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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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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 | $60.00

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

Gay Gotham

Gay Gotham

Written by Donald Albrecht, Contribution by Stephen Vider

Uncovering the lost history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender artists in New York City. Queer people have always flocked to New York seeking freedom, forging close-knit groups for support and inspiration. Gay Gotham brings to life the countercultural artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would determine much of modern culture. More than 200 images—both works of art, such as paintings and photographs, as well as…

October 2016 | Hardcover | 304 pages | $65.00

Genieve Figgis

Genieve Figgis

Written by Alison Gingeras, Contribution by Dodie Kazanjian

“…trippy, drippy figurative paintings that are remixes of specific historical paintings, whose vibe is super fresh and funny.” —JUXTAPOZ magazine

Combining the dark wit of Francisco Goya with the lush painterly style of Elizabeth Peyton, Dublin-based artist Genieve Figgis is the painter of the moment. Within just a few years of leaving school, she has become a favorite of critics and artists alike, including Richard Prince, the art world’s resident provocateur. Remarkably prolific, Figgis paints quickly…

November 2017 | Hardcover | 160 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

The Glass House

The Glass House

Foreword by Paul Goldberger, Text by Philip Johnson

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

Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses

Foreword by Robert Wolterstorff, Contribution by Thomas Denenberg, Jamie Franklin, Diana Korzenik and Alexander Nemerov

A long-overdue reexamination of beloved American artist Grandma Moses, restoring her rightful place within the canon of mid-century American Art. One of the best-known artists of her time, and a true American legend, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860–1961) was often marginalized as a latter-day “folk” painter or a phenomenon of popular media. Accompanying a traveling exhibition, this new book looks closely at the paintings themselves and the artist’s compelling biography to reassert her role in…

June 2016 | Hardcover | 128 pages | $45.00

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

Guo Pei

Guo Pei

Foreword by Paula Wallace

The first major book on China’s leading couture visionary reveals the intricate craftsmanship and imperial glamour that has fashion publications worldwide declaring Guo Pei’s creations “the Empire’s new clothes.” An exponent of artisan craftsmanship and theatrical fantasy often compared to Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton, Guo Pei dresses Chinese state dignitaries and American celebrities alike in richly bejeweled creations of imperial opulence. The designer’s first monograph, published on the occasion of her first solo exhibition, offers insight…

January 2018 | Hardcover | 176 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, Foreword 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…

September 2014 | Hardcover | 288 pages | $45.00

The Hidden Art

The Hidden Art

Written by Valérie Rousseau, Preface by Anne-Imelda Radice, Contribution by Jane Kallir, Photographed by Visko Hatfield

Published in collaboration with the American Folk Art Museum. This unparalleled survey celebrates the works of one of the world’s most important collections of self-taught artists.
 
The Hidden Art reveals for the first time an exceptional trove of contemporary and historic artworks by an exemplary roster of international self-taught artists from the collection of Audrey B. Heckler. Heckler, who has been building her extensive collection with the highest criteria of quality and rigor since the early…

March 2017 | Hardcover | 272 pages | $50.00

High Art

High Art

Edited by Cecilia Alemani, Foreword by Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Contribution by Johanna Burton and Linda Yablonsky

The definitive book on High Line art, the public art program on the High Line, one of the most popular destinations in New York City. High Art surveys the first five years of art on the High Line, the unique elevated park in New York City created through the repurposing of an abandoned railway line. Since 2009, when the High Line was opened to the public, nineteen million visitors have been witness to more than 100…

May 2015 | Trade Paperback | 208 pages | $45.00

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Written by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Contribution by Mark K. Erdmann and Timothy Verdon, Text by Ryuji Hiraoka and Yukie Kamiya

Hiroshi Sugimoto, one of Japan’s best-known photographers, turns his lens on Italy’s architectural masterworks to create a meditation on the potential of cultural exchange and the possibility of cultural fusion.
In an electrifying moment in 1585, four Japanese youths appeared before Pope Gregory XIII, summoned to his court from the nascent Christian community in Japan to present themselves at the capital of their faith. Legendary photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto follows in the boys’ footsteps, capturing the…

October 2017 | Hardcover | 216 pages | $75.00

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