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100 Painters of Tomorrow

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“Hopeful on the future of painting.”

— The Huffington Post

“For those who think that painting is dead, and there are many, Kurt Beers…has authored a book featuring 53 men and 47 women whose work is changing the future of the medium.”

— Architectural Digest

“Ambitious.”

— Art Desk Magazine

“There’s no question that this is a diverse selection. Thirty-seven countries are represented as well as myriad styles and ideas encompassing realism, abstraction, multimedia, sculptural approaches, and more. Collectors, real or aspiring, will enjoy browsing this title; educators and students should make new discoveries.”

— Library Journal

100 Works of Art That Will Define Our Age

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“Invites reflection on some of the best-known contemporary artists as well as offering some less publicly celebrated works.”

— The Wall Street Journal

“From his phrasing of its title to his choices of artists and the works by them, if nothing else will get people arguing over the art of their time, Grovier’s book will.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

“Boldly going where few other art books have gone before.”

— The Huffington Post

“An ambitious and convincing survey of contemporary art that hovers delightfully between criticism, history, and an art lover's poetic tribute.”

— Publishers Weekly

“At once a major look at contemporary artworks and a personal investigation of the self-image provoked by them…A major addition to the literature of art criticism and philosophy.”

— Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, New York Library Journal

“A daring and convincing analysis of seminal artworks of our age.”

— ArtDaily.org

“Although it is impossible to know exactly which pieces of art will survive from our era, Kelly Grovier has put together a list of 100 works of art that have made the greatest impact from 1989 to the present.”

— Complex: Art & Design

“Despite the book’s Buzzfeed-like title, this is a serious guide and not a superficial list. The author carefully builds a case for each work.”

— Modern in Denver

120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (And Influence People)

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“A self-help parody that mocks the genre's tendency to simplify delightfully complex topics. Illustrator Ana Benaroya applies her punk aesthetic to the punchy, irreverent book.”

— The Huffington Post

“A cheeky guide for rebellious 11-14 year old girls. Author-illustrator Ana Benaroya supplies a mix of ironic and practical advice as she tackles a curious mix of pursuits, such as 'How Not to Hate the Girl Next Door.'”

— Boston Globe

20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style

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“Worthwhile, both for the sumptuous jewelry and for the stunning lifestyle photographs.”

— Society of Jewelry Historians

“Analyzes how the worlds of fashion and art have brilliantly collided.”

— Windy City Times

“Weaves [a] tale of extravagant homes, travel, and parties.”

— Woman Around Town

“This gorgeous volume not only treats us to 398 photographs of these collections but also gives us a bird’s eye view of the way these women lived.”

— All Things Good and More

60: Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future

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“Bold colors, stylish type sizes and faces, arresting full-page photographs, and sophisticated layout and design work together to make perusing this handsome compendium on currents in contemporary art one of the most exhilarating, page-turning experiences of the year…. Fascinating insights…. Highly recommended.”

— Library Journal

70s Style and Design

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“A journey through this iconic era, each page filled with fashion, music, design and literature…. A study that is meticulously researched and wittily written.”

— Zink

Abydos: Egypt's First Pharaohs and the Cult of Osiris

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“In a masterly fashion… does justice to one of ancient Egypt’s most significant archeological sites. Highly recommended”

— Choice

“…the appearance of an up-to-date book on the site is most welcome.”

— Historian

“A superbly organized and impressively illustrated history of this seminally important site…The culture, the history, and archeological discoveries superbly presented.”

— Midwest Book Review

Advanced Textiles for Health and Well-Being

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“…does an effective job of showing design-driven science and its application.”

— Choice

“…an authoritative resource for design professionals and fashion students alike.”

— The Midwest Book Review

“A useful update …[that] will be of interest to both students and professionals in design or textiles who want to explore new fibers.”

— Library Journal

“…transcending the bounds of what’s predictable.”

— Surface

African Textiles: Color and Creativity Across a Continent

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“Full color illustrations of items such as Pygmy bark cloth from the Congo and Ethiopian weavings makes for an outstanding presentation any library strong in African art history will relish.”

