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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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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

Enrico Donati

Enrico Donati

Edited by Dawn Ades, Contribution by Ann Temkin, Marie Mauzé and Cynthia Albertson

The definitive volume on important, little-known Surrealist artist Enrico Donati—on the occasion of new research and never-before-published material. Enrico Donati first found acclaim when the master of Surrealism, André Breton, lauded him the savior of the movement in 1942. Donati went on to exhibit with major figures of the New York School, such as Rothko, de Kooning, and Pollock. Spanning well over half a century, his artistic career was extraordinarily rich, and he was associated with…

September 2015 | Hardcover | 336 pages | $95.00

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…

November 2015 | Trade Paperback | 212 pages | $35.00

The Figure

The Figure

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

INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards — 2014 Finalist

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…

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

Fortuny

Fortuny

Written by Guillermo De Osma

This comprehensive monograph captures the fashions, art, and fantasy of one of the world’s most original fashion designers. Mariano Fortuny is an exceptional figure in the history of art and design. Born in Spain and raised in Paris, he is most associated with Venice—he was often called the “magician of Venice”—where he lived and worked at the legendary Palazzo Fortuny until his death in 1949. Fortuny excelled not only in fashion, but also as a painter,…

February 2016 | Hardcover | 320 pages | $85.00

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, Contribution by NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

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

Gary Baseman

Gary Baseman

Written by Gary Baseman and Denise A. Gray, Contribution by James Heimann, Steven Heller and Alice Hutchison

This catalogue to the first museum retrospective of Gary Baseman’s extraordinary work explores the very personal world of a unique American artist. Gary Baseman has been an avid artist since childhood, his visual vernacular defined by his Jewish upbringing in the multicultural landscape of Los Angeles and by the popular forms of television, films, games, toys, and cartoons from the 1930s to the present day. With The Door Is Always Open, the Skirball Cultural Center presents…

April 2013 | Hardcover | 208 pages | $45.00

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

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