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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, 1960 -

Donald Judd: Artworks 1970-1994 (Hardcover): Donald Judd Donald Judd: Artworks 1970-1994 (Hardcover)
Donald Judd; Text written by Johanna Fateman, Lucy Ives
R1,534 R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Save R351 (23%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

A sweeping selection of Donald Judd's iconic and ambitious works alongside a diverse collection of newly commissioned writings. "One of the most significant American artists of the postwar period, Donald Judd rigorously experimented with color, form, material, and space. The works in this catalogue range from the artist's expansive installations to self-contained single units, yielding valuable new insights into his process and approach. The survey includes one of the artist's largest and most intricate installations of sixty-three wall-mounted plywood boxes, conceived in 1986. Other works include variations on some of Judd's most recognizable forms, executed in materials such as Cor-ten steel, plexiglass, copper, plywood, brushed aluminum, and enameled aluminum. Brilliant and exacting reproductions bring these works to life on the page. Following the artist's major retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2020, this book serves as a companion volume. With contributions from a wide range of voices-art historians, critics, writers, and performers- this publication includes rich new writings on Judd's oeuvre, art criticism, and enduring influence. Artworks: 1970-1994 is published on the occasion of the eponymous 2020 exhibition at David Zwirner, New York."

Purity is a Myth - The Materiality of Concrete Art  from Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (Paperback): Zanna Gilbert, Pia... Purity is a Myth - The Materiality of Concrete Art from Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (Paperback)
Zanna Gilbert, Pia Gottschaller, Tom Learner, Andrew Perchuk
R1,527 Discovery Miles 15 270 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Presenting new scholarship, this publication is an innovative technical study of the Concrete art movement in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay from the 1940s to the 1960s.;; Purity Is a Myth presents new scholarship on Concrete art in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay from the 1940s to the 1960s. Originally coined by the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg in 1930, the term concrete denotes abstract painting with no reference to external reality. Van Doesburg argued that there was nothing more real than a line, color, or plane. Artists such as Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hermelindo Fiaminghi, Judith Lauand, Raul Lozza, Tomas Maldonado, Helio Oiticica, and Rhod Rothfuss would reinvent this concept in postwar Latin America.;; Drawing on research conducted by Getty and international partners, the essays in this volume address a variety of topics, including the general history, emergence, and reception of Concrete art; processes and color; scientific analysis of works; illustrated chronologies of the paint industry in Brazil and Argentina; and Concrete design on paper. An innovative technical study of the Concrete art movement in Latin America, this volume will be indispensable to scholars, practitioners, and students of Latin American art.

Sculpting the Earth (Hardcover, New Edition): Strijdom van der Merwe Sculpting the Earth (Hardcover, New Edition)
Strijdom van der Merwe
R300 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 work days

As a land artist Strijdom van der Merwe uses the materials provided by the chosen site. His sculptural forms take shape in relation to the landscape. It is a process of working with the natural world using sand, water, wood and rocks, he shapes these elements into geometrical forms that participate with their environment, continually changing until their final probable destruction. He observes the fragility of beauty while not lamenting its passing. What remains is a photographic image, a fragment of the imagination. While a visual record is materially all that is left, he also leaves us a reminder of the capacity, however feeble, of an individual to alter the universe by embracing the ceaseless changing of nature, actively contributing to it and in so doing, modulating and beautifying the outcome.

Johan Muyle (Hardcover): Denis Gielen Johan Muyle (Hardcover)
Denis Gielen
R1,148 Discovery Miles 11 480 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This handsome volume traces the work and career of Belgian visual artist Johan Muyle (b. 1956) from his early assemblages of found materials to his monumental paintings and recent motorized sculptures. Considered one of the most significant Belgian artists of his generation, Muyle's work has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. In this book, a series of thematic chapters situate Muyle's oeuvre within the political and artistic context of the past thirty years and analyze the prolific artist's critical responses to concerns including religious extremism and the disappearance of collective utopias.

