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Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

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Forgotten Masters Indian Painting for the East India Company

Forgotten Masters Indian Painting for the East India Company

Author: William Dalrymple Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Forgotten Masters Indian Painting for the East India Company

Forgotten Masters Indian Painting for the East India Company

Author: William Dalrymple Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

As the East India Company extended its sway across India in the late eighteenth century, many remarkable artworks were commissioned by Company officials from Indian painters who had previously worked for the Mughals. Published to coincide with the first UK exhibition of these masterworks at The Wallace Collection, this book celebrates the work of a series of extraordinary Indian artists, each with their own style and tastes and agency, all of whom worked for British patrons between the 1770s and the bloody end of the Mughal rule in 1857. Edited by writer and historian William Dalrymple, these hybrid paintings explore both the beauty of the Indian natural world and the social realities of the time in one hundred masterpieces, often of astonishing brilliance and originality. They shed light on a forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history during which Indian artists responded to European influences while keeping intact their own artistic visions and styles. These artists represent the last phase of Indian artistic genius before the onset of the twin assaults - photography and the influence of western colonial art schools - ended an unbroken tradition of painting going back two thousand years. As these masterworks show, the greatest of these painters deserve to be remembered as among the most remarkable Indian artists of all time.

When I Remember I See Red American Indian Art and Activism in California

When I Remember I See Red American Indian Art and Activism in California

Author: Kristina Perea Gilmore, Edmund Jerry G., Jr. Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2019

When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California features contemporary art by First Californians and other American Indian artists with strong ties to the state. Spanning the past five decades, the exhibition includes more than sixty-five works in various media, from painting, sculpture, prints, and photography, to installation and video. More than forty artists are represented, among them pioneers such as Rick Bartow, George Blake, Dalbert Castro, Frank Day, Harry Fonseca, Frank LaPena, Jean LaMarr, James Luna, Karen Noble, Fritz Scholder, Brian Tripp, and Franklin Tuttle, as well as emerging and mid-career artists. Taking cues from their forebears, members of the younger generation often combine art and activism, embracing issues of identity, politics, and injustice to produce innovative-and frequently enlightening-work. The exhibition transcends borders, with some California artists working outside the state, and several artists of non-California tribes living and creating within its boundaries. Diverse cultural influences coupled with the extraordinary dissemination of images made possible by technology have led to new forms of expression, making When I Remember I See Red a richly layered experience. Published in association with the Crocker Art Museum Exhibition dates: Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento: October 20, 2019-January 26, 2020 Institute of American Indian Art, Santa Fe: August 13, 2020-January 3, 2021 Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles: September 19, 2021-February 27, 2022

Suddenly Turning Visible Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969-1989)

Suddenly Turning Visible Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969-1989)

Author: Shabbir Hussain Mustafa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

In 1981, the Filipino artist and curator Raymundo Albano adopted the expression Suddenly Turning Visible to describe the rapid transformation of Manila's urban landscape. The visibility that Albano evoked was aspirational, driven by a desire for rapid economic growth in which art had a critical role. This catalogue traces this story through three influential art institutions: The Cultural Centre of the Philippines, the Alpha Gallery in Singapore, and the Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art in Bangkok. It presents in rich detail artworks from the period, an anthology of primary documents, and interviews with curators, artists and architects, revealing the links between architecture, modern art and the role of institutions in Southeast Asia.

France Sketchbooks The Travel Sketchbooks of Artists and Designers

France Sketchbooks The Travel Sketchbooks of Artists and Designers

Author: Laurie Olin, Pablo Mandel Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

For centuries artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in travel sketchbooks. Over a period of fifty years, Laurie Olin, one of America's most distinguished landscape architects, has recorded aspects of France: its cities and countryside, streets and cafes, ancient ruins, vineyards, and parks - from humble to grand, things that interested his designer's eye - taking the time to see things carefully. Paris in its seasons, agriculture in Provence and Bordeaux, trees, dogs, and fountains, all are noted over the years in watercolour or pen and ink. Originally intended for the pleasure of merely being there as well as self-education, this personal selection from his many sketchbooks is accompanied by transcriptions of notes and observations, along with introductory remarks for the different regions included: Paris, Haute Loire, Provence, Haute Provence, Normandy, Aquitaine, and Entre des Meures.

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet A Handbook on Ceremonial Objects and Ritual Furnishings in the Tibetan Temple

Buddhist Ritual Art of Tibet A Handbook on Ceremonial Objects and Ritual Furnishings in the Tibetan Temple

Author: Michael Henss Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

Tibetan Buddhist art is not only rich in figural icons but also extremely diverse in its symbols and ritual objects. This first systematic review is an abundantly illustrated reference book on Tibetan ritual art that aids our understanding of its different types and forms, its sacred meanings and ceremonial functions. Over eighteen chapters, several hundred different implements are documented in detail, in many cases for the first time and often in their various styles and iconographic forms: altar utensils and amulets, masks and mirrors, magic daggers and mandalas, torma sculptures and prayer objects, vajras and votive tablets, sacrificial vessels and oracle crowns, stupas and spirit traps, ritual vases, textiles, furniture, and symbolic emblems. These are accompanied by many historical and modern text sources, as well as rare recorded oral material from high-ranking Tibetan masters. This long-awaited handbook is a must-have for all those with a profound interest in Buddhist art and religion.

