Sunday, 18 November 2012


Every now and then I go on an art-book buying binge. I especially love finding books abroad or at museum exhibitions that you can't find in most bookshops. Here are a few scans of my favorite books I bought over the last few months.

32 Pieces: The Art of Chess

"Fifteen unique chess sets and boards made by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Each chess set has its own concept reflecting the artists' vivid imagination. Curators: Mark Sanders, Julia Royse, and Larry List."

  The Polaroid Book
Selections from the Polaroid collections of Photography.

"In existence for over 50 years, the Polaroid Corporation's photography collection is the greatest collection of Polaroid images in the world. Begun by Polaroid founder Edwin Land and photographer Ansel Adams, the collection now includes images by hundreds of photographers throughout the world and contains important pieces by artists such as David Hockney, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, and Robert Rauschenberg."

Kiki Smith: A Gathering,1980-2005

"Widely considered to be one of the most engaging and fascinating artists of our time, Kiki Smith has, over the past 25 years, developed into a major figure in the world of twenty-first-century art. Her subject matter is as wide-ranging as the materials her work has encompassed. In the 1980s, with her earliest figural sculptures in plaster, glass and wax, Smith developed an elaborate vocabulary around the forms and functions of the body and its metaphorical as well as physical relationship to society."

Flogging and Dead Horse
The Life and Works of
Jake and Dinos Chapman 

"The definitive monograph, collecting twenty years of work by two iconoclastic and subversive contemporary British artists. Jake and Dinos Chapman’s work has come to define the spirit and impact of a generation of contemporary artists we know as the YBAs. Taking many forms across many mediums, from major installations to miniature sculpture, from etchings and drawings to films and performances, their work together and individually examines contemporary politics and morality with characteristic irreverence and profoundly caustic humor. " 

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