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This publication accompanies the special exhibition Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Ecologies of Drama, on view at the Albright-Knox October 10, 2015–January 3, 2016. It is the first anthology of the literature on Ahtila’s work to date, including scripts of all fourteen of the artist’s moving-image installations; reprints of significant essays by Mieke Bal, Daniel Birnbaum, Elisabeth Bronfen, Alison Butler, Kaja Silverman, and Cary Wolfe; and interviews with the artist and Lena Essling, Chrissie Iles, Stephen Knudsen, and Cary Wolfe. It was edited by Albright-Knox Senior Curator Cathleen Chaffee.
Softcover, 300 pages, 6 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches, 27 color and 14 black-and-white illustrations
© 2015 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
This catalogue and artist’s book accompanies the special exhibition Erin Shirreff (on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston from August 26 to November 29, 2015, and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from January 23 to May 8, 2016), the first large-scale museum survey of the artist’s work in the United States. It contains essays by the exhibition’s organizers, Albright-Knox Art Gallery Senior Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee and Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Mannion Family Senior Curator Jenelle Porter.
Softcover, 114 pages, 9 x 11 1/2 inches, 98 illustrations
© 2015 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
This book, published on the occasion of the exhibition Monet and the Impressionist Revolution, 1860–1910, explores the transformative moments and formal innovations in advanced Western art in the second half of the nineteenth century that tilled the ground for the advent of abstract painting around 1910. Highlighting fifty works of Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and early abstract art from the Albright-Knox’s world-renowned Collection, it is the first catalogue dedicated to this segment of the museum’s holdings.
Hardcover, 192 pages
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Exhibition Catalogue for Giving up One's Mark: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s
This catalogue accompanies Giving Up One's Mark: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s (on view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from November 9, 2014 to February 15, 2015), an exhibition which explores the artist’s development during the 1960s and 1970s, a period that marks her transition from oil to acrylic paint, and from gestural abstraction to robust images of consolidated color and tonal nuance. It contains an in-depth essay by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon which draws on material from previously unpublished transcripts of informal sessions Frankenthaler hosted at various colleges and universities during the 1960s and 1970s, and is accompanied by a selected chronology of the artist’s life during the years covered by the exhibition, illustrations of all exhibited works by Frankenthaler, and numerous archival photographs from the era.
Hardcover, 110 pages, 11 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, 42 color and 23 black-and-white illustrations
© 2014 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Exhibition Catalogue for Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape
This catalogue accompanies Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape (on view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery from November 17, 2013, to October 5, 2014), an exhibition exploring the interplay of history, identity, and landscape in the work of one of the most important artists of our time. It contains a preface by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon; an interview with Kiefer by Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén, accompanied by a suite of previously unpublished photographs by the artist; an in-depth essay by Deputy Director Joe Lin-Hill; reflections on the exhibition from audiences in Buffalo and beyond; and illustrations of all works by Kiefer in the exhibition and those in the complementary Collection-based installation.
Hardcover, 96 pages, 12 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, 68 color illustrations
© 2014 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
This publication accompanies the first survey of drawings by Ken Price, best known for his abstract, brightly colored ceramic sculptures. Price’s work was only widely exhibited later in his life, but scholars have long admired his highly original forms. The book includes an in-depth illustrated essay by exhibition curator Douglas Dreishpoon, a section detailing a rarely seen large-scale scroll drawing from 1962, and color plates of all of the nearly seventy works in the exhibition, tracking the evolution of Price’s drawings over forty-eight years and demonstrating a wide range of characters and techniques.
164 pages, 9 x 6 inches, 70 color illustrations
Published by The Drawing Center
Regular price: $25
This exhibition catalogue celebrates the work of Robert Therrien, who, since the 1970s, has created iconic sculptures, mixed-media objects, and works on paper sourced from memory and the everyday. In the artist’s hands, humble images—a snowman, a chapel, a coffin, a keyhole, a stack of plates—are coaxed into surreal configurations through abstraction, repetition, color, and scale. This book features exceptional highlights from all points in his career.
64 pages, 9 1/2 x 8 inches, 40 color illustrations
© 2013 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
This exhibition catalogue celebrates the Albright-Knox’s intense collecting activity from 2002 to 2012. It features color plates of all of the works in the exhibition, an essay by the curator and art critic David Pagel, a conversation with Albright-Knox Director Louis Grachos and Chief Curator Douglas Dreishpoon, introductions to the exhibition’s themes by Curator Heather Pesanti, and a fully illustrated list of the more than 1,000 works of art that have entered the Collection since 2002.
