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Deadly Charades


Deadly Charades


$19.71


Sophia Harriman owns a successful art gallery in the French Quarter. She’s thinking how good life is while she waits for the stop light to turn green. Suddenly her world is turned upside down when a dead body smashes onto her windshield. As Sophia struggles with the identity of the victim, she’s forced to confront the shady details surrounding her father’s death many years before. With her tattoo-artist renter and her teenage nephew in tow, Sophia sets out to unravel the mystery of the dead man. Along the way, she uncovers an illegal scheme that threatens to bring down the government’s rich and powerful, who stop at nothing to make sure she doesn”t succeed. With murder nipping at her heels, Sophia runs into treacherous roadblocks at every turn. Her investigation takes her from New Orleans to the hill country of Texas to the Indian reservations of Albuquerque to the posh city of Boca Raton and finally to the halls of justice in Washington D.C.The suspense is palpable and the stakes are high. The killer is determined to win at any cost. He’s adamant and resourceful. Will Sophia ever find justice for an elusive killer with friends in high places?

Deborah Berke


Deborah Berke


$8


She has designed banks and hotels, college master plans and retail spaces, galleries, residences, and studios for leading artists. In more than twenty-five years of practice, Deborah Berke has produced an extraordinary body of work that is grounded in the conviction that architecture is not an end in itself, but a setting that is enhanced by its use. This book is the first to explore Berke’s remarkable career as an architect, designer, teacher, and writer who has forged a strong and evolving aesthetic. As examined in a series of engaging essays, Berke’s architecture blends tectonic coherence, a keen sensitivity to the intrinsic qualities of materials, and meticulous attention to detail. While all of her work possesses these distinctive attributes, each project is subtly rooted in its context and ennobles the uses specific to that space. Through newly commissioned photographs, twenty-one of Berke’s thought-provoking projects appear here, including the Irwin Union Bank, Yale School of Art, 21c Museum Hotel, and Marianne Boesky Gallery. Also featured are Berke’s reflections on her growing interest in the “here and now”-an approach to architecture intended to counteract the banal placelessness of much of our environment by designing buildings that are intensely bound to and grounded in their sites.

Diane Arbus: Family Albums


Diane Arbus: Family Albums


$3.93


Diane Arbus (1923-1971) is renowned for her provocative and unsettling portraits of modern Americans. This book presents a significant body of previously unpublished pictures by Arbus and proposes a radically new way to understand her goals, strategies, and overall work. Diane Arbus: Family Albums examines unknown contact sheets from several of Arbus’s portrait sessions, including more than three hundred photographs she took of a New York family one weekend in 1969. Anthony W. Lee and John Pultz put to the test Arbus’s claim that she was developing a “family album.” They present other images Arbus shot for Esquire magazine (including pictures of the families of Ricky Nelson, Jayne Mansfield, and Ogden Reid) and discuss her interest in photographic groupings of both traditional and alternative families. Challenging common interpretations of Arbus, the authors reveal a photographer far more savvy with the camera, more aware of photography as an artistic and commercial practice, and more sensitive to the social and cultural tensions of the 1960s than has been acknowledged before. Author Biography: Anthony W. Lee is associate professor of art history and chair of American studies at Mount Holyoke College. John Pultz is associate professor in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History and curator of photography at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. This book accompanies an exhibition at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (September 2 to December 7, 2004); Grey Gallery, New York University (January 13 to March 27, 2004); Portland Museum of Art, Maine (June 5 to September 6, 2004); the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas (October 16, 2004 to January 16, 2005); and other venues to be announced. Published in association with the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas

Fallen Gods


Fallen Gods


$6.99


Can Skinner surmount the greatest challenge of his life-and if he does, will he ever be the same? When a body is found after a flood, the secrets of a tempestuous life surface with it. Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has kept the existence of his hated brother Michael hidden for years. As he relives their past conflict, other demons threaten his future. For not only are his professional enemies circling, but Sarah, his wife, seems set on a course for calamity. Meanwhile, in an Edinburgh art gallery, his team confront a shocking and very public case of arson. Was it a political protest, or something much deeper?

