Artists Bookworks

Artists Bookworks

Artists Bookworks specialises in artists’ books and writings of the early 20th century, and titles on Russian-Avant-Garde modernism. In 2017 they launch a series on historical pigments, 1st century B.C. to the 19th century based on contemporary treatises, complemented by the first documentary dictionary of pigments.

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  • 16th Century Colour Palettes

    • The 16th century palette was made up of 53 pigments, and was described in treatises by Leonardo da Vinci, Gian Paolo Lomazzo, and Raffaello Borghini
    • Plates are from paintings by Titian whose pigments have been identified

    Three texts by two Italian Renaissance painters - Leonardo da Vinci and Gian Paolo Lomazzo - and a compendium of the 53 standard pigments commonly found on artists' palettes for painting in oil on panel and on canvas as outlined by the writer, Raffaello Borghini, make up this 16th century collection of pigments. Leonardo's studio advice on the... Learn More

    Starting at: £12.00

  • 1st Century Colour Palettes

    The sources of pigments used in European painting are found in classical antiquity, 1st. century B.C. to 1st century A.D. The over 40 pigments in use were described by Vitruvius, Pliny the Elder and Dioscorides, complemented by 3rd century B.C. Theophrastus. The principles of painting were also described by Pliny, to be picked up by Italian Renaissance painters of the 15th century, and they are discussed by the Editor. The pigments in the four extant treatises are described in full which, together with the artistic principles, make this little book a basic primary source for both classical... Learn More

    Starting at: £12.00

  • Impressionists' Palettes of Light

    • Palettes of 8 Impressionist painters - Cézanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Seurat, Signac, Van Gogh
    • They called their colours the "solar palette of light

    The French Impressionist painters discovered new means for painting light - they used a "solar palette”, the pigments matched to the colours the eyes see. They are the colours of a ray of light. This little book reproduces palettes by 8 of the plein-air painters - Cézanne, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Seurat, Signac, and Van Gogh. It describes the pigments they used, and includes short excerpts by the... Learn More

    Starting at: £8.65

  • Malevich Writes

    Collection of 30 texts, 1915-1928, & 3 facsimiles, some in first English translation, plus Nina Kogan on Cubism and Ilya Chashnik on Suprematism. Chronological sections trace Malevich's analyses of Cubism and Futurism, the Supremus Society of Artists, Suprematism Triumphant, UNOVIS, Theory of Creativity as Artistic Culture, and the Non-Objective World of Sensations. A presentation of sensations from Cézanne to Suprematism is followed by a discussion of how consciousness and the environment influence artistic creativity in P. Railing, Malevich on Creativity. Learn More

    Starting at: £20.00

  • Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism

    A facsimile edition of Kazimir Malevich, SUPREMATISM 34 Drawings, was published in 1990 by Artists Bookworks accompanied by an introduction to the drawings by Patricia Railing; it is now out-of-print. This 2014 reprint of Malevich's little book contains a new translation from the Russian and a new introductory text by Patricia Railing, "Reading the 34 Drawings”. The Russian text and plates were scanned from an original copy and the size of this little book conforms to the lithographed Russian edition of 1920. Learn More

    Starting at: £8.00

  • Malevich Paints

    This is the first study to investigate the sources of the creative processes in the painting of Kazimir Malevich, from Neo-Primitivism to Suprematism, 1911-1920. These sources are found in 19th century scientific investigations into optics, especially those of Hermann von Helmholtz, the artist adapting the laws of optical light and colour and the laws of optical structures of seeing in space and in depth to his painting. Malevich's creative processes culminated in his non-objective canvases, Suprematism, between 1915 and 1920, the painting of pure seeing. Learn More

    Starting at: £17.00

  • Alexandra Exter Paints

    A collection of 16 essays on the artist's painting and works for the theatre between 1910 and 1924. The essays explore the colour theories that gave rise to her abstract painting and the basic laws of structure that gave order to her Cubist, Simultaneist, Non-Objective painting and her stage and costume design. Contemporary accounts of her three plays, Famira Kifared, Salome, and Romeo and Juliet are included together with extracts from Alexander Tairov's, Notes of a Director (1921). The book closes with a detailed and illustrated Chronology of Exter's exhibitions and paintin... Learn More

    Starting at: £17.00

  • Victory Over the Sun

    This Futurist opera was presented in snowy Petrograd in December 1913 to a riotous audience. The atonal music composed by Mikhail Matiushin accompanied the alogical libretto by Aleksei Kruchenykh, the action taking place in the 10th Land where "the windows of houses all face inside" and "all the paths go up to the earth", while the hands of a clock "both go backwards immediately before dinner". The cardboard costumes by Kazimir Malevich were surfaces lit by his roving coloured spotlights, the characters bigger than life.

    This first English translation... Learn More

    Starting at: £16.00

  • Cinema Calendrier Du Coeur Abstrait Maisons Bois Par Arp

    Cinema Calendrier Du Coeur Abstrait Maisons Bois Par Arp Learn More

    Starting at: £20.00

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