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Louisiana Publications

Through the years, Louisiana has published catalogues, books and booklets. With Louisiana Revy, Louisiana Magazine and other publications related to the museum, Louisiana is one of the largest art publishers in Denmark.

Exhibition catalogues

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Edited by Felix Krämer

The works of Emil Nolde (1867–1956) have always provoked widely differing reactions. 

While some critics considered the exhibitions of his art to be the “most festive occasions of ourtime”,
othercontemporarieswereremindedoftorture chambers”.
ThisretrospectiveofEmilNoldeswork,thefirst inGermanyandDenmarkformanyyears,
considersthese positionsandoffersanewevaluationoftheExpressionist artistswide-rangingoeuvre.
In the present publication, all of Nolde’s creative periods are presented through some 140 selected works,
including paintings, watercolours and prints as well as a number  of pictures that were hitherto entirely unknown.
Nolde’s popular landscapes and seascapes are juxtaposed  with his grotesque figurative works and fantasy worlds.
The essays gatherthe results of the latest research and examine questions of reception and self-representation,
as well as Nolde’s attitude to National

published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Städel Museum, Frankfurth am Main/Prestel Verlag

In English, Danish and German

296 pages.


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DKK 199/members DKK 148




Catalogue edited by Ingrid Pfeiffer and Max Hollein.

With an introduction by Poul Erik Tøjner and contributions by Ingrid Pfeiffer, Harald Falckenberg, Raphael Rubinstein, Renee McKee, and Lisa Beisswanger. A presentation of Philip Guston's late works fom after he left abstraction in the late 60's in favor of figurative painting in an energetic, almost cartoon-like universe with strong references to  art history and personal- and political symbolism.  In drawings as well as paintings with solitary objects and bodies such as smoking Ku Klux Klan and large-headed figures, fingers pointing from heaven, left behind shoes, and many self portraits, a reality is shown, which still to this day evokes strong sentiments within the audience.

Published by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt/Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014

156 pages

Published in English and German

German Catalogue: Philip Guston. Das Grosse Spätwerk 

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DKK 348/members DKK 248


Edited by Michael Juul Holm and Anders Kold.
Both Jackson Pollock and Asger Jorn are represented in Louisiana’s permanent collection, and both have a central place to the museum's history. Their major differences aside, the two artists shared a common project of violating the prevailing norms of what painting and art altogether could accomplish. Hence the subtitle of the exhibition and this catalogue. Both painters were occupied with their historical moment but in very differing ways. Although they probably never met, and Pollock probably did not know about Jorn at all, there are still a number of features that occur in both artists' works, and one can learn much about both Pollock and Jorn by seeing them together. With contributions by Anders Kold, Jeremy Lewison, Courtney Martin and Axel Heil in the catalogue that accompanies this ambitious exhibition, one can learn how they are both further apart and much closer than one could see during their lives in their respective countries.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

198 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in Danish and English

Danish Catalogue, Jorn & Pollock - Revolutionære Veje: DKK 348 / members DKK 248 

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DKK 398/members DKK 328




Edited by Daniel Blau.
This book is based on Daniel Blaus’s discovery of 250 previously unknown early drawings by Andy Warhol. Contributions by Vincent Freemont, Sydney Picasso, James Hofmaier, Daniel Blau himself and others examine the relation between these early drawings and Warhol's later work, a relation that is clearly evident in Warhol’s always experimental, always innovative line.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

278 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in English and German

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DKK 395/members DKK 345



Published in reference to the first, large retrospective exhibition of one of the 20'th century's most celebrated photographers, Richard Avedon.

