Lucien Clergue: Brasília
Lucien Clergue, the notable French photographer and friend of Picasso, was invited by the architect Oscar Niemeyer to photograph the futuristic city of Brasília in the 1960s. Accompanied by informative essays, this collection of the resulting images is a tribute to the spectacular curves and brutal monoliths of modernist architecture and the movement’s vision of a future that never quite happened.
Late Roman Luxury Glasses
Displaying ‘aesthetic refinement and technical finesse second to none’, Roman cage cups are glass vessels decorated with delicate openwork, sometimes including an inscribed toast (‘Drink! For many years’). This book identifies the dates and locations of cage cups’ production, describes their characteristic shapes and colours and addresses different theories about the manufacturing processes that were used by ancient glassworkers. A catalogue presents more than 80 examples, each with commentary and bibliography.
Surrealism in Paris
Profoundly marked by the carnage of the First World War, the artists of the Surrealist movement, under the leadership of André Breton, undertook 'a passionate search for freedom in all its forms'. Published in conjuction with a major exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Basle, and drawing on collections around the world, this magnificent catalogue features seminal works by, among others, Dali, De Chirico, Ernst, Duchamp and Magritte. Over 300 illustrations are supported by analytical essays and a chronology.
Bosch. Brueghel. Rubens. Rembrandt
Masterpieces of the Albertina
Hieronymous Bosch, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Rubens and Rembrandt – the art of these masters makes up the heart of the extraordinary collection of Netherlandish drawings at the Albertina in Vienna. With five essays, commentary and reproductions of 156 drawings, including works by the 'big four' and many other artists, this catalogue spans two centuries and tells the story of the emancipation of drawing from its subservient role as a painter's tool to work of art in its own right.