Fallen Gods


Fallen Gods


$84.95


Can Skinner surmount the greatest challenge of his life-and if he does, will he ever be the same? When a body is found after a flood, the secrets of a tempestuous life surface with it. Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner has kept the existence of his hated brother Michael hidden for years. As he relives their past conflict, other demons threaten his future. For not only are his professional enemies circling, but Sarah, his wife, seems set on a course for calamity. Meanwhile, in an Edinburgh art gallery, his team confront a shocking and very public case of arson. Was it a political protest, or something much deeper?

Dan Graham: Beyond


Dan Graham: Beyond


$22.37


Dan Graham is one of the most significant figures to emerge from the 1960s moment of Conceptual art, with a practice that pioneered a range of art forms, modes, and ideas that are now fundamental to contemporary art. The thrust of his practice has always pointed beyond: beyond the art object, beyond the studio, beyond the medium, beyond the gallery, beyond the self. Beyond all these categories and into the realm of the social, the public, the democratic, the mass produced, the architectural, the anarchic, the humorous. Graham’s early work, Homes for America-a series of snapshots of suburban New Jersey tract housing accompanied by short parodic texts, made as a page layout for Arts magazine-announced a critical art grounded in the everyday, and it merged the artist’s interest in cultural commentary with art’s most advanced visual modes. His 1984 “video-essay” Rock My Religion traced a continuum of separatism and collective ecstasy from the American religious sect the Shakers to hard-core punk music. This volume, which accompanies a major retrospective organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, offers the first comprehensive survey of Graham’s work. The book’s design evokes magazine format and style, after Graham’s important conceptual work from the 1960s in that medium. Generously illustrated in color and black and white, Dan Graham: Beyond features eight new essays, two new interviews with the artist, a section of reprints of Graham’s own writing, and an animated manga-style “life of Dan Graham” narrative. It examines Graham’s entire body of work, which includes designs for magazine pages, drawing, photographs, film and video, and architectural models and pavilions. Essays Chrissie Iles on Graham’s performance work Bennett Simpson on Graham’s interest and works in rock music Beatriz Colomina on Graham’s architectural pavilions Rhea Anastas on Graham’s early formation and short-lived operation of the

Eva Hesse


Eva Hesse


$5.05


Eva Hesse’s distinctive process-based art exerted a powerful influence on minimalist artists of the 1960s and continues to inspire artists today. Using industrial materials such as latex and fiberglass, she exploited their flexibility to produce works with an unsettling psychic and corporeal resonance. Hesse, who was born in Germany in 1936 and raised in New York City, died of cancer in New York in 1970. Eva Hesse focuses on the body of criticism that has developed since the last major retrospective of Hesse’s work, at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1992. The book’s publication coincides with a major exhibition organized jointly by the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Wiesbaden Museum. Eva Hesse contains a 1970 interview by Cindy Nemser, a discussion between Mel Bochner and Joan Simon, and essays by Briony Fer, Rosalind Krauss, Mignon Nixon, and Anne M. Wagner.

Cold Hit


Cold Hit


$4.49


Renowned sex-crimes prosecutor and bestselling author Linda Fairstein sends her acclaimed heroine – the stylish and steely-nerved D.A. Alexandra Cooper – on a hunt for a killer inside New York City’s glitzy art world. Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman, her hands and feet tied to a ladder, pulled from the turbulent waters at Manhattan’s northern tip. With her colleagues, including NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex races against the clock and hopes for a “cold hit” – a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of East Side auction houses and cutting-edge Chelsea galleries, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme.

Dudley Huppler: Drawings


Dudley Huppler: Drawings


$24.95


From the 1940s through the 1960s, Dudley Huppler (1917-1988) moved in the brightest literary and artistic circles in New York, Chicago, Boulder, and his native Wisconsin, counting among his friends John Wilde, Sylvia Fein, Harry Partch, George Platt Lynes, Paul Cadmus, Marianne Moore, Glenway Wescott, Tobias Schneebaum, Andy Warhol, and others. Moving between the commercial and fine art worlds, he created windows for Bonwit Teller and advertising art for Parker Pen and Henri Bendel but also exhibited in galleries; was featured in Art News, Flair, and Art Digest; and won fellowships for his art and writing. His work is marked by an unusual, meticulous technique, forming sensual and whimsical images of animals, nature, and the human body from tiny gradations of tonal dots. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Indigenous Australian Art


Indigenous Australian Art


$57


Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Indigenous Australian Art, History of Australia, Body Painting, National Gallery of Australia, Tattoo, The Arts, Pigment, Henna, Critical Mass, Conceptual Art, Performing Arts, Public Nudity, Depictions of Nudity, Street Art in Melbourne, Leonardo da Vinci.

