Born into a poor immigrant family in Philadelphia in 1912, Eve Arnold found her calling in photography in her late thirties, after studying briefly with Alexey Brodovitch. Drawing on her diaries, letters and extensive photographic archive, this celebration of her life and career demonstrates the range of her work, from recording the lives of the poor and dispossessed in China and India to intimate portraits of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Malcolm X.
A member of the Magnum photo agency since 1958, Bruce Davidson honed his signature style with long-term projects photographing a Brooklyn gang and the inhabitants of a poor district of East Harlem. This retrospective tells the story of his life and career and is illustrated with examples of his best work, from Welsh miners in the 1960s to the New York subway of the 1990s.
An Act of Homage
In words and photographs, Boris Friedewald traces the life of Salvador Dalí and the various incarnations of his moustache, from the art student dandy of the 1920s to the artist’s death in 1989; and he describes the afterlife of the moustache in popular culture and even haute couture.
The Revolution Is Dead - Long Live the Revolution!
Based on two 2017 exhibitions in Bern, at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Paul Klee Centre, this catalogue explores the impact of the Russian revolution on contemporary art, from socialist realism to the subversive artwork inspired by the eventual disintegration of the Soviet Union. Artists featured include Kazimir Malevich, the founder of suprematism, and Russian constructivists such as Vladimir Tatlin and Alexander Rodchenko. The book also traces the revolution’s impact on avant-garde movements worldwide.
Beginning with Otto Freundlich’s own Confessions of a Revolutionary Painter, written in 1935, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s work and his influence as a pioneer of modernism. Published to accompany a major retrospective at Museum Ludwig in Cologne and Kunstmuseum Basel in 2017, the book comprises several essays on topics including Freundlich’s aesthetics and The Large Head shown in the Nazis’ Degenerate Art exhibition, and reproductions of over 170 paintings and drawings.
Masterpieces from the Städel Museum
Frankfurt’s Städel Museum has a world-class collection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. This chronological selection reproduces 250 works, mostly paintings, by Old Masters including Fra Angelico, Botticelli and Holbein, leading Impressionists such as Manet, Monet and Renoir, and the pioneering Modernists Matisse, Picasso and Chagall. The result is not only a catalogue of a major collection, but an overview of 700 years of art history.
The Figurative Pollock
Discussing and reproducing 103 works, from Stone Head (1933) to Easter and the Totem (1953), this catalogue, with essays and commentary, focuses on Jackson Pollock’s artistic development as a figurative artist, leaving aside the familiar ‘drip’ paintings. Originally accompanied an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel. Bound in grey linen.
Photographers Go Travelling (1880–2015)
Before the development of light, portable cameras, photographs were taken for rather than by tourists. This catalogue of an exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie explores the development of the medium and the way in which staged studio photographs reaffirmed Western perceptions of Japan. More recent work by photographers such as Evelyn Richter, Heidi Speckler and Wolfgang Tillmans engages with modern issues, including globalization and the economic crisis.
New Erotic Photography
Consideration of what constitutes erotic imagery and the boundaries between the nude, the erotic and the pornographic are explored in this portfolio of contemporary photography. In response to the encroachment of pornography into mainstream culture since the advent of the internet, the 32 artists present their personal visions of the erotic from off-beat and fetishistic to intimate and sensual. Explicit content.
From the World's Leading Designers
This well-illustrated study explores the ways in which the essence of a flower can be translated into jewellery, and how jewellers have approached that challenge since the late 19th century. Carol Woolton highlights the skills of observation and craftsmanship required to interpret floral beauty through the media of metal and precious stone, and provides examples of notable pieces by designers including Lalique, Fabergé and Joel Arthur Rosenthal.
65 Years of Fighting for Freedom
Founded in Paris after the Second World War, the photographers’ collective Magnum has boasted some of the world’s leading photojournalists among its number ever since. With accompanying historical commentary and an introduction by New Yorker journalist Jon Lee Anderson, this book presents the images of 42 of Magnum's celebrated members, including Josef Koudelka and René Burri, recording the drama of 30 popular revolutions, from Hungary and Cuba in the 1950s to the Arab Spring of 2011.