9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches, 431 pages, full color
© 2012 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Extreme Abstraction Revisited
With a Foreword by Louis Grachos
Extreme Abstraction Revisited documents the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's 2005 exhibition Extreme Abstraction, including an extensive visual walk-through of the exhibition and a fully illustrated checklist of the more than 250 works of art in the exhibition.
9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches, 192 pages, full color
© 2012 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
This new book—which features highlights from one of America’s finest collections—is a must-have for art enthusiasts. It showcases the museum’s recent acquisitions and cornerstone works, tracing the evolution of modern and contemporary art.
The last decade has seen unprecedented growth in art production, with artists exploring new media, new approaches, and new subjects. This book illuminates and illustrates the range and diversity of the museum’s Collection and reflects the experience of contemporary art. Visual conversations are rich in contrasts, with exciting discoveries at every turn.
9 x 7 inches, 168 pages, 150 full-color illustrations
© 2011 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Published by Scala Publishers in association with Albright-Knox Art Gallery
This richly illustrated catalogue accompanies a major exhibition of works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Collection. Featuring eighty iconic paintings and sculptures from the late nineteenth century to the present, The Long Curve highlights the history of the Albright-Knox’s remarkable Collection by focusing on the pioneering benefactors and museum professionals who made it possible.
11 x 9 1/2 inches, 265 pages, 207 illustrations
© 2011 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Designed, printed, and produced by Skira, Milan, Italy
Published by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in association with Skira
EXHIBITION CATALOGUES AND OTHER BOOKS
An Adventure in Looking & Listening: Exploring Masterworks at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Written by Jennifer Bayles, Illustrated by Janet Barnett
This interactive book and audio CD provide the perfect art adventure for young ones with curious minds. An Adventure in Looking & Listening—featuring four fun characters—takes children on a journey through fifteen full-color masterworks from the Albright-Knox’s Collection and encourages them to look at art in a new and exciting way.
© 2003 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Anselm Kiefer: Morgenthau Plan Catalogue
Essay by Richard Calvocoressi; Poems by Paul Celan
This catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition Morgenthau Plan at Gagosian Gallery, complements the exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape, on view at the Albright-Knox through October 2014. The book focuses on the Morgenthau Plan and Kiefer’s body of work related to the subject, including photographs of the installation at Gagosian Gallery, New York, and full-color reproductions of other paintings and sculptures by Kiefer that deal with the Plan. The book also features a letter from the artist to curator Richard Calvocoressi, an extensive essay by Calvocoressi, and poetry by Paul Celan (Romanian, 1920–1970).
Published by Gagosian Gallery
128 pages, 11 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches, Fully illustrated; Cloth cover in a slipcase
Being & Time: The Emergence of Video Projection
With a Foreword by Douglas G. Schultz
Edited by Karen Lee Spaulding
This catalogue explores the Albright-Knox’s 1996 exhibition of the same name, which celebrated the role and development of new technology in art. The exhibition featured works by Willie Doherty, Gary Hill, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Diana Thater, Bill Viola, and more.
Paperback, full color, 95 pages
© 1996 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Designed by Ingrid Castro, CASTRO/ARTS Baltimore
Beverly Pepper: Sculpture in Place
By Rosalind E. Krauss, with a Preface by Douglas G. Schultz
Beverly Pepper conquers technology to create large-scale sculptures that engage the areas surrounding them.
Paperback, 179 pages
© 1986 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Abbeville Press
A Brief Inquiry
By Joshua Reiman, with an Essay by Holly E. Hughes
Joshua Reiman’s video work A Brief Inquiry was featured at the Albright-Knox in Beyond/In Western New York: Alternating Currents in 2010. The video installation and accompanying book detail an explorer’s obsessive quest for the sublime in Iceland.
Hardcover, full color
© 2010 Joshua Reiman
Printed in Iceland by Oddi Printing
Brighter Buffalo: Renewing a City
By Maria Scrivani, with a Foreword by Bonnie Foit-Albert
Buffalo native and former Buffalo News reporter Maria Scrivani leads readers on a tour through Buffalo’s industrially driven and richly historical past, stopping at architectural landmarks and treasured cultural institutions along the way. Scrivani reminds us what Buffalo has to be proud of; it is a resourceful city that can stand on its own two feet with an entrepreneurial flame that continues to burn in the face of economic adversity.
