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Too French
Too French

"Too French", the inaugural exhibition of the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1991. This fully illustrated catalogue features over 120 works of about 20 French masters as well as critical essays that support or refute the underlying proposition. It is thus a critical survey rather than a mere catalogue of artists of varying celebrity.

 

Published 1991
Pages: 267
Price: HK$162
ISBN: 962-215-103-5

 

Contemporary Art in Glass – Murano Venice 1992
Contemporary Art in Glass – Murano Venice 1992

There is a long history of glass-making in Murano Island in Venice, Italy.  It has extraordinary ability to adapt to the trends of styles and sometimes even taking the leads.  This catalogue features 50 works by 5 contemporary artists sculpturing in glass on Murano. These sculptures fully illustrated the uniqueness and infinite possibility in glass: clear, simple, smooth, colourful as well as the frozen movements

 

Published 1992
Pages: 88
Price: HK$66
ISBN: 962-215-111-6

 

Rodin Sculpture
Rodin Sculpture

"Rodin Sculpture" features 57 of his most renowned sculptures, includes The Thinker (original version), The Gate of Hell, The Kiss, Balzac and Victor Hugo. These are the works generating emotion and vitality the world over.  The catalogue also includes the biographical notes and essays on the artworks, providing important reference materials for the art of Rodin.

 

Published 1992
Pages: 173
Price: HK$200
ISBN: 962-215-115-9

 

Beyond Switzerland – Works by Contemporary Swiss Artists
Beyond Switzerland – Works by Contemporary Swiss Artists

The works by 22 renowned contemporary Swiss artists reflect most vividly the impact and influences of the new art trends in 1980s in Europe on the multicultural Swiss art scene. The diversity and multifaceted variety of art creation in Switzerland also foresee the new waves of contemporary art in the last decade of the 20th century.

 

Published 1995
Pages: 135
Price: HK$170
ISBN: 962-215-128-0

 

Balthus
Balthus

"He is an author of a modern anti-modern painting" – Derain

Balthus is a great artist in the 20th century, though his style does not belong to the period.   The catalogue includes 20 excellent works by Balthus that selected from the collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris and private collections, representing his unique style: between classicism and modernity, between immobilize and latent violent, between ambiguous and metaphorical.  Biographical notes and essay on the artist were also included in the catalogue, providing useful reference for the readers to learn more about the art of Balthus.

 

Published 1995 
Pages: 108
Price: HK$130
ISBN: 962-215-132-9

Infinite Image and Space – A Retrospective of Zao Wou-ki
Infinite Image and Space – A Retrospective of Zao Wou-ki

The abstract paintings by Zao Wou-ki have been highly synthesized with the oriental culture, dispersing a mysterious and unknown attractiveness, has reached an infinite spiritual world by his un-describable skills.  This catalogue features selected representative paintings by Zao from 1920s to 1990s, his chronology, photos as well as thematic essays, providing a comprehensive picture for readers to know more about the art of Zao.

 

Published 1996
Pages: 312; Plates: 78
Price: HK$290
ISBN: 962-215-143-4

Profound Image – A Retrospective of Chu Tehchun
Profound Image – A Retrospective of Chu Tehchun

Chu Teh-chun moved to France in 1955. His early works were influenced by the Parisian Academic style and later inspired by the works of Nicolas de Stael, he began to explore abstract visions to express his sentiments and passion by using subtle color tones, abstract images and fluent brushwork as his artistic language. This catalogue features 34 of his masterpieces which reveal his unique painting style over the last decade.

 

Published 1997
Pages: 71; Plates: 34
Price: HK$100
ISBN: 962-215-152-3

Masterpieces of Western Oil Painting from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Masterpieces of Western Oil Painting from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

This fully illustrated exhibition catalogue features 61 representative Western oil paintings selected from the collection of the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum.  These art pieces focus on landscape and portraits, reflecting the development of major schools of European painting in the recent 500 years.  Representative works by different landscape masters were included, such as Ruysdael and Lorrain; Impressionists such as Sisley, Pissaro, Monet and Renoir; Fauvists such as Chirico and other masters such as Chagall.  It is a rare and unprecedented opportunity that this comprehensive catalogue that covering such a wide scope be published in Hong Kong.