Paul Winstanley - Art School (Hardcover, New): Jon Thompson Paul Winstanley - Art School (Hardcover, New)
Jon Thompson
R877 R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Save R134 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Adrian Berg (Hardcover): Marco Livingstone Adrian Berg (Hardcover)
Marco Livingstone; Contributions by Paul Huxley RA, Samuel Clarke
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Exploring the full breadth of work by British artist Adrian Berg RA (1929-2011), and drawing heavily on the artist's personal archive, this book discusses Berg's meticulous engagement with the landscape which resulted in an impressive oeuvre created over a long career. Embracing the figurative when abstraction was in the ascendancy, Berg's artistic mission was to push the boundaries of representative painting to discover new interpretations of familiar scenes. Accordingly, his paintings revisited particular places repeatedly - most notably the view of Regent's Park from his studio window at Gloucester Gate. Highly colourful and engagingly written, this book provides a long overdue appraisal and celebration of an artist who is key to the conversation around the development of British landscape painting, that most celebrated of British traditions.

Liu Xiaodong (Hardcover): John Yau Liu Xiaodong (Hardcover)
John Yau
R1,206 R979 Discovery Miles 9 790 Save R227 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

The remarkable plein air paintings of Liu Xiaodong (b.1963), which chronicle everyday lives within our diverse modern world, are the focus of this first monograph of his career to date. Immersing himself in communities around the globe, Xiaodong seeks to present people who often sit on the fringes of society who find themselves marginalised within a contemporary world striving for homogenisation. At first glance a traditional realist painter, closer examination reveals an artist exploring a range of media while interrogating the opportunities presented by modern technology. The result is an outstanding body of work, often monumental in scale, that examines, reconsiders, and extends observational painting in fresh directions, while bringing into question the lines between fact and fiction, the traditional and the contemporary, to create a wholly original vision.

1000 Dot-To-Dot: Animals (Paperback): Thomas Pavitte 1000 Dot-To-Dot: Animals (Paperback)
Thomas Pavitte
R347 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R43 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

As readers complete each section of dots in this fun activity book, beautiful animal portraits are revealed -- so intricate they're ready for display The 20 puzzles in this book are much more sophisticated than the one-dimensional images created in childhood connect-the-dots books. Tonal shading and expressive line work build as each numbered section is finished. Dot-to-dot puzzles have also been proven to increase short-term cognitive acuity, hand-eye coordination, and concentration skills. Whether readers are filling time on a rainy day, using the puzzles for a party game, or learning the principles of drawing, "1000 Dot-to-Dot: Animals" is fun for all ages.

David Hockney (Hardcover): James Cahill David Hockney (Hardcover)
James Cahill
R341 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days
Non-Design - Architecture, Liberalism, and the Market (Hardcover): Anthony Fontenot Non-Design - Architecture, Liberalism, and the Market (Hardcover)
Anthony Fontenot
R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Anthony Fontenot's staggeringly ambitious book uncovers the surprisingly libertarian heart of the most influential British and American architectural and urbanist discourses of the postwar period, expressed as a critique of central design and a support of spontaneous order. Non-Design illuminates the unexpected philosophical common ground between enemies of state support, most prominently the economist Friedrich Hayek, and numerous notable postwar architects and urbanists like Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Reyner Banham, and Jane Jacobs. These thinkers espoused a distinctive concept of "non-design,"characterized by a rejection of conscious design and an embrace of various phenomenon that emerge without intention or deliberate human guidance. This diffuse and complex body of theories discarded many of the cultural presuppositions of the time, shunning the traditions of modern design in favor of the wisdom, freedom, and self-organizing capacity of the market. Fontenot reveals the little-known commonalities between the aesthetic deregulation sought by ostensibly liberal thinkers and Hayek's more controversial conception of state power, detailing what this unexplored affinity means for our conceptions of political liberalism. Non-Design thoroughly recasts conventional views of postwar architecture and urbanism, as well as liberal and libertarian philosophies.

War Artists in Afghanistan (Hardcover): Jules George, Douglas Farthing, Michael Fay War Artists in Afghanistan (Hardcover)
Jules George, Douglas Farthing, Michael Fay
R969 R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Save R164 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

'I felt physically sick from the pit of my stomach and to be honest was now feeling vulnerable and completely outside my depth of knowledge. The world had seemingly gone mad and I was having visions of the base now being ransacked; I was confused and unsure what to do. My solution was to do the only thing that I could do. I climbed the nearest sangar and started to draw.' Jules George. Jules George, war artist, travelled to Helmand, Afghanistan, in 2010, in the wake of its bloodiest year for British troops. War Artists in Afghanistan: Beyond the Wire reproduces the remarkable sketches, watercolours and oil paintings born of his experiences with the 2nd Yorkshires (Green Howards). His work captures the vast scale and stunning, fertile beauty of the Afghan landscape, and in its midst, the British soldier, out on patrol, boarding a Chinook or caught in a firefight.The book also features the work of four other war artists in Afghanistan: Douglas Farthing, a former sergeant in the British paratroopers; and Michael Fay, soldier-turned-combat artist for the United States Marine Corps; Arabella Dorman, internationally recognised portrait painter and war artist; and Matthew Cook, trained illustrator, former Times war artist and Territorial Army solider. Each artist's work is accompanied by their own, first-hand account of war in Afghanistan.

