Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940

Knopf #ad - His marriage in 1931 to the free-spirited louisa James--she was a great-niece of Henry James--is a richly romantic story, related here with a wealth of detail and nuance. But only now, forty years after the artist's death, is the full story of his life being told in this biography, which is based on unprecedented access to Calder's letters and papers as well as scores of interviews.

New light is shed on calder's lifelong interest in dance, and performance, theater, ranging from the Cirque Calder, the theatrical event that became his calling card in bohemian Paris to collaborations with the choreographer Martha Graham and the composer Virgil Thomson. Calder's life takes on a transatlantic richness, from new york's Greenwich Village in the Roaring Twenties, and then back to the United States, to the Left Bank of Paris during the Depression, where the Calders bought a run-down old farmhouse in western Connecticut.

We move through calder's early years studying engineering to his first artistic triumphs in Paris in the late 1920s, and to his emergence as a leader in the international abstract avant-garde. More than 350 illustrations in color and black-and-white--including little-known works and many archival photographs that have never before been seen--further enrich the story.

Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940 #ad - Born in 1898 into a family of artists--his father was a well-known sculptor, Georges Braque, his mother a painter and a pioneering feminist--Calder went on as an adult to forge important friendships with a who's who of twentieth-century artists, Marcel Duchamp, including Joan Miró, and Piet Mondrian.

Alexander calder is one of the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century. Anybody who has ever set foot in a museum knows him as the inventor of the mobile, America's unique contribution to modern art.


Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

Little, Brown and Company #ad - Gutsy and indomitable, lee krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. In ninth street women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.

Joan mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.

Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art #ad - These women changed american art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. Her gamble paid off: at twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting. Grace hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation.

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Jennifer Szalai, generous, New York Times. Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, sometimes tragic, wild, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists.

Elaine de kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax.


Miro and Calder's Constellations

Rizzoli #ad - The exhibition at acquavella will run simultaneously and in collaboration with a presentation of Calder’s series of Constellations sculptures at the Pace Gallery, which similarly explores themes of the cosmos and the forces of the universe. This deluxe boxed set places the mobile sculptures of Calder alongside the poetical paintings of Miró and provides fresh insights into the visual dialogue between these two artists.

. The other features the Alexander Calder piece Constellation with Diabolo. Acquavella galleries reunites all twenty-three works of Miró’s Constellations, a series that has special significance in the artist’s oeuvre. A deluxe slipcased boxed set that reunites the works of Joan Miró and Alexander Calder’s Constellations series.

Miro and Calder's Constellations #ad - One cover features the joan miró work: femmes au bord du lac à la surface irisée par le passage d’un cygne Women at the Edge of the Lake Made Iridescent by the Passage of a Swan. The boxed set will be released with two unique slipcases and will be shipped to customers at random. The sculptor alexander calder 1898-1976 and the painter Joan Miró 1893-1983 met in Paris in 1928 and became lifelong friends.

The slipcased box includes three books: one book on Miró’s Constellations, correspondence, one on Calder’s Constellations, and one on their relationship with a shared chronology, and photographs.


Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

Yale University Press #ad - An insightful new look at one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artistic visionaries Alexander Calder 1898-1976 is one of modernism’s most captivating and influential figures. Rather than simply refashion sculpture’s traditional forms, Calder envisioned entirely new possibilities for the medium and transformed its static nature into something dynamic and responsive.

Also featured is new research from a wide range of renowned scholars, furthering our understanding of the remarkable depth of Calder’s beloved mobile sculptures and entrenching his status as an icon of modernism.  . His early work cirque calder, which was presented throughout Paris to great acclaim, prefigures the performance and theatrical aspects that dominate Calder’s pioneering artistic works and are situated as a primary subject of intrigue in this publication.

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture #ad - First trained as a mechanical engineer, calder relocated from New York to Paris in the mid-twenties where his acceptance into the city’s burgeoning avant-garde circles coincided with the development of his characteristic form of kinetic sculpture. Alexander calder: performing Sculpture provides detailed insight into that pioneering process through reproductions of personal drawings and notes.


Josef Albers in Mexico

Guggenheim Museum Publications #ad - Albers in "the promised land of abstract art”: the little-known influence of Mexico“Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract art, ” Josef Albers wrote to his former Bauhaus colleague Vasily Kandinsky in 1936. With his wife, the artist anni albers, albers toured pre-Columbian archeological sites and monuments during his 12 or more trips to Mexico and other Latin American countries between 1935 and 1968.

Guggenheim museum. Guggenheim museum and the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation. Two scholarly essays, an illustrated map and vivid color reproductions of paintings and works on paper illuminate this little-known period in the influential artist’s practice. On each visit, albers took black-and-white photographs of pyramids, shrines, sanctuaries and landscapes, which he later assembled into rarely seen photo collages.

Josef Albers in Mexico #ad - Josef albers in mexico reveals the profound link between the art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica and Albers’ abstract works on canvas and paper. The resulting works demonstrate Albers’ continued formal experimentation with geometry, this time accentuating a pre-Columbian aesthetic. Josef albers in mexico brings together photographs, photo collages, prints and significant paintings from the Variants/Adobe 1946–66 and Homage to the Square 1950–76 series from the collections of the Solomon R.


Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

Knopf #ad - And here is, as well, a vivid behind-the-scenes look at the art world of the twentieth century and the enormous influence the de Menils wielded through what they collected and built and through the causes they believed in. Guggenheim museum. From their ancestors in normandy and Alsace, to their own early years in France, and their travels in South America before settling in Houston.

