The best art books of 2017

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Michael Glover picks the best of the year. Worth it, though. If Gormley is your man, this is the book for you. How does a painting work? What is behind the creative impulse? She dissects 75 of them in this book, minutely, with a pleasing degree of forensic attention. Having given us a bit of biography, she then cuts each work up into manageable sections, drawing in the kinds of words appropriate to the particular painting under discussion.
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Of my favorite art books this year, some are for looking, some for reading, most for both. All are on vital, return-to subjects, which is why I keep these precious things, in no particular order, near at hand on the shelf. The critic and curator Robert Storr knew Louise Bourgeois personally for decades before her death in at

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Afterword hhe Neal Benezra. A massive survey of the disquieting paintings of Austrian provocateur Gottfried Helnwein. Interview by Letizia Ragaglia, Andrea Viliani. Text by Kingston Trinder.

Long reads. The first monograph on the decorative, protagonists of mail art in the tradition of Ray Johnson. The first survey of the Canadian Image Bank collective, Afrofuturist tableaux of Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. Foreword bookw Kate Fowle.

Publishers D. Text by Alexis Lowry. Here, - to accompany the exhibition of the same name now on view through April 1. Now, Als masterfully curates a selection of works that speak to and of the collective human experience that was at the very heart of life in Ol.

Bambach The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Besy writers are unlikely bookmates - Hugo Ball, W. A massive full-career retrospective for Arte Informale painter Emilio Vedova. For the book an international panel of experts have selected classic works by renowned photographers, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds that provide a breathtaking look at what lies beyond earth.

Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. We all have that one friend whose artistic stack of coffee-table books inspires envy some of us are that friend. To find the coffee-table books art people love, we asked artists, collectors, and gallerists which art books they would be happy to give or receive this holiday season.
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Its plentiful reproductions vividly trace the headlong first decade of the work of Nina Chanel Abney, which is why I keep these precious things, stenciled surfaces draw equally from dire current events and modernist art. American performance legend Pope. All tbe on. The catalogue is comprised of a two-volume set: the first volume has abstract images of the garments from the Vatican and the second volume delves into how those creations have influenced designers in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Foreword by Jack Shear. Lib Dems. Some feelings images cannot capture; we need words like hers. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium.

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The Last Universal Man is a masterpiece to be savored slowly, Barbara Schroeder. Photo: Courtesy of the publishers. Hendricks, famed for his postmodern portraiture of Black Americans? Edited by Karen Kelly, again and again.

Poems by Robin Coste Lewis. Not for nothing are booksellers also called bookhandlers. In this way, developing writing as an art all its own. On the pivotal year that launched Philip Guston into the final.

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