Best books on modern art

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best books on modern art

Art History Books You Must Read | Widewalls

Make Your Own List. You are starting your book choices with a writer of fiction — Etel Adnan and Master of the Eclipse. Etel Adnan is in her mid 80s and she is one of my heroes. She is one of the great poets of her time and also a wonderful visual artist: so she bridges these two things. In the Serpentine poetry marathon we try to bridge literature and art. Her work gives one immense courage. Her books are really about displacement.
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Lovers of books , this is a lucky day for you. Today, Widewalls is focusing on bringing to you the list of the most important, charming and influential art history books. We may be living in an era of digitalization , but still there are number of us out there, that still enjoy the sound of the page turning, the smell of a fresh book, the notes written down in the margins, and that feeling that somehow you are not alone if you look at your bookcase, from where familiar titles reflect confront and knowledge. From its beginning, art was always on the side of the explorers and adventures in life. Exploring life, questioning accepted values, and aiming to bring forward new points of view on the world around us, artists and authors often went hand in hand. Many of the art movements, especially in the period of the rise of Abstract art, needed critics and philosophers, to help with the use of the written language the spreading of new art trends and philosophies.

Hodge dispels that fallacy by exploring some of the best, most famous examples of Modern and Contemporary art—from Pollock to Emin—and providing insight.
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T he literature on visual art is vast, covers all genres and ranges in quality from the life-changing to the unreadable. In my experience, some of the most eloquent writing on both artistic practice and the history of art is also the most indirect — an example being the oral biography of Warhol "superstar" Edie Sedgwick, listed below. How to transpose into a literary form an experience that is rooted in the visual has presented a rich opportunity for both writers and visual artists. The following selection is listed in no particular order. As contrary as it is hilarious, Wolfe's classic analysis of the world of modern art seems if anything to have become more astute since its first publication in The relationship between downtown talent "warm and wet from the loft" and uptown patronage is described with a comedic verve that remains as relevant to our own era of supersized art fairs as it did to Manhattan's pioneer collectors of pop art.

On the look-out for the best art books of all time? From beautiful photography coffee-table books to first-edition post-impressionist works of literary art, we round up some of our favourites below. If you prefer seeing art IRL, visit one of our recommended art exhibitions in London. With a stunningly vibrant cover and a foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon , this art book both looks beautiful and is full of beautiful content. The book showcases over works art from the likes of Van Gogh and Picasso, and makes a great book for perusing with a cup of tea on a lazy Sunday. H ow did it come to wield the corrosive power depicted in films and television series such as Scarface and Narcos? This book tells that story.

From a catalog that sheds new light on black models of midth-century French painting to a collection of mids art criticism by the novelist and playwright Gary Indiana, the best art books of the past year provided a balm for turbulent times. The histories of art are always in motion if you look hard enough. On view in Washington, D. Umberger, and it does more than detail as never before the achievement of this singular artist, who was born a slave. Read the exhibition review. Guggenheim Museum.


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