This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.
This unique and authoritative reference work contains more than 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entriesfor artists worldwide from the beginning of the 20th century through to the beginning of the 21st, from the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto to the French sculptor Jacques Zwobada. With international coverage, indications of public collections and publicly sited works, and in-depth entries for keytopics (for example, Cubism and abstract art), this dictionary is a fascinating and thorough guide for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary culture, amateur or professional.Formerly the Dictionary of 20th Century Art, the text has been completely revised and updated for this major new edition. 300 entries have been added and it now contains entries on photography in modern art. With emphasis on recent art and artists, for example Damien Hirst, it has an exceptionallystrong coverage of art from the 1960s, which makes it particularly ideal for contemporary art enthusiasts. Further reading is provided at entry level to assist those wishing to know more about a particular subject. In addition, this edition features recommended web links for many entries, which areaccessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Modern Art companion website.The perfect companion for the desk, bedside table, or gallery visits, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art is an essential A-Z reference work for art students, artists, and art lovers.
The first scientific volume to compile the modern analytical techniques for glass analysis, Modern Methods for Analysing Archaeological and Historical Glass presents an up-to-date description of the physico-chemical methods suitable for determining the composition of glass and for speciation of specific components. This unique resource presents members of Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre, as well as university scholars, with a number of case studies where the effective use of one or more of these methods for elucidating a particular culturo-historical or historo-technical aspect of glass manufacturing technology is documented.
For five thousand years, artisans have worked in glass to create forms that serve and delight. But only recently have artists turned their hands and minds to this traditionally utilitarian and decorative material. Clearly Inspired: Contemporary Glass and Its Origins contrasts the work of contemporary glass artists with examples of earlier glass that have inspired them to rediscover or reinvent forgotten techniques. Transforming an ancient craft into a contemporary art, they honor the past while making visual statements that are very much of our time.
This latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series discusses the materials and processes used in eight media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mosaics, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. The book provides art enthusiasts with new insights into the creation of many of the world's great masterpieces.
Since the thirteenth century the Venetian island of Murano has been the centre of Italian glass production. Early in the twentieth century Murano re-established its dominance in the world of art glass by mixing traditional craft with the innovative designs of modern artists and sculptors. Anzolo Fuga played a prominent role in its renaissance. A multi-faceted artist from a glass-making dynasty, Fuga created designs for A. V. E M. Arte Vetraria Muranese (Murano Art Glass House) that are, as author Rosa Barovier Mentasti writes 'extraordinarily modern for the time and possess a chromatic and decorative impact that still appear exceptional today. His works speak the language of the 1950s and '60s with such freshness that they do not look out of date in the most contemporary of environments'. Anzolo Fuga is the first monograph on this exceptional designer, whose works are collected worldwide. It is illustrated with over 170 colour photographs of spectacular objects never seen before. Along with a biography of the artist, Anzolo Fuga presents a catalogue of his works for A. V. E. M. Rosa Barovier Mentasti was born in 1948 into one of the oldest Muranese glass working families. She has been the curator or co-curator of many prestigious exhibitions in Italy and abroad since 1977. Aside from writing articles for numerous magazines and material on specialised glass techniques for reference books, Mentasti is the author of two important works: Venetian Glass from the Middle Ages to Today and Venetian Glass 1890-1990. SELLING POINTS: The first book to be published on Anzolo Fuga Includes a complete catalogue of Fuga's designs for the Italian art glass manufacturer A. V E. M. Fuga's works can be found in collections worldwide such as the Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, The Corning Museum of Glass and the Fondazione di Venezia as well as numerous private collections 176 colour & 6 b/w illustrations
This book offers the reader a comprehensive and visually fascinating excursion into the history of Venetian glass from 1900 until today : the most significant period of Muranese glass.
This engrossing volume takes us on a fascinating visual journey through the most groundbreaking and avant-garde art of the early 20th century to the present. Stunning, high-quality photographs of major artworks accompany illuminating discussions of the masters of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, architecture, and conceptual art. Here are giants of invention such as Picasso and Matisse, the German expressionists, Dadaists, constructivists, surrealists, abstract expressionists, minimalists, pop artists, and today’s cutting-edge creators. They’re all carefully placed in cultural context, with ideas, movements, events, artists, and works beautifully examined. Scholars, art aficionados, students, gallery owners, and art historians will all find this mainstream, accessible guide appealing.
'The Rough guide to Venice and the Veneto' is a handbook to one of Europe's most beautiful city and its hinterland. Informed accounts of all Venice's museums and monuments from San Marco to the outermost islands of the lagoon. Comprehensive reviews of accommodation and restaurants in every price range, plus the best of the bars and shops.
"This book sets out to deal with one quantitatively very small branch of modern glassmaking - namely glass vessels where particular aesthetic qualities in the material, or decorative methods peculiar to glass, have been exploited with a genuine artistic purpose."--P. 19.
"Contemporary Glass is an essential guide to an arts and craft scene that is both departing from, and building on its origins, while formulating new directions within whichpractitioners can work."--Jacket.