Paperback, black-and-white, 192 pages
© 2009 Published by Western New York Wares, Inc.
Bruce Jackson: Cummins Wide, Photographs from the Arkansas Prison
With an Essay by Tom Rankin and an Interview by Douglas Harper
This book is a collection of fifty-three photographs taken at Cummins Prison near Pine Bluff, Arkansas, considered by many to be one of the worst prisons in the United States during the 1970s when these images were created. Buffalo-based photographer and distinguished scholar Bruce Jackson captures the social realities of prison life through the wide-angle lens of a Widelux F6B camera.
© 2008 Bruce Jackson
Published by the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University and Center Working Papers, State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: The BPO Celebrates the First 75 Years
By Raya Lee and Edward Yadzinski, with Contributions from Ron Daniels, Mary Kunz Goldman, Julius Korach, and Denise Prince
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has captivated audiences of Western New York and beyond for seventy-five years with their diverse programming and unique performances. This book celebrates the professional sounds that make the BPO one of Buffalo’s most prominent cultural envoys.
Paperback, full color, 126 pages
© 2010 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Published by Buffalo Heritage Unlimited
Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005
Organized by Madeline Grynsztejn and Siri Engberg
This catalogue on the 2006 exhibition co-organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art examines the celebrated figurative painter Chuck Close’s body of portraiture over a period of forty-eight years. It features examples in an array of media, including photography, printmaking, and collage.
Hardcover, full color, 152 pages
© 2005 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Walker Art Center
Designed by Feel Good Anyway (FGA), Portland, Oregon
Circa 1900: From the Genteel Tradition to the Jazz Age
Essay by Helen A. Raye, with a Contribution by Claire Schneider and a Foreword by Douglas G. Schultz
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name—which was organized by the Albright-Knox in honor of the centennial celebration of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901—this catalogue offers discussions on the art admired around 1880 to 1920.
Paperback, 151 pages
© 2001 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
With an Essay by Ruth Fine
This book documents the donations that the avid art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel made to fifty different art institutions—one in each of the fifty states—including the Albright-Knox. This lengthy, evolving project gives us a glimpse into the story of the Vogels’s lives with art.
Paperback, 242 pages
© 2008 National Endowment for the Arts
Produced by the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Edwin Dickinson: Dreams and Realities
With Essays by Douglas Dreishpoon, Francis V. O’Connor, and Mary Ellen Abell
The first Edwin Dickinson monograph published in twenty years, this beautifully executed catalogue contains full-color reproductions of sixty-eight paintings and twenty-seven drawings by the artist and in-depth engaging discussions and essays regarding some of his most compelling works.
Paperback, full color, 285 pages
© 2002 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Francis Bacon in the 1950s
By Michael Peppiatt
Focusing on Francis Bacon’s most important period of development—1950 to 1960—this book includes paintings rarely or never before seen, and serves as a guide to understanding Bacon’s mysterious art.
Paperback, 200 pages
© 2006 Yale University Press
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex
Text by Lesley Neufield
Explaining the history behind the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House complex, this book includes detailed illustrations, plan drawings, and high-quality photographs.
Paperback, full color, 34 pages
© 2012 The Martin House Restoration Corporation
Hamish Fulton: Selected Walks 1969–1989
An exhibition catalogue of Hamish Fulton’s work exhibited at the Albright-Knox in 1990, this book was conceived, from cover to cover, by the artist himself. It includes photographs revealing the artist’s poetic nature that were not a part of the exhibition.
Hardcover, 107 pages
© 1990 Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Ingrid Calame: Constellations
This book features the work of Ingrid Calame on the occasion of two exhibitions: Constellations, at James Cohan Gallery in 2007, and Ingrid Calame: Traces of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2008. Calame became the first Artist in Residence at the Albright-Knox in 2007–08. Her work, which directly transformed images gathered in and around the City of Buffalo, was exhibited in Ingrid Calame: Step on a Crack . . . in 2009–10.
Hardcover, full color, 64 pages
With a Foreword by Robert T. Buck and an Essay by Howard N. Fox
This catalogue of an exhibition held at the Albright-Knox explores the world of structure in Kenneth Snelson’s work, which obscures the boundaries between science and art.
