Powerful photographs by internationally acclaimed photographers Anderson & Low of young men and women who are training for both the sports field and the battlefield while studying at America’s three famed military academies – West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs. Arresting juxtapositions of cadets in their military dress – from formal to fatigues – and in the uniforms of their chosen sports, including swimming, track events, football, gymnastics and basketball, among others, reveal subtle similarities and differences between the roles assumed by such disciplined and dedicated individuals. A modern interpretation of the hero as represented by the classically inspired iconography of the athlete and the warrior.
James Surls is one of America’s foremost living sculptors and one of the most fascinating creative forces on the international art scene in the last several decades. This volume is the first full-length examination of the art and life of James Surls. In a seminal essay, art historian Mark Thistlethwaite discusses Surls’s personal history, beginning in East Texas and continuing in the Colorado meadows.
Moroles Granite Sculpture by Jan Ernst Adlmann, Peter C. Marzio (Introduction), Herring Press Inc.: 2004, 255pp. (hardcover) Over 328 illustrations in color, 50 black and white drawings. Introduction by Peter C. Marzio, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Biography, List of Exhibitions including a Chronological Catalog.
Once crowned The Pope of Trash by William Burroughs, and now hailed as the genius behind the smash-hit Broadway musical Hairspray, John Waters (b. 1946) is not only a controversial director, but also a powerful, perceptive visual artist. This book, published on the occasion of his first major museum exhibition, surveys his still photographic works made over the past decade, and also features stills from his seldom-seen no-budget films and objects from Waters’s personal collection that reflect his fascination with photographic imagery, the mass media, and outrageous expressions of American popular culture.
Ida Kohlmeyer: Systems of Color – A chronology , bibliography, and listing of exhibitions, collections, and commissions complete this comprehensive treatment of an important second-generation abstract expressionist, and one of the first of a generation of influential women artists to emerge in the second half of the 20th century.
The first complete monograph on sculptor Richard Jolley, an artist best known for his works in glass, but also an experimenter with paper and mixed-media installations.
The fascinating work of a figurative artist whose meticulously detailed paintings and sculptural assemblages present icons of popular culture as well as people from Louisiana’s diverse population.
Chihuly Drawing chronicles five decades of Dale Chihuly’s work on paper. This dynamic collection is a fascinating study of variety. Many of the drawings are drenched in thick, bold layers. Others are more elusive—just a hint of form sketched with a fistful of pencils or a confidently manipulated charcoal. Over the years his style has evolved, becoming more abstract, more elaborate, and, in some cases, much larger. But there are no rules; a technique that Chihuly favored a decade before may resurface again. The excitement of Chihuly’s work on paper is in its unpredictability, and that in two dimensions Chihuly is free to let his grandest schemes come to fruition. Above all, Chihuly’s work on paper revels in the monumental creativity that is essentially Chihuly.
One of the most accomplished artists of the twentieth century, Paul Cadmus is best known for his provocative satires of American life. He first gained national recognition in 1934 when his bawdy painting The Fleet’s In! was barred from a Public Works of Art exhibition in Washington, D.C. For more than six decades following, Cadmus led a career as a meticulous craftsman devoted to Renaissance-era traditions of figurative realism. But his drawings of the male nude, which always formed the heart of his work, were often overlooked.
Big North: The Paintings of John Hartman catalogues a major exhibition of John Hartman’s works. Organized by the London Regional Art and Historical Museum and the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, the exhibition traveled throughout Canada from 1999 to 2001.
Artist Dale Chihuly’s forty-year career continues to surprise and astound as he radically transforms perceptions about the medium of glass. In this beautifully illustrated book, you will see Chihuly’s extraordinary installations at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. He has taken glass well beyond the traditional display case, out into nature itself.
Over the last two decades, photographer Greg Gorman has carved out a classically refined style that is uniquely his own. In his portraits of Streisand, DiCaprio, De Niro, and Travolta, his fine art work, and his major ad campaigns, Gorman’s images suggest a mastery of the medium that few have rivaled. Continuing his exploration of the male nude, Just Between Us is a highly charged work focused exclusively on one model. During a year of shooting, an unusually collaborative relationship evolved between artist and subject. What unfolds is a photographic narrative unfettered by convention — a bold compilation of images unmatched for its candor and sexuality. 250 photographs are featured.