The David Zwirner Gallery in New York has been the base of operations for Luc Tuymans since 1994. At the start of his career, Tuymans committed himself to showing a new series of works there once every two years - a promise that he has never failed to keep. In the meantime, he has achieved international recognition with his paintings, whose tempered style is combined with an often political content that tackles controversial topics ranging from the Holocaust to the Belgian colonial legacy. This book presents the major works of the artist together with commentary and supplemental materials, plus interviews with Helen Molesworth and Madeleine Grynsztejn, Brice Marden, Peter Schjeldahl and Robert Storr.
"[Krupat shows] that American Indian Literature is a field where all the intellectual issues, social values and questions . . . can be brought to bear."--Carter Revard, Washington University "Krupat . . . [brings] a remarkable range of scholarship to bear on his subjects. He knows the current literary criticism, the Indian literature, "and" the anthropology."--H. David Brumble, University of Pittsburgh
A Note Of Madness
Life as a student is good for Flynn. As one of the top pianists at the Royal College of Music, he has been put forward for an important concert, the opportunity of a lifetime.But beneath the surface, things are changing. On a good day he feels full of energy and life, but on a bad day being alive is worse than being dead. Sometimes he wants to compose and practise all night, at other times he can't get out of bed. His flatmate Harry tries to understand but is increasingly confused by Flynn's erratic mood swings. His friend Jennah tries to help, but Flynn finds it difficult to be around her as he struggles to control his feelings and behaviour. With the pressure of the forthcoming concert and the growing concern of his family and friends, emotions come to a head. Sometimes things can only get worse before they get better.
Explaining the Unexplained
Over 75 per cent of the population believes in ESP (extra-sensory preception), and a majority in precognition. Reports of apparitions, of telepathy, and other strange phenomena have been rife since antiquity. Science has made such staggering advances in explaining the world around us that paranormal events - those that seem to contradict scientific laws - appear all the more suspect.
Geography and Plays
Geography and Plays is a collection of Gertrude Stein’s writing from about 1908 to 1920. Originally published in 1922 with an introduction by Sherwood Anderson, it was almost inaccessible for many years. This edition makes it possible for students and other devotees of Stein to see the developing strategies of one of the acknowledged giants of literary modernism, whose pathbreaking departures in literary style have recently been assigned still greater importance in light of new theories about women’s writing. An introduction by Cyrena N. Pondrom provides contemporary readers with a fine orientation to the importance of Stein’s achievement in this early work.
From the Publisher: Art Now Volume I brings together the recent work and biographical information for our selection of the 150 most influential artists working at the end of the 20th century. Art Now also includes a sort of service guide, produced in collaboration with The Art Newspaper, which lists museums, restaurants, and hotels we recommend you check out while you're cruising the global art scene, and even gives the scoop on how much one can expect to pay for a Damien Hirst or a Sharon Lockhart and whom to contact if you decide to buy. We also let you know useful details like how many prints Wolfgang Tillmans made for a certain edition and what sorts of sums big players like Koons, Sherman, and Struth bring in at auction. Think of it as an indispensable reference book, travel guide, and art market directory all rolled into one.
The Day I Wasn t There
Tragedy and comedy intimately and movingly mingle in Helene Cixous's The Day I Wasn't There. Its narrator, who resembles Cixous, recounts the birth and death of her first child, a Dawn's syndrome baby she abandons to the care of her midwife mother in an Algerian maternity hospital. She uses this event to probe her family history and her relationship with her mother, a refugee from Nazi Germany; her dead father, after whom the baby is named; her doctor brother, who takes the infant under his wing; and her grandmother Omi. Cixous's elusive writing bears all the trademarks of her poetic and provocative style, vivid with wordplay, intense feeling, and a stream of consciousness that moves freely over time and place. Informed by psychoanalytical theory and always brutally honest, The Day I Wasn't There is above all an intimate study of a woman's inner landscape.
Drawing from Observation
Perceptual drawing, in which one renders the physical world as it appears to an observer, is the focus of this new text for the introductory drawing course. With an emphasis on progressive skill development, Drawing from Observation offers a balanced mix of hands-on technique and perceptual theory while making a compelling argument for the long-term value of studying perception-based drawing...
The Writing Notebooks
Hélène Cixous is one of the most brilliant and radical of contemporary theorists. This is the first publication in any language of Cixous' own Notebooks, illustrating the concept of "écriture féminine" and offering new insights into Cixous' theoretical insistence on writing and her own practice as a writer. Cixous' Notebooks exemplify how writing creates unique possibilities for circumventing the mistruths that shape us as subjects and which organize our relations with the world. The Writing Notebooks opens with an introduction which outlines the central points of Cixous' notion of writing. The main body of the work is comprised of 60 photographic extracts from the Notebooks, each extract accompanied by editorial annotation and a translation into English. The book concludes with a new interview with Cixous on the value of the Notebooks, the process of writing and her own fiction. Cixous' Notebooks will be invaluable to students of literature, psychoanalysis, philosophy and feminism.
First published in French by Editions Galilee, 2009.