A Jaded Affair


A Jaded Affair


$18.01


Casey Miller and Lexie Wentworth’s vacation on Cape Cod is rudely interrupted by their discovery of a body in a cranberry bog. Their reputations in Elm Grove have preceded them. Soon, they are visited by an intruder who issues a stern, life-threatening warning to stay out of the case. They learn that all is not well at the art gallery where Lexie has been hired to work for the summer. Casey’s summer workplace, too, is shrouded in a mystery that has unexpected consequences. Casey’s and Lexie’s curiosity and persistence are their strengths, but their weakness as well. Again, they find themselves facing death, manipulated by people they initially trust, and run headlong into a vicious plot of revenge.

Anish Kapoor


Anish Kapoor


$20.98


Anish Kapoor is one of a generation of internationally acclaimed British artists who came to prominence in the 1980s. He has since developed a distinctive body of work in stone, marble, pigment, stainless steel, and plaster, producing sculptures that can provoke intensely spiritual and physical feelings. This catalog accompanies Kapoor’s first major showing in a public gallery in Britain. New pieces created especially for the Hayward Gallery transform the London gallery space, penetrating the walls and floors and giving the impression that the work is growing out of the architecture. Included in the show are a series of monumental stone sculptures weighing up to eight tons each. Much of Kapoor’s recent work explores the concept of the “void.” The artist cuts deeply into the stone, sometimes coating the interior surfaces with a rich pigment and transforming the void into a charged, dark space. Kapoor also works with reflective surfaces that appear to engulf the viewer and his surroundings. Homi Bhabha’s essay asks what kind of theory of art and culture emerges from Kapoor’s work. Bhabha offers an “ethical” interpretation that explores the way the sculptures force one to ponder not just art, but the role of art in the world. He also comments on how playful Kapoor’s work is in its use of color, object, and fantasy, and on how the combination of “deadly seriousness” and play are essential in his sculptures. “I am really interested in the, at the of the process, at the way a stone is not a stone, the way the stone becomes something else, becomes light, becomes a proposition, becomes a lens.”-Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor


Anish Kapoor


$19.66


Anish Kapoor is one of a generation of internationally acclaimed British artists who came to prominence in the 1980s. He has since developed a distinctive body of work in stone, marble, pigment, stainless steel, and plaster, producing sculptures that can provoke intensely spiritual and physical feelings. This catalog accompanies Kapoor’s first major showing in a public gallery in Britain. New pieces created especially for the Hayward Gallery transform the London gallery space, penetrating the walls and floors and giving the impression that the work is growing out of the architecture. Included in the show are a series of monumental stone sculptures weighing up to eight tons each. Much of Kapoor’s recent work explores the concept of the “void.” The artist cuts deeply into the stone, sometimes coating the interior surfaces with a rich pigment and transforming the void into a charged, dark space. Kapoor also works with reflective surfaces that appear to engulf the viewer and his surroundings. Homi Bhabha’s essay asks what kind of theory of art and culture emerges from Kapoor’s work. Bhabha offers an “ethical” interpretation that explores the way the sculptures force one to ponder not just art, but the role of art in the world. He also comments on how playful Kapoor’s work is in its use of color, object, and fantasy, and on how the combination of “deadly seriousness” and play are essential in his sculptures. “I am really interested in the, at the of the process, at the way a stone is not a stone, the way the stone becomes something else, becomes light, becomes a proposition, becomes a lens.”-Anish Kapoor