With essays by Judith Thurman, Jeffrey Frankel, Geoff Dyer, Christoph Ribbat, Michael Juul Holm, Rune Gade and exhibition curator Helle Crenzien the catalogue explores how Avedon make things visible – and at the same time makes us better at seing, as Poul Erik Tøjner expresses it in his preface.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2007

192 pages. Large format with 128 reproductions

Published in English

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DKK 198/members DKK 148



Edited by Kjeld Kjeldsen, Jeanne Rank Schelde, Michael Asgaard and Michael Juul Holm.
This book focuses on a wide range of new Nordic architectural firms, such as Snøhetta, Jarmund/Vignæs, Lassila Hirvialmmi, Johan Celsing, Lundgaard & Tranberg, Bjarke Ingels Group, Studio Granda and many others as well as and the urban space architects Gehl Architects and SLA. The new Nordic firms, which on the one hand take their bearings from the tradition of the great 20th century masters of Nordic architecture and on the other revitalize this tradition with an architecture that uses specific geographical qualities in new ways. Common to exponents of the new Nordic architecture is a humanistic foundation in which one finds a nexus of social viewpoints, resource awareness and traditional building styles that points to a new peak in the architecture of our time.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012

216 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, New NordicArkitektur & Identitet: DKK 198 / members DKK 148

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DKK 199/members DKK 179



Louisiana Revy, volume 53 , No. 1, September 2012.

Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Jeanne Rank Schelde and Helle Crenzien.
Contributions by Helle Crenzien, Eleanor Nairne, Finn Skårderud, Liz Rideal and Marco Pierini examine the self-portrait in 150 works of art from the past 100 years. The self-portrait as a genre has undergone a dramatic development. Not only does it often serve as a witness to the artist's conception of his or her own identity, but it also becomes just as much partial period images of how we fundamentally see ourselves as people, writes Poul Erik Tøjner in the introduction to this volume.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Selvportræt:  DKK 148 / members DKK 133

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DKK 225/members DKK 175




With contributions by William J.R. Curtis, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Ala al-Hamarneh, Boris Brorman Jensen, Mette Marie Kallehauge, Jacob Skovgaard and Hanna Ziadeh as well as statements from Jean Nouvel, X- Architects, Henning Larsen, Bahia Shehab and others.

The Arab world consists of 24 countries that are linked together by the primary common language, Arabic, but otherwise encompasses significant differences and numerous exceptions. Many practice religions other than Islam, which itself is practiced in diverse ways. There are landscapes other than the desert and languages ​​other than Arabic. Nevertheless, one can point out some common features that have survived from the past and that allow us to speak of a distinctive culture. With the Arab Contemporary exhibition and this book, Louisiana wants to show the architecture in its engagement with society and the world, between politics and art, if you will.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2014

245 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Det Arabiske Nu: DKK 225 / members DKK 175

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DKK 298/members DKK 225



Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Poul Erik Tøjner and Martin Caiger-Smith.
Roy Lichenstein strove, with references to art history and American popular culture, for a strong, clear image that people could recognize immediately. But another important point in Lichentstein’s work is that contemporary people must necessarily learn to tell the difference between an image of reality and reality itself, as Poul Erik Tøjner writes in the introduction to this catalogue. With contributions by Michael Lobel, Jack Cowart, Avis Berman and others and the last interview Lichenstein gave, with David Sylvester, it is precisely Lichenstein’s fascination with the image as image that is the focal point of the catalogue.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2003

142 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in  English/Spanish

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DKK 348/members DKK 248



By Kjeld von Folsach.
This book, with the subtitle ISLAMIC MINIATURE PAINTING FROM THE DAVID COLLECTION, presents 132 works, Islamic miniatures, broadly speaking, from the David Collection. The works come from a period of over 650 years, from around 1200 to 1850, and a geographical area from Egypt and Turkey to Iraq, Iran, central Asia and India. The book is illustrated with large reproductions of the works divided into four periods, and the reproductions are accompanied by an introduction by Kjeld von Folsach, a selected bibliography, a map of the Islamic world and an overview of Islamic dynasties.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2007

235 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in English

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DKK 199/members DKK 179



Louisiana Revy, volume 52, No. 2, February 2012

Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Kirsten Degel, Mette Marcus and Jeanne Rank.
Art history has historically been dominated by men, but it is now being rewritten, so our knowledge about some of the most important female artists to be expanded. This issue of Louisiana Revy treats eight female avant-garde artists, each of whom was pioneering in her own way: Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Claude Cahun, Sonia Delaunay, Germaine Dulac, Florence Henri, Hannah Höch, Katarzyna Kobro and Dora Maar. Contributions by Mette Marcus, Kirsten Degel and Ruth Hemus present not only the artists' biographies but also a thematic review of their works and ambitions, with the following focus areas: Color Compositions, Spatial Constructions, Other Rules, New Identities and a Different Reality.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Avantgardens Kvinder 1920-1940: DKK 148 / members DKK 133

