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Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250113382
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2020

The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today

"[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." —Publisher's Weekly

Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden's Drawings (Menil Drawing Institute Series) Cover Image
By Kelly Montana, Josef Helfenstein (Contributions by), Brice Marden (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780300233131
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Published: The Menil Collection - March 24th, 2020

An exploration of Brice Marden’s draftsmanship and the catalytic role the medium of drawing plays in his larger oeuvre

In 1979, Brice Marden (b. 1938) asked that his drawings be thought of “as spaces,” reflecting the idea that drawing is a medium that is much more than its two physical dimensions.

The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635572100
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 21st, 2020

"More than just a story of an abiding cultural preoccupation, The Longing For Less peels back the commodified husk of minimalism to reveal something surprising and thoroughly alive." -Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing

Basic Art Series: Ten in One. Impressionism Cover Image
By Taschen (Editor)
ISBN: 9783836576239
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Published: Taschen - March 4th, 2020

"These seductive books have slick production values, excellent illustrations, and smart texts. Each one is a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand." - The New York Times Book Review

Short Life in a Strange World: Birth to Death in 42 Panels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062931757
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Published: Harper - February 25th, 2020

Sure to be hailed alongside H is for Hawk and The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exceptional work that is at once an astonishing journey across countries and continents, an immersive examination of a great artist’s work, and a moving and intimate memoir.

In 2012, facing the death of his father and impending fatherhood, Toby Ferris set off on a seeming

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945 Cover Image
By Barbara Haskell, Mark A. Castro (Contributions by), Dafne Cruz Porchini (Contributions by), Renato González Mello (Contributions by), Marcela Guerrero (Contributions by), Andrew Hemingway (Contributions by), Anna Indych-López (Contributions by), Michael K. Schuessler (Contributions by), Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw (Contributions by), ShiPu Wang (Contributions by), James Wechsler (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780300246698
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Published: Yale University Press - March 10th, 2020

An in-depth look at the transformative influence of Mexican artists on their U.S. counterparts during a period of social change

The first half of the 20th century saw prolific cultural exchange between the United States and Mexico, as artists and intellectuals traversed the countries’ shared border in both directions. For U.S.

Joan Mitchell: I carry my landscapes around with me Cover Image
By Joan Mitchell, Suzanne Hudson (Text by), Robert Slifkin (Text by)
ISBN: 9781644230282
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Published: David Zwirner Books - March 24th, 2020

I carry my landscapes around with me focuses on American abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s large-scale multipanel works from the 1960s through the 1990s. 

Mitchell’s exploration of the possibilities afforded by combining two to five large canvases allowed her to simultaneously create continuity and rupture, while opening up a panoramic expanse referencing landsc

Art Nouveau Prague Cover Image
By Petr Wittlich, Petra Key (Translated by)
ISBN: 9788024642932
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Published: Karolinum Press, Charles University - May 1st, 2020

Since the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Prague has become one of Europe’s—and the world’s—most popular tourist destinations. As in London, Paris, and Rome, visitors flock to the gorgeous buildings and monuments that grace the streets of Prague, entranced by structures ranging from Gothic and baroque to cubist and neoclassical.

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The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris Cover Image
By Marc Petitjean, Adriana Hunter (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590519905
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Published: Other Press - April 28th, 2020

This intimate account offers a new, unexpected understanding of the artist’s work and of the vibrant 1930s surrealist scene.

Latin American Art Since 1900 (World of Art) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780500204580
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Published: Thames & Hudson - April 14th, 2020

An extraordinary synthesis of more than a century’s worth of art across Central and South America, Latin American Art Since 1900 covers everyone from popular figures such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, to a wide range of other artists who are less well-known outside Latin America.

Calder: The Conquest of Space: The Later Years: 1940-1976 (A Life of Calder #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451494115
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Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

The concluding volume to the first biography of one of the most important, influential, and beloved twentieth-century sculptors, and one of the greatest artists in the cultural history of America--is a vividly written, illuminating account of his triumphant later years.

Kahlo Cover Image
ISBN: 9783836500852
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Published: Taschen - February 16th, 2020

The arresting pictures of Frida Kahlo (1907-54) were in many ways expressions of trauma. Through a near-fatal road accident at the age of 18, failing health, a turbulent marriage, miscarriage and childlessness, she transformed the afflictions into revolutionary art.

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