The Forest Park Public Library is proud to include a large collection of art books in our collection. Beautiful and useful, these, and many others like them, can be found on our shelves.
Mark Rothko by Jeffrey Weiss
Rothko’s most famous paintings are profoundly contemplative works, rectangles of vibrant color that seem lit from within and that are full of subtle energy and life, like the sky or the surface of a lake. This handsome retrospective catalog of his work, which includes his early representational paintings as well as his harmonic abstractions, has been published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition of his work and contains more than 100 colorplates.
Brassai by Alain Sayag
One of the most important & influential photographers of the twentieth century, Brassai moved to Paris from Hungary in 1924. He is best known for chronicling the city in the 1930s & for his portraits of artists such as Picasso & Matisse, & writers including Henry Miller. His artistic career also encompassed drawing, sculpture, writing, & filmmaking.
Frida Kahlo 1907 - 2007
Marking the centenary of Kahlo’s birth, the Palacio museum in Mexico showed 354 of Kahlo’s, including 64 oil paintings, both beloved and virtually unknown, 45 drawings, 11 watercolors, 5 etchings, plus scores of letters, photographs and other personal ephemera. It was a labor of love, as well as a loving gesture, for Mexico’s greatest artistic ambassador. The exhibition is collected into this handsome tome.
Jeff Koons by TASCHEN publishing
From kinky to kitsch to conceptual, Jeff Koons art is anything but conformist. Since he stirred up the art world establishment in the 1980s with his unapologetic basketball sculptures and stainless steel toy blow-ups, Koons has been known as somewhat of a bad boy. This exhaustive monograph begins with a biographical essay by Interview magazine editor-in-chief Ingrid Sischy that puts his work into context.