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On the occasion of each major exhibition, The Irish Museum of Modern Art publishes an accompanying catalogue, monograph, or collaborative artist's book on the show, or, in the case of visiting exhibitions, makes available the publication that comes with it.

These books are lavish productions, and make exquisite gifts for art lovers, indispensable guides to the exhibitions, and important additions to the understanding of the artworks or artists that are their subject.

Publications currently purchaseable online are :

Alexander Calder and Joan Miro
All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae
Anne Madden
Barry Flanagan: Sculptures 1965-2005
Cecil King: A Legacy of Painting
Chimera - Janaina Tschape
Cut-Outs and Cut-Ups: Hans Christian Andersen and William Seward Burroughs
Exquisite Corpse
Franz Ackermann
Georgia O'Keefe: Nature and Abstractions
In Praise of Shadows
Irish Museum of Modern Art - The Collection
Iran do Espirito Santo
Jack Pearson
Lucian Freud
Michael Craig Martin
Miroslaw Balka: Tristes Tropiques
Order Light Desire
Patrick Hall - Drawings
The Head Image: Notes on Painting and Awareness
Thomas Scheibtz: About 90 Elements / TOD IM DSCHUNGEL
Ulla von Brandenburg
Willie McKeown
More Publications



Alexander Calder and Joan Miro

Alexander Calder and Joan MiroAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Elizabeth Hutton Turner, Alexander S.C. Rower, Emilio Fernandez Miro
Price:
€16.00

ISBN: 978-1-90381-172-6

Year of Publication: 2007

Description: Calder and Miro met at the end of the 1920s and immediately responded to each other's sensibilities, striking up a friendship that lasted their entire lives. This publication explores that relationship against the backdrop of a exhibition of their outdoor sculptures in the famed courtyard of the Irish Museum of Modern Art

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All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae

All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar ReggaeAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Rachel Thomas, Philippe Parreno, Kurt Vonnegut, Cory Doctorow, Grant Morrison, Liam Gillick, Hans Pruijt
Price:
€39.00

ISBN: 978-8-8815857-9-0

Year of Publication: 2006

Description:An experimental project to fulfil a commitment to bring leading international contemporary artists to Ireland to collaborate alongside Irish counterparts, this book chronicles this 'model of sociability'. Over twenty artists, writers and thinkers participated: Doug Aitken, Carles Congost, Keren Cytter, Thomas Demand, Cory Doctorow, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Liam GIllick, Dominique Gonzlez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Holler, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas, Sarah Morris, Grant Morrison, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Paola Pivi, Evea Rothschild, Anri Sala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Cerith Wyn Evans.

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Anne Madden

Anne MaddenAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Derek Mahon, Marcelin Pleynet, Anne Madden
Price:
€39.00

ISBN: 978-0-857595-01-7

Year of Publication: 2007

Description: A lavish monograph cover Anne Madden's entire career, presenting works from the 1950s to the present, and including more recent works from the artist's studio. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by Anne Madden for IMMA is available for purchase - click here] click here]

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Barry Flanagan: Sculptures 1965-2005

Barry Flanagan: Sculptures 1965-2005Authors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mel Gooding, Bruce Arnold
Price:
€35.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-62-7

Year of Publication: 2005

Description: Barry Flanagan's sculptural presence has been both radical and independent since the 60s, sometimes barely intervening with materials that he chooses to use and sometimes figurative pieces. This book is a very complete monograph of the artist's work, covering his early works since 1965, his bronzes from the 80s onwards, and his works in urban settings. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by Barry Flanagan with poet Seamus Heaney for IMMA is available for purchase

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Cecil King: A Legacy of Painting

Cecil King: A Legacy of PaintingAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Sean Kissane (editor)
Price:
€39.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-08-5

Year of Publication: 2007

Description: Cecil King's entire career is covered in this publication, with a particular emphasis on his later paintings (for which he is better known). His distinctive hard-edge minimalist style, and its influences in the avant-garde movement in Ireland, are explored in detail. Approx 75 colour illustrations

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Chimera - Janaina Tschape

Authors, Editor and Contributors: Germano Celant, Angela Kingston, Rachel Thomas, Marie Heaney, Vik Muniz
Price:
€39.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-89-4

Year of Publication: 2008

Description: German-Brazilian artist Janaina Tschape held a solo exhibition in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in the Summer of 2008, structured around the genetics of the fabled beast from ancient myth Chimera. Bright botanical notations, intertwined with extraordinary film and photographic works, she created an environment of dream and fantasy--where the everyday world metamorphoses into a mythical place populated by fabricated creatures and florescent vegetation. This book recorded the exhibitions and gave it context and commentary. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by Janaina Tschape for IMMA is available for purchase - click here]

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Cut-Outs and Cut-Ups: Hans Christian Andersen and William Seward Burroughs

Authors, Editor and Contributors: Jens Andersen, Jose Ferez Kuri, Raymond Foye, Francine Prose, Hendel Teicher
Price:
€45.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-81-8

Year of Publication: 2008

Literary giants Hans Christian Andersen and William Seward Burroughs shared a second common practice: visual art. Both were experimental writers of radically different styles, but both found themselves using scissors to create art. This sumptuous book, edited by Hendel Teicher, is a comprehensive chronicle of their second talent.

