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National Gallery Singapore: Art SpacesNational Gallery Singapore: Art Spaces by Ang, Pauline

Situated in Singapore's two national monuments, the building of National Gallery Singapore balances the need to create a distinct identity for the art spaces with a simultaneous celebration of architectural, cultural and historical significance, telling a story of competition, challenges, preservation and innovation.

Spirit Carvings Of The Mah Meri Of MalaysiaSpirit Carvings Of The Mah Meri Of Malaysia by Crowe, Peter

Over the years the Mah Meri have become noted for producing extremely fine spirit carvings made out of wood sourced from the mangroves. This book contains photographs of an extensive collection of some of these Mah Meri masks and sculptures. Apart from a brief history of the Mah Meri and the background to their spiritual beliefs, this book also delves into the background of the carvers who produced these works of art, historically and up to the present. There are now an increasing number of international collectors of these works of art. This affords the Mah Meri an opportunity to earn a living at a time when they, in common with other groups of Orang Asli, find their lifestyle coming under increasing threat from outside influences. Spirit Carvings of the Mah Meri seeks to preserve the designs of the carvings produced by this talented people.

Black And Red: The Art Of Pak SamadBlack And Red: The Art Of Pak Samad by Dinsman, Chan Yong Sin

Pak Samad is a much celebrated Malaysian poet, writer and activist. He is also an unassuming modern artist who has had a few solo exhibitions under his belt at a number of important art venues over the years. His works, mostly ink drawings and paintings on paper expressed in the abstract and expressionist idiom, reflect his private thoughts and observations on life, capturing the intense moments in socio-political situations or events which he has become an ardent participant in recent years. The exhibition showcases more than 40 piece of ink on paper works selected from the private collection of Helmy, Pak Samad's son who is also entrusted with the publication right of his huge body of literature since 2003.

Toba KhedooriToba Khedoori by Sirmans, Franklin; Lisa Gabrielle

This book documents the artistic development of Toba Khedoori, a MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient who skillfully combines precise draftsmanship with a meditative quality, and who manages to invite viewers inside her works, despite their two-dimensionality. Whether drawing on sheets of paper primed with wax and stapled directly onto the wall or using canvas as physical support, Khedoori creates delicate compositions that are at once intimate and expansive. Over the past decade, she has shifted toward smaller-scale works while continuing to engage elements of drawing, painting, and installation.

RougeRouge by Kenna, Michael

One of the world's most acclaimed photographers working exclusively in black-and-white, Michael Kenna has traveled the world to create stunning, magical images of nature and manmade objects. Long out of print, Rouge has been brought back to life with a spectacular new design, an authoritative essay by art historian James Steward, and many previously unpublished images that were part of the original series. As the city of Detroit struggles to reclaim its heritage as an American commercial and artistic hub, these photographs resonate more than ever with the stark realities and hidden beauty of the industrial landscape.

Andrew Rogers: Rhythms Of Life - A Global Land Art ProjectAndrew Rogers: Rhythms Of Life - A Global Land Art Project by Langen, Silvia

For the past 16 years Andrew Rogers has been building enormous stone structures called geoglyphs on all seven continents around the world. Designed to be seen from above, these magnificent creations have a global purpose-to form a set of connected drawings on Earth visible from space, embracing the cultural heritage of all civilizations. This book includes stunning ground-level, aerial, and satellite photography. From the peaks of Nepal to the Bolivian Andes; the granite monoliths of Sri Lanka to the volcanic expanses of Iceland; the frigid ice caps of Antarctica to the sweltering desert sands of the African Savannah-each of the 51 geoglyphs was built using local materials and conceived of with the help of local workers, archaeologists, and ethnologists.

