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Published to accompany a remarkable 2019 display at Tate Modern this book will examine the full career of Hungarian artist Dora Maurer (b.1937), spanning over four decades of her experimental practice from the 1970s to the present. From her early graphic works, photographs and films, to her `displacement' canvases and most recent large-scale paintings which explore how geometric forms are affected by colour and colour perception, this publication will reveal Maurer's persistent experimentation with production processes and her innovative take on traditional techniques. The show will introduce aspects of Maurer's early practice including graphic works, serial photographic works and structural films from the 1970s and 1980s. Maurer trained in graphic techniques, and in her graphic works, she often examines the movement of markings left by different materials and production processes. Her works, be they photographs, graphic work or films, share a preoccupation with structure, relativity of perception and exploration of the medium's limits. Essays to include an introductory overview by Tate curator Juliet Bingham; Klara Kemp-Welch will examine Maurer's early works and pedagogical activities between 1975-7; Carly Whitefield will write on the artist's film works and the state-run Balazs Bela Studio; and David Feher will survey the artist's practice from the 1980s to the present day.
What do locks of Edgar Allan Poe's hair, Sylvia Plath's attractive handmade paper dolls, John Ford's Oscars, and Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 cigars have in common? They are just a few of the fascinating objects found in the world-famous Lilly Library, located on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington. In this beautifully illustrated A-to-Z volume, Darlene J. Sadlier journeys through the library's wide-ranging collections to highlight dozens of intriguing items and the archives of which they are a part. Read about life and death masks of John Keats, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Dreiser; Walt Whitman's last pencil; and vintage board games, mechanical puzzles, and even comic books. Among the more peculiar items are a pair of elk teeth and an eerily realistic wall-mount bust of Boris Karloff. Sadlier writes engagingly about the Lilly Library's major historical collections, which include Civil War diaries and a panopticon of the war called the Myriopticon; War of 1812 payment receipts to spies; and the World War II letters and V-mail of journalist Ernie Pyle. This copiously illustrated, entertaining, and educational book will inspire you to take your own journey and discover for yourself the wonders of the Lilly Library.
This volume is published on the occasion of the opening of the National Museum of Qatar in the state's capital, Doha. Inspired by the desert rose with its interlocking disks, architect Jean Nouvel's innovative design, responds to the country's desert location by the sea. The museum, built around Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani's original nineteenth-century palace, honors Qatar's heritage while looking to its future as a thriving cultural hub.
The National Museum of Qatar, which opens in March 2019, contains treasured artifacts representing the penninsula's geographical, natural, and human history. This guide unlocks the collection and explores the superb new space designed by Jean Nouvel as a modern caravanserai. Also included are stills from some of the museum's state-of-the-art bespoke films devoted to Qatar's rich heritage.
The Silesian Museum in Katowice, Poland, was created to display the material, artistic and spiritual culture of this historic region, which encompasses parts of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. This guide showcases the highlights of the Museum's extensive collection, which includes not only one of the world's most valuable collections of Polish paintings but also important archaeological, ethnographic and historical artefacts. It is also home to the Centre for Polish Scenography, which displays items from Poland's modern theatre scene. These objects from both public and private life reflect the religion, industry and unique culture of the region. This publication coincides with the opening of a bold new Museum complex, located in one of the former coal mines that have so shaped the region's identity. This cutting-edge new building breathes fresh life into the underground space and is the first to appear in what will become the Cultural District - the new centre of cultural life for the city.
A chance discovery in 19th century Colmar, France, unveiled a precious hoard of medieval jewellery and coins hidden in the wall of a confectioner's shop. This treasure - the Colmar Treasure - is not only a beautiful collection, but a personal one. The evolution in taste, fluctuation in worth and gentle wear of the metal contents all bring their anonymous owner to life, and make them that much more elusive. The cache is thought to have been concealed by a Jewish family prior to the outbreak of the Plague in 1348, when Jews were terribly persecuted. This exquisite volume, published to accompany an exhibition at The Met Cloisters, examines Jewish legacy through the lens of the Colmar Treasure, shedding light on the work, homes, worship and values of its owners. This book complements a new exhibition at The Met Cloisters in Autumn 2019. The Met has 4.34M followers on Twitter and 2.6M on Instagram, and attracts 7m visitors per year.
Published to accompany the first UK retrospective of Olafur Eliasson's work, this book is conceived as an illustrated `field guide' to his practice. Featuring a substantial conversation between the artist and the Tate curator Mark Godfrey, as well as a range of short dialogues with a strikingly varied range of people working both inside and outside the arts - from anthropology, economics, political science, and biology to architecture and urbanism, dance, music, and food - the book provides readers with a `compass' to Eliasson's thinking: a 360-degree view of the frames of reference that inform his work. Eliasson builds such conversations into his daily life and work. They help him not only to understand other people's unique fields of knowledge, but also to ask, `What does my understanding of your knowledge do to my understanding of the world?', and touch on topics as wide-ranging as the social and cultural factors that contribute to social trust, the `topography' of scent, the chronobiological effects of light, public space and civic infrastructure, and the power of art. The interweaving of these texts with stunning photography of his remarkable and immersive works provides an insight into what Eliasson calls his ongoing aim of `reaching out into the world'.
One of the most playful, innovative and eccentric artists of Postwar Europe, Takis (b.1925, Athens) was a catalysing figure in the artistic and literary circles of Paris, London and New York from the 1950s onward. Pioneering a variety of sculpture, painting and musical structures, Takis made works that harness invisible natural forces. Perhaps best known are his innovative `telemagnetic' works, begun in the late 1950s using everyday metallic objects that float in space through the use of magnets. These investigations and his fierce individualism won him the admiration of Beat writers such as Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs and caused polemics with his artistic contemporaries Yves Klein, Giacometti and Jean Tinguely. This publication will be the first English-language introduction to a key figure of Europe's post-war avant-garde and cultural underground. Through a combination of new essays and a key selection of primary sources, this publication will foreground the artist's influence in contemporary art since the 1960s - and it's accessible and thematic approach will expand the audience for this book far beyond the specialist.
More than four million visitors travel each year to the Wisconsin Dells, making it the most economically significant tourist destination in the state. After the first non-Native settlers arrived in the late 1830s, photographers began capturing images of the region. H. H. Bennett marketed his iconic images, some of which exploited the image and history of the Ho-Chunk tribe living in the region, to travel agents who sold them across the United States, encouraging early tourism in the area focused on the untamed nature of the frontier. In the next century, this continued desire for adventure was built into exotic hotel names, water parks, and amusement rides. This volume provides the first comprehensive photographic history of the Dells, contextualized in essays by celebrated Wisconsin historians. Spanning the earliest extant photos of the area to the works of contemporary photographers, these representations depict the stunning natural landforms, document the development of the area, and explore public perception of the place. Many new and never-before-seen photographs present the interplay of art and tourism that has made the Dells what they are today--sure to delight history enthusiasts and seasonal vacationers alike.