Skinner Releasing Technique - A Movement and Dance Practice (Paperback): Manny Emslie Skinner Releasing Technique - A Movement and Dance Practice (Paperback)
Manny Emslie
R592 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R59 (10%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), created by Joan Skinner, is a somatic movement, dance and creative practice with a core underlying principle of releasing blocked energy, held tension and habitual patterns in body mind. It enables us to move with greater freedom and ease whilst awakening creativity and spontaneity. The 21 contributors to this book describe how SRT informs their own movement and/or dance practice and influences wider fields of practice including meditation, architecture, poetic listening, visual art, writing, technology and choreography. For them SRT is a transformative and lifelong practice that deepens connections with self, other, more than human life forms and with natural and urban landscapes. This is a book for anyone drawn to explore body mind, somatic, movement and dance practices, and for those who are exploring ways of living in the world creatively, empathically and with more ease and natural grace.

documenta - Politics and Art (Hardcover): Raphael Gross, Lars Bang Larsen, Doris Blume, Alexia Pooth, Julia Voss documenta - Politics and Art (Hardcover)
Raphael Gross, Lars Bang Larsen, Doris Blume, Alexia Pooth, Julia Voss
R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Despite its name, documenta's primary concerns are neither with the simple documentation of individual artists and their work nor with developments in art history, but instead with providing a historical space where art reflects and comments on social constellations and political or social change, or demands it through art interventions. documenta is not only a historical testimony and event, but also a show at which-through the medium of art-self-interpretation becomes the catalyst for debate and historical change. For the first time, this book places the history of documenta in the context of the political, cultural and societal development of Germany during the second half of the twentieth century, illustrating how art and history can be explored in terms of a mutually dependent relationship.

The Golden Girls: Magnet Set (Paperback): Christine Kopaczewski The Golden Girls: Magnet Set (Paperback)
Christine Kopaczewski
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate - How to Create Art on an iPad (R) (Paperback): 3DTotal Publishing Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Procreate - How to Create Art on an iPad (R) (Paperback)
3DTotal Publishing
R558 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R36 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Learn how to paint on your iPad like the professionals in Beginner's Guide to Procreate, a comprehensive introduction to this industry-standard software. Accessible and versatile, Procreate is an ideal tool for anyone wanting to give digital painting a go. Step-by-step tutorials, quick tips, and inspiring artwork ensure you'll have all you need to create stunning concept art quickly and easily.

Allan McCollum: Works Since 1969 (Hardcover): Allan McCollum Allan McCollum: Works Since 1969 (Hardcover)
Allan McCollum; Edited by Alex Gartenfeld, Stephanie Seidel; Text written by Alex Kitnick
R1,125 R922 Discovery Miles 9 220 Save R203 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Adrian Villar Rojas - The Roof Garden Commission: The Theater of Disappearance (Paperback): Beatrice Galilee, Adrian Villar... Adrian Villar Rojas - The Roof Garden Commission: The Theater of Disappearance (Paperback)
Beatrice Galilee, Adrian Villar Rojas
R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Known for his ephemeral, interconnected installations and monumental sculpture, Argentinian artist Adrian Villar Rojas (b. 1980) transformed The Met Roof into an immersive banquet scene for the 2017 Roof Garden Commission. This book retraces the artist's process by illustrating his conversations and discoveries at The Met, which informed an installation that negotiates the museum as both a social space and a space for the display of art. Villar Rojas merges these institutional functions by framing art within the context of a party where viewers and artworks can directly interact. The publication, an integral part of Villar Rojas's installation, covers themes as diverse as museology, history, and the activation of art-offering a meditation on how museums as artifacts represent and historicize art.

