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With the creation of Skira Rizzoli Publishing, two of the world’s most renowned publishers of fine art books have come together to form an imprint focusing on museum publications. Both Skira and Rizzoli are internationally recognized for their diverse range of art, photography, architecture, and design titles, as well as their high standard of content, design, and production. Through superior-quality publications, Skira Rizzoli aims to bring museum exhibition content to a larger audience, promoting excellence in cultural commerce, scholarship, and in the teaching of history and criticism.

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The Arts & Crafts of Newcomb Pottery

The Arts & Crafts of Newcomb Pottery

Text by Sally Main, Adrienne Spinozzi, David Conradsen, Martin Eidelberg and Kevin W. Tucker

Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this sumptuous volume is the first book to show the entire range of Newcomb Pottery’s creative output in the context of American artistic and social developments in the early years of the modern era. While art pottery crafted at the Newcomb Pottery is among the most admired and collected of all American decorative arts, the enterprise that was the pottery is recognized as an exceptionally advanced social experiment for its time….

October 2013 | Hardcover | 340 pages | $65.00

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Written by Terence Pepper and Helen Trompeteler

A rich collection of iconic and rare portraits of one of the world’s most photographed women, international film legend Audrey Hepburn. During her lifetime, Belgian-born British actress Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993), star of such films as Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Charade, and Two for the Road, was recognized around the world. Two decades after her death, Hepburn remains one of the most celebrated actresses of all time, inspiring new generations of…

September 2015 | Hardcover | 192 pages | $40.00

Audubon's Aviary

Audubon’s Aviary

Written by Roberta Olson and The New-York Historical Society, Contribution by Marjorie Shelley

A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon’s Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights…

October 2012 | Hardcover | 448 pages | $85.00

Audubon's Aviary Limited Edition

Audubon’s Aviary Limited Edition

Written by Roberta Olson, Contribution by Marjorie Shelley and The New-York Historical Society

A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon’s Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights…

October 2012 | Hardcover | 448 pages | $200.00

Balenciaga and Spain

Balenciaga and Spain

Written by Hamish Bowles

This unprecedented volume accompanies the first exhibition to consider the impact of Spain’s culture, history, and art on one of its greatest designers of the twentieth century, the legendary Balenciaga. Hailed as “Fashion’s Picasso” by Cecil Beaton, Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) created an innovative oeuvre that transformed the way women dressed. From the opening of his Paris fashion house in 1937 until his retirement in 1968, Balenciaga’s visionary, ever-evolving designs and impeccable standards seduced generations of the…

March 2011 | Hardcover | 256 pages | $65.00

The Barnes Foundation: Masterworks

The Barnes Foundation: Masterworks

Written by Judith F. Dolkart, Martha Lucy and Derek Gillman, Contribution by The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation, established by scientist, entrepreneur, and educator Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922, is home to a legendary art collection. Barnes assembled one of the world’s largest and finest groups of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with holdings by such luminaries as Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Modigliani, Soutine, Manet, Monet, Seurat, Degas, Van Gogh, and Gauguin.

The Foundation’s collection also holds significant examples of American art, including works by Demuth, Glackens, and the Prendergasts;…

May 2012 | Hardcover | 374 pages | $40.00

Basquiat

Basquiat

Edited by Dieter Buchhart and Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Contribution by Franklin Sirmans and Christopher Stackhouse

Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist’s handwritten notes, poems, and drawings, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative during the 1980s. In a series of notebooks from the early to mid-1980s, never before…

April 2015 | Hardcover | 246 pages | $50.00

British Rubbish

British Rubbish

Written by Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Contribution by Jeffrey Deitch, Michael Bracewell and Nick Cave

The work of counterculture artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, whose art is a complex punk-rock take on modern consumer culture.  Enormous neon signs, intricate silhouette portraits constructed of trash heaps, and a work titled Instant Gratification: British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster thrive on the thrills of illumination, love, language, shadows, garbage, and cash. British Rubbish showcases their work in all its splashy glory. Their art evokes both gaudy Vegas culture and down-and-dirty punk…

