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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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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

Erik Parker

Erik Parker

Written by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Foreword by Peter Saul, Contribution by Angela Stief and KAWS

The first retrospective look at the irreverent and boisterous artwork of painter Erik Parker. With deep roots in alternative comics, illustration, and graffiti, internationally acclaimed artist Erik Parker’s work bridges underground culture and the pop-surrealism movement. Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance presents his intense compositions, originating from word clusters, viscera-like forms, and animated figurines. Parker’s work aggressively takes on the issues of the day through an antiauthoritarian approach to established ideologies. ”[Parker’s] unpredictable forms are contained by, but…

July 2012 | Hardcover | 256 pages | $75.00

Faberge Revealed

Faberge Revealed

Written by Geza Von Habsburg, Contribution by Carol Aiken, Christel Ludewig McCanless, Mark Schaffer and Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm

The exquisite objects created by goldsmith and jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé and his studio in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the aristocracy and nobility of imperial Russia are considered to be some of the most refined examples of the jeweler’s art of any age.  Of greatest fascination are the extraordinary Easter eggs created as special commissions for the Russian imperial family and other notable patrons – works that remain unparalleled in their ingenuity…

July 2011 | Hardcover | 436 pages | $75.00

Feelings: Soft Art

Feelings: Soft Art

Contribution by Wayne Koestenbaum, Andrea K. Scott, Tracey Emin, Asher Penn and John Onians

A visually arresting collection of new works by emerging artists and celebrated names, united around a simple premise. The first in an exciting new series, Feelings: Soft Art is an intimate exploration of contemporary art today. Focused on material qualities and the feelings evoked by a work, this thematic approach returns to the basic pleasure of experiencing art.An easy, evocative look at artists and their projects, this heavily illustrated publication features hands-on insight from within the…

April 2015 | Trade Paperback | 212 pages | $34.95

The Figure

The Figure

Preface by David Kratz, Edited by Margaret McCann, Foreword by Bob Colacello

This book is a celebration of figurative art, essential to those interested in both traditional techniques and the latest developments in the art of the figure. An expansive survey of contemporary figurative art, The Figure showcases work by acclaimed artists including Jenny Saville, Eric Fischl, and Will Cotton alongside emerging talents. Artists’ texts and essays by distinguished critics, writers, and thinkers chart the evolution of figurative techniques, from the atelier to the use of photography, Photoshop,…

September 2014 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $60.00

The Forgotten Fifties

The Forgotten Fifties

Written by James Conaway, Contribution by Library of Congress, Introduction by Alan Brinkley

From the pages of Look, the magazine that defined the fifties, comes a photographic portrayal of the dynamic era that sparked a transformation in America’s political and cultural identity. From the Red Scare incited by Joseph McCarthy to the election of John F. Kennedy as president in 1960, the 1950s heralded some of the most striking and clashing aspects of twentieth-century America: the Korean War and I Love Lucy; the Bunny Hop and Brown v. Board…

August 2014 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $45.00

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Edited by Matthew Gale and Chris Stephens

Francis Bacon’s style was so personal and distinctive that his influence lay more in the intensity of his commitment to art itself than in any direct stylistic legacy. The British artist developed a way of portraying the human body that was unique in the history of painting—usually in isolation, at moments of extreme tension or even pain, distorted like figures from a fantastical nightmare. He remains a towering example to those dedicated to the depiction of…

May 2009 | Hardcover | 288 pages | $30.00

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Written by Helga Prignitz-Poda

A new survey of the masterworks of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, set against the backdrop of Mexican Modernism. Few artists have captured the public’s imagination with the force of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Icons respectively of surrealism and the Mural Movement, their work reflected their immersion in indigenous Mexican culture while looking ahead to progressive ideals and wielding a defining influence on Mexican Modernism. Brought together for a unique exhibition at the Museum of…

February 2015 | Hardcover | 144 pages | $35.00

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