New Art Books in the Perpich Collection
July 19, 2021
The Perpich Library has been adding lots of new titles to the collection this summer! Here are just a few of the newest art books which are now available for checkout. All items on this list, curated by our Perpich librarian, Anne Dennison, are available at the Perpich library. Click on titles for more information.
1. Abstract Art: A Global History by Pepe Karmel
In his fresh take on abstract art, noted art historian Pepe Karmel chronicles the movement from a global perspective, while embedding abstraction in a recognizable reality. Moving beyond the canonical terrain of abstract art, the author demonstrates how artists from around the world have used abstract imagery to express social, cultural, and spiritual experience.
2. Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 edited by Jonathan Weinberg with Tyler Cann, Anastasia Kinigopoulo, and Drew Sawyer
Winner of the 2020 Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators, Art After Stonewall explores the powerful art that emerged in the wake of the Stonewall Riots and the rise of the LGBTQ liberation movement in the U.S.
3. The Art of Mondo written by Rob Jones (and 6 others)
Based in Austin, Texas, Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to the love of film, art, music, and collectibles. Over the years, the company has received global recognition for its incredible art posters that bring to life classic films, television shows, and comics in a refreshing and utterly striking new way, offering a unique perspective on everything from Star Wars to Robocop, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones, Godzilla, Kill Bill, and many, many more.
4. Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 edited by Gordon H. Chang, Mark Dean Johnson, Paul J. Karlstrom, Sharon Spain
The first comprehensive study of the lives and artistic production of artists of Asian ancestry active in the United States before 1970. The publication features original essays by ten leading scholars, biographies of more than 150 artists, and over 400 reproductions of artwork, ephemera, and images of the artists.
5. Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse by Patricia Mears, Laura Jacobs, Jane Pritchard, Rosemary Harden, Joel Lobenthal
A revelatory, irresistible treat for dance aficionados and fashionistas alike. Written by fashion and ballet experts, the book is illustrated with archival photography by such masters as Richard Avedon, Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, Man Ray, and Cecil Beaton, along with newly commissioned photography of contemporary ballerinas wearing ballet-influenced couture.
6. Black Futures edited by Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham
Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work – images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more – to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics.
7. Great Women Artists edited by Rebecca Morrill, Karen Wright, Louisa Elderton
The most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published, Great Women Artists reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever. In museums, galleries, and the art market, previously overlooked female artists, past and present, are now gaining recognition and value. Featuring more than 400 artists from more than 50 countries and spanning 500 years of creativity, each artist is represented here by a key artwork and short text. This essential volume reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.
8. Latinx Photography in the United States: A Visual History by Elizabeth Ferrer
Through individual profiles of more than eighty photographers from the early history of the photographic medium to the present, Elizabeth Ferrer introduces readers to Latinx portraitists, photojournalists, and documentarians and their legacies. She traces the rise of a Latinx consciousness in photography in the 1960s and ’70s and the growth of identity-based approaches in the 1980s and ’90s. Latinx Photography in the United States is the first book to offer a parallel history of photography, one that no longer lies at the margins but rather plays a crucial role in imagining and creating a broader, more inclusive American visual history.
9. When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art edited by Ruth Erickson and Eva Respini
In this timely volume, artists and thinkers join in conversation around the topic of global migration, examining both its cultural impact and the culture of migration itself. Individual voices shed light on the societal transformations related to migration and its representation in 21st-century art, offering diverse points of entry into this massive phenomenon and its many manifestations.
10. Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation edited by Liz Munsell and Greg Tate ; with contributions by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, and Carlo McCormick
Writing the Future, published to accompany a major exhibition, contextualizes Basquiat’s work in relation to his peers associated with hip-hop culture. It also marks the first time Basquiat’s extensive, robust, and reflective portraiture of his Black and Latinx friends and fellow artists has been given prominence in scholarship on his oeuvre.
All items are available at the Perpich Library.