ART 2012
  Modern and Contemporary Art  

Sea Stories

Featuring photographs of the forests, meadows, and shorebirds near his home in coastal Oregon, Sea Stories is Robert Adams's penultimate body of work.

2011   124 pp.
PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300180046
This Day
Photographs from Twenty-Five Years, The Northwest Coast

From still lifes inside photographer Robert Adams's home to images of the changing landscape of coastal Oregon, This Day reveals the undeniable presence of the sublime in everyday life.

2011   106 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300180053


A new and expanded volume of Robert Adams's 1978 photographic essay of the Great Plains, this edition includes previously unpublished photographs chosen and sequenced by the photographer.

2011   62 pp.
PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300180534
American Vanguards
Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942

Beautifully illustrated, this volume offers a critical reconsideration of artist John Graham and members of his circle, whose art and ideas contributed to the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars.

2011   256 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300121674

Zoe Strauss
10 Years

This midcareer retrospective presents a wealth of never-before-published photographs by acclaimed contemporary artist Zoe Strauss, whose images, often presented in uncommon venues, reveal the beauty and struggles of everyday American life.

2012   270 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300179774
Sol LeWitt
Structures, 1965-2006

Featuring stunning color illustrations, this fascinating book looks at LeWitt's deceptively simple geometric sculptures, which epitomize the artist's aim "to recreate art" by starting "from square one."

2012   192 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300178616

Agnes Martin

This long-awaited anthology provides a new discourse on four decades of painting by Martin, one of the 20th century’s most influential artists.

2012   268 pp.
HC - Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300151053
Whitney Biennial 2012

An insightful exploration of contemporary American art, this exciting and highly anticipated book showcases innovative works by some 50 emerging and established American artists working across a range of media.

2012   320 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300180367

Baby Ikki at the Museum

Encouraging readers to reconsider a premier art institution and the works housed therein, artist Michael Smith investigates the Whitney Museum of American Art as his 18-month-old character, Baby Ikki.

2012   26 pp.
Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300181043
Sherrie Levine: MAYHEM

This long-overdue survey presents an overview of Levine's photographs, paintings, and sculptures from the 1970s to the present.

2012   216 pp.   -   Cloth over Board ISBN: 9780300175967

Sharon Hayes
There's So Much I Want to Say to You

This artist’s book explores politics, history, and speech through a visual essay that includes historical images, such flyers, signage, and speech acts, as well as Hayes’s own work. Short texts by activists and protesters accompany each image.

2012   88 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300180374
Between Crisis and Possibility

This fascinating publication reevaluates the term foreclosure, challenging its association with paralytic economic and political cycles by offering alternative definitions explored in works of all media.

2012   152 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300178678

A Modern World
American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950

A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated survey that uses an important collection of modernist design to explore themes in 20th-century American aesthetics, culture, and society.

2011   438 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300153019
Get There First, Decide Promptly
The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art

Leading critics analyze the important legacy of 130 works of postwar art represented in the collection of Richard Brown Baker, whose firsthand accounts give added dimension to the discussion.

2012   372 pp.   -   Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300153026

In the Picture
Self-Portraits, 1958-2011

The full range of Friedlander's self-portraiture is documented and explored in this extraordinary book, from some of his earliest works to recent photographs taken of the artist with his family.

2011   379 pp.
Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300177299
Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921
Reinventing Tradition

Picasso's drawings during this crucial time period reveal the extent to which the artist used drawing to synthesize past and present, tradition and innovation, in order to give his art a fresh and vigorous expression.

2011   224 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300170733

Alighiero e Boetti

The artist Alighiero e Boetti had an idiosyncratic and novel approach to art that transcended categories in the second half of the 20th century. This monograph is the first to outline his major artistic contributions.

2012   288 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300148756
Tony Cragg
Sculptures and Drawings

This retrospective survey showcases drawings, watercolors, and sculptures in a variety of media made in the last ten years by one of the most acclaimed and inventive British sculptors working today.

2012   120 pp.   -   Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300178982

Elizabeth Blackadder

Blackadder is one of Scotland's best-loved painters. This survey covers her 60-year career showcasing the still lifes, animals, plants, and landscapes that she painted from close observation of her surroundings.

2012   112 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300179002
Walter De Maria

Featuring extensive illustrations of Walter De Maria's new sculptural installation for The Menil Collection and essays by scholars, this catalogue examines defining features of the artist's work.

2012   88 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300175783

Ron Mueck

The first-ever comprehensive look at internationally known artist Ron Mueck's hyperrealist figurative sculpture, this book offers detailed insight into the artist's ideas and methods.

2011   192 pp.
PB-Flexibound ISBN: 9780300176834
Dubuffet as Architect

Abadie examines the monumental architectural sculptures of Jean Dubuffet in the 1960s and 1970s, which marked the artist's dramatic expansion of his painting practice into the third dimension.

2011   192 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300176612

Radical Invention, 1913-1917

A significant reassessment of a critical moment in the work of one of the 20th-century’s most important artists.

