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New PublicationsAutumn 2015
CoverClaude Monet, Corner of the Water Lily Pond, 1918 (detail). Oil on canvas, 130 x 88 cm. Private collection
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Founded in 1999, RA Publications creates beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogues and books to accompany the Royal Academy’s impressive programme of international loan exhibitions, as well as authoritative titles on the work of the Royal Academicians: the painters, sculptors, printmakers and architects who are at the heart of the institution. All profits are returned to the Royal Academy to perpetuate its mission to be a clear strong voice for art and artists.
Cloth30 × 28 cm240 pages280 illustrations in colourISBN 978-1-910350-16-4£48, US $75, CAN $91September 2015
Cui Cancan is an artist, curator and critic Jacques Herzog helped found the architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron Sir Anish Kapoor cbe ra is a Turner-Prize-winning sculptor Adrian Locke is Senior Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London Tim Marlow is Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts, London Daniel Rosbottom is Head of the School of Architecture at Kingston University, and co-director of drdharchitects John Tancock was an associate curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is the author of publications on sculpture
Exhibition datesPublished to accompany the Royal Academy’s landmark exhibition, ‘Ai Weiwei’, 19 September – 13 December 2015
Artist, designer, architect, author, publisher and curator: Ai Weiwei ho n ra is a truly twenty-first-century creative whose global stature, social conscience and strong convictions have galvanised a generation of artists. They have also at times put him in contention with the Chinese authorities.
Ai has been closely involved with the design of this fascinating publication, which provides an insight into the groundbreaking
artwork and installations featured in the exhibition – constructed from materials as diverse as marble, bicycles and antique furniture.
As well as an exclusive interview between the artist and Tim Marlow, the publication includes contributions from John Tancock, Daniel Rosbottom and Adrian Locke, who site the artist in his global context and his position in China, exploring the powerful influence of both.
Painting the Modern Garden Monet to Matisse
Cloth30 × 28 cm304 pages250 illustrations in colourISBN 978-1-910350-02-7£48, US $75, CAN $91September 2015
Monty Don is a horticulturalist and broadcaster, who has written widely on gardens and gardeningAnn Dumas is a specialist in French nineteenth-century art and a curator at the Royal Academy of ArtsHeather Lemonedes is Curator of Drawings at the Cleveland Museum of ArtJames Priest is Head Gardener at Monet’s garden at GivernyWilliam Robinson is Curator of Modern European Art at the Cleveland Museum of ArtClare P. Willsdon is Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Glasgow, and author of Impressionist Gardens
Exhibition datesPublished to accompany the major exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11 October 2015 – 3 January 2016, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 30 January – 17 April 2016
The Impressionists were among the first to portray gardens directly from life, focusing on their colour and form rather than using them as a background for historical, religious and literary themes. This book explores the symbiotic relationship that developed during the latter part of the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth between artists and gardens, focusing on
Monet and the creation of his garden at Giverny.
Beautifully illustrated with masterpieces by Monet, his fellow Impressionists and such painters as Bonnard, Sargent, Klee, Kandinsky, Klimt, Matisse and Nolde, Painting the Modern Garden traces the effects of artistic movements and social and political influences on the garden in modern art.
Opposite: Claude Monet, Lady in the Garden, 1867 (detail). Oil on canvas, 80 × 99 cm. State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Above: Curt Herrmann, In the Garden of Schloss Pretzfeld, 1905. Oil on canvas, 65 × 83 cm. Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart
We Think the World of You David Remfry’s Dogs
Cloth20 × 28 cm (landscape)112 pages100 illustrationsISBN 978-1-910350-17-1£16.95, US $26.95, CAN $32.95 September 2015
David Remfry mbe r a has long been fascinated by the connections that develop between dogs and their owners. In this charming new book, his delicate portraits in watercolour and gouache reveal the mutual understanding and sympathy of these partnerships. Many of his portraits are accompanied by sketches from his notebooks alongside brief accounts from his
sitters of their relationships with their dogs.
