By Sybaris Collection
Find in our biweekly selection the most interesting books to collect. Research, museum catalogs, artist books, biographies … our editorial selection gives an account of the highlights of the art world to consult at home.
Title: Vasarely Le Partage des formes
Author: Direction de Michel Gauthier and Arnauld Pierre
Editorial: Centre Pompidou
Place: France, 2019
Victor Vasarely was an artist dedicated to op art. Although he studied medicine, his interest in abstract art was more than genuine. When thinking about his name, it is common for the viewer to see the image of his vibrant works of color, made between 1960 and 1970.
The artist’s proposal was to explore the aesthetic possibilities of shapes with various objects. This book – which is part of the artist’s first retrospective at the Center Pompidou – shows a dialogue between art and science through optical-kinetic art. Vasarely was a benchmark for popular culture. Vasarely Le Partage des formes also shows the artist’s interest in the Bauhaus, as well as his latest creative explorations.
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Title: Making The Met, 1870-2020
Author: Andrea Bayer and Laura D Corey
Editorial: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020
Place: New York
Do you already know the MET? This year the museum celebrates its 150 years of life and art. This book is part of this celebration and seeks to share the evolution that the museum has had to become one of the most important collections in the world. Under the pen of Andrea Bayer, deputy director of collections and administration and Laura D. Corey, researcher at the museum, this book shows in 11 chapters the most important moments of the enclosure. It contains images of the archive never seen and the explanation of 200 fundamental works of art in history.
Title: Degas at the Opera
Author: Henri Loyrette
Editorial: Thames & Hudson, 2020
Place: London, United Kingdom.
Degas at the Opera is the recent investigation by Henri Loyrette, former director of the Louvre Museum. This book takes as its starting point the influence that the Paris opera had on Degas’ artistic career. The painter visited theaters, auditoriums, stages, halls and dance spaces that had an unsuspected influence on his works. The idea for this catalog is a collaboration between the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. What is really hidden in the artist’s works, behind those elements and details? The publication offers information regarding the artist’s world and his moments at the Paris Opera.
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Title: 100 Years, 100 Artworks: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art
Author: Agnes Berecz
Place: Múnich, Germany
If you are interested in the history of modern and contemporary art, this book is the ideal option. The publication is focused on showing the most significant works of art in recent years. From Duchamp to Man Ray to Ai Weiwei, this book offers fantastic paintings, photographs, installations and sculptures from around the world. Agnes Berecz is an art historian who has taught at Christie’s among other current art institutions. PhD from the University Panthéone-Sorbonne in Paris, the historian offers a unique and singular experience with texts and images that should be part of any collector’s library.
Title: Yayoi Kusama: Every Day I Pray for Love
Author: Yayoi Kusama
Editorial: David Zwirner Books, 2020
Place: New York
Yayoi Kusama writes in this book the most intimate and private things in his world: creative processes, memories, languages and experiences of everyday life. The reader will be able to find more than 300 pages with new works, sculptures and infinite rooms. The Japanese artist exposes the most general vision of her poetry and her work as well as a timeline. How many more rooms of infinite mirrors are there in the artist’s mind?
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