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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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George Ohr

George Ohr

Written by Eugene Hecht, Contribution by Garth Clark, David Rago, Denny Mecham and Ohr-O Keefe Museum of Art

The definitive and most up-to-date volume on the celebrated Biloxi artist, who was the most revolutionary art potter of his time. Called the Mad Potter of Biloxi, the Apostle of Individuality, and the self-proclaimed Greatest Art Potter on Earth, George Edgar Ohr (1857–1918) transformed wheel-thrown pots into ceramic works that were far ahead of their time. Though the unprecedented shapes and idiosyncratic glazes of Ohr’s creations were ridiculed by some during his lifetime, he was recognized…

November 2013 | Hardcover | 256 pages | $50.00

Ghosts in the Machine

Ghosts in the Machine

Edited by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari

A sweeping survey on an evergreen subject—the relationship between man and machines. Featuring more than sixty international artists, this volume surveys the constantly shifting relationships between humans, machines, and art. The book spans more than fifty years of history, tracing various movements’ and artists’ engagement with machines—both low- and high-tech—across generations. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue present a transhistorical reassessment of optical, kinetic, and technological art, bringing together a wide range of work from—among others—Bridget Riley,…

September 2012 | Trade Paperback | 368 pages | $55.00

The Glass House

The Glass House

Text by Philip Johnson, Foreword by Paul Goldberger

Philip Johnson designed some of America’s greatest modern architectural landmarks—most notably the Glass House. This new publication, with a foreword by Paul Goldberger and essay by Philip Johnson, presents an exclusive tour of the Glass House, its grounds, treasures, and patrons, and honors the legacy of one of modern architecture’s most famous creations. 

Johnson’s private residence on forty-seven acres in New Canaan, Connecticut, which opened to the public in 2007, preserves some of the most exciting innovations…

September 2011 | Hardcover | 80 pages | $25.00

Great French Paintings from the Clark

Great French Paintings from the Clark

Text by James A. Ganz and Richard R. Brettell

A beautifully produced volume devoted to a distinguished collection of European paintings, including an extraordinary group of French Impressionist works. This full-color catalogue features more than 70 of the most important nineteenth-century European paintings in the Clark Art Institute, including masterpieces by Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, Morisot, Manet, Degas, and Renoir. The book also includes earlier works by Corot and Millet, as well as academic paintings by artists such as Gérôme and Bouguereau. Insightful essays by leading…

April 2011 | Hardcover | 224 pages | $45.00

Harlem

Harlem

Text by Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley and Elizabeth Alexander, Introduction by Thelma Golden

A century of Harlem, through the eyes and lenses of some of the most important artists and photographers of the twentieth century. The vibrant and bustling neighborhood occupying the upper reaches of Manhattan has been at the crossroads of the artistic, literary, and political currents of the African-American community since the early days of the twentieth century.

Home to writers and revolutionaries, artists and agitators, Harlem has been both subject and inspiration for countless photographers. This sweeping…

October 2010 | Hardcover | 256 pages | $55.00

Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass

Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass

Written by Joan Falconer Byrd

The son of a Corning Glass Works scientist, Harvey Littleton (born 1922) first studied physics and industrial design, before becoming a teaching ceramicist. In the late 1950s, he turned to glassblowing, which was then restricted to the factory floor: devising a small furnace, he introduced hot glass into the artist’s studio. In 2012, exhibitions at the Corning Museum of Glass, the Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, and elsewhere will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the two…

February 2012 | Hardcover | 208 pages | $45.00

The Hermitage

The Hermitage

Written by The Hermitage Museum, Introduction by Dr. Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky

Highlights from the palatial Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, are beautifully reproduced in an accessible volume celebrating the museum’s 250th anniversary. For 250 years, the State Hermitage Museum has been one of the world’s most palatial and significant museums. The Hermitage collections were developed beginning in 1764 by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, and now encompass more than 3 million works of art and artifacts displayed within a spectacular architectural ensemble, the heart of…

July 2014 | Hardcover | 272 pages | $45.00

Horst

Horst

Text by Philippe Garner, Claire Wilcox and Robin Muir, Edited by Susanna Brown, Foreword by Anna Wintour