October 2011 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $65.00

California Light:  A Century of Landscapes

California Light: A Century of Landscapes

Written by Jean Stern and Molly Siple

A first-of-its-kind celebration of the California Art Club, a society whose members have for one hundred years captured California’s staggeringly beautiful landscapes in resplendent plein air paintings. At the dawn of the twentieth century, California became home to artists from all over America and Europe who aspired to depict the state’s awe-inspiring natural landscapes on canvas. In 1909, these artists founded the California Art Club, which stands today as one of the most esteemed painting societies…

April 2011 | Hardcover | 276 pages | $50.00

Carlos Betancourt

Carlos Betancourt

Text by Paul Laster and Robert Farris Thompson, Foreword by Richard Blanco

Mixed-media artist Carlos Betancourt and his influential studio, Imperfect Utopia, helped to launch the Miami art scene in the 1980’s. Betancourt’s oeuvre  
is a lush explosion of radiant, eccentric colors in which he explores the kaleidoscope (multi-racial, multi-lingual, trans-cultural) of Caribbean and American culture. His work alludes to issues of memory, beauty, identity, and communication.  He bends the lines between art, photography, and nature in his photographs, collages, painting, installations, and conceptual pieces.
Carlos Betancourt’s…

October 2015 | Hardcover | 238 pages | $75.00

Carsten Höller: Experience

Carsten Höller: Experience

Text by Daniel Birnbaum, Lynne Cooke, Massimiliano Gioni, Jessica Morgan and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Carsten Höller has created a world that is equal parts laboratory and fun house. He explores important themes such as architecture, childhood, love, happiness, hallucination, and the future. Trained as a scientist, his work often takes the form of experiments designed to test the limits of human sensorial experience through carefully controlled situations.   

The exhibition presents a selection of pieces that highlight the different visual or experiential dimensions of Höller’s groundbreaking work. A number of signature…

October 2011 | Hardcover | 256 pages | $60.00

Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Contribution by John Yau and Svetlana Alpers

Catherine Murphy has been celebrated as a representational painter of exceptional precision, and this book surveys her complete work, which unites American Minimalism and American naturalist painting.

Extolled as a contemporary heir of Edward Hopper, Catherine Murphy has evolved a style acutely American that combines obsessive authenticity with Minimalist rigor. From the shaded lawns of the New Jersey suburbs to the Massachusetts woods, from childhood interiors to self-portraits and detailed images of buttons and dust, carpeted stairs, or a stuccoed ceiling, Murphy always paints…

April 2016 | Hardcover | 176 pages | $55.00

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

Written by Donald Albrecht, Contribution by The Museum Of The City Of NY

The definitive book on the legendary photographer’s life in New York City, with many never-before-seen images and reminiscences by his closest friends and confidants.   From the 1930s, when he helped revolutionize fashion journalism, through the 1960s, when he launched headlong into the Pop art era, London-based photographer Cecil Beaton brought to New York City his own perspective–aristocratic, sexually ambiguous, and theatrical. At the same time, New York offered Beaton innumerable opportunities to reinvent himself and his…

October 2011 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $65.00

Charles LeDray

Charles LeDray

Text by James Lingwood, Jen Mergel and Adam D. Weinberg, Foreword by Jill Medvedow

The most comprehensive review of a remarkable contemporary artist’s work in an extraordinary package designed by Sagmeister, Inc. Since the early 1990s, New York–based artist Charles LeDray has become known for his miniaturized sculptures of hand-stitched clothing, carved human bone, and thimble-sized ceramics. Their intimate scale and materials poignantly evoke allusions to childhood memory, gender and class stereotypes, and wonder in the everyday. This volume accompanies a mid-career survey exhibition organized by Jen Mergel for the…

August 2010 | Hardcover | 160 pages | $45.00

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Written by James T. Ulak and Howard S. Kaplan, Introduction by Julian Raby

A jewel-like collection of the most exquisite cherry blossoms in Japanese art celebrates the enduring power of spring. Drawn from the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art, these rare reproductions of gilded screens, woodblock prints, and ink on silk works offer sublimely rendered buds and blooms for all who cherish them. Since the eighteenth century, parties in Japan, from royal maidens to farmers, have gathered to…

March 2015 | Hardcover | 112 pages | $22.50

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