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: Gerhard Richter: Painting After All
Author and contributors: Sheena Wagstaff, Benjamin H D Buchloh, Hal Foster, Peter Geimer, Brinda Kumar y André Rottmann.
Editorial: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Place: New York, 2020
Gerhard Richter: Painting After All is a compilation of the most outstanding works of the German artist that also includes a series of essays. Surrounded by Nazi Germany and the subsequent bombings of the city of Dresden, Gerhard Richter began his artistic career in a troubled environment that prompted him to produce some of the most perturbing paintings of our time. Result of the recent exhibition that took place at the MET in New York, this catalog is an extensive review of the most persistent interests of the German artist. For The New York Times, “This beautiful farewell, with 60 years of work, affirms the artistic and moral force of [the] irresolution and skepticism [of Gerhard Richter].”
Title: Video/Art: The First Fifty Years
Author: Barbara London
Editorial: Phaidon Press
Place: New York 2020
Writer and curator focused on video, installation and sound art, Barbara London explains in this book the importance and future of video in contemporary art. The essayist born in New York in 1946 recounts her experience as curator of the MoMA video program and takes arguments from relevant authors such as Nam June Paike and Bill Viola as a starting point. In this 50-year review of video art, the reader will have the opportunity to learn both the history and the theory of one of the most important disciplines of recent times.
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Title: Hockney- Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature
Author: Hans Den Hartog Jager
Editorial: Thames & Hudson
Place: London, United Kingdom 2019
The Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature exhibition was held last year at the Van Gogh Museum. This catalog by the writer and curator Hans de Hartog is an exhaustive review of the exhibition that contrasts the artistic vision of two of the most important painters in the history of art. In this catalog the reader can admire engravings, drawings, sketches and paintings in a way that he rarely has to do. Outstanding works such as A Bigger Splash (1967) or The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate.
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Title: Félix Vallotton
Editorial: Royal Academy of Arts
Place: London, United Kingdom 2019
Félix Vallotton is one of the most outstanding impressionists in history. His work explores color and shape in ways little seen before. But his artistic interests were not only focused on painting: Vallatton was also an engraver and writer of novels and plays. This book is a compilation of his best woodcut and pictorial works. At the beginning of 2020, The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York (MET) offered an exhibition with 86 works that reflect the technical value of the artist born in Lausanne in 1865 and disappeared in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1925. In the words of Samuel Reilly in The Economist, “his paintings often communicate – through a cunning look or a distance from the viewer – that sense of mystery and drama that gives Vallotton’s work a unique quality.”
Title: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Editorial: Prestel Publishing
Place: Munich, Germany 2019
If we talk about German expressionism, we must put Ernst Ludwig Kirchner in a privileged place. Born in Aschaffenburg, Germany, in 1880 and disappeared in Frauenkirch, Switzerland, in 1938, Kirchner combined his interests in color with themes that concerned him in society: his paintings included the streets of Berlin, prostitutes or dancers. This book is the result of the exhibition that took place at the Neue Galerie in New York. It is a tour of the main works of the author in disciplines such as engraving, painting, photography, decorative works and drawings. Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was edited by Jill Lloyd, art historian and writer of contemporary artists, and Janis Staggs, curatorial director and publications manager at Neue Galerie New York.
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