Remfry’s lively watercolours and sketches illustrate such celebrities as Ethan Hawke (and Nina), Susan Sarandon (and Penny and Rigby) and Alan Cumming (and Honey). Some of the sitters were fellow residents at the Chelsea Hotel, icon of Bohemia in New York.
Top: Louise, 2007 (detail). Watercolour and graphite on paper, 57 × 76 cm. Collection of Anita and Colin FennRight: Ethan Hawke and Nina, 2007. Watercolour and graphite on paper, 101 × 152 cm. Collection of the artist
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A gorgeous first-facts book about the French painter Claude Monet (1840–1926) that introduces children to this most beloved of Impressionists.
Monet created a beautiful garden at Giverny, filling it with irises, poppies, roses and, of course, water lilies, which he celebrated in his vast and glorious paintings.
Spread by spread, the bright and bold illustrations tell the story of
Monet’s arrival at Giverny, of the vivid Japanese art that inspired him, of the many gardeners he employed, of the large pond he dug for water lilies, and of how he would paint outdoors on large canvases in any weather.
The illustrators Giancarlo Ascari and Pia Valentinis take Monet’s work as their starting point and reimagine it in stunning and unusual ways.
The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet
PLC27 × 19 cm32 pagesIllustrated in colour throughoutISBN 978-1-910350-34-8£10.95, September 2015Ages 8+
Giancarlo Ascari is the author of the utopian comic book Sarà una bella società (2012), the graphic novels Tutta colpa del ’68 (2008) and Love Stories (2005), which was translated into French. He is currently working on a graphic novel entitled L’arte del complotto, to be published by Rizzoli LizardPia Valentinis was awarded Best Illustrator in the XXI Edition of the Andersen Prize, the prestigious Italian award for children’s books. In 2012 she published the award-winning Gli Alberi (2012), co-written with Mauro Evangelista.
David Remfry mbe ra has lived in the Chelsea Hotel in New York for many years. Having studied at Hull College of Art, he had his first solo show in London in 1973; more than 50 international solo exhibitions have followed. He was elected a Royal Academician in 2006
Despite being at the forefront of high-tech innovation in architecture, Chris Wilkinson obe ra believes passionately in the importance of drawing by hand. Where many practices are now dominated by computer-aided design, Wilkinson still uses drawing as a way to think through ideas, to grapple with design problems and as a tool of communication.
This volume brings together images selected from 20 years of Wilkinson’s sketchbooks,
presenting a fascinating record of the creation of architectural narrative. This unique insight into the working drawings of a hugely influential architect includes sketches for many of his practice’s most groundbreaking works – from structures for the London 2012 Olympics to the restoration and reconstruction of the three Grade II-listed gas holders in King’s Cross, London – as well as a gazetteer with photographs of completed projects.
PLC28 × 23 cm144 pages200 illustrationsISBN 978-1-910350-18-8 £16.95, US $26.95, CAN $32.95September 2015
Exhibition datesTennant Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London, September 2015 – February 2016
Sketchbook spread showing ideas for Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens
Chris Wilkinson obe ra set up Chris Wilkinson Architects (now Wilkinson Eyre) in 1983. The practice has twice won the Stirling Prize for the best building of the year by a British architect, for the Magma Science Centre in Rotherham and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge
Foreword by Charles Saumarez Smith
For decades the printmaker Norman Ackroyd cbe ra has been fascinated by the Hebrides, the archipelago lying to the north-west of mainland Scotland. Inhabited since prehistoric times, some of these islands are now deserted and rarely visited. Ackroyd’s urge to see them for himself has been the impulse behind his many journeys to the region.
This book brings together a selection of the original plein‑air
watercolour sketches, some produced under arduous conditions of weather and sea, which have provided the basis for many of his most memorable etchings. A gazetteer by the artist contains notes about the locations of the sketches.
The title’s publication coincides with exhibitions of the artist’s work at Eames Fine Art, London, and Zillah Bell Art Gallery, Thirsk.