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Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite CorpseAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Christina Kennedy, Dawn Ades, Gerald Barry, Jonathan Carroll, Aileen Corkery, Michael Craig-Martin, Mark Garry, Jaki Irvine, Nicola Lees, Tony Magennis, Lisa Moran, Frances Morris, Deirdre Ni Argain, Colm Toibin and Mick Wilson
Price:
€5.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-94-8

Year of Publication: 2008

Description: Using the Surrealist poetry-and-drawing game Exquisite Corpse as a conceptual framework, each contributor makes a contribution to a sequential collage--unaware of what the others have chosen. Artworks by Madge Gill, Rebecca Horn, Lee Jaffe, Kathy Prendergast, Vik Muniz, Barrie Cooke, Caroline McCarthy, Richard Hamilton, William Scott, Carl Zimmerman, Dorothy Cross, John Ahearn, Mary Lohan and Shusaku Arakawa are selected. This publication explores the results.

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Franz Ackermann

Franz AckermannAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Rachel Thomas, Daniel Birnbaum, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith
Price:
€5.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-49-X

Year of Publication: 2005

Description: Franz Ackerman's practice explores the changing nature of cities in the continual globalisation of society with trademark brightly coloured paintings and installations. This publication explores an exhibition that took place in Dublin in 2005, an event which came about as a result of a terrorist scare on a flight which was forced to land in the city.

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Georgia O'Keefe: Nature and Abstractions

Georgia O'Keefe: Nature and AbstractionsAuthors, Editor and Contributors: ERichard D. Marshall, Yvonne Scott, Achille Bonito Oliva, Kathleen S. Bartels, Enrique Juncosa
Price:
€27.00

ISBN: 978-8-861301-28-3

Year of Publication: 2007

Description: On the occasion of a joint exhibition in Canada and then Ireland, this book centres around Georgia O'Keefe's consistent determinations to transform known or recognizable things into painted, abstract entities; it also uses the opportunity to survey her entire career; and to concentrate on the most dominant and inspiring aspect of her legacy--transforming nature into abstraction.

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In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of ShadowsAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Paolo Colombo, William Kentridge, Metin And, Enrique Juncosa, Evemarie Blattner, Francois Martin, Carolina Lopez Caballero, Lewis Hyde
Price:
€42.00

ISBN: 978-8-881587-14-8

Year of Publication: 2008

Description: This publication revolves around shadows, shadows theatre and silhouettes as well as stories based on traditional folklore, contemporary short stories, literary works and simple narratives, all expressed with economy of means. The central metaphor of this book in the shadow theatre in Turkey and Greece, and also highlights some examples of great animation classics, namely the works of Ladislas Starewitch and Lotte Reiniger, as well as reinterpretations by noteworthy contemporary artists such as Haluk Akakce, Nathalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, Katariine Lillqvist, Jockum Nordstrom, Christina Soulou, Andrew Vickery and Kara Walker. 152 Pages, 173 illustrations

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Irish Museum of Modern Art - The Collection

Irish Museum of Modern Art - The CollectionAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Catherine Marshall
Price:
€25.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-48-1

Year of Publication: 2005

Description: The first full-colour publication on the Museum’s Collection presents more than 180 artworks selected to give a sample of the quality, range and international nature of the works acquired by the Museum since its foundation in 1991.

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Iran do Espirito Santo

Authors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Lilian Tone, Paolo Colombo
Price:
€35.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-65-1

Year of Publication: 2006

Description: Reflecting the past decade of the artist's practice, including sculpture, drawings and installations, as well as one painting, a seductive but disturbing black version of the flag of Brazil. This book will allow international readers to assess the scope of Espirito Santo's achievements.

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Jack Pearson

Jack PearsonAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Richard D. Marshall, Rachel Thomas, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Jack Pierson
Price:
€44.00

ISBN: 978-8-88158-677-6

Year of Publication: 2008

Description:Drawn to stardom, melodrama, loneliness and emotional narrative as subject, Jack Pierson is one of the most influential artists working today. This publication on his work since 1992 is an artist's book that contains an amalgamation of eight previous publications (all out of print). 436 pages, 405 illustrations. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by Jack Pierson for IMMA is available for purchase - click here]

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Lucian Freud

Lucian FreudAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Catherine Lampert, Frank Paul, Martin Gayford
Price: €24.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-75-7

Year of Publication: 2007

Description: Best known for his portraits and nudes, Freud's subject include his family, friends, lovers and fellow artists. This books draws on the content of a major solo exhibition at IMMA in 2007, curated by Catherine Lampert (friend of the artist and former director of the Whitechapel).