. Now, with unprecedented access to family archives, William Middleton has written a sweeping biography of this unique couple. In houston, the cy twombly gallery, they built the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and underwrote the Contemporary Arts Museum. The first and definitive biography of the celebrated collectors Dominique and John de Menil, who became one of the greatest cultural forces of the twentieth century through groundbreaking exhibits of art, artistic scholarship, the creation of innovative galleries and museums, and work with civil rights.

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil #ad - Dominique and john de menil created an oasis of culture in their Philip Johnson-designed house with everyone from Marlene Dietrich and René Magritte to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. We see them introduced to the artists in europe and america whose works they would collect, 000 paintings, rare books, drawings, by the 1960s, photographs, their collection had grown to include 17, and we see how, sculptures, and decorative objects.


Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art

PublicAffairs #ad - Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions. They can make and break careers and fortunes. He has spoken to all of today's so-called mega dealers-larry gagosian, david zwirner, Andy Warhol, Arne and Marc Glimcher, Cy Twombly, and Iwan Wirth-along with dozens of other dealers-from Irving Blum to Gavin Brown-who worked with the greatest artists of their times: Jackson Pollock, and more.

Guggenheim museum. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party. It hasn't happened yet, but they are confident they can push the price there soon. The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world-for contemporary art-is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers.

Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art #ad - But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to see them picked off by a rival. This kaleidoscopic history begins in the mid-1940s in genteel poverty with a scattering of galleries in midtown Manhattan, London's Bond Street, the hipster locations in SoHo and Chelsea, takes us through the ramshackle 1950s studios of Coenties Slip, and across the terraces of Art Basel until today.

Michael shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities. Now, dealers and auctioneers are seeking the first billion-dollar painting.


Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly

Melville House #ad - The most substantive biography of the artist to date. Propulsive, positive and persuasive. Holland cotter, new york times book review **a marfield prize finalist****finalist for the PEN / Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography****A New York Times Editors Choice**Cy Twombly was a man obsessed with myth and history—including his own.

Shuttling between stunning homes in Italy and the United States where he perfected his room-size canvases, he managed his public image carefully and rarely gave interviews. Upon first seeing twombly’s remarkable paintings, and began chasing every lead, writer Joshua Rivkin became obsessed himself with the mysterious artist, big or small—anything that might illuminate those works, or who Twombly really was.

Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly #ad - Now, rivkin has reconstructed twombly’s life, after unprecedented archival research and years of interviews, from his time at the legendary Black Mountain College to his canonization in a 1994 MoMA retrospective; from his heady explorations of Rome in the 1950s with Robert Rauschenberg to the ongoing efforts to shape his legacy after his death.

Including previously unpublished photographs, Chalk presents a more personal and searching type of biography than we’ve ever encountered, and brings to life a more complex Twombly than we’ve ever known Guggenheim museum.


Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

Prestel USA #ad - Filled with images of calder’s elegant, floating shapes, colorful, this volume offers a number of critical texts that enrich our understanding of this innovative artist. This book focuses on calder’s earlier, interior-scaled works, which paved the way for the public works that continue to fascinate viewers around the world.

. Widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Alexander Calder revolutionized modern sculpture―most significantly with his kinetic works, for which Marcel Duchamp coined the term “mobiles. Later in his career, Calder created enormous versions of these floating abstractions.

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic #ad - Alexander calder’s most beloved creations―from his mobiles to his public sculpture―are examined from every angle in this stunning book. Together with an illustrated exhibition chronology and bibliography, this in-depth and highly engaging volume offers something for every fan of Calder’s work. Their arching forms, dynamic surfaces, and sheer mass reflected his fascination with engineering and technology.

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Sontag: Her Life and Work

Ecco #ad - She was there when the cuban revolution began, and when the Berlin Wall came down; in Vietnam under American bombardment, in wartime Israel, in besieged Sarajevo. No writer negotiated as many worlds; no serious writer had as many glamorous lovers. It is a definitive portrait—a great American novel in the form of a biography.

Mythologized and misunderstood, medicine and drugs, radicalism and fascism and Freudianism and Communism and Americanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, that forms an indispensable key to modern culture.

Sontag: Her Life and Work #ad - Sontag tells these stories and examines the work upon which her reputation was based. Guggenheim museum. It explores the agonizing insecurity behind the formidable public face: the broken relationships, the struggles with her sexuality, that animated—and undermined—her writing. One of the new york times’ 17 new books to watch for in september one of the washington post’s ten books to read this septemberOne of O magazine’s 18 Must-Read Books of Fall 2019The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private faceNo writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag.

And it shows her attempts to respond to the cruelties and absurdities of a country that had lost its way, and her conviction that fidelity to high culture was an activism of its own. Utilizing hundreds of interviews conducted from maui to stockholm and from London to Sarajevo—and featuring nearly one hundred images—Sontag is the first book based on the writer’s restricted archives, and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag, including Annie Leibovitz.

She was in new york when artists tried to resist the tug of money—and when many gave in.


Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018

Harry N. Abrams #ad - Guggenheim museum. No other writer enhances the reader’s experience of art in precise, jargon-free prose as Schjeldahl does. A fresh perspective, an unexpected connection, absorbing, a lucid gloss on a big idea awaits the reader on every page of this big, buzzing book. Hot cold heavy light collects 100 writings—some long, some short—that taken together forma group portrait of many of the world’s most significant and interesting artists.

Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018 #ad - For more than three decades, he has written about art with Emersonian openness and clarity. His reviews are more essay than criticism, and he offers engaging and informative accounts of artists and their work. From pablo picasso to cindy sherman, old masters to contemporary masters, paintings to comix, and saints to charlatans, Schjeldahl ranges widely through the diverse and confusing art world, an expert guide to a dazzling scene.