 

Published 1997
Pages: 192; Plates: 86
Price: HK$270
ISBN: 962-215-153-1

Icelandic Painting of the 20th Century
Icelandic Painting of the 20th Century

Modern Icelandic art has a character of its own, though its roots come from those international movements in art, which emerged in Europe during the second half of the nineteenth century.  This catalogue features 49 representative paintings of the 20th century from the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland as well as thematic essay on Icelandic art, providing comprehensive information for the readers to know more about the art in Iceland.

 

Published 1998 
Pages: 143
Price: HK$170
ISBN: 962-215-156-6

Beyond Image – A Retrospective of Olivier Debre
Beyond Image – A Retrospective of Olivier Debre

Olivier Debré is a contemporary master of abstract art in France.  His unique ways of expressions, free and passionate brushwork, bright colour, dynamic spaces and vigour was reflected in his paintings.  This catalogue features 49 representative paintings and sculptures from the 40s to 90s by Debré, chronology notes and thematic essays, providing the readers a deeper insight into his achievements and artistic realm.

 

Published 1998 
Pages: 156
Price: HK$150
ISBN: 962-215-157-4

The COBRA Movement - 50 years
The COBRA Movement - 50 years

The COBRA is an art movement started after the World War II with members mainly drawn from Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. The word COBRA also comes from the initial letters of the capitals ─ Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. Although the group of artists stayed together for only 3 years, their members were active and influential in the European art scene throughout the second half of the 20th century.

 

Published 1999
Pages: 155; Plates: 75
Price: HK$130
ISBN: 962-215-163-9

Masterpieces – The Origins of Modern Art in France 1880-1939
Masterpieces – The Origins of Modern Art in France 1880-1939

This fully illustrated catalogue features some of the most significant masterpieces of the French public collections during the period from1880 to 1940. 75 art pieces by 69 masters were featured, such as Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Rodin, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, Kandinsky and others who prominently involved in modern art movements in France.  An introduction to the history of modern art in France and descriptions to the masterpieces were also included in this catalogue, effectively presented the achievements of the creations by the masters.

 

Published 1999
Pages: 419; Plates: 166
Price: HK$240
ISBN: 962-215-164-7

Nice Movements – Contemporary French Art
Nice Movements – Contemporary French Art

Nice is situated on the quiet and beautiful Côte d' Azur in France.  The City is also an attractive spot for cultural tourism where well-known artists frequented or settled, arouse some important art trends such as Fluxus in the 60s.  This catalogue featured about 60 selected representative art pieces by 11 artists from the collection of Nice Museums, including César, Klein, Arman, Raysse, Gilli and Ben, etc., fully demonstrated the unique characteristic and achievement of the art in Nice.  The introduction to the brief history of art in Nice, biographical notes and descriptions of styles of the artists are also provided for reference of the readers.

 

Published 2000
Pages: 298; Plates: 166
Price: HK$174
ISBN: 962-215-168-10

The Golden Section – French Cubism
The Golden Section – French Cubism

France is the place where modern art trends of the 20th century emerged and matured, such as Cubism by Picasso in 1911.  It soon became different modes of expressions by further experiments from each of the participating artist.  This catalogue featured about 90 masterpieces from over 30 prestigious public and private museums and institutions in France, provides an overview of the evolution of the Cubist School and also puts into the context the international art trends current in the early 20th century. Thematic essays, biographies of the artists and introduction to the art pieces were also included in this catalogue, providing useful reference of the development of modern art for the readers.