2011   368 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300177244
Lucian Freud
Painting People

An excellent introduction to the work of an artist considered one of the world's greatest realist painters.

2012   96 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300182569

Lucian Freud Portraits

An essential book for every personal art library, this lavishly illustrated volume celebrates the work and career of an artist who overturned traditional portraiture and offered a new approach to figurative art.

2012   256 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300182552
El Anatsui at the Clark

A concise introduction to one of the most significant artistic innovators of our time.

2011   45 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300175752

Stieglitz and His Artists
Matisse to O'Keeffe

"It's not money or painting between us. But something above both." —Stieglitz to artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright (1918)


The first comprehensive presentation of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection at the Metropolitan Museum, this fully illustrated catalogue demonstrates the intense and often intimate relationships between Stieglitz and the artists he cultivated and collecte...

2011   360 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300175882
This Will Have Been
Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s

Handsomely designed and beautifully illustrated, this book provides a fascinating examination of the cultural and political forces that shaped the art of a tumultuous decade.

2012   448 pp.   -   PB-Flexibound ISBN: 9780300181104

Kosta Alex

This monograph is the first on the life and work of Greek-American artist Kosta Alex, whose collages and groundbreaking collage-reliefs of the postwar decades tested the boundary between the second and third dimension.

2011   180 pp.
Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300176650
John Baldessari Catalogue Raisonné
Volume One: 1956-1974

A highly anticipated publication, the first volume in the John Baldessari catalogue raisonné will bring to light about 500 works produced between 1956 and 1974, chronicling an important shift in Baldessari's thinking during these formative years.

2012   472 pp.   -   Hardcover with Slipcase ISBN: 9780300174489

Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection

A rare glimpse into an important Chicago collection reveals drawings by some of the leading artists of the postwar period, with a focus on Minimalism and Post-Minimalism, and explores the role of drawing in artistic practice.

Contemporary Collecting
2011   160 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300175738
Fiber Futures
Japan's Textile Pioneers

A collection of innovative avant-garde Japanese fiber-art installations, showcasing traditional and cutting-edge techniques.

2011   96 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300175769

Roy Lichtenstein
A Retrospective

With rich color illustrations, a comprehensive artistic and personal chronology, and exciting new scholarship, this publication is the first scholarly assessment of the full scope of Lichtenstein's career.

2012   368 pp.
Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300179712
Lucie Rie
Modernist Potter

The life and legacy of the brilliant and elusive potter Lucie Rie is investigated through personal interviews, unpublished letters, and a detailed analysis of her elegant, modernist, utilitarian, and decorative vessels.

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
2012   344 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300152005

Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage

This exploration of photocollages and manipulated photographs by artists of the last hundred years shows how the photographic medium has been used to create utopian and dystopian visions of the world.

2012   116 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300179606
Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics
The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

A landmark publication that presents, for the first time in its entirety, one of the finest collections of contemporary ceramics, revealing major shifts in the field over the past 70 years.

2012   496 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300169973

Cai Guo-Qiang: Odyssey

This commemorative book documents the making of the monumental artwork Odyssey by Cai Guo-Qiang. Cai's installation, commissioned for a museum gallery, serves as a modern portal through which to experience ancient and contemporary Chinese art.

   168 pp.
Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300179613
New Formations
Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection

A generously illustrated catalogue that presents an extraordinary collection of avant-garde and modernist works, showcasing the rich artistic output of Czechoslovakia in the 20th century.

2011   320 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300169966

Jindrich Heisler
Surrealism under Pressure, 1938-1953

A remarkable book that makes Heisler's photography and assemblage work available to English-speaking audiences for the first time.

2012   144 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300179699
Jackson Pollock

Evelyn Toynton's fresh, fascinating portrait of Jackson Pollock explores his work, his influence, and his legend in the context of both art history and the cultural history of mid-twentieth-century America.

Icons of America
2012   160 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300163254

Jackson Pollock

Evelyn Toynton's fresh, fascinating portrait of Jackson Pollock explores his work, his influence, and his legend in the context of both art history and the cultural history of mid-twentieth-century America.

Icons of America
2013   160 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300192506
Patti Smith
Camera Solo

The captivating black and white photographs gathered in this exquisite volume reveal intimate glimpses into Patti Smith's fascinating life.

2011   96 pp.   -   PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300182293

Light Years
Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977

A major survey examining the work of international conceptual artists of the 1960s and 1970s who used photography to new and inventive ends.

2012   264 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300159714
Dawoud Bey
Harlem, U.S.A.

The first publication of now-classic images made by Bey from 1975–1978 of the neighborhood of Harlem.

2012   88 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300181265

Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution
Fu Baoshi (1904-1965)

This insightful catalogue offers an account of the life and work of Fu Baoshi, a leading Chinese artist of the 20th century who revolutionized the tradition of Chinese ink painting.

2012   256 pp.
PB-Flexibound ISBN: 9780300169744


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