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Michael Craig Martin

Authors, Editor and Contributors: Richard Cork
Price:
€35.00

ISBN: 978-0-500286-46-9

Year of Publication: 2006

Description: Published on the occasion of the 2006 retrospective of Michael Craig Martin's work at IMMA, it covers more than 40 years of innovative and radical artistic practice by one of the most influential artists in Europe, and provides us with a significant monograph to assess his achievements and give us a comprehensive biography. With 261 Illustrations click here]

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Miroslaw Balka: Tristes Tropiques

Miroslaw Balka: Tristes TropiquesAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Claude Levi-Strauss, Enrique Juncosa, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith
Price:
€34.95

ISBN: 978-1-903811-78-9

Year of Publication: 2007

Description: Internationally renowned Polish artist Miroslaw Balka was celebrated with a solo exhibition of 26 works surveying the past two decades of his career. His practice - a bare, elegiac, careful minimalist placement of objects and the gaps and pauses between them - relate to his upbringing and the experience of Poland's fractured history.

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Order Light Desire


Order Light DesireAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Paolo Colombo and Catherine Lampert
Price:
€30.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-90-0

Year of Publication: 2008

Description: An exhibition of over 250 works on paper from artists all over the world--that came from a single and very private collection belonging to Mercedes Vilardell--was shown at IMMA in 2008. It gives us an insight into a collection truly international scope, and admires the discipline and practice of drawing by some of our world's leading contemporary artists.

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Patrick Hall - Drawings

Authors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Michele C.Cone, Karim White, Karen Sweeney
Price:
€29.95

ISBN: 978-1-903811-77-1

Year of Publication: 2007

Description:Patrick Hall as a painter is both tremendously influential and well known. His works on paper not so: over 100 of them, made in the last 25 years, are bought to you in this book.

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The Head Image: Notes on Painting and Awareness


Authors, Editor and Contributors: Louis le Brocquy
Price:
€17.00

ISBN: 978-8-881586-16-5

Year of Publication: 2006

Description: Louis le Brocquy offers a series of meditations on his art practice on the occasion of his 90th birthday. 50 pages including 15 illustrations.

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Thomas Scheibtz: About 90 Elements / TOD IM DSCHUNGEL

Thomas Scheibtz: About 90 Elements / TOD IM DSCHUNGELAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Rachel Thomas, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Hans Ulrich Obrist
Price:
€49.00

ISBN: 978-3-937572-82-6

Year of Publication: 2007

Description:German painter Thomas Scheibitz selected 30 of his works to be exhibited in London and Dublin in 2007, paintings, works on papers and sculptures which represent his tantalizing fascination with the boundaries between abstraction and representation.

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Ulla von Brandenburg

Authors, Editor and Contributors: Rachel Thomas, Declan Long, Beatrix Ruf
Price:
€0.00

ISBN: 978-8-881586-93-6

Year of Publication: 2008

Description: German artist Ulla von Brandenburg (b.1974) plays with notions of reality and artifice in multilayered works employing film, drawing, installation, wall painting and performance. This stunning publication documents recent works and reflects the imaginative loops through time and recurring themes that characterise Brandenburg's work. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by Ulla von Brandenburg for IMMA is available for purchase - click here]

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Willie McKeown

Willie McKeownAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Declan Long, Corinna Lotz, Chris Arthur, Caroline Hancock, Dominick Echlin
Price:
€29.00

ISBN: 978-8-881587-15-5

Year of Publication: 2008

Description: With a remarkable and refined sense of colour and extremely subtle tonal gradations, William McKeown captures the essence of a place and a time in his work. This publication recalls his 2008 solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art with over 60 rich colour illustrations, and offers interpretations of his career. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by William McKeown for IMMA is available for purchase - click here]

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More Publications

Please click the name of below IMMA Publications to request more information:

10000 to 50
A Space to Grow

Abbey Scene
Alex Katz
Catherine Lee
Dorothy Walker
Dreaming of the Dragon's Nation

Equivalence
Hearth
Hogarth

How Things Turn Out
Howard Hodskins
Hunter Gatherer (couple)
Hunter Gatherer (horse)
IMMA - Celebrating a Decade
IMMA Artists Panel
Inner World Outside
Isaac Julian
James McKenna
Joao Penalva
John the Painter
Juan Usle
Leon Golub
Magnum Ireland
Mapping

Mark Manders
McDermott & McGough
Miquel Barcelo

Monika's Story
Nalini Malani
Orla Barry - Brochures
Orla Barry  - Portable Stones
Picasso
Pierre Huyghe
Rowan Collection
Shahzia Sikander
Siar 50
The Hours
Thomas Demand
White Stag Group

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