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Edited by Michael Juul Holm.
With essays by Roberto Ohrt and Thomas McEvilley and an interview with Paul McCarthy. Kienholz's terrifying life-size installation from 1972 displayed a shocking scene with a group of white vigilantes who are lynching an African-American man in the light of their car headlights. In addition to being an insistent reminder of a shameful historical chapter, this work is also a strong statement about pure evil. Besides putting Kienholz's work in an art-historical and contemporary social context, this book also examines reactions to this dramatic work of art as they appeared in 1972 and as they have appeared more recently, when the work was exhibited again after many years in a private collection in Japan.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2011

127 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in English

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Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Kjeld Kjeldsen, Mette Marie Kallehauge, Benedicte Brocks and Jeanne Rank.
With contributions by Mark Vacher, Peter Sloterdijk Yann Moulier Boutang, Joseph Grima and others, this catalogue examines the third Louisiana exhibition in the Frontiers of Architecture series: architecture from an anthropological perspective, how architecture expresses both the capabilities of civilization and cultural identity. It is a catalogue about life and habitational forms today in a field that combines architecture, art and science. These are some the many architects and artists treated, in no particular order: Arne Quinze, Gregory Crewdson, Tham & Videgård, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Love Enqvist, Thomas Schütte, BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group, Atelier Bow-Wow, Aneta Grezeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Aurore Valade, Morten Sondergaard, Marjetica Potrč, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, T.A.M.A. Ben Goldhoorn, and Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2011

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Living: DKK 198 / members DKK 148

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Louisiana Revy, volume 54, No. 1, September 2013
Edited by Michael Juul Holm, Mathias Ussing Seeberg and Poul Erik Tøjner

The ARCTIC exhibition and the accompanying Louisiana Revy treat the region around the North Pole from the perspective of explorers and other outsiders in various ways. Contribution by Minik Rosing, Poul Erik Tøjner, Christopher Jacob Ries, Monica Kristensen, Mathias Ussing Seeberg, Geoff Dyer, Sara Wheeler, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Robert Mcghee and Peter Davidson concern the fascination with and the gradual change in the conception of the farthest North. With works by artists ranging from Caspar David Friedrich to Sigmar Polke, Pia Arke Gerhard Richter and others, expedition stories and modern science, the exhibition shows how "our understanding of the Arctic is a conception more than a truth, and it tells just as much about our own culture as it does about the northern regions," as Poul Erik Tøjner writes in one of his contributions to the Revy.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013

128 pages. Richly illustrated

Published in Danish and English

Danish catalogue, Arktis: DKK 148 / members DKK 133 

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LOUISIANA LIBRARY is a book series about modern art history based on the museum's collection. To date, three titles in the series have been published, the first on the museum's Sculpture Park, written by curator Helle Crenzien, the other on Asger Jorn, written by Helle Brøns, and the third on German Art in the Museum Colllection written by Professor Siegfried Gohr.
Additional Louisiana Library titles are planned.


As part of the Louisiana Library series, curator Helle Crenzien tells about the history of the park, 


Helle Brøns, MA in Art History, illuminates Asger Jorn’s complex imagery in this book in the Louisiana Library series.


Professor Siegfried Gohr writes about selected works and artists from the museum's great collection 


Published twice a yearLouisiana Magazine contains articles about the museum's current and coming exhibitions and interviews with cultural figures and reports from the global artistic and cultural scene. If you have Club Card 1 or Club Card 1+1, you get the Magazine delivered to you free of charge.

The latest issue, No. 40, has articles about Philip Guston and the 2014-exhibitions Hilma af Klint, Emil Nolde, Olafur Eliasson, and about how to strengthen the Louisiana Collection. IN DANISH.

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