Norman AckroydA Hebridean Notebook
PLC14.5 × 20.7 cm (landscape)96 pagesc. 35 illustrationsISBN 978-1-910350-35-5£16.95, US $26.95, CAN $32.95September 2015
Top: Hirta, St Kilda, 2011. Watercolour and pencil on paper, 41.4 × 14.5 cm Above: Sùla Sgeir, 2011. Watercolour and pencil on paper, 41.4 × 14.5 cm
Other titles in this seriesA Shetland Notebook (2014, RA Publications)
Depicting the famous meeting of Wellington and Blücher directly after their joint victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, Maclise’s monumental ‘cartoon’ – a full-scale preparatory drawing for a fresco – caused a sensation when it was first shown at the House of Lords in 1859. Yet this vast drawing (over three metres high, and nearly fourteen wide) has remained largely unseen for most of the twentieth century. Now, to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of
Waterloo, the work is being shown for the first time in over 40 years.
In this concise but comprehensive volume Annette Wickham looks in detail at the story of the cartoon’s creation and the reasons it has been hidden for so long, while the military expert Mark Murray-Flutter offers an engaging analysis of the arms, equipment and characters portrayed in each scene. Featuring a full-colour fold-out of Maclise’s cartoon, the book will fascinate art and military enthusiasts alike.
Daniel MacliseThe Waterloo Cartoon
Paperback with jacket22.8 × 16.5 cm48 pages, with a 6-page gatefold25 illustrationsISBN 978-1-910350-23-2£9.95 US $14.95, CAN $17.99June 2015
Exhibition schedule‘Waterloo 1815: The Art of Battle', Royal Armouries, Leeds, 22 May – 23 August 2015
‘Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon', Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2 September 2015 – 3 January 2016
Annette Wickham is Curator of Works on Paper at the Royal Academy of ArtsMark Murray-Flutter is Senior Curator of Sporting Firearms and Weapons at the Royal Armouries, Leeds
The sculptures of Conrad Shawcross ra explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics.
For the 2015 Summer Exhibition’s Annenberg Courtyard installation Shawcross created a large-scale, immersive work consisting of five cloud-like forms in steel. Made from thousands of tetrahedrons these stand at over six metres high and weigh five tonnes
each. Shawcross explains: ‘The Greeks considered the tetrahedron to represent the very essence of matter. In this huge work I have taken this form as my “brick”, growing these chaotic, diverging forms that will float above the heads of visitors.’
As well as photography of the works in situ, the publication contains working drawings, structural diagrams and a text by the architecture writer Patrick Sykes.
Conrad Shawcross The Dappled Light of the Sun
Paperback with jacket23.5 × 16.5 cm70 pages80 illustrationsISBN 978-1-910350-36-2 £9.95, US $14.95, CAN $17.95 June 2015
Exhibition schedule2015 Summer Exhibition Annenberg Courtyard installation, Royal Academy of Arts, London: 8 June – 16 August 2015
Structural drawings of The Dappled Light of the Sun by Structure Workshop Ltd
Patrick Sykes is an architecture writer and radio producer whose work is featured or forthcoming in The Times, Mas Context, Warscapes, Polis and on BBC Radio 4
Nico Van Hout, Arturo Galansino et al.352 pp., 216 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907-533-77-8£48, US $95, CAN $105
Surveying themes of lust, violence, power, compassion, elegance and poetry.
John Soane: Architect
Margaret Richardson, MaryAnne Stevens et al. 304 pp., 400 ills. HardbackISBN 978-0900946-80-6£40, US $65, CAN $75
Designs for such masterpieces as 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the Bank of England and Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Rubens and His Legacy
Richard Davey, Kathleen Soriano, Christian, Weikop 240 pp. 120 ills. PaperbackISBN 978-1-907533-80-8£28
Includes work made especially for the major retrospective at the Royal Academy.
Joseph Cornell Wanderlust
Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Sarah Lea, Jasper Sharp272 pp., 140 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-910350-21-8£35, US $55, CAN $62 A journey through Cornell’s fascinating assemblages.