The first major book to celebrate the entire career of legendary fashion photographer Horst P. Horst. The first comprehensive book on Horst P. Horst, this richly illustrated survey accompanies a retrospective of the photographer’s career, spanning fashion, nudes, portraiture, interiors, and art, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. For an incredible six decades, Horst’s work graced the pages and covers of Vogue, beginning in the 1930s alongside luminaries such as Cecil Beaton and George Hoyningen-Huene. With…

September 2014 | Hardcover | 352 pages | $60.00

Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall

Written by David Cholmondeley and Andrew Moore, Photographed by Derry Moore

The definitive survey of one of the great treasures of the English country landscape and British architectural heritage.

October 2014 | Hardcover | 256 pages | $65.00

The Hudson River School

The Hudson River School

Written by New-York Historical Society, Text by Linda S. Ferber

In the mid-1800s, a group of painters based in New York turned their focus to the theme of the natural landscape to demonstrate the beauty of the wilderness. Their work enjoyed a popular national success that no other group of artists has achieved since. This seminal survey of the artists marks the first presentation of the outstanding collection at the New-York Historical Society. It features works by all the greatest artists of the group, including Thomas…

October 2009 | Hardcover | 220 pages | $50.00

Impressionist Summers

Impressionist Summers

Written by Faith Andrews Bedford

A beautifully illustrated book devoted to Impressionist Frank W. Benson’s life and work in Maine, where he spent summers creating the sun-drenched paintings that define American plein-air painting. The summer of 2012—the 150th anniversary of Frank W. Benson’s birth—marks the opening of an exhibition organized by the Farnsworth Art Museum focusing on Benson’s life and work at his summer home on North Haven Island, at Wooster Farm. It was there that he painted almost all of…

June 2012 | Hardcover | 128 pages | $40.00

Impressionists on the Water

Impressionists on the Water

Written by Phillip Dennis Cate, Daniel Charles and Christopher Lloyd, Contribution by Gilles Chardeau

An unprecedented new book celebrating the Impressionist themes of water and boats including works by the movement’s most renowned artists, such as Manet and Monet, Renoir and Seurat. Plein-air painting allowed the Impressionists to capture a vibrant outdoor world with startling immediacy; and water, boats, and all things nautical provided natural fodder for these artists, many of whom were sailors and yachtsman themselves. This unprecedented new volume, published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of…

June 2013 | Hardcover | 224 pages | $50.00

Inventing the Modern World

Inventing the Modern World

Written by Catherine L. Futter and Jason T. Busch

World’s fairs were the most important vehicles for debuting advancements in modern living. These renowned international expositions were showcases for design on a national and global level, and they democratized design unlike any previous forum. 

Inventing the Modern World is lavishly illustrated with two hundred examples of woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and textiles from private and public collections, primarily in America and Europe, many never before published or seen outside of their respective collections. Incredibly diverse…

April 2012 | Hardcover | 304 pages | $75.00

Irving Harper

Irving Harper

Edited by Michael Maharam, Contribution by Julie Lasky

An intimate monograph of the professional and personal creations of a midcentury design legend. Irving Harper is the most famous designer you have never heard of. Working as an associate at the office of George Nelson in the 1950s and ’60s, Harper was responsible for such icons of midcentury design as the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, and numerous Herman Miller textile designs. Harper’s unrecognized contribution to this seminal era of design, and his incredible paper…

February 2013 | Hardcover | 176 pages | $45.00

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Text by Anne Hawley, Robert Campbell and Alexander Hilton Wood

An in-depth study of one of Boston’s treasured cultural landmarks, the pioneering patron behind the collection, and the Pritzker Prize–winning architect who modernized the Gardner Museum’s vision. When Isabella Stewart Gardner opened her exquisitely curated collection to the public in 1903, she could hardly have imagined the more than 250,000 visitors that now annually explore the art and furnishings housed in her historic re-creation of a Venetian palace. Tasked with the first addition to the museum…

September 2014 | Hardcover | 160 pages | $50.00

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