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Art Bound January 2012

January 2012

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In This Issue:

Some Aesthetic Decisions
The Eye of the Connoisseur
Jean Paul Riopelle
Looking at Textiles

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Some Aesthetic Decisions
The Photographs of Judy Fiskin
Virginia Heckert
Some Aesthetic Decisions

This first major monograph of Los Angeles-based artist Judy Fiskin includes reproductions of nearly three hundred images taken from 1973 to 1995. Distinctive in both subject matter and form, Fiskin's photographs showcase the less-noticed aspects of the built environment, from vernacular and military architecture to period furniture and flower-arranging competitions. Published in conjunction with In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980, an exhibition of the J. Paul Getty Museum's holdings of photographs made in Southern California, on view at the Getty Center through May 6, 2012, as part of Pacific Standard Time.

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The Eye of the Connoisseur
Authenticating Paintings by Rembrandt and His Contemporaries
Anna Tummers
The Eye of the Connoisseur

Attributing old master paintings is one of the most difficult tasks of the art historian. While authorship has important implications for the field of art history and for valuation, little has been written on the theory and techniques of the connoisseur's work. This volume analyzes the role of the expert's intuition along with efforts to develop scientific techniques.

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Jean Paul Riopelle
The Artist's Materials
Marie-Claude Corbeil, Kate Helwig, and Jennifer Poulin
Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) was one of the most important Canadian artists of the twentieth century, yet he is relatively unknown in the U.S. During his career, Riopelle produced over six thousand works, including more than two thousand paintings. Initial chapters present an overview of Riopelle's life and situate his work within the context of twentieth-century art. Subsequent chapters address Riopelle's materials and techniques, focusing on his oil paintings and mixed media works, and conservation issues. This first book-length study of the artist in English will interest curators, conservators, and general readers.

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Looking at Textiles
A Guide to Technical Terms
Elena Phipps
Looking at Textiles

This volume serves as a guide to the fundamentals of the materials and techniques used to create textiles. The selected technical terms explain what textiles are, how they are made, and what they are made of, and include definitions of terms relating to fibers, dyes, looms and weaving, and patterning processes. The many illustrations, including macro- and microscale photographs of a range of ancient and historic museum textiles, demonstrate the features described in the text.

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