 

Published 2001 
Pages: 297; Plates: 136
Price: HK$288
ISBN: 962-215-175-2

Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti

Introducing 66 sculptures, prints and drawings by the internationally renowned Swiss artist who was so closely associated with the Existentialist movement, the high-quality illustrations in this exhibition catalogue are accompanied by in-depth discussions between contemporary artists and literary experts that will open up to readers new and very different perspectives on Giacometti's works.

 

Published 2002
Pages: 191; Plates: 77
Price: HK$294
ISBN: 962-215-181-7

Impressionism: Treasures from the National Collection of France
Impressionism: Treasures from the National Collection of France

Impressionism, which started in the 1860's in France, is a major art movement in the history of western art. The artists captured the impression of the changing world with experiment of new techniques and subjects executed in vivid colours and brushworks. To accompany the exhibition, a fully illustrated catalogue featuring 47 paintings of portraits, landscape and city life is now available at the Museum Book Shop. Included in the catalogue are detailed analysis of the works and five scholarly yet eminently readable articles which thoroughly explore Impressionism in its time and also its later impact on Chinese art and the modern world. It will be a good reference to enhance us to view this marvellous art with fresh insight.

 

Published 2005
Pages: 276; Plates: 47
Price: HK$170
ISBN: 962-215-193-0

Artists and Their Models – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris
Artists and Their Models – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

The catalogue includes detailed analysis of all 58 works of the exhibition "Artists and Their Models – Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris", and an article by the art scholar of the Centre Pompidou to introduce the development of art throughout the 20th century as well as the changes of the relationship between artists and their models in this decade. It is a good reference that will enable readers to explore the stories behind while viewing the marvellous art pieces. Besides the catalogue, a convenient pocket-size booklet (Price: HK$20) will also be published.

 

Published 2006
Pages: 179; Plates: 58
Price: HK$200
ISBM : 962-215-202-3

LOUIS VUITTON: A PASSION FOR CREATION
LOUIS VUITTON: A PASSION FOR CREATION

The booklet includes 63 colourful images of the highlights of the exhibition "Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation". It also features articles by three curators of the three parts of the exhibition to introduce the curatorial concepts as well as the messages behind the art pieces.

 

Published 2009
Pages: 96
Price: HK$28
ISBN: 978-962-215-218-2

Legacy and Creations – Ink Art vs Ink Art
Legacy and Creations – Ink Art vs Ink Art

This exhibition catalogue provides readers with a comprehensive view on the latest developments of ink art in Hong Kong by presenting images and information for 46 artworks displayed in the exhibition "Legacy and Creations – Ink Art vs Ink Art" held at the Shanghai Art Museum. To coincide with the "Expo 2010 Shanghai", the exhibition was one of the art and cultural programmes presented by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Shanghai Art Museum. Apart from the introduction to the artists and their works, this catalogue also features articles contributed by various scholars focusing on the discussion on ink art, particularly on the development of Chinese ink art and calligraphy traditions that have been evolved through the exploration of new techniques and cross-cultural approaches.

 

Published 2010   
Pages: 136
Price: HK$320 
ISBN: 978-962-215-221-2

Legacy and Creations – Art vs Art
Legacy and Creations – Art vs Art

This exhibition catalogue contains the images and information for the artworks by 19 local artists displayed in the exhibition "Legacy and Creations – Art vs Art" held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. To coincide with the "Expo 2010 Shanghai", the exhibition was one of the art and cultural programmes presented by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and co-organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. Apart from the introduction to the artists and their works, this catalogue also features articles contributed by the participating artists, with a view to introduce readers to their experimental efforts in crossing unprecedented boundaries of creation as well as breakthroughs of contemporary art in the technological age.

 

Published 2010 
Pages: 112
Price: HK$170 
ISBN: 978-962-215-224-3

Ju Ming — Sculpting the Living World
Ju Ming — Sculpting the Living World

Published 2014
Pages: 216; Plates: 110
Price: HK$230
ISBN: 978-962-215-240-3

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