Off the shelf.
Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now.
Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now
Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzoiino (eds.)
University of Chicago Press, $65
Chicago boasts a rich artistic tradition, but its story doesn't often get told in full. This volume stretches from the Great Fire of 1871 to the present day, taking in familiar material --such as the arrival of the Bauhaus--as well as neglected topics such as activist art.
Hugh Lane: The Art Market and the Art Museum, 1893-1915
Yale University Press, 40 [pounds sterling]
A welcome reappraisal of one of the leading picture dealers of late-Victorian London. Hugh Lane assembled major collections for museums in South Africa (and for himself) and later became the director of the National Gallery of Ireland.
Tanya Harrod (ed.)
Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 16.95 [pounds sterling]
This anthology, the latest in the Documents of Contemporary Art series, explores the many applications of 'craft' for modern and contemporary artists--from ideas about handwork to thinking about both new and traditional materials.
Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art & Artists
Thames & Hudson, 24.95 [pounds sterling]
The cultural historian Marina Warner is well known for her writing about mythology and fairy tales--interests that weave through this collection of her essays on art, which explore the strange visions of artists from Hieronymus Bosch to Tacita Dean.
Alexander von Humboldt: The Complete Drawings from the American Travel Diaries
Ottmar Ette and Julia Maier
Prestel, 160 [pounds sterling]
Humboldt was one of the great explorers; this grand volume catches the scale of his achievements, reproducing his extensive drawings and notes from his expedition to the Spanish colonies in the New World.
Martin Gayford, ed. David Dawson and Mark Holborn
Phaidon, 395 [pounds sterling]
With nearly 500 illustrations to make its case, this publication is the most comprehensive survey of Lucian Freud's artistic achievements to date --and looks set to reinforce his primacy among post-war painters.
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