10 best contemporary art books of 2021

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When the pandemic occurred, the art gallery was closed, but the book was opened. In contrast to general pessimism, printed matter is still very pulsating, as physical book sales reached their highest level in eight years in 2020.

From maverick monographs and buzz books to coffee table icebreakers, these were art books that survived the noise and silence of 2021.

Top 10 art books for 2021

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp..Artwork by Marcel Duchamp © Association Marcel Duchamp / ProLitteris, Zurich, 2021, Courtesy Hauser & Worth Publishing Company

Marcel Duchamp has different meanings from person to person. For some, he was an off-the-shelf father, and in 1951 it was a “single movement” for Willem de Kooning. Book published in 1959 Marcel Duchamp It became the Bible of the artist’s work. It is the result of Duchan’s years of collaboration with its author, art historian and critic Robert Lebel, an artist from his early paintings, his subsequent farewells to paintings and his obsession with fetishes. Provided a comprehensive and keen study of. Marcel Duchamp Unprinted for 60 years, the English version of Grove Press is back in circulation on Hauser & Wirth Publishers certified fax machines.

The Woman Who Transformed Art Forever: Feminist Art-Graphic Novels

Spread from A woman who changed art forever – a feminist art graphic novelPublished by Laurence King, by Valentina Grande and Eva Rosetti

In 1971, art historian Linda Nochlin asked, “Why isn’t there a great female artist?” The problem she wrote is “not in our stars, our hormones, our menstrual cycle, or the interior space of our sky, but our system and our education.” There were great female artists, they had just been denied a great opportunity. Women who changed art forever Valentina Grande and Eva Rosetti tell the story of four pioneers of feminist art: Judy Chicago, Facing Gold, Ana Mendieta and Guerrilla Girls. The battle for equality is a long way off. Graphic novels tell this unfinished story in vibrancy and accessibility through what paved the way for a more equal world of art.

Hotel Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle, Room 28..Both books Hotel Sophie Calle, Sirio, 2021

privacy. These days, it’s everywhere, nowhere. In 1981, Sophie Calle worked as a maid to break it for art. At Hotel C in Venice, a French artist sneaked a camera and tape recorder into a mop bucket. While she was cleaning, she nautically and systematically recorded the guest’s personal belongings. Their bedding, books, postcards, toiletries. She ran through trash cans, diaries, letters, and family photos. She eavesdropped on discussions and sex and sprayed her with a perfume that wasn’t her own. Hotel, The first independent book published in English is a provocative study of privacy, its lack, and what fragmented possessions may reveal about our lives.

1000 years of joy and sadness, By AiWeiwei

1000 Years of Joy and Sadness: Memoirs, Ai Weiwei, published by Penguin Random House

Experiencing Ai Weiwei’s art is like biting a scorpion. Lots of puncture wounds, terribly sharp and difficult to swallow. And it should be. A Chinese artist has devoted his life, career, and freedom to exploring some of the most relevant problems facing humanity. His long-awaited memoir, 1000 years of joy and sadnessIs a century-long Chinese epic told through his own life and the legacy of Ai Qing, a famous poet who has been banned from writing for 20 years and exposed to hard labor.As love told us in this year’s interview:’I [decided] To write a book about what was happening, my son knew his grandfather and dad from their own words.

From the sculptor’s studio: Conversations with 20 energetic artists, Inacall

Anish Kapoor, Mother as a mountain, 1985, Wood, gesso, pigments.of From the sculptor’s studio Inacall

The artist’s studio has a majestic quality. A sense of the often private back-and-forth potential of artists working on concepts, shapes and practices. From the sculptor’s studio A record of where magic happens, published by Lawrence King. The writer, Ina Cole, had conversations with 20 ingenious sculptors, explored the artist’s life, and created works in their own words, in their own environment. This book features Phyllida Barlow, Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, David Nash, Cornelia Parker, Marc Quinn, Eva Rothschild and Rachel Whiteread. Featuring 165 images of the studio and artwork, along with portraits of each sculptor, including.