Paperback, 88 pages
© 1981 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Landscape at the Millennium: Installations by Tobi Kahn and Pat Steir, Nineteenth-Century Works from the Parrish Art Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
With a Foreword by Douglas G. Schultz
This 2000 exhibition catalogue showcases classic works from the collections of the Albright-Knox and the Parrish Art Museum. Interviews with Tobi Kahn and Pat Steir are included.
Paperback, 47 pages
© 2000 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
The Paintings of Sylvia Plimack Mangold
With a Foreword by Douglas G. Schultz
The work of Sylvia Plimack Mangold, both a Realist and an Illusionist, is shown in this catalogue, which accompanied a retrospective exhibition held at the Albright-Knox in 1994.
Paperback, 142 pages
© 1994 Hudson Hills Press, in association with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light
With a Foreword by Louis Grachos, Conversations with Giuseppe Panza di Biumo and Douglas Dreishpoon, and an Essay by David Bonetti
Focusing on minimalistic works concerned with color and light, this 2007 exhibition catalogue for The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light at the Albright-Knox includes works by notable artists such as Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, and James Turrell.
Hardcover, 119 pages
© 2007 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin
By Douglas Dreishpoon
With Essays by Nancy Princenthal, and Eleanor Heartney
Edited by Sarah Hezel
Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin is the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's most recent exhibition catalogue. It accompanies a comprehensive, nineteen-year survey of Petah Coyne's work that was organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Senior Curator Douglas Dreishpoon. After touring the United States, the exhibition will return to the museum from June 9 to September 17, 2006.
131 pages, 29 color plates, 49 illustrations
© 2005 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
Designed and produced by Studio Blue, Chicago
Published by Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Distributed by Fotofolio, New York, New York
TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art
By Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo
Investigative reporters Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo recount the true story of one of art history’s most elaborate swindles. This well-researched, thrilling tale of forgery follows John Drewe and his many (sometimes unknowing) accomplices on their trail of deception stretching from London to New York.
Hardcover, 327 pages
© 2009 The Penguin Press, New York
Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession
By Kirk Varnedoe
Published on the occasion of Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, which traveled to the Albright-Knox in 2004, this catalogue details the importance and influence of the work of Auguste Rodin, who stands at the origins of modern sculpture.
Softcover, 192 pages
© 2001 Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Shark Girl sees the world in a worried way, while her good friend, Belly Button, has a more positive outlook on things. Together, the friends take readers on five mini adventures—writing a letter, making paper dolls, going to a party, visiting the playground, and appreciating the value of things, especially one’s friends. This intimate set of stories combines humor, emotion, and insight, inviting readers to look beyond physical appearance into the thoughts and dreams we all share.
Learn more about Casey Riordan Millard's Shark Girl sculpture at Canalside.
The Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces from Ingres to Matisse
By Sona K. Johnston
This collaborative exhibition between Baltimore’s two premier art institutions, The Walters Art Gallery and The Baltimore Museum of Art, was on view at the Albright-Knox from November 3, 2001, through January 6, 2002. The exhibition covered every major artistic movement and school of the nineteenth century, from Neoclassicism to Impressionism, combining the finest works of French art from both Baltimore museums.
Hardcover, 156 pages, full color
© The Walters Art Gallery and The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2000
The Tumultuous Fifties:
A View from The New York Times Photo Archives
Introduction by Luc Sante
(Reprinted from The New York Times Magazine)
Essays by Douglas Dreishpoon and Alan Trachtenberg
Chronology by Holly E. Hughes
272-pages, 200 illustrations
Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Yale University Press, 2001
The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art
By Gao Minglu
With Essays by Douglas Dreishpoon and Bingyi Huang
The Wall: Reshaping Contemporary Chinese Art is the most ambitious exhibition of contemporary Chinese art to travel beyond China. Organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, in conjunction with the Millennium Art Museum, it marks the first collaboration between American and Chinese art museums to focus on contemporary Chinese Art.
© 2005 The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and The Millennium Art Museum
Designed, printed, and produced by Sunvale Culture, Beijing, China
The Wayward Muse: A Historical Survey of Painting in Buffalo
By Susan Krane, with Contributions by William H. Gertis and Helen Raye
Preface by Douglas G. Schultz
This exhibition, held at the Albright-Knox from March 23 through May 24, 1987, presented the first historical survey of painting in Buffalo since the 1950s.
Paperback, 208 pages
© 1987 Albright-Knox Art Gallery
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