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Carol Rhodes Monograph



Carol Rhodes

Edited by Andrew Mummery

Published by Skira, Milano, Italy, 2018

Designed by James Brook

ISBN 978 88 572 3814 2

Hardback | 270 x 240 mm | 196 pages
Printed and bound in Italy on Gardapat Bianka 135 gsm with endpapers of Sirio Fedrigoni Bitter Chocolate 150 gsm

Carol Rhodes makes smallscale paintings depicting, from aerial viewpoints, encounters between the natural environment and human intervention, fictional syntheses resulting from a re-mixing of photographic sources. This new monograph reproduces over forty of Carol Rhodes’s paintings and, for the first time, a significant number of drawings. Specially commissioned texts by curator Lynda Morris and art critic Moira Jeffrey discuss Rhodes’s work in the context of her biography and cultural background, and examine its place and importance in contemporary art.

The monograph also includes an interview with Rhodes by consultant and former gallerist Andrew Mummery. Rhodes’s thoughts about her art have rarely appeared in print before and their inclusion here is especially valuable. As well as the full-page plates, archival and documentary photographs accompany the texts, chronology, exhibition history and bibliography sections. The book provides the most comprehensive overview of Rhodes’s work yet available, and will be a standard reference work on the artist.

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Rhythm & Colour Book



Rhythm & Colour
Hélène Vanel, Loïs Hutton & Margaret Morris

Richard Emerson

Published by Golden Hare, Edinburgh, 2018

Designed by James Brook

ISBN 9781527221703

Hardback with dust jacket | 245 x 178mm | 624 pages | Printed by Allander, Edinburgh on Olin Regular Cream with cover of Keaycolor Sombre Grey


Hélène Vanel (1898-1989), Loïs Hutton (1893-1972), and Margaret Morris (1891-1980) were dancers of the avant-garde who performed in their own theatres, in costumes they designed, against backcloths they painted themselves. Without money, precedent or male support, these three women achieved fame and notoriety at the centre of the great artistic movements of the 20th century. Their history has been largely forgotten, but in this book Richard Emerson uncovers this extraordinary story, which sees the three women moving from London and Wales to Paris and the French Riviera.

Through newly discovered letters, photographs, journals, memoirs, and contemporary criticism, the book considers the place of dance in post-WWI Modernism from Morris’ involvement with Futurism and Vorticism to Vanel’s dances at the opening of the 1938 International Surrealist Exhibition in Paris which are now heralded as the beginning of Performance Art.

Rhythm & Colour charts the dancers’ uncompromising commitment to their art and their vibrant love affairs, both with the places they lived and with each other, notably Hutton’s affair with American poet Edna St Vincent Millay, Morris’ relationship with J.D. Fergusson, and the pursuit of Vanel by Scottish Colourist painter, Leslie Hunter. Their theatres in Chelsea, Paris and the French Riviera attracted, among many others Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and James Joyce (whose daughter Lucia was among their pupils). The dancers worked with Jean Renoir, Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí.

The book’s author, Richard Emerson is an Art Historian. Formerly the Deputy Conway Librarian at The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and Chief Inspector of Historic Buildings at Historic Scotland.

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Phyllida Barlow: Quarry Book



Phyllida Barlow: quarry

Edited by Nicky Wilson and Helen Eragona

Published by Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, 2018

Designed by James Brook

ISBN 978 1 5272 2203 8

Hardback | 165 x 220 mm | 80 pages
Printed and bound by Gomer Press Ltd, Llandysul, Wales, on Munken Lynx Pure 150 gsm with endpapers of Colorplan Real Grey 135 gsm; matt laminate cover, quarter bound with spine of Brillianta blue 4014 material

I very much enjoyed seeing Phyllida Barlow’s exhibitions at Fruitmarket, Edinburgh in 2015, and at the Hepworth, Wakefield in 2016, so I was delighted to be asked to work with this much-respected artist. Best known for her colossal sculptural projects, Phyllida Barlow has had an important influence on younger generations of artists through her work and long teaching career in art schools. In 2017, Barlow represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale.

Commissioned by Nicky and Robert Wilson for the tenth anniversary of Jupiter Artland, quarry brings together three monumental sculptural objects made from concrete and steel, each with Barlow’s signature textural surfaces, and located within the grounds of Jupiter Artland, just outside Edinburgh. This book documents the gestation of quarry and includes texts by the artist and Jupiter Artland director, Nicky Wilson; a contextualising essay by Jo Applin; and photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris, Anna Kunst, and Thierry Bal. The book also features Phyllida Barlow’s original working drawings for quarry.

Phyllida Barlow:quarry is the first publication in Jupiter Arland’s Artist Commission series.

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