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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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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

Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Indiana

Written by Tom R. Schiff, Introduction by Justin Davidson

A unique photographic presentation of midcentury Modernist mecca Columbus, Indiana, by photographer Thomas R. Schiff. The small town of Columbus, Indiana, only fifty miles south of Indianapolis, has cemented its place as a major architecture and design destination. Ranked by National Geographic as America’s most significant historic place on the strength of its architectural heritage, Columbus contains over fifty buildings by noted modern architects—including I. M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, John Carl Warnecke,…

October 2013 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $50.00

Cornelia Foss

Cornelia Foss

Written by J. D. McClatchy and Karen Wilkin, Foreword by John Guare

The first comprehensive survey of Cornelia Foss’s landscapes, still lifes, and portraits, an artist in the style and tradition of Fairfield Porter. The American artist Cornelia Foss is part of a loosely knit group of artists commonly described as “painterly realists,” many of whom are associated with Long Island’s scenic Hamptons region, including Eric Fischl and Fairfield Porter. This is the first such survey of this artist’s work to be published. Long considered a quintessential Long…

October 2015 | Hardcover | 224 pages | $65.00

Darren Waterston

Darren Waterston

Text by Susan Cross, Lee Glazer and John Ott

Inspired by James McNeill Whistler’s famous Peacock Room, contemporary painter Darren Waterston creates his own decadent interpretation in a major installation at MASS MoCA. Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre is a contemporary reimagining of James McNeill Whistler’s decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room—originally a dining room in the London mansion of shipping magnate Frederick Leyland. In 1876 and 1877, Whistler transformed the space with painted leather walls, gilded shutters, and a ceiling reflecting…

September 2014 | Hardcover | 128 pages | $50.00

Deborah Kass

Deborah Kass

Written by Eric Shiner, Contribution by Robert Storr, Griselda Pollack, Lisa Liebmann and Brooks Adams

The first comprehensive book accompanying a major touring exhibition by the painter Deborah Kass. More than any artist of the last thirty years, New York City–based painter Deborah Kass has made it her life’s work to position women artists on the great paternal playing field of art history. From her early paintings of the sea pounding rocky shores to her eponymous Warhol Project series and her recent text-based works, Kass has quite literally fired the canon,…

November 2012 | Hardcover | 256 pages | $65.00

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962

Edited by Paul Schimmel

The first book to take a transnational view of destruction in abstract painting of the postwar period. Painting the Void: 1949–1962 focuses on one of the most significant consequences of the rise of gestural abstraction in twentieth-century painting: artists’ literal assault on the picture plane. Responding to the social and political climate of the postwar period—especially the crisis of humanity resulting from the atomic bomb—international artists ripped, cut, burned, or affixed objects to the traditionally…

December 2012 | Hardcover | 287 pages | $65.00

Doris Duke's Shangri-La

Doris Duke’s Shangri-La

Written by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, Preface by Deborah Pope, Contribution by Linda Komaroff, Photographed by Tim Street-Porter

This inspiring book accompanies the first traveling exhibition about Doris Duke’s estate Shangri La and its influential synthesis of modernist architecture and Islamic art and design. Situated on five acres of terraced gardens and pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu’s Diamond Head, Shangri La was the idyllic paradise of philanthropist Doris Duke, reflecting her personal passion for the art, architecture, and design of the Islamic world. The estate incorporates unique architectural features, such as carved…

September 2012 | Hardcover | 216 pages | $55.00

Doug and Mike Starn

Doug and Mike Starn

Text by Jan Aman, Doug Starn and Mike Starn, Edited by James Crump

The first book to celebrate the full breadth of the Starn twins’ innovative photographic career. Defying categorization, Doug and Mike Starn combine traditionally separate disciplines such as science, sculpture, photography, painting, video, and installation. Gravity of Light focuses on the breadth of the Starns’ photographic work, from their critically acclaimed debut in the 1987 Whitney Biennial to their current exploration of light as a requisite for photography and vision and as a symbol of enlightenment. In…

October 2012 | Hardcover | 144 pages | $55.00

Dream Cars

Dream Cars

Written by Sarah Schleunung and Ken Gross

A sensuously designed showcase of covetable concept or limited-edition cars by the best American and European manufacturers. Dream Cars presents some of the world’s most breathtaking concept cars built between 1934 and 2001, a series of visionary designs that influenced the automotive industry and challenged notions of what is possible both aesthetically and technologically. Stunning all-new photography of design pioneers such as the 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe, the 1951 LeSabre concept car, and the 1954…

May 2014 | Hardcover | 144 pages | $40.00

Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch

Edited by Jon-Ove Steihaug, Mai Britt Guleng and Birgitte Sauge, Contribution by National Museum of Art, Oslo and Munch Museum

This beautifully illustrated comprehensive book is the definitive 150th anniversary volume. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863–1944) in 2013, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is being organized by the Munch Museum and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo. This major new book is the most comprehensive and ambitious full-scale retrospective of Munch’s artistic oeuvre ever presented. It includes an exceptional number of renowned masterpieces as well…

July 2013 | Hardcover | 420 pages | $65.00

Elegance and Refinement

Elegance and Refinement

Written by Tanya Paul, James Clifton, Julie Berger Hochstrasser and Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr.

The paintings of Willem van Aelst (1627–1683) are known for their fine finish, innovative compositions, sumptuous subject matter, and rich, jewel-toned palette. Published on the occasion of an unprecedented traveling exhibition, this book celebrates Van Aelst’s achievements and his significant impact on Dutch still-life painting. 
Van Aelst masterfully depicted arrangements of fresh fruit and flowers, displays of dead game, and evocations of the forest floor, as well as elegant objects such as nautilus cups, distinctive silver vessels,…

March 2012 | Hardcover | 184 pages | $60.00

Empire State

Empire State

Edited by Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfield

An ambitious intergenerational survey of twenty-five contemporary New York artists. Contemporary art, like the city of New York, has seen massive growth over the past five decades. The twenty-five artists profiled in Empire State, from Dan Graham and Jeff Koons to the net-based Tabor Robak, question existing conventions and explore the new possibilities manifested by their community’s new, near-industrial scale. Empire State is an exhibition that asks how artists might reimagine urban life and how the…

July 2013 | Trade Paperback | 198 pages | $45.00

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