Author: Sébastien Pérez
Publisher: Gingko Press Editions
A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist's world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive die-cut pages, one is drawn in - passing through aspects of her life, art and creative process while exploring the themes that inspired her most, such as love, death and maternity. Excerpts from Frida Kahlo's personal diaries alternate with Sebastian Perez's poetic musings to give fresh insight and emotional depth, while Benjamin Lacombe's stunning artwork masterfully conveys the symbolism and surrealism of her art.
Emil Nolde (1867 – 1956) was a pioneering virtuoso of watercolour painting. He confidently applied colour on paper with a never-before seen intensity, in the process creating pictorial worlds whose abundance of light are still teeming with life today.Nolde's wife Jolanthe provided an eyewitness account of his working method: 'You would think that the material took on a life of its own,... it flowed from his hand.' This book features some 90 of the most beautiful watercolours from the treasures in the collection of the Nolde Foundation Seebüll, including over 30 masterpieces published here for the first time.
More Women in Trees
Author: Jochen Raiss
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
"What are they all doing up there?" wondered the Zurich Tagesanzeiger. "It's probably a forgotten popular sport," suggested Der Spiegel. There was even speculation about the "secret sex life of trees." One thing is certain: Jochen Raiss's Women in Trees, published by Hatje Cantz in 2016, immediately became a bestseller. Perhaps it happened simply because the evident happiness felt by these women (who may have simply been in the mood to climb a tree) is palpable to us all. Women in Trees made us happy--and hungry for more. So Hatje Cantz asked the obsessive collector Raiss if he might have some more of "the goods," and he did. He has, after all, spent 25 years searching for and finding anonymous masterpieces such as these, which is why we now have More Women in Trees: how can you possibly get enough of them?
Author: Carlos Kellá
The first biography of visionary artist Agnes Martin, one of the most original and influential painters of the postwar period Over the course of a career that spanned fifty years, Agnes Martin’s austere, serene work anticipated and helped to define Minimalism, even as she battled psychological crises and carved out a solitary existence in the American Southwest. Martin identified with the Abstract Expressionists but her commitment to linear geometry caused her to be associated in turn with Minimalist, feminist, and even outsider artists. She moved through some of the liveliest art communities of her time while maintaining a legendary reserve. “I paint with my back to the world,” she says both at the beginning and at the conclusion of a documentary filmed when she was in her late eighties. When she died at ninety-two, in Taos, New Mexico, it is said she had not read a newspaper in half a century. No substantial critical monograph exists on this acclaimed artist—the recipient of two career retrospectives as well as the National Medal of the Arts—who was championed by critics as diverse in their approaches as Lucy Lippard, Lawrence Alloway, and Rosalind Krauss. Furthermore, no attempt has been made to describe her extraordinary life. The whole engrossing story, told here for the first time, Agnes Martin is essential reading for anyone interested in abstract art or the history of women artists in America.
The World of the Polar Bear
Author: Norbert Rosing, Ian Stirling
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Presents a season-by-season account of the life of polar bears, including hunting, mating, rearing cubs, and journeying to and from the ice.