Late & Post Modern

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Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the '20s

The Courtauld Gallery holds the most important collection of works in the UK by the Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin. Assembled by the pioneering collector Samuel Courtauld in the 1920s, it includes major paintings and works on paper as well as one of only two marble sculptures ever created by the artist. Accomanying the first in a series of special summer displays, Collecting Gauguin presents the complete collection and offers an opportunity to consider the contribution of Samuel Courtauld in developing the artist’s reputation in this country. More

… Unto Heaven will I Ascend: Jacob Epstein's Inspired Years 1930–1959

Raquel Gilboa continues her biography of one of the greatest of twentieth-century sculptors, Jacob Epstein, with this second volume. As in the first volume, 'And There was Sculpture …' (some copies are still available), she discusses not only his real or outer life, using among other sources her interviews with his family, but also makes an attempt to understand his inner life. More

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

An exploration of the most vital and original subjects of one of the most important artists of the early 20th century – Egon Schiele’s extraordinary drawings and watercolours of male and female nudes. These are some of the most radical depictions of the human figure created in modern times More

Soaring Flight: Peter Lanyon's Gliding Paintings

Accompanying a major exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, this catalogue explores a remarkable and unprecedented series of paintings by Peter Lanyon (1918–1964), one of Britain’s most important and original Post-War artists. Lanyon took up gliding seriously in 1959, and, freed from a land-bound perspective, he poured his new gliding experiences into his art, producing paintings that offer a thrilling sense of his encounters with the land, sea and air, collapsing the multiple perspectives of his flights into each new composition. More

Flight and the Artistic Imagination

Accompanying a major exhibition at Compton Verney, this book examines the innate human desire to transcend the limitations of physiology and gravity – and to fly. Through an intriguing combination of paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, prints and video, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Paul Nash, Peter Lanyon and Hiraki Sawa, the reader will be provided with a unique overview of artists' creative responses to flight, from the earliest imaginings to an era in which space travel has allowed us to glimpse other worlds. More

Art in the Age of Terrorism

Art in the Age of Terrorism tackles one of the most difficult topics imaginable - a war that is quintessentially postmodern in its decentred identity, globalized character and confused conflict of cultures. In this book both artists and arts theorists explore in a series of essays the various ways in which art can help articulate the zone of grey that lies behind the black and white term 'terrorism'. More

Painting at the Edge of the World: The Watercolours of Tony Foster

n the Grand Canyon and on the icy flanks of Mount Everest, deep in rainforests and deserts, under water and at the mouths of live volcanoes – Tony Foster paints his expansive watercolours at the edges of the world. Presented here with personal accounts of his journeys, they are an exultant testament to the power of art and the richness and fragility of our planet. More

Makoure Scott: Twenty-first Century Works

Makoure Scott is a young New Zealand artist who is rapidly establishing an international reputation. This, his first book, presents a selection of his work today, featuring in particular his Synapse series, in which primary geometric forms 'synapse' in various crossroads, intersections and parallels mirroring the tension and fusion of nature and spirit. Via strong geometric forms Arohanui attempts to capture the principles of the Maori spiritual term arohanui, its intersection with colonial beliefs and the resulting tension. Dream Waka presents a series of textural winter northland landscapes, attempting to capture the various cultura parallels of Maori and Pekeha influences. More

Richard Walker – Image and Myth

Best known for a dramatic, layered and visionary urban imagery, Richard Walker (born 1954) is a painter, printmaker and photographer. This unique book is both a kind of autobiography – compiled and written by himself – and a selective catalogue of his work, past and present. More

Bernadette of Lourdes – Paintings by Greg Tricker

Greg Tricker is a stone carver and painter. His profound and simple style of painting is deeply rooted in a mystical tradition of art. Qualities of myth, an innocence of spirit akin to the folk art tradition and a powerfully theatrical element feature in his work. This inspiring collection of over 50 of his paintings and stone carvings portrays the suffering, joy and innocence of St Bernadette, a poor shepherdess who had miraculous visitations from the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858. More

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