Bharti Kher


Bharti Kher


$31.4


Bharti Kher is a contemporary Indian artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation. Relocating to New Delhi after studying art in Newcastle, UK, Kher?s practice explores cultural misunderstandings and social codes. Hers is an art of dislocation and transience. Likening herself to the well intentioned ethnographer investigating her culture, Kher delivers a forceful reinterpretation of India?s present and its history. Following an accidental encounter with a woman wearing a sperm bindi on her forehead, Kher made bindis a central motif in her practice. Bindis swarm over Kher?s sculptures and are deployed in vivid chromatic constellations. Arranged en masse, each dot or squiggle can be understood as a person, their placement analogous to demographic movementthe migrations of a population. Bharti Kher focuses on the artist?s exploration of identity, aiming to bring together works that speak especially to the perceptions and realities of being female today. Kher?s vivid representations of the ageing female body serve as witness to the pressures our society places on keeping bodies young. Other sculptural works explore women in relation to domestic spaces. Illustrated throughout with images of Kher?s beguiling artworks, this publication features contributions from eight distinguished writers offering psychoanalytic, literary, cultural and political readings of Kher?s sculptures, paintings and installations. Published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Knitwear in Fashion


Knitwear in Fashion


$2.59


Lacy dresses, glittering evening wear, body-contoured sweaters, luxury cashmere pieces, seamless lingerie. From Julien Macdonald’s cobweb confections and Lainey Keogh’s filigree works of art, through Prada’s sophisticated classics with a twist and Missoni’s rainbow stripes, to Martin Margiela’s avant-garde deconstructions and Issey Miyake’s revolutionary clothing concept A-POC, the best of today’s fashion designers are using radical ideas in knitwear design. Since the 1970s, developments in modern technology, a revival of traditional craft skills, and a new appreciation of couture workmanship have ensured knitwear’s place at the forefront of fashion. The enthusiasm for knitting is spreading to other creative fields. Fashion designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Bodymap have collaborated in the creation of costumes for theater and dance. Accessory designers such as Jo Gordon and Hikaru Noguchi use knitting for their colorful and imaginative bags, scarves, gloves, and hats. Artists, including Maria Blaisse and Freddie Robins, inspired by experimental yarns and fabric processes, are creating knitted installations for museums and galleries. Product designers capitalize on the unique visual and light-filtering qualities of knitted fabrics to create remarkable furnishings, sculpture, lighting, and jewelry. Whether hand-knitted or industrially produced, whimsical or theatrical, ingenious or just plain beautiful, these pieces are all stunning examples of the new vogue in knitting. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, Knitwear in Fashion shows off the best in international knitwork. An extensive reference section covers the technology of knitting, developments in design, and new fibers, and includes a glossary of technical terms and biographies of designers. This book is essential for anybody concerned with textiles, fashion, or contemporary design. 300 photographs and illustrations, 285 in color. Author Biography: Sandy Black is a Lecturer at

Jeff Koons


Jeff Koons


$12.25


Jeff Koons (born 1955) has remained constantly in the public eye since he first showed his Equilibrium works-basketballs floating in tanks of water, framed Nike ads and a cast bronze lifeboat-at the influential East Village gallery International with Monument in 1985. Since that time, he has continued to scandalize the art world with such unforgettable works as “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” (1988), a series of life-size, gold-plated porcelain sculptures of the pop star and his pet chimpanzee; “Puppy,” (1992), a 43-foot-tall topiary sculpture of a West Highland terrier; and “Balloon Flower (Magenta)” (1995-2000), which broke all contemporary art auction records when it sold in 2008 for more than $25,000,000.This volume, published on the occasion of Koons’ summer 2012 show at the esteemed Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland, examines three of Koons’ most influential bodies of work in depth: The New (1980-87), featuring the vacuum cleaner works in Plexiglas cases; Banality (1988), featuring such iconic painted ceramic and wooden sculptural works as “Michael Jackson and Bubbles,” “Winter Bears” and “Woman in Tub”; and Celebration (ongoing since 1994), the legendary series of sculptures and paintings which includes the stainless steel “Balloon Dog” sculptures. Taken together, these three series represents the most spectacular and significant phases in Koons’ oeuvre to date.

