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Lust for Art?

Is the production of works of art fundamentally driven by sexual desire? This new volume in the brilliant series from Whitechapel, “Documents of Contemporary Art”, traces the identification of art with sexual expression or repression, from the era of the rights movements to the present. Artists surveyed include Vito Acconci, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Lynda […]

Lidewij Edelkoort: Fetishism in Fashion

Fetishism in Fashion – Passionate Relationships

The world’s leading trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort has taken on the monumental task of looking at fetishism in fashion, design and art today. In “Fetishism in Fashion” she also forecasts tomorrow’s fetishistic trends and styles. Lidewij Edelkoort on Fetishism in Fashion: “As a devotee of clothing and textiles in particular; I decided to analyze and […]

Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen: Influences from Japan In Danish Art & Design 1870-2010

Japonisme – Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen

A new excellent book from Arkitektens forlag explores the influences from Japan that have played an important part in the development of modern Danish design and art. Written by Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, dr.phil., who is one of Denmark’s leading researchers in Applied Art and Design. After many years as Chief Librarian and Deputy Director of the […]

Stockholm New - The Book

Stockholm New – The Book

Back in the days, Sweden wasn’t very cool.  But then came Stockholm New and changed all that.  As an image-driven style magazine not afraid to tackle hard-core art, design and architecture, it became a forerunner to magazines like Wallpaper. In 1993 Sweden – and Scandinavia – became cool. ”Stockholm New – The Book” contains not […]

Nordic Art - The Modern Breakthrough 1860-1920

Atmospheric Symbolism: Nordic Art – The Modern Breakthrough 1860-1920

Defining a Nordic expression. This is a broad survey of the paintings from 1860-1920 – a period marked by a search for national identities and social transformation.  > MORE . Nordic Art – The Modern Breakthrough 1860-1920 Features:    Edvard Munch, Anders Zorn, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Vilhelm Hammershøi, Helene Schjerfbeck, August Strindberg, Harald Sohlberg, P.S: Krøyer, Magnus […]

Pop Art Design - Mateo Kries, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss

Pop Art Design

Roy Lichtenstein meets Achille Castiglioni. Vitra is presently showing the exhibition ”Pop Art Design”, an exhibition examining Pop art and its dialogue between design and art.   > MORE . Pop Art Design – Mateo Kries, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss Editors:    Mateo Kries, Mathias Schwartz-Clauss Text by:    Tobias Lander, Steven Heller, Diedrich Diederichsen, Marco Livingstone, Thomas Kellein, Dario […]