The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace

The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace

Author: Hartmut Dorgeloh Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

The 2019 opening of the Humboldt Forum heralds a massive achievement in cultural understanding. Bringing together more than 20,000 objects and designed to offer diverse exhibitions, events, and venues, this enormous complex will use state-of-the-art technology to foster learning, research, and communication. This opulent coffee-table book reflects the Forum's achievement with photographs, drawings, blueprints, and interviews with key figures. Highlights of the Forum's collection, which spans epochs and continents, and tours of the galleries, restaurants, theaters, and public gathering spaces allow readers to experience not just the physical building, but also its commendable goal-to explore our world with open eyes and understand it as an interwoven system of nature and culture.

Humboldt Forum History of the Site Exhibition Guide

Humboldt Forum History of the Site Exhibition Guide

Author: Judith Prokasky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Monastery, royal palace, museum, parade ground, Palace of the Republic, archeological site, and cultural building - a lot has happened on this spot, in the middle of Berlin, on which the Humboldt Forum is located today. Where initially only a civil borough stood, since 1443 sovereigns and politicians have built, rebuilt, and demolished this site in order to bring their political vision into view. As a consequence, this building site has been the subject of contentious debates and disputes for centuries, and into the present. Because of this, the history of the site plays a central role for the Humboldt Forum. This checkered history will be examined in multiple exhibition spaces spread throughout the entire building, including the originally preserved palace cellar. There will be numerous authentic exhibits from various eras and lavish multimedia installations. By using selected objects, diverse themes and an innovative design, the exhibition guide provides an excellent companion to this central memorial site of German history.

Van Gogh: Still Lifes

Van Gogh: Still Lifes

Author: Ortrud Westheider Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

From his first compositions to the colorful flower images of his late years, Vincent van Gogh repeatedly painted still lifes. In this genre, he could try out various pictorial techniques - from depicting space through light and shadow to experimentation with color. Although many of his still life compositions employed traditional approaches to the genre, he ultimately formulated an unmistakably unique artistic style. This lavishly illustrated book revisits the development of Van Gogh's career and focuses on his still-life paintings, offering new insights into the working process and creative evolution of one of the most radical innovators in the history of modern art.

Making Van Gogh

Making Van Gogh

Author: Alexander Eiling Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Making van Gogh focuses on the uvre of Vincent van Gogh in the context of its recep-tion. The publication examines the particular role which German gallerists, collectors, critics and museums played in the story of his success. At the same time it sheds light on the importance of van Gogh as a role model for the avant-garde generation of artists. Van Gogh is dead, but the van Gogh-chaps are alive! And how alive they are! It is van Goghing everywhere , was how Ferdinand Avenarius described it in 1910 in the magazine Der Kunstwart. Vincent van Gogh's paintings exerted a particular fascination on young artists in Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century. Barely fifteen years after his death the Dutch artist was seen as one of the most important forerunners of modern painting. A selection of key works from all van Gogh's creative phases are juxtaposed with works by Max Beckmann, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gabriele Munter, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and others.

Hinges Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

Hinges Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

Author: Julia M White Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting is the first US exhibition focusing on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen (1697-1752), the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan. The exhibition, together with a fully illustrated catalog and extensive public programs, will demonstrate Hyakusen's pivotal role as a key figure in the transformation of Japanese painting of the eighteenth century. Highlighting the recent conservation of Mountain Landscape, a rare pair of six-panel landscape screens by Hyakusen, alongside Chinese landscape paintings by traditional masters and works by influential Nanga school painters, the exhibition promises to add significantly to public understanding of the art of conservation and important crosscultural and artistic connections emerging in Japan in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. With an introductory essay by curator Julia M. White, the fully illustrated catalog will include approximately fifty images, and three additional essays. A special chapter on conservation techniques and best practices in East Asian painting adds essential information on a contemporary area of interest. Published in association with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). Exhibition dates: UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA): October 2, 2019-February 2, 2020

Crystals in Art Ancient to Today

Crystals in Art Ancient to Today

Author: Lauren Haynes, Joachim Pissarro Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

Based on an exhibition organized by Joachim Pissarro and curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Lauren Haynes, Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today explores the complex and varied connections between crystal and art throughout the world. Included are both ancient artifacts-such as engraved gems, figurines, and vases-and works from contemporary artists around the world that explore the power of crystal in art by drawing on its form, properties, and mysterious qualities. Featuring more than sixty-five works from ancient Egypt and Greece, through to Rome, China, India, Japan, the Middle East, the Americas, and beyond, this book invites readers to discover how the power of crystal transcends the boundaries of time and space. Taken together, all of these objects illustrate how crystal has bridged the gap between things we can see and things we can't: science and art, fact and faith, medicine and magic-the visible and the invisible. Published in collaboration with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and University of Arkansas School of Art.