Take a picture now, Charlotte Jansen

Cover Photograph Now: 50 Pioneers Defining 21st Century Photography, Charlotte Jansen, Octopus Publishing Group

Things were easier for 20th century photographers. A single photo of something the world has never seen can inspire the entire genre. These days, it’s hard to stand out in the post-Instagram world where images are saturated. Charlotte Jansen, the author of this comprehensive and authoritative international book, writer, and longtime wallpaper *, is a high-quality reproduction of their work, commentary, and interviews with 50 people working today. Investigate the most important photographers. Performing artists include Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, Hassan Hajaji, Andreas Gursky, Juno Calypso, Zanele Muhori, Shirin Neshat, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Juergen.・ Teller is included. This is an important book in an era when society is increasingly taking on the social responsibility of photography and visual communication.

Wonderland, By Annie Lebowitz

Karl Lagerfeld, Paris, 2018. © Annie Leibovitz.Published by Phaidon from Annie Leibovitz Wonderland

Wonderland This is the first book to record Annie Leibovitz’s encounter with fashion.From her early work Rolling stone From the 1970s to the present. Over 340 photographs over 50 years show her unique style, keen eyes, and tips for turning her subject into a cultural icon. Published by Phaidon, Wonderland Recorded the most ambitious fashion shoots of Rybobitz, including looks by designers such as Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Rei Kawakubo. These sit side by side with portraits of everyone, from Karl Lagerfeld to Serena Williams, from Nancy Pelosi to Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Gaga, and Chima Mandango Jiadichi.

Peter Blake: Collage

Peter Blake: Collage Published by Thames & Hudson. Image credits and designs by pralines

Throughout his 70-year career, including the Beatles co-design Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Sleeve-Artist Peter Blake has redefined the possibilities of collage. It’s a conflict of media, genre, time, and space. Peter Blake: Collage Extracts fragments of mediocre reality and reveals the tips of British artists to transform them into compositions that can only exist in the imagination. It also captures the artist’s talent for fusing seemingly different items, figures and scenes into one cohesive artwork, consolidating its position as the “Godfather of British pop art”. “Peter understands that one collage is on top of another,” as old school friend David Hockney stated in the preface of the book.

Soul of National Readers: Written by African-American artists from 1960 to 1980

Spread from Soul of National Readers: A work by a black American artist from 1960 to 1980, edited by Mark Godfrey and Ally Biswas. Gregory R. Miller & Co.issued by

What is “black art”? This question was often asked by artists, curators, and critics living in the social and political turmoil of the United States from the 1960s to the 1980s. This was the time when civil rights became a law, but the actual civil rights were a completely different story. The artist documented the separation, appealed for integration, and staged a multifaceted Cultural Revolution. Invented as a reader linked to the 2017 Tate show “Soulo fa Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” the book focuses on the vibrant and transformative contributions of black artists over 20 years. .. Edited by exhibition curator Mark Godfrey and writer Ally Biswas, and followed by Zoe Whitley, this anthology is 200 texts and visual records from those who confronted the socio-political landscape of the time. Provide. Half a century later, their influence on contemporary art and activism remains apparent.

Kitchen Studio: Artist Creation of Cuisine

Spread from Kitchen Studio: Artist Creation of Cuisine, Published by Phaidon, featuring Charles Gaines’ Southern-Style Candied Yams recipe, taken by Nicolas Polli for wallpaper *

Creativity goes beyond the studio door, as evidenced by the long-standing Artist’s Palat series. For many, it extends to the kitchen.This is the subject of Phaidon Kitchen Studio: Artist Creation of Cuisine, 70 leading contemporary artists present 100 recipes and show them in personal photos, paintings, collages, sketches, iPhone snapshots and illustrations. Among the features including contributions by Subodh Gupta, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Laure Provost, Kehinde Wiley, Ragnar Kjartansson, Philippe Parreno and Rirkrit Tiravanija, I was excited to find the original recipe Charles Gaines’ Southern-Style Candied Yams. Consignment of the March 2021 issue of Wallpaper *.



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