Time Of The Force Majeure, The: After 45 Years Counterforce Is On The HorizonTime Of The Force Majeure, The: After 45 Years Counterforce Is On The Horizon by Harrison, Helen Mayer; Newton Harrison

Since the 1970s Helen and Newton Harrison have been creating art inspired by the earth. They established a worldwide network among biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners, politicians, and other artists to initiate collaborative dialogues about ideas and solutions which support biodiversity and community development. This definitive survey traces an influential joint career that has lasted nearly half a century.

Cubism - Constructivism - Form ArtCubism - Constructivism - Form Art by Husslein-Arco, Agnes; Alexander Klee (Eds.)

This volume presents for the first time the fundamental artistic circumstances from 1900 onward that led to the emergence of nonobjective art. The individual artists, such as Franti?ek Kupka, and particular movements, such as the Viennese Secession, Prague Cubism, and Viennese Kineticism, can be reinterpreted based on observations that reveal the connections between the art and artists of the monarchy on the Danube.

Modern Masters: 'DegenerateModern Masters: 'Degenerate" Art At The Kunstmuseum Bern by Frehner; Matthias; Daniel Spanke (Eds.)

As a result of the Nazi regime's scorn for modern art, virtually all non-traditional art between 1933 and 1945 was banned in Germany on the grounds that it was un-German, Jewish, or Communist in nature. Those identified as "degenerate" artists were dismissed from teaching positions and forbidden to exhibit or to sell their works. This book sheds light on the historical significance and provenance of nearly 525 works by modernist greats, such as Picasso, Chagall, and Kandinsky, which were acquired by the Kunstmuseum Bern through a combination of auctions and private donations. It also details the dramatic events and unprecedented efforts that went into preserving invaluable works of art.

50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know50 Contemporary Photographers You Should Know by Heine, Florian; Brad Finger

This globetrotting collection of contemporary photographers and their work is a great way to become familiar with the wide variety of techniques and styles embraced by the medium. Organized chronologically by year of birth, each photographer is introduced in double-page spreads that feature reproductions of their work and a perceptive and concise appreciation of their life and career.

Photos That Changed The WorldPhotos That Changed The World by Stepan, Peter (Ed.)

In lavish two-page spreads, this book presents nearly one hundred of history's most memorable photographs - from the Wright Brothers' first flight to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech to Nelson Mandela's release from prison, and from the inauguration of President Barack Obama to the Syrian refugee crisis. The volume features pictures from photography masters such as Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Yousuf Karsh, Diane Arbus, and James Nachtwey, as well as iconic images from lesser-known and unknown photojournalists.

Vasily KandinskyVasily Kandinsky by Friedel, Helmut; Annegret Hoberg (Eds.)

This generously illustrated volume displays Vasily Kandinsky's brilliant use of color, shape, and composition through approximately 250 full-color illustrations. Essays by the world's leading Kandinsky experts focus on the evolution of his work throughout all periods of his career. The book's design allows for a thorough examination of Kandinsky's most important works in all their extraordinary detail. Accessible, impeccably researched, and wide-ranging, this important volume offers an indispensable overview of the artist's seminal works and a tribute to the beauty and power of Kandinsky's vision.

Year In Art, A: A Painting A DayYear In Art, A: A Painting A Day by

Featuring an attractive new format and a selection of the best of the first two volumes in the A Year in Art series, this book includes 365 works of art, from Renaissance paintings to modern art masterpieces, from Medieval art to Picasso, and from Russian icons to Chagall. This book also serves as a perpetual calendar and opposite the color illustrations there is plenty of space to record birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates as well as personal notes and reflections.

Great Works: Encounter With ArtGreat Works: Encounter With Art by Glover, Michael

Every Saturday for the best part of a decade, thousands of people have been turning to the pages of the British newspaper The Independent to read Michael Glover's thoughts about a particular piece of art. Pithy, astute, erudite, often humorous, and always engaging, these enormously popular essays are filled with compelling and entertaining observations as well as trenchant commentary about art, history, culture, and humanity. Collected for the first time in book form, this selection of 50 essays-a number of which have been exclusively written for this volume-is organized in an unexpected manner, allowing readers to see connections and juxtapositions between works. All the texts are accompanied by full-color illustrations of the work in focus.

