Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday's Three on Art

Today, Thursday's Three offers a look at a trio of new titles in art.

✭ Published by the Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Press, Elisabeth Fairman's Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower (July 2014) serves as a kind of field guide to artistic depictions of the natural world as seen in manuscripts and contemporary artists' books, including those of Eileen Hogan, Tracey Bush, and Mandy Bonnell. The book, which accompanied an exhibition (on view through August 10) of the same name, comprises scholarly essays and a section with statements by artists and naturalists, as well as 250 color and black-and-white illustrations and a collection pocket.

Fairman is senior curator of rare books and manuscripts at YCBA.

Cover of Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower

✭ Accompanying a Dia Art Foundation retrospective exhibition on view through March 2, 2015, the fully illustrated Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010 (Diabooks, 2014) presents 11 scholarly essays about the artist's broad range of sculpture, including Andre's floor and corner pieces, innovative use of industrial materials, and previously unpublished concrete poems. Also included are letters, postcards, ephemera, and documentation relating to Andre's important installations.

Cover of Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place

✭ This fall the Museum of Fine Arts Boston will present from October 12 through July 19, 2015, the exhibition "Goya: Order & Disorder"; Boston will be its only venue. Described as "the largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century" — more than 160 of Goya's most important paintings, prints, and drawings, including 60 from the MFA, some quite rare, will be on view — the show will be accompanied by a 400-page catalogue, Goya: Order & Disorder (MFA Publications, October 2014), with 260 color illustrations. 

Cover of Goya: Order & Disorder