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Est. 1978 ISSN 1478-064X CATALOGUE NO.304 SEPT 2012


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70704 Page 29 £30 £15 ARCHITECTURE ART AND


Art is a vision of heaven gratuitously given. - Anthony Burgess


70397 THE ART OF SMALL


THINGS by John Mack The author worked in the British Museum for 28 years and continues to work on projects for the Museum from his new post as Professor of World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia. What he does not know about art could fit in a thimble. Not surprisingly, then,


within these pages are to be found the exquisite and the esoteric, the wondrous and, frankly, the plainly weird. We are beguiled by all things miniature and by the skills involved in creating a miniature masterpiece. There is something irresistible about tiny Elizabethan paintings, an intricately carved Japanese netsuke, the words of the Lord’s Prayer written on a minute jewelled clasp or an 18th century Italian micro-mosaic. However, although this book is ravishing, it is not merely a collection of photos of beautiful small things. The author also explores the concentrated messages that can be conveyed in the miniature form and how this is exploited in different cultural contexts for a variety of purposes. He assesses the importance of relative scale and questions how ‘miniature’ can be defined. How large or small can a miniature be? Can a museum, for example, qualify as a miniature? It is, after all, a deliberate and selective scaling down of a wider totality. Is a map a miniaturisation of a larger world? What is the point of something that is almost too small to be seen by the human eye? And, most tantalising question of all, could we be living within a microcosm of someone else’s construction? Think about it! Meanwhile, enjoy this selection of treasures from Gulliver to King Kong, classical art to surrealism and Aristotle to the Yoruba. 218 pages 19½cm x 25½cm lavishly illustrated with 200 colour photos.


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70681 FERNAND LEGER edited by Beyeler,


Keller and Buttner Fernand Léger is central to the history of modern art. Emerging from World War I obsessed with mechanical objects and machinery, he changed his style from the Cubism of Picasso and Braque to the formalism of an innovative vision of the city, demonstrated in


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this 2008 exhibition catalogue by works such as “Le Pont” (The Bridge, 1923) with its strong red and black verticals and stylised river suggested by a checkerboard pattern. Compositions with figures from this period also demonstrate a massive simplicity of form, for instance “La femme au compotier” (Woman with a fruit dish) which apart from its harmonious composition shows Léger as a skilled colourist. Exile in the US during World War II led to a new dynamic emphasis in the “Plongeurs” (Divers) series, and Pop Art, through the influence of Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Ellsworth Kelly, became a major source of inspiration, for example in the 1946 burst of energy entitled “Adieu New York”. The circus was a preoccupation of his later years, and the study of the acrobat “La grande Julie” (1945) deserves its pride of place on the cover of this volume. Essays on Léger’s work accompany the text, including an interview with Lichtenstein and a compendium of comments by Ellsworth Kelly and other American artists. The final section reproduces works by Léger side by side with comparable canvases by other artists. A superb revaluation of Léger’s importance and an overwhelming visual feast. 135 full-page reproductions, list of exhibits, detailed chronology. 208pp, large softback. £35 NOW £15


70672 POP: The Genius of Andy Warhol


by Tony Scherman and David Dalton


Andy Warhol stood out among his fellow Pop artists because he was genuinely working class, the son of poor Eastern European immigrants, and he simply loved mass-produced products for their own sake, unlike Lichtenstein who saw them as aesthetic objects. Challenging the


conceptual basis of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art was initially critically savaged as lightweight but caught the mood of the times with its new emphasis on contemporary culture. At the start of the sixties the 33- year-old Warhol was one of New York’s most successful fashion illustrators. He deliberately chose to make his name with the soup cans that shocked the world of high culture and he challenged society with the openly gay content of his films. Many of these works have a disturbing beauty which is the secret of the astronomical prices they fetch at auction now. This fascinating biography takes Warhol through each year of the sixties, recounting not only his personal life but the techniques he developed, for instance the experiments with silk screen in 1962 which led to the soup cans breakthrough. Rauschenberg visited Andy’s studio to learn about his techniques and the silk-screener Gerard Malanga worked for Warhol at this time, giving Warhol the way in to elite New York gay circles and the literary coterie surrounding Allan Ginsberg. The book ends with the 1968 shooting which changed Warhol’s life. 510pp, notes, colour reproductions. Remainder mark. £25 NOW £8


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Our Team enjoyed a week’s break 6th


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70675 CONTEMPORARY EUROPE ART GUIDE by Hatje Kantz


This handbook to European galleries that showcase the art scene of the past 50 years covers institutions in over 40 countries. Everyone has a different idea of when contemporary art swept away modernism, realism and a whole host of other isms, but this guide starts with Pop Art and the cultural


shift of the 1960s. It focuses on not-for-profit organisations, giving each gallery’s address, opening hours, phone number and website, together with a brief overview of the collection and in many cases a photo to facilitate recognition. London is represented by giants such as the Tate, the Royal Academy, the Serpentine


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