International Contemporary Masters XII

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS V. 12

Published in 2018


It is always a moving occasion to preface a new book, a new chapter in our ever-expanding chronicle of art from all over the world. Twelve years ago, we published the first volume of International Contemporary Masters, a slim volume with the ambitious goal: to be the start of a constantly lengthening and unfolding presentation of noteworthy art created in our times by artists from every corner of our planet. Today, with 12 volumes in the International Contemporary Masters series and 8 other anthologies, we can say that we have succeeded beyond our expectations. International Contemporary Masters and our other contemporary art anthologies Current Masters and Important World Artists have become a valued resource for art lovers, collectors, researchers, students and teachers, art consultants, gallery owners and other art professionals.

Both the subject matter and the reach of our books extend all over the world. It has been our contention from the very beginning that great art is not only being created in centers of the art world such as New York and London but in every continent and country, in remote villages as well as huge urban centers. It is a point of pride with us that we are helping artists whose work might otherwise remain unknown to broadcast it far and wide. International Contemporary Masters Volume 12 is not an exception to the rule. This book presents 53 artists from 27 countries, with creation in almost every medium of the visual fine arts that can be presented on a printed page. We believe the vibrancy of their creations speaks for itself.

 

 

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 106 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • Features 100 artists from around the world
  • On the front cover:  Anne Swan Moore
  • On the back cover: Anne Swan Moore

International Contemporary Masters XI

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS V. 11

Published in 2016


We are very pleased to introduce Volume 11 of International Contemporary Masters which includes artwork by one hundred artists, brought together on the pages of this book, from major capitals to tiny islands in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia,  to provide a truly diverse retrospective of modern art as it is practiced by notable established and emerging creators around the world.

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 170 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • Features 100 artists from around the world
  • On the front cover:  Federico Pisciotta 
  • On the back cover: Bernhard Witsch 
  • Frontispiece: Nicholas H. Teetelli

International Contemporary Masters X

 

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS V. 10

Published in 2015


We believe that our vision of publishing an annual chronicle of the visual ne arts from all over the world is being vindicated, and the mosaic we are creating is growing ever richer as time goes on. Our approach is an eclectic one; we are not aligned with any particular school or doctrine. On the contrary, we make a conscious effort to feature the broadest possible range of media, genres and styles. Our criteria are simply creative vision, originality and technical excellence in whatever medium each artist chooses to utilize.

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 270 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • On the front cover: Ryota Matsumoto
  • On the back cover: Wendy Layne

International Contemporary Masters IX

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS v.9

Published in 2014


“World Wide Art Books is proud to present the ninth volume of “International Contemporary Masters”. In this volume the jury and I have selected 100 artists whose art we believe is interesting and representative as to what happens in art today. The book series, International Contemporary Masters, serves as a visual montage of influential modern art in today’s world, as it exists across the globe. Art is not bound by one medium or movement and is pursued regardless of power or pro t. In this spirit, this book is inclusive of both classic and contemporary art forms, united for the unique purpose of reflecting this moment in art.” – Despina Tunberg

Book Details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 215 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • On the front cover: Mashael Fal

International Contemporary Masters VII

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS v. 7

Published in 2013


One of the most interesting observations I ever heard about these books of ours was that such a collection has a cathartic and therapeutic effect on the reader because of the huge range of emotions and sensations it provokes. That being exposed to so many different worlds is a tremendous journey. Perhaps this whole aspect of art as therapy and balm for the soul – or a road to searching out oneself – is one that should be explored and publicized, because this is clearly a very important, and under-appreciated, side of art. And clearly, a large anthology such as this is an excellent vehicle for such a journey.

BOOK DETAILS

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 385 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • On the front cover: David Wells
  • On the back cover: Hope Hebert

International Contemporary Masters VIII

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS v. 8

Published in 2013/4


The art of curation consists of many elements, but as with art, in general, the foremost rule is that there are no rules. As difficult as this makes the role of the curator, it also allows for pure aesthetic sensibility to predominate. For all the importance of art history and contemporary art discourse, for me what is most important in selecting a work is that it speaks to me in a simple, natural way and compels me to place its aesthetic qualities in my sensory archive. In other words, the connection between a work of art and a viewer is more rooted in emotion than in context. Everyone is entitled to feeling passionate about a work of art and aesthetic opinions can only be grounded on pure freedom

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 264 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  •  On the front cover: June Maeder
  • On the back cover: Wendy Cohen

International Contemporary Masters VI

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS v. 6

Published in 2012


Artistic creations have multiple sides but mainly the artists are trying to show the world their own feelings: their pain, their struggles, their own way of seeing things, their fears, their concerns, their own world, their own truth! Besides all its other purposes, art is the only thing that is created for the pleasure of the eye; to make the world more beautiful, – and it really does! Imagine the world without music, without sculpture, without paintings! How would it be? Gray maybe…

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 385 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • ISBN: 978-0-9802079-7-2
  • On the front cover: Dubravka
  • On the back cover: Mai Ahn

International Contemporary Masters V

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS v. 5

Published in 2012


” Often I am asked if this is a book for emerging artists, but it would not be entirely accurate to answer affirmatively. Many are well-known already, and many have long and distinguished careers to their credit. Others are just start- ing out. So I prefer simply to stay with the adjective “noteworthy” – noteworthy for their originality and freshness, and note- worthy for the mastery of their technique and medium. “ – Thomas Tunberg

 

Book Details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover  10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • 367 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Binding: Case Bound 13″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • ISBN: 978-0-9802079-6-5

International Contemporary Masters IV

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS v. 4

Published in 2011


The juxtaposition of subject and object, creator and creation, gives rise to an interesting question: how far can the evaluation of an artwork go without the entry into the equation of the person of the artist? Clearly, a work of art, especially when viewed directly in situ, stands alone and on its own merit, and we need to know nothing about the artist to appreciate it.

Book Details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 365 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″
  • Binding: Case Bound 13″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • # ISBN: 978-0-9802079-3-4