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Online PublicationsOn 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 available for purchase online are :

Alexander Calder and Joan Miró
All Hawaii Entrées/Lunar Reggae
Anne Madden
Barry Flanagan: Sculptures 1965-2005
Boulevard Magenta NEW!
Calder Jewellery NEW!
Cecil King: A Legacy of Painting
Chimera - Janaina Tschäpe
Cut-Outs and Cut-Ups: Hans Christian Andersen and William Seward Burroughs
Elizabeth Peyton NEW!
Exquisite Corpse
Franz Ackermann
Georgia O'Keeffe: Nature and Abstractions
Hughie O'Donoghue NEW!
In Praise of Shadows
Irish Museum of Modern Art - The Collection
Iran do Espírito Santo
Jack Pierson
James Coleman NEW!
Lucian Freud
Michael Craig Martin
Miroslaw Balka: Tristes Tropiques
Order Desire Light
Patrick Hall - Drawings
The Head Image: Louis le Brocquy's Notes on Painting and Awareness
Thomas Scheibitz: About 90 Elements / TOD IM DSCHUNGEL
Ulla von Brandenburg
Willie McKeown


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Alexander Calder and Joan Miró

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

ISBN: 978-1-90381-172-6

Year of Publication: 2007

Description: Calder and Miró 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 an 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: Rachael 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 fulfill 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 Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas, Sarah Morris, Grant Morrison, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Paola Pivi, Eva 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 covering 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]

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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. 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 - click here]

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Boulevard Magenta NEW!

Boulevard MagentaAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Seán Kissane (editor), Enrique Juncosa (editor), Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Nalini Malani, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Sean Scully, Colm Tóibín, Miquel Barceló, Francesco Clemente, Nalini Malani, Sean Scully, Terry Winters, José Carlos Llop, Luis Antonio de Villena and others.
Price:
€25.00

ISSN: 2009-1834

Year of Publication: 2009

Description: Boulevard Magenta, echoing early international avant-garde magazines, focuses on art practice without excluding any discipline. An interview with poet Czesław Miłosz, a project from architectural firm Amanda Levete Architects, an excerpt from the script of the long-awaited new film by Tran Anh Hung, an early unpublished score by Kevin Volans, writing from John Ashbery, Adam Zagajewski, André Aciman and David Mitchell...this is a journal of cultural relevance intending in some way to underscore the work of the Irish Museum of Modern Art's exhibition policy.

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Calder Jewellery NEW!

Calder JewelryAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Maria Robledo (photographs), Alexander S. C. Rower (editor), Holton Rower (editor), Mark Rosenthal (essayist), Jane Adlin (essayist)
Price:
€40.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-08-5

Year of Publication: 2009

Description: Alexander Calder's jewellery has the same linear yet three dimensional quality as his famous wire sculptures. He produced more than 1800 pieces, and it became coveted by the Surrealist coterie. Today it is highly sought after by collectors and museums. This huge 288-page largely photographic narrative of his jewellery is edited by his grandson and includes essays by leading curators of the 2009 exhibition of which IMMA was the only European venue.

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Cecil King: A Legacy of Painting

Cecil King: A Legacy of PaintingAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Seán 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 Tschäpe

Chimera - Janaina Tschape Authors, Editor and Contributors: Germano Celant, Angela Kingston, Rachael Thomas, Marie Heaney, Vik Muniz
Price:
€39.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-89-4

Year of Publication: 2008

Description: German-Brazilian artist Janaina Tschäpe 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. With bright botanical notations, intertwined with extraordinary film and photographic works, she created an environment of dream and fantasy--where the everyday world metamorphosed 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

Cut-Outs and Cut-Ups: Hans Christian Andersen and William Seward Burroughs Authors, Editor and Contributors: Jens Andersen, José 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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Elizabeth Peyton NEW!

Elizabath Peyton
Price:
€39.95

ISBN: 978-1-907020-11-7

Year of Publication: 2009

Description: Elizabeth Peyton is one of the most outstanding artists of her generation, known for her intimate portraits of youthful, romantic individuals ranging from friends to historical figures and celebrities. Peyton’s first solo exhibition in Ireland 'Reading and Writing' (Spring 2009) explored the very nature of existence through an intimate presentation of paintings, drawings, and prints. The works are all bound by their varying and ties to literature. The book contains the artist’s selection of texts, poems and songs that have inspired her art including Shakespeare, Bob Dylan, Oscar Wilde, Gustave Flaubert and François Truffaut. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by Elizabath Peyton for IMMA is available for purchase - click here]

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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: Rachael Thomas, Daniel Birnbaum, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith
Price:
€5.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-49-X

Year of Publication: 2005

Description: Franz Ackermann'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'Keeffe: Nature and Abstraction

Georgia O'Keefe: Nature and AbstractionsAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Richard 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'Keeffe'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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Hughie O'Donoghue NEW!

Hughie O'DonoghueAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Seán Kissane, Enrique Juncosa, Gerard Smyth
Price:
€20.00

ISBN: 978-1-907020-00-1

Year of Publication: 2009

Description: Accompanying the second major solo exhibition of Hughie O'Donoghue at IMMA, this publication gives particular emphasis to the series of some 36 works donated by The Ireland Fund. Contextualised by some recent works showing developments in O'Donoghue's practice, this celebrates the close-knit relationship between the artist and the Irish Museum of Modern Art over the years. [Please note that a Limited Edition print made by Hughie O'Donoghue for IMMA is available for purchase - click here]

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In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of ShadowsAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Paolo Colombo, William Kentridge, Metin And, Enrique Juncosa, Evamarie 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, shadow 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 is the shadow theatre in Turkey and Greece, but it 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 Akakçe, Nathalie Djurberg, William Kentridge, Katariina Lillqvist, Jockum Nordström, Christiana 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 Espírito Santo

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. Espírito book will allow international readers to assess the scope of Espirito Santo's achievements.

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Jack Pierson

Jack PearsonAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Richard D. Marshall, Rachael 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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James Coleman NEW!

James ColemanAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Jacques Rancière, Jean Fisher, Luke Gibbons, Dorothea von Hantelmann
Price:
€25.00

ISBN: 978-1-903811-96-2

Year of Publication: 2009

Description:James Coleman’s solo exhibition in 2009 sees his works simultaneously shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Arts Centre and Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. This publication documents and accompanies the show.

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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 subjects 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

Michael Craig MartinAuthors, 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 Desire Light


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 private collection belonging to Mercedes Vilardell--was shown at IMMA in 2008. It gives us an insight into a collection of truly international scope, and admires the discipline and practice of drawing by some of the world's leading contemporary artists.

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Patrick Hall - Drawings

Patrick Hall - DrawingsAuthors, 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: Louis le Brocquy's Notes on Painting and Awareness


The Head Image: Louis le Brocquy's Notes on Painting and AwarenessAuthors, 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 Scheibitz: About 90 Elements / TOD IM DSCHUNGEL

Thomas Scheibtz: About 90 Elements / TOD IM DSCHUNGELAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Rachael 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

Ulla von Brandenburg Authors, Editor and Contributors: Rachael 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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William McKeown

Willie McKeownAuthors, Editor and Contributors: Enrique Juncosa, Declan Long, Corinna Lotz, Chris Arthur, Caroline Hancock, Dominic 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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