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Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


Carte 7. Works on Paper by Seven Italian Women Artists

by AA.VV. & Mary Angela Schroth

The idea for this exhibition was inspired by a previous project with Ambassador Roberto Toscano and his wife Francesca (both of whom are instrumental in the organization of this exhibition in New Delhi) during...


Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s

by Michael Fallon

Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during...


DARS magazine n° 216

by Dars

D’ARS Magazine è una collana in formato ePub che dal 2014 offre al pubblico una raccolta di articoli tratti da D’ARS - periodico di arti e culture contemporanee in due lingue (italiano e inglese). Diretto...


Women of the Underground: Art: Cultural Innovators Speak for Themselves

by Zora von Burden

The unconventional, the radical, the subversive, the unorthodox: revealing interviews with underground women artists.


Confessions of a Curator: Adventures in Canadian Art

by Joan Murray

In this witty and compelling defence of the art field itself, Joan Murray, one of the country's most outspoken art historians, discusses the great figures of Canadian art and the rise of our national are in...


In Contemporary

by Marcella Beccaria & Elena Volpato

A private art collection open to all: this is the ultimate aim of our Fondazione per l’Arte della Cassa di Risparmio di Torino. For ten years now, intense acquisition operations have made it possible to endow...


Point and Line to Plane

by Wassily Kandinsky

This famous work by a pioneer in the movement to free art from the bonds of tradition explores the role of the line, point, and other key elements of non-objective painting. 127 illustrations.


Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

by Joan Murray

Joan Murray discusses social and political events in combination with the movements, ideas, attitudes, styles, and important groups in Canadian art of this century.


The Painted Word

by Tom Wolfe

"America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek) trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" (The Washington Post)

Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses...


Piet Mondrian

by Virginia Pitts Rembert

Pioneer and leader of the abstract art movement, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) was known for his straight lines and pure colours. Fascinated by the mathematical laws of the universe, this Dutch artist nourished...


Addressing the other woman

by Kimberly Lamm

This book analyses how three artists - Adrian Piper, Nancy Spero and Mary Kelly - worked with the visual dimensions of language in the 1960s and 1970s. These artists used text and images of writing to challenge...


Across the Art/Life Divide

by Martin Patrick

Martin Patrick explores the ways in which contemporary artists across media continue to reinvent art that straddles both public and private spheres. Examining the impact of various art movements on notions of...


Imagining Resistance

by J. Keri Cronin & Kirsty Robertson

Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture and Activism in Canada offers two separate but interconnected strategies for reading alternative culture in Canada from the 1940s through to the present: first, a history...


Picturing the Cosmos

by Iina Kohonen

Picturing the Cosmos elucidates the complex relationship between visual propaganda and censorship in the Soviet Union in the Cold War period, focusing on the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing from a comprehensive corpus...


On the Fortunes and Misfortunes of Art in Post-War Germany

by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an unconventional book appeared in Germany which ignited a firestorm of cultural debate. Decried by many as the work of a dangerous mind, it was defended by the more...


Born in 1947?  What else happened?

by Ron Williams

ABOUT THESE SERIES ....But after that, I realised that I knew very little about these parents of mine. They had been born about the start of the Twentieth Century, and they died in 1970 and 1980. For their last...


Ghost-haunted land

by Declan Long

Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 - the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern 'Troubles' - contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances...


Cosmic Shift

by Dmitri Prigov, Ilya Kabakov, Emilia Kabakov & Boris Groys et al.

  • Features a strong line-up of the country’s most prominent contemporary artists, writers, philosophers, curators and historians.

  • Featuring: pioneers of the Moscow Conceptualism movement Ilya and Emilia Kabakov;...

Still Modernism

by Louise Hornby

Still Modernism offers a critique of the modernist imperative to embrace motion, speed, and mobility. In the context of the rise of kinetic technologies and the invention of motion pictures, it claims that stillness...