Animal Kingdom: Stereoscopic Images Of Natural HistoryAnimal Kingdom: Stereoscopic Images Of Natural History by Naughten, Jim

Drawn from the archives of some of the world's finest museums, this collection of historic specimens, photographed for stereoscopic viewing, brings the natural world to life in thrilling and beautiful ways. This gorgeously produced book contains 50 images of marine life, reptiles, mammals, birds, and primates photographed expressly for viewing through a stereoscope, which is included with the book. As the images jump off the page, their incredible details become apparent-delicate bat wings, the spiraling skeleton of a python, the almost mythic form of a leafy sea dragon. Texts on the work, the history of stereoscopy, and the specimens themselves provide rich background to the project and Naughten's achievement in bringing to life a world that seamlessly melds the past and present.

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton And HollywoodAmerican Epics: Thomas Hart Benton And Hollywood by Bailly, Austen Barron

Thomas Hart Benton was a thoroughly American artist. His regionally focused paintings and murals depicted everyday American life as well as the country's history. This volume focuses on one of the most American of Benton's associations: Hollywood. Not only did Benton create commissioned murals and portraits of film stars and movies, but he also developed a style that was highly theatrical and narrative. This volume is the first to collect all the works conceived by Benton for the film industry. It includes related ephemera, photographs, and documents of Benton at work, along with a series of thought-provoking essays that explore a diverse array of topics.

Schon! At The Forefront Of FashionSchon! At The Forefront Of Fashion by Keil, Raoul

Sch?n! Magazine has been at the forefront of contemporary fashion, beauty and still life photography since its launch in 2009. Its team crosses boundaries to present outstanding talent, from iconic photographers to the newest and most exciting young creatives, and prides itself in the originality of its content. This is the first curated anthology featuring the best from its pages from over seven years.

Emanations: The Art Of The Cameraless PhotographEmanations: The Art Of The Cameraless Photograph by Batchen, Geoffrey

Since the early 19th century and the invention of photography, artists have been experimenting with various methods for creating photographs without a camera. At once exhaustive and compelling, this book reveals the myriad approaches artists have used to create photographic images using just paper and a source of radiation. This volume includes 160 exquisitely reproduced works of this kind. In turns abstract and realist, haunting and intricate, they seem to capture the very essence of their subjects. Featuring artists from the 19th century to today, this book explores cameraless photography as an important and influential medium that deserves to be included at the forefront of today's conversations about contemporary art.

Georgia O'keeffe And Alfred StieglitzGeorgia O'keeffe And Alfred Stieglitz by Richter, Peter-Cornell

Now available again, this book offers an illustrated portrait of a romance, partnership, and creative dialogue between Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz that continues to resonate today. Few creative alliances flourished as productively as that of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and the photographer Alfred Stieglitz. This book examines the lives of these artists to reveal the roads they took together and independently. Alternating biographical chapters interweave their stories. More than 50 exquisite reproductions of their paintings and photographs illustrate how the two artists inspired and influenced each other, producing masterpieces of lasting relevance.

17Th-Century Chinese Paintings From The Tsao Family Collection17Th-Century Chinese Paintings From The Tsao Family Collection by Little, Stephen; Wan Kong (Eds.)

A rare collection of Chinese paintings is magnificently presented in this book, which explores a politically turbulent yet creatively dynamic period in China's history. Comprising 130 paintings from the 17th century, the Tsao Family Collection is singularly comprehensive, including works by nearly all of the most important Chinese painters of the period. This book features 16 works by Dong Qichang, the most protean Chinese painter of the last 500 years; paintings by masters such as Gong Xian, Hongren, Zhu Da, Daoji, Wang Hui, and Wang Yuanqi; and extremely rare works by lesser-known artists, scholars, officials, and Buddhist monks.