Liza Lou


Liza Lou


$13.83


Known for her life-size sculptures made entirely of beads, Liza Lou has had audiences and critics spellbound since her debut exhibition fifteen years ago. Liza Lou’s sculptures, room-size installations, and performances have been at the center of the art world’s bewilderment and awe since the unveiling of her first masterpiece, Kitchen, in 1996. A true-to-size replica of a kitchen in the midst of a museum gallery would hardly cause a stir, were it not for one important fact: the work is made entirely of beads. Eschewing the well-traveled path in art school to embrace the traditional mediums of painting or sculpture, Lou embarked on forging a body of work unlike any that had been seen before in the art world. In the nearly fifteen years since her auspicious debut, Lou’s work has developed from realistic room-size tableaux taken from everyday life-such as Backyard and Trailer, among others-to works no less monumental in construction and more sober in their themes, such as Security Fence and Cell. In this comprehensive volume devoted to her work, illustrated with two hundred photographs, writers, critics, and scholars explore her work in depth.

Maximum Exposure


Maximum Exposure


$11.2


In Alison Kent’s brand-new novel set in Miami’s sultry South Beach, Finn finds a woman who can melt his ice-cool exterior with one look, and a case that could land them both in hot water. Finn McLain is no stranger to unusual assignments. But the gorgeous stranger who just asked him to photograph her for an erotic art exhibit-that’s definitely a first. Finn came to Miami to dig into the personal life of boutique manager Roland Green for a lovesick gallery owner, and hadn’t planned on sticking around. But the boutique’s owner, Olivia Hammond, has just made him a proposal that’s as hard to ignore as Olivia herself. She’s got caramel-kissed skin, a body that makes grown men tremble, and a wild sideline as an exhibitionist. Ooookay. Yet despite her willingness to “let people look,” Finn’s convinced there’s a hell of a lot Olivia’s not revealing. And that’s the most intriguing prospect of all. Olivia has never been shy about using her sexuality to get what she wants. But then, she’s never wanted a man quite the way she wants Finn. What he thinks about her shouldn’t matter, yet it does. Through every candid photograph and every heated encounter, Finn is getting closer, intent on getting beneath her shell-and for once, Olivia is tempted to let him. But first they have to contend with the fact that Finn’s simple investigation into Roland Green is getting dangerously complicated. and Olivia isn’t the only person in town who’s not what she claims to be. In a city throbbing with sex appeal, two wary lovers are about to play the ultimate game of show and tell, where temptation is raw, wild, and hot enough to make you sizzle.”.sizzles and thrills, with characters so sexy theyscorch the pages!”-Tess Gerritsen

Mr. M


Mr. M


$18.15


Soizick Meister has been painting the figure of Mr. M for many years. In this body of work continues her homage to the surrealists by placing this uncertain, exploring dreamer into contemplative and humorous situations within the British Columbia landscape. Mr. M represents the universal desire to come to know ourselves in the face of the enormity of the world. Mr. M is sometimes melancholy and uncertain, sometimes sentimental? we see memories of childhood made visible by Meister?s brush, revealing a duality of vision many of us share by reaching for our hopes while remembering a simpler past. Mr. M is acutely aware of the beauty of the world around him, both welcoming and sometimes overwhelming. A transplant from somewhere else, he is a traveler in both mind and space, pursuing the sometimes conflicting pleasures of exploration and the wish to put down roots. This book was created from a selection of Soizick Meister?s Mr. M paintings that seemed to tell a story of their own. Text incorporating idioms based on the artwork as well as arcane words ties the story together. Like Mr. M, such word usage is imbued with mystery. The intention is to encourage alternative readings of Mr. M?s journey and introduce the intrepid dreamer to an audience beyond the art gallery, allowing readers to imagine his journeys and adventures, his struggles and searches, for themselves. Students will be inspired to tell their own stories or poems based on the mystical images, and explore rare words to enrich their vocabulary.

A Little Book of Miracles & Marvels


A Little Book of Miracles & Marvels


$1.99


Collected here are mermaids, dragons, wyverns, unicorns, and the little woodland creatures called wodwos, as well as miraculous events such as the Legend of the True Cross, Jonah and the Whale, and the Three Hares. There are battling dragons (from Durham Cathedral) and a cheerful little dragon (in Wirksworth, Derbyshire); the wyverns-photographed in Ripon and Canterbury Cathedrals-which were fire-breathing creatures with the head of a dragon, the body of a snake, and both legs and wings. Such a magnificent gallery of mythical creatures have all been found within ancient Christian churches, offering remarkable insight into the richness and strangeness of these churches’ cultural heritage.

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