William Hauptman, MaryAnne Stevens et al.232 pp., 130 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-99-0£35, US $55, CAN $62
The portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes and trompe l’œils of the pastellist par excellence.
Le CorbusierThe Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp
Maria Antonietta Crippa,Françoise Caussé 240 pp., 200 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-92-1£48, US $95, CAN $105
A dazzling portrait of the great architect’s spiritual masterpiece.
The Blue Cupboard
Tess Jaray216 pp., 30 ills. PLCISBN 978-1-910350-09-6£16.95, US $30, CAN $36
A series of intriguing, amusing and thought-provoking reflections from this well-loved artist and writer.
Posters: A Century of Summer Exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts
Mark Pomeroy96 pp., 50 ills. PLCISBN 978-1-910350-04-1£9.95
An absorbing history of poster design and the summer show.
Natalie Ferris, Marco Livingstone, Sir Norman Rosenthal96 pp., 80 ills. PLCISBN 978-1-907533-93-8£16.95, US $28, CAN $30
A stylish volume exploring the Pop artist’s 50-year career.
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Simone Facchinetti, Arturo Galansino144 pp., 90 ills. PaperbackISBN 978-1-907533-82-2£20
These exquisite portraits and religious works bring a neglected artist to the fore.
Sarah C. Bancroft, Edith Devaney, Steven Nash192 pp., 100 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-84-6£35, US $50, CAN $55
This American master’s abstract and figurative works powerfully evoke the Californian coast.
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A Year with Maggie’s
Timothy Hyman 96 pp., 45 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-96-9£16.95, US $25, CAN $28
Illustrations and reflections from the artist’s residence at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.
A Shetland Notebook
Norman Ackroyd 96 pp., 40 ills. PLCISBN 978-1-907533-89-1£16.95, US $28, CAN $30
Vivid landscape sketches in watercolour capture the unique atmosphere of these remote islands.
BEST SELLER Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
et al.192 pp., 150 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-69-3£35, US $55, CAN $62
Explores the movements that followed the region’s economic optimism of last century.
Radical Geometry Modern Art of South America
Georg Baselitz, Achim Gnann, David Ekserdjianet 224 pp., 160 ills. ClothISBN 978-1907533-63-1£40 US $65 CAN $75
Rare examples from two of the world’s finest collections.
Chiaroscuro Renaissance Woodcuts
Sensing SpacesArchitecture Reimagined
Kate Goodwin, Philip Ursprung176pp., 120 ills. PLCISBN 978-1-907533-71-6£30, US $45, CAN $52
A new approach that looks at design for the senses and emotions.
MatisseThe Chapel at Vence
Marie-Thérèse Pulvenis de Séligny224 pp., 200 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-60-0£60, US $90, CAN $102
An authoritative, beautifully illustrated exploration of Matisse’s chapel.
Richard RogersInside Out
Jeremy Melvin et al.120 pp., 50 ills. PLCISBN 978-1-907533-61-7£19.95, US $30, CAN $33
A guide to the life, work and ideas of one of Britain’s most celebrated architects.
Ian RitchieBeing: an Architect
Ian Ritchie, Roger Connah400 pp., 160 ills. Paperbacks in slipcaseISBN 978-1907533-08-2£60, US $90, CAN $102
The two-volume memoirs and selected writings of Ian Ritchie Cbe rA.
Painting: Mysteries and ConfessionsWritings by Tess Jaray
Tess Jaray128 pp., 60 ills. PaperbackISBN 978-1-907533-17-4£16.95
Jaray explores her artistic influences and motivations in subtle and insightful essays.
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Craigie AitchisonPrints: A Catalogue Raisonné
Andrew Lambirth, Louise Peck128 pp., 70 ills. ClothISBN 978-1907533-47-1£35, US $55, CAN $62
The authoritative publication on these luminous prints.
David Ekserdjian (ed.)248 pp., 260 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-28-0£40, US $65, CAN $75
A lavish survey of the finest bronze artworks ever made. ● Winner of the Association of Cultural Enterprises award for best book of 2013.
