Fritz Ascher: Expressionist, $35.00

During the National Socialist era, the Berlin Expressionist Fritz Ascher (1893-1970) was temporarily imprisoned as a degenerate artist and political dissident and survived in hiding. The large-scale retrospective with approximately 70 works sheds new light on this once defamed and all but forgotten painter, presenting drawings, gouaches, and paintings from all phases of his career. […]

Metamorphoses: Ovid According to Wally Reinhardt, $28.00 or free eBook

The 128-page illustrated catalogue features an introduction by Matthew S. Santirocco, Professor of Classics and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies at New York University, as well as a published conversation between Wally Reinhardt and co-curators Dennis Geronimus, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art History at NYU, and Lynn Gumpert, director […]

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy 1932-1960, $60.00

Originally used for Fascist propaganda, the camera in Italy became a tool for artists to reveal the poverty and oppression of their country and a way to instigate positive social development and create a national identity. The NeoRealismo style became a call for economic justice as well as an artistic movement that influenced the modern […]

Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, $40.00

John Ruskin was an influential English art critic and social thinker of the Victorian era, who famously argued that the principal concern of the artist is “truth to nature.” For Ruskin, this truth entailed more than merely adept technical representation, but rather, should depict the natural world as mankind experiences it, with all the sensations of […]

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, $45.00

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable […]

Baya: Woman of Algiers, $20 or free ebook

Baya: Woman of Algiers, published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, features new scholarship on the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931–1998). The four-color illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Natasha Boas, an art historian and independent curator based in Paris and San Francisco, and features a […]

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson, $45

The 1920s and 1930s saw the birth of modernism in the United States, a new aesthetic, based on the principles of the Bauhaus in Germany: its merging of architecture with fine and applied arts; and rational, functional design devoid of ornament and without reference to historical styles. Alfred H. Barr Jr., the then 27-year-old founding […]