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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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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

March 2015 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $50.00

Bok Tower Gardens

Bok Tower Gardens

Written by Kenneth Treister and David Price, Foreword by Derek Bok, Contribution by Bob Graham, Photographed by Dan Forer

The first book on Bok Tower Gardens, the exceptional National Historic Landmark in central Florida designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Milton B. Medary. Built in 1929 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993, Bok Tower Gardens is not only an architectural and landscape masterpiece, it is also the embodiment of a fascinating moment in American history. Publisher, philanthropist, and naturalist Edward Bok commissioned two esteemed designers, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and…

September 2013 | Hardcover | 224 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

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

Cecil Beaton:  The New York Years

Cecil Beaton: The New York Years

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

March 2015 | Hardcover | 112 pages | $22.50

Chris Burden, Extreme Measures

Chris Burden, Extreme Measures

Edited by Lisa Phillips and Massimiliano Gioni, Contribution by The New Museum

The work of seminal contemporary artist Chris Burden, insightfully contextualized around major themes, illuminates a practice that is as unique as it is influential. For four decades, Chris Burden’s work has redefined the boundaries of the sculptural field. Whether subjecting himself to extremes of physical suffering or reconfiguring forgotten urban objects and toy models to create potent signifiers of a time and place, the brute force of Burden’s work in the physical realm reverberates through the…

October 2013 | Hardcover | 248 pages | $75.00

Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili

Edited by Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari and Margot Norton

A major survey including new and celebrated works by Turner Prize–winning artist Chris Ofili. Set to accompany the first major museum show in the United States of contemporary British artist Chris Ofili, this richly illustrated volume surveys two decades of artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration to yield hybrid juxtapositions of high and low culture. Best known for intricately constructed works featuring beadlike dots of paint, elephant dung, and images culled from popular media, Ofili’s…

October 2014 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $75.00

City as Canvas

City as Canvas

Written by Carlo McCormick and Sean Corcoran, Contribution by Lee Quinones, Sacha Jenkins and Christopher Daze Ellis

A visual account of the birth of graffiti and street art, showcasing as-yet-unseen works collected by preeminent artist Martin Wong. Referred to by the New York Times as an artist “whose meticulous visionary realism is among the lasting legacies of New York’s East Village art scene of the 1980s,” Martin Wong (1946–1999) was firmly entrenched in the NYC street art world of the late ’70s and ’80s. City as Canvas chronicles the most important chapter in…

October 2013 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $45.00

Clyfford Still: The Artist's Museum

Clyfford Still: The Artist’s Museum

Foreword by Sandra Still Campbell and Diane Still Knox, Contribution by Dean Sobel and David Anfam

The first significant publication on Clyfford Still and his work in more than twenty-five years celebrates one of abstract expressionism’s founders. Best known for his compelling abstract works with jagged fields and powerful expanses of color, Clyfford Still (1904–1980) stands among the giants of post–World War II art. Together with Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, and Barnett Newman, Still helped shape abstract expressionism. This vividly illustrated book presents more than one hundred of Still’s greatest…

October 2012 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $65.00

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