Sydney LeePrints: A Catalogue Raisonné
Robert Meyrick160 pp., 170 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-40-2£29.95, US $45, CAN $52
The first publication devoted to this master British printmaker.
DaumierVisions of Paris
Catherine Lampert, Michael Pantazzi et al.224 pp., 160 ills. ClothISBN 978-1907533-32-7£35 US $55 CAN $62
Observations of nineteenth-century French life with texts by leading authorities.
Henry RushburyPrints: A Catalogue Raisonné
Julia Rushbury et al.110 pp., 110 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-905711-85-7£29.95, US $45, CAN $52
Uncovers the work of a key figure in the printmaking revival in Britain.
Wally Caruana, Franchesca Cubillo et al. 320 pp., 200 ills. Cloth ISBN 978-1907533-45-7£48, US $75, CAN $85
Charts Australian art, from Aboriginal expressions of dreamtime to Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ series.
Houghton RevisitedThe Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great’s Hermitage
Thierry Morel et al. 256 pp., 200 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-50-1£40, US $65, CAN $75
An extraordinary art collection returns to the English mansion designed to house it.
Chris OrrThe Making of Things
Robert Hewison,Chris Orr mbe ra,Michael Palin cbe
238 pp., 175 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-37-2£35, US $55, CAN $62
An in-depth exploration of Orr’s gloriously irreverent images.
Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm with Illustrations by David Hockney
72 pp., 39 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-24-2£16.95, US $25, CAN $29
Hockney’s etchings reimagine the stories of the Brothers Grimm for a modern audience.
A Yorkshire Sketchbook
David Hockney92 pp., 45 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-23-5£14.95, US $25, CAN $28
Watercolour and ink drawings of Hockney’s beloved East Yorkshire Wolds.
Henry MooreWork, Theory, Impact
Christa Lichtenstern472 pp., 460 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-905711-21-5 £48, US $95, CAN $105
An authoritative study, exploring the sculptor’s guiding principles and artistic development.
Anita Feldman, Malcolm Woodward160 pp., 162 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-11-2£29.95, US $45, CAN $52
Uncovers a little-known aspect of Moore’s incomparable œuvre.
Chris Yetton120 pp., ills. ClothISBN 978-1905711-79-6£24.95, US $45, CAN $55
This significant study of Carter’s work assesses his singular contribution to postwar British abstraction.
The Real Van Gogh The Artist and His Letters
Nienke Bakker,Leo Jansen et al.296 pp., 150 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-905711-60-4£40, US $65, CAN $75
Explores the work of one of the greatest figures in Western art through his correspondence.
Barbara Rae Prints
Andrew Lambirth160 pp., 175 ills. PaperbackISBN 978-1-910350-07-2£16.95, US $28, CAN $30
The first comprehensive study of the art of one of Britain’s most gifted printmakers.
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Stanley AndersonPrints: A Catalogue Raisonné
Harry Heuser, Robert Meyrick272 pp., 260 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-94-5£30, US $45, CAN $52
Visions of life and country crafts from a key figure in the 1920s line-engraving
Nicholas Alfrey et al.114 pp., 100 ills ClothISBN 978-1-907533-09-9£25, US $45, CAN $48 Cockrill’s career, from realist and Pop works to expressionist and abstract paintings.
Alphabet Bill Woodrow
64 pp., 64 illsClothISBN 978-1-907533-83-9£16.95, US $24.95, CAN $29 Part-sketchbook, part-riddle: a glimpse into the playful and inventive artistic mind.
John Kasmin128pp., 100 illsPaperback with jacketISBN 978-1-907533-46-4£9.99, US $16.95, CAN $18.95
Fascinating early-twentieth-century postcards of beggars from John Kasmin’s collection.
Ken Howard’s SwitzerlandIn the Footsteps of Turner
Ken Howard obe ra et al.176 pp., 190 ills. ClothISBN 978-1-907533-39-6£25.95, US $40, CAN $45
Paintings of Switzerland by one of Britain’s most popular artists, inspired by Turner.