Rhythms of Modern Life
British Prints 1914–1939
From images of the first industrial war by Edward Wadsworth, Paul Nash and CRW Nevinson, to Sybil Andrews’s abstract illustrations of urban life, this catalogue examines the impact of Continental Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmakers. The book focuses on 13 artists, with reproductions of over 100 prints, arranged thematically by subject matter and stylistic direction, and essays on linocut block printing and the Grosvenor School artists. The catalogue accompanied an exhibition held in Boston and New York.
After an introduction setting aspects of Futurism in the context of 20th-century art history, Umbro Apollonio presents an illustrated anthology of writings by the Italian Futurists. Dating from between 1909 and 1918 and beginning with FT Marinetti’s The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism (1909), the collection includes articles by Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Giacomo Balla and Gino Severini. First published in 1970. Translation by Robert Brain, RW Flint et al. (1973).
El Greco to Velázquez
Art During the Reign of Philip III
Painting in Spain in the early 17th century developed in a more naturalistic style, with an increased attention to detail in the picture space and the emergence of still life and genre scenes as subjects for artists. This illustrated volume analyses the late paintings of El Greco and the early career of Velázquez as well as the work of more than a dozen influential but lesser known painters.
The Bachelor Stripped Bare
Duchamp (1887–1968) is now seen as a critical figure in the development of modern art thanks to his provocative conceptual works of the 1910s and his association with important post-war collectors such as Peggy Guggenheim. This biography examines an unusual career that produced few artworks and involved years of studying and playing chess.
The Seduction of Europe
Casanova (1725–98) was more than a notorious libertine; a connoisseur of literature and the arts, he became part of the elite and travelled widely. Published in conjunction with a major US exhibition, this catalogue places his life in the context of the courts, salons, balls and bordellos he inhabited. More than 180 colour illustrations include work by Canaletto, Fragonard and Hogarth alongside exquisite objets d’art, while 12 essays trace his travels through a Europe on the brink of revolution.
Postcards of a Lost Paris
Eugène Atget’s photographs of Paris around the turn of the 20th century have become part of that city’s enduring image, but only found fame after his death in 1927. For much of his life, he recorded its ‘little trades’ in a series of postcards, 80 of which are reproduced here. They offer a glimpse of the working city – its butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, flower-sellers, knife-grinders and rag-and-bone men – in all its reality.