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              Books by Jenni Sorkin

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              Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature
               

              Yayoi Kusama: Cosmic Nature (Hardback)

              By Yoshitake, Mika; Contributions by Munroe, Alexandra; Groarke, Joanna L.; Sorkin, Jenni; Ambrose, Barbara

              • RRP: $110.00
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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 21

              The first book to explore uber-popular artist Yayoi Kusama's profound career-long engagement with nature as a bedrock of her hugely influential work.

              ISBN 9780847868391
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2021
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Kiki Kogelnik: Inner Life

              Kiki Kogelnik: Inner Life (Hardback)

              Edited by Sorkin, Jenni; Vogel, Wendy

              • RRP: $80.00
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              Working in New York and Vienna, Pop artist Kiki Kogelnik (1935-97) created colorful paintings, sculptures, collages and installations, exploring politics, the space age and the body. This volume focuses on her sculptural work and her performances and happenings.

              ISBN 9783775743372
              Released NZ 4 Oct 2017
              Publisher Hatje Cantz
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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              Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

              Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community (Hardback)

              By Sorkin, Jenni

              • RRP: $91.99
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              Ceramics had a far-reaching impact in the second half of the twentieth century, as its artists worked through the same ideas regarding abstraction and form as those for other creative mediums. Live Form shines new light on the relation of ceramics to the artistic avant-garde by l...ooking at the central role of women in the field: potters who popularized ceramics as they worked with or taught male counterparts like John Cage, Peter Voulkos, and Ken Price. Sorkin focuses on three Americans who promoted ceramics as an advanced artistic medium: Marguerite Wildenhain, a Bauhaus-trained potter and writer; Mary Caroline (M. C.) Richards, who renounced formalism at Black Mountain College to pursue new performative methods; and Susan Peterson, best known for her live throwing demonstrations on public television. Together, these women pioneered a hands-on teaching style and led educational and therapeutic activities for war veterans, students, the elderly, and many others. Far from being an isolated field, ceramics offered a sense of community and social engagement, which, Sorkin argues, crucially set the stage for later participatory forms of art and feminist collectivism.
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              ISBN 9780226303116
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

              Tara Donovan: Fieldwork (Hardback)

              By Abrams, Nora Burnett; Contributions by Bruno, Giuliana; Sorkin, Jenni

              • RRP: $140.00
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              Tara Donovan s sculptures and installations are mind-bending experiences: she transforms common everyday materials like straws and index cards turning them into elaborate, room-size sculptures that are as surreal as they are beautiful

              ISBN 9780847862924
              Released NZ 16 Apr 2018
              Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Art in California
               

              Art in California (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sorkin, Jenni

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                26 Aug 21

              A history of modern and contemporary art in California from the early 20th century to the present day.

              ISBN 9780500204610
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
              Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series World of Art
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              Judy Chicago: In the Making
               

              Judy Chicago: In the Making (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Foreword by Campbell, Thomas P.; Text by Chicago, Judy; Schmuckli, Claudia; Sorkin, Jenni

              • RRP: $90.00
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              • Pub Date
                26 Aug 21

              A beautiful volume published to accompany a major exhibition tracing the career of the pioneering feminist artist.

              ISBN 9780500094327
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
              Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Silence

              Silence (Hardback)

              By Kamps, Toby; Seid, Steve; Contributions by Sorkin, Jenni

              • RRP: $83.99
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              Over the last century, many artists have used silence as subject matter and medium, exploring it as symbol, phenomenon, memorial device, and oppressive force. This book examines the ways 29 artists invoke silence to shape space and consciousness, most after John Cage's 4'33 (1952...).
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              ISBN 9780300179644
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2012
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Menil Collection (YUP)
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              Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

              Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life (Hardback)

              Text by Sorkin, Jenni

              • RRP: $85.00
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              Kusama's work-which spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design, and interventions within existing architectural structures-has transcended some of the most important art movements of the second half of ...the twentieth century, including pop art and minimalism. Conveying extraordinary vitality and passion, her work seems to encompass an autobiographic, even confessional dimension. As stated by Roberta Smith in The New York Times , These paintings form a great big infinity room of their own, but one in which each part is also an autonomous work of art, its own piece of wobbly, handwrought infinity. You may not want to know these paintings Ms. Kusama has made, but in the moment their vitality is infectious. It is the vitality of an artist who lives to work, whose work keeps her alive.
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              ISBN 9781941701812
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age General Audience
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              64 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Heidi Bucher (German edition): Metamorphosen
                

              Heidi Bucher (German edition): Metamorphosen (Paperback)

              Edited by Baumann, Jana; Text by Bukuts, Carina; Martinez, Chus; Sorkin, Jenni; Designed by Pridgar, Harald

              • RRP: $132.55
              • $132.55
              • Pub Date
                23 Sep 21

              The Swiss artist Heidi Bucher was a major feminist figure on the international neoavantgarde art scene, whose work is characterized by a unique performative, yet material concept of sculpture. As early as the 1970s Bucher was experimenting with unusual materials such as latex, br...eathing life into them. She would pour liquid rubber onto surfaces and then pull it off again with great physical force, literally coming to grips with the world of things she experienced and pressing forward into psychological border zones. By transforming materials in ways that were as radical as they were sensual, she explored forms of human existence and how they are embedded in societal and private power structures. This monograph presents Bucher's oeuvre from her early days as a student in Zurich in the 1940s, to her experimental phase in New York and Los Angeles of the 1960s and 1970s, to her major works of skinning architecture and people, all the way to the pieces she created during her final years on Lanzarote.
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              ISBN 9783775747929
              Released NZ 23 Sep 2021
              Publisher Hatje Cantz
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Heidi Bucher: Metamorphoses
                

              Heidi Bucher: Metamorphoses (Paperback)

              Edited by Baumann, Jana; Text by Bukuts, Carina; Martinez, Chus; Sorkin, Jenni; Designed by Pridgar, Harald

              • RRP: $169.99
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              • Pub Date
                23 Sep 21

              Heidi Bucher's fascination with the interplay between art and fashion gave rise to wearable genderless body sculptures back in the early 1970s in California. The works celebrated her concept of sculpture as something between performance and object. Already at this time, she began... to experiment with unusual materials such as rubber, which she applied to surfaces in liquid form and pulled off again with great physical force after it had solidified. With material transformations that were at once radical and sensual, she investigated human forms of existence and their embedding in power structures. In doing so, she was always dedicated to a critical subversion of normative gender roles. This monograph presents Bucher's oeuvre from its beginnings in Zurich in the 1940s, to the experimental phase in New York and Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s and the main body of work with architectural and human skins, to the works she created in the last years of her life on Lanzarote.
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              ISBN 9783775750783
              Released NZ 23 Sep 2021
              Publisher Hatje Cantz
              Interest Age General Audience
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