— Midwest Book Review

“Readers with a passion for textiles will … settle in with the thrilling reds and calming indigos that Gillow has put before our eyes.”

— Surface Design Journal

Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art

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“The first full-length biography of Agnes Martin reveals a driven, conflicted artist…Princenthal has done a heroic service in scouting the glut of sources—reviews, documentaries, interviews, previous publications—for the brightest quotations and strangest anomalies. She strings these together into an engaging narrative…[Her] tone is assured and reassuring…Princenthal’s book offers the frankest discussion to date of the artist’s diagnosis [of schizophrenia]. It examines the shifting perception and treatment of mental illness in the US during Martin’s lifetime, and also the rarity of her condition.”

— Bookforum

“Writing a biography of Agnes Martin is a study in frustration, but Princenthal manages to piece together a story while getting beyond her subject’s well-guarded privacy. [She] carefully describes the artist’s works, but there is no way to appreciate [Martin] without seeing the originals. The author’s deep research and personal correspondence with the artist will be enlightening to fans of Martin and will encourage others to seek out her work.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“In the first comprehensive Martin biography, art critic Princenthal combines facts with astute critical analysis to create a richly inquisitive, vividly written portrait in sync with Martin’s rigorous yet magnificently nuanced grid and stripe paintings…Princenthal sensitively brings Martin forward as a strong, independent, courageous, thorny, self-mythologizing, funny, private, and generous artist of conviction and vision, who lived simply, attained wealth and fame, and experienced, at times, an ''ecstatic radiance'' that will forever animate her paintings.”

— Booklist/American Library Association, starred review

“Princenthal’s style is underplayed—she, like her subject, never lends herself to theatricality. Also like Martin, Princenthal does a lot with very little. She smoothly transitions between art and life, lyricism and scholarship…Martin is most famous for her minimal paintings, but Princenthal homes in on the lesser-known pockets of her career as well. Princenthal’s book is thoughtful enough to feel personal…her words are in service of Martin’s work and spirit.”

— ARTnews

América Latina, 1960 - 2013: Photographs

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“Presents incredibly diverse perspectives of 70 artists who use the common ground of photography to expose and dissect a tumultuous half-century of modern history.”

— TIME LightBox

“Expansive …highlights photographic responses to political unrest in Latin America during the past half-century…Insightful essays tie together the work by theme and style.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Cameras in Latin America seem to attract words similarly. This book is alive with them…Luis Camnitzer …contributes an illuminating essay.”

— BOOKFORUM

“A powerful collection.”

— L’oeil de la Photographie

“Tries to answer …what it means to be Latin American in today’s globalised world, and what it means to make work that is distinctly Latin American, with a focus on graphics, memory and text.”

— Photo-Eye

“This impeccably orchestrated, beautifully designed exhibition catalogue depicts a vital period of political upheaval and social instability in Latin America…This volume reminds readers of the power of art, which can be both mouthpiece and magnifying glass for profound social justice… . Highly recommended.”

— Choice

“Covers work from an entire embattled region over a half century…Some of the tactics employed by conceptual artists are put to more pointed uses, for example Johanna Calle’s gelatin silver prints, entirely blank but for a typed caption at the bottom… The blurry snapshots mounted on notebook paper with scrawled captions by Marcelo Brodsky look like the evocations of childhood that they are, but with a violent recoil: Their subjects, friends of the photographer, were “disappeared” by the Argentine junta in the late 1970s.”

— The New York Times Book Review

Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings

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“An interesting account of the peopling of Europe that attempts to integrate archaeology, history, and linguistics with the latest genetic evidence…Recommended.”

— Choice

“The armchair route to uncovering the mysteries of who we really are.”

— Woman Around Town

“Richly illustrated …this highly readable volume outlines a new paradigm in European archaeology and pre-history and tackles the central question of the meaning of European identity, genetic and cultural.”

— ProtoView