Friday, December 12, 2008

Eastern European Art

Amei Wallach, Ilya Kabakov: The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away(Hardback) $29.95 (out of print!)

Kabakov, of the former U.S.S.R, questions and comments on the human experience using debris from his own life. From guitars to newspapers to refuse, Kabakov's installations use basic objects to examine complex issues in ways both humorous and profund. This text includes a catalog of the artist's works, an introduction by Robert Storr, as well as commentaries by Kabakov himself.

East European Modernism: Architecture in Czechoslovakia, Hugary, and Poland Between the Wars (Hardcover) $16.50

Kazimir Malevich: Sumprematism (Hardback), $34.95

Contemporary to Kandinsky, Malevitch is not as well-known, but was a brilliant and controversial abstract painter. Malevich was interested in negating and destroying "the image" in his art through works like Black Sqaure and his White on White series. This extravagant, full-color Guggenheim Museum publication also includes reviews, commentaries, unpublished letters and other writings by and about the artist.

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