Table of contents:
- After Art by David Joslit
- Bowie by Simon Crichley
- "Gray Notebooks", Victor Pivovarov
- "Dress code. The Naked Truth About Fashion, Marie Grinde Arntzen
- How to Write about Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams
- “Jim Jarmusch. Poems and Music ", Anton Dolin
- "Between roast and blancmange": A. Pushkin and his heroes at a meal "
Video: Bookshelf: 7 New Books On Art, Fashion And Film
Have you wanted to replenish your bookshelf for a long time, but did not have time? Free the weekend of May 20 and 21 from all business and go wandering around the Garage Art Book Fair - 40 leading foreign and Russian publishers will present book novelties about art and culture at once. In order not to get lost in the variety, Bazaar.ru has chosen the main volumes that you can get hold of at the fair.
After Art by David Joslit
How do the rapid development of digital technologies and the dictatorship of global networks affect contemporary art? Incredible, says art historian and professor at Yale University David Josleet. If you do not leave the feeling that contemporary art has not been able to offer anything fundamentally new for a long time, you will find a like-minded person in Josley: “After Art” examines why, instead of creating new content, contemporary artists manipulate existing ones. Examining the works of Ai Weiwei, Matthew Barney, Sherri Levin and other heroes, without whom it is impossible to imagine modern culture, the author clearly explains how artists and architects have turned from creators into living search engines.
Bowie by Simon Crichley
Did the great David Bowie change your life? You are not alone - the same thing happened with Simon Crichley, the author of a short but very remarkable book about the British musician. First, the author tells a personal story of how Bowie's music illuminated his boring life in the South English backwater, and then moves on to philosophical reflections on the peculiarities of authenticity and identity in the songs of the British.
"Gray Notebooks", Victor Pivovarov
Soon, book shelves will be replenished with a novelty that cannot be missed - "Gray Notebooks" by Viktor Pivovarov, a continuation of his autobiographical book "Agent in Love
"Dress code. The Naked Truth About Fashion, Marie Grinde Arntzen
Fashion is not just shows and fresh arrivals in boutiques, but a complex, global phenomenon that affects various aspects of our existence - from psychological problems to ecology and economics. After all, fashion is the fifth largest industry in the world. In the witty science-pop from Marie Grinda Arntzen, sophisticated outfits coexist with the problems of overproduction, and design talent with the dictates of opinion-makers. The author clearly explains how trends arise, whom fashion empowers and who suffers from it. Dress Code heroes include Alexander McQueen's muse Isabella Blow and desperate activist Vivienne Westwood.
How to Write about Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams
If you want to not only read about art, but also write intelligibly about it, the guide book by Gilda Williams will help you. In the best traditions of the explanatory genre, How to Write about Contemporary Art combines theory with practice. In the first part of the book, Williams talks about the main objectives, style, language and content of the text about art, and in the second he gives advice. The range of genres that the author undertakes to teach the reader extends from press releases and blogs to texts for auction catalogs and analytical articles. Williams does the opposite: instead of imposing a set of hard-and-fast rules, she talks about what mistakes should never be made.
“Jim Jarmusch. Poems and Music ", Anton Dolin
One of the main Russian film critics, Anton Dolin, has published a fascinating travel book through the films of Jim Jarmusch. Starting with Paterson, the reader sets out on a journey to the origins of the director's work - along with the marginalized, musicians, wanderers, taxi drivers and other heroes of his films. At the end of this film journey, Jim Jarmusch himself is waiting for us - Dolin decided to finish the book with an interview with the titan of independent cinema.
"Between roast and blancmange": A. Pushkin and his heroes at a meal "
Finally, the most delicious novelty. In the literal sense of the word - a weighty album with a pineapple on the cover simultaneously tells about the wonders of gastronomy of the 18th-19th centuries. and the everyday life of Pushkin. Oddly enough, "our everything" not only pored over "Eugene Onegin
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