The Agency: Readymades Belong to Everyone(r) (Paperback): Paul Bernard, Emeline Jaret, Stephane Wargnier The Agency: Readymades Belong to Everyone(r) (Paperback)
Paul Bernard, Emeline Jaret, Stephane Wargnier
R627 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R108 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Hip Hop Coloring Book West Coast Edition (Paperback): Mark 563 Hip Hop Coloring Book West Coast Edition (Paperback)
Mark 563
R222 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R30 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The American Art Tapes: - Voices of Twentieth-Century Art (Hardcover): John Jones, Nicolette Jones The American Art Tapes: - Voices of Twentieth-Century Art (Hardcover)
John Jones, Nicolette Jones
R654 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R126 (19%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

In 1965, British artist and university lecturer John Jones left the UK with his wife and daughters to live in the US for a year and interview some 100 artists. There the family lived in Greenwich Village, and spent three months on a road trip west to visit artists beyond the immediate reach of New York. Some of the artists (Yoko Ono and Claes Oldenberg for instance) became John Jones's personal friends. Jones's daughter Nicolette was young, but her memories of New York and their trans-American adventure are vivid. Published here for the first time, this book presents a fascinating selection of Jones's edited conversations with American artists practising in 1965-6. A foreword by Nicolette Jones contextualises the setting in which these interviews took place, and a further introduction amalgamated from Jones's lecutres in which he drew on these conversations, illustrates and explores the range of contrasting ideas behind what became known as Pop Art. Thanks to his personal interaction with the artists, and his knowledge of their work, Jones became the foremost expert in the art of this period in the UK. Amidst a unique family story, this is art presented not through the filter of art critics, but from the mouths of the practitioners. Jones's interviews explore a specific place and time: the USA in the 1960s, and are crucial reading for those wishing to understand the decade, the influence of American art and the British tradition on each other, and also anyone interested in the famous figures of the time, and the thinking that gave rise to this extraordinarily fertile creative moment.

The Art Of The Last Of Us Part Ii (Hardcover): Naughty Dog The Art Of The Last Of Us Part Ii (Hardcover)
Naughty Dog 4
R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Concrete Los Angeles Map - Guide to concrete and Brutalist architecture in Los Angeles, California (Paperback): Deane Madsen Concrete Los Angeles Map - Guide to concrete and Brutalist architecture in Los Angeles, California (Paperback)
Deane Madsen; Photographs by Jason Woods; Series edited by Derek Lamberton; Created by Blue Crow Media
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
The Art Of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (Hardcover): UbiSoft The Art Of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (Hardcover)
UbiSoft
R802 R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Save R70 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Word is Art (Paperback): Michael Petry The Word is Art (Paperback)
Michael Petry
R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

There has been much scaremongering about the 'death of the book', and how, as words find new ways and means of transmission, young people might gradually begin to shun writing. In the digital age, text becomes information, and information strives to become free. But what value can text hold in the sphere of visual art? How is such text different from poetry? Can the poetic itself be visual art, or is text in this context consigned to the realms of gimmick and catchphrase? Looking at the work of a broad range of artists including Bruce Nauman, Julien Breton, Jeremy Deller, Takashi Murakami, Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski and many more, The Word is Art examines each of these questions, contending above all that in the digital and online age, words have become more important than ever. With the advent of texting and social media, many predicted the debasement of language, and some have pointed to evidence of this in our so-called 'post-truth' culture. Artist Michael Petry demonstrates that, on the contrary, words remain critical, powerful and central to art practice. Digital communication has seen the word as text permeate life in ways that the poets and artists of yesterday could never have imagined. Presenting a brief history of word- and book-based art, and examining major areas where the word has dominated artistic practice, this book takes us on a fascinating and richly illustrated global tour of diverse contemporary art forms. With 250 illustrations in colour

New Performance/New Writing (Paperback, 2nd edition): John Freeman New Performance/New Writing (Paperback, 2nd edition)
John Freeman
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge. Terms like 'postmodern' and 'postdramatic' have their own contested and defended histories, while notions of truth in verbatim theatre are open to serious critical challenge. Theatre writing can result in no words being spoken and nothing appearing on the page, and productions are stretching the boundaries of space, place and context like never before. This revised and significantly expanded edition of New Performance/New Writing explores immersive and solo theatre, autoethnography, applied drama, performance writing, plot, story, narrative and devising. It presents an invaluable response to questions that arise from new theatre, prompting active reading that enhances classroom and workshop learning, and improves productivity in rehearsal. Each chapter explores a key aspect of theatre study, while an extensive timeline of theatre events gives a broad overview of its evolution. Case studies on practitioners as diverse as Kneehigh, Punchdrunk, Mark Ravenhill and Forced Entertainment are scattered throughout the book, along with detailed suggestions for workshops, which encourage readers to test some of the book's ideas in practice.

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