this artistic and scientific research can be seen in the form of an annual festival in Linz, Austria, where a five-day-long program involves conferences, podium discussions, workshops, exhibitions, performances, interventions, and concerts. The festival is planned, organised, and executed in collaboration with artists and scientists from around the world. A variety of controversial futuristic themes are always the center of attention. Richly illustrated and containing in-depth essays, this book is a companion to the Ars Electronica Festival.

Lament - Briony Bax (RT#37)

Lament - Briony Bax (RT#37)

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