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MANABU MIYAZAKI The Pencil of Nature

MANABU MIYAZAKI The Pencil of Nature

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MANABU MIYAZAKI The Pencil of Nature
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A must-have for all lovers of classic nature photography. Just as French scientist Étienne-Jules Marey first invented a photographic gun to shoot images of flying birds in rapid sequence, so too have many other photographers drawn analogies between hunting and shooting a camera. The title takes its name from a publication by the British photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877). In the original Pencil of Nature, widely considered the first photo book, Talbot referred to photography as a way of taking portraits that are self-“drawn” in light. For Manabu Miyazaki, known in his native Japan as “the photojournalist of the natural world,” images of uncannily humanistic animals act as mirrors of a contemporary society grown distant from nature.

In Miyazaki’s case, however, it is the animals themselves who do the shooting. Unmanned cameras, equipped with infrared sensors, shine a spotlight on wild animals hidden by the veil of the forest—when animals trip a sensor, they trigger the camera lens, resulting in breathtaking, unstaged shots. Miyazaki’s unusual photographic equipment, documented in a fascinating photographic index, is an assemblage of various everyday items and parts—what Claude Lévi-Strauss called a “bricolage.” Examples include a waterproof strobe encased in PVC piping, a camera with a homemade electrical coil to prevent the fogging of the lens, and a waterproof cover for an infrared sensor made from a Tupperware container. 

This publication accompanies the Izu Photo Museum’s remarkable 40-year retrospective of Miyazaki’s work. The book encompasses the artist’s major series, beginning with Animal Trails and including Eagles and Hawks, Ural Owls, Death in Nature, Animal Apocalypse and Persimmon Tree. With an introduction and artist interview by essayist Masashi Kohara.


LIZAN FREIJSEN The Living Surface An Alternative Biology Book on Stains

LIZAN FREIJSEN The Living Surface An Alternative Biology Book on Stains

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LIZAN FREIJSEN The Living Surface An Alternative Biology Book on Stains
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The Living Surface: An Alternative Biology Book on Stains is an intriguing look at the work, artistic practice and materials used by Dutch designer and artist Lizan Freijsen (b. 1960). Her practice has evolved from painting, mixed media and public spaces to photographic research where her fascination with dried stains from everyday environments take a central place. Within the framework of a master’s study in design research (2014–16), Freijsen rekindled her interest in the lost craft of hand tufting, incorporating these organic patterns in her handmade carpets, tapestries, blankets and other textiles, which have been crafted over the last eight years. This publication features the timeconsuming production of carpets by means of this hand-tufting technique, combined with form and color studies; an overview of her extensive photo archive of stains, fungi and mildew cataloged by location; and a section that lists their CMYK formula.
Arnold Odermatt: Off Duty

Arnold Odermatt: Off Duty

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Arnold Odermatt: Off Duty
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This is the new and revised edition of Arnold Odermatt's acclaimed Off Duty, first published in 2010. Does any family not have family photos? Every other picture taken is a family photograph and most are glanced at quickly and just as quickly wiped from memory. In this sea of sameness, Arnold Odermatt's family photos bear his signature style, standing out for their clarity and order and the detached demeanor of his subjects. Arnold Odermatt, police officer and photographer, achieved fame with his photographic journal of car accidents, Karambolage. His last book, On Duty, documented the small police corps with which he worked for many years, effectively advertising their skills and services. In this book, he shows life after the officer has parked his cruiser in the garage, turned off the scanner and hung his uniform in the closet. Showered and clad in fresh shirts and clean blouses, the photographer's spouse, son and daughter wait in the living room or garden for their close-ups. Sometimes they wait patiently and at other times they are annoyed--not very different from the reactions of colleagues on duty, who also learned that a good photograph takes time. Odermatt created an impressive document of life within a small village, where the police officer off-duty w
Arnold Odermatt: Karambolage

Arnold Odermatt: Karambolage

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Arnold Odermatt: Karambolage
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Between 1939 and 1993, Arnold Odermatt (born 1925) documented car accidents in Nidwalden for the Swiss police office. His poignant, unpeopled, sometimes funny and always strange atmospheric photographs call to mind such precedents as Weegee's crime pictures from the 1930s and 40s. They were introduced to the art world when Harald Szeeman exhibited them at the 49th Venice Biennale.
Arnold Odermatt: On Duty

Arnold Odermatt: On Duty

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Arnold Odermatt: On Duty
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Arnold Odermatt joined the police force in his native Swiss canton of Nidwalden in 1948, when he was just in his twenties. When he retired more than 40 years later as Vice Commander of the department and Lieutenant Director of Traffic Police, he found sudden, unexpected fame as an artist. His photographs of the vehicle accidents that had been part of his professional life, collected in the book Karambolage, led to international recognition: His work was shown at the 2001 Armory Fair and Venice Biennale, followed by solo exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 and at the Fotomuseum Winterthur in 2004.
THE MOVEMENT OF CLOUDS AROUND MOUNT FUJI by Helmut Völter

THE MOVEMENT OF CLOUDS AROUND MOUNT FUJI by Helmut Völter

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THE MOVEMENT OF CLOUDS AROUND MOUNT FUJI by Helmut Völter
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While working on his celebrated book Cloud Studies on the history of scientific cloud photography from the 1880s through the 1960s, Leipzig artist/photographer Helmut Völter discovered the untouched archive of cloud studies by the Japanese physicist Masanao Abe (1891–1966). Fascinated by the quality, uniqueness of observation concept, precision and formal rigor of Abe’s photographs, Volter publishes them here for the first time in this both elegant and expansive publication. In the 1920s, Abe built an observatory with a view of Mount Fuji from which over the course of 15 years, he recorded the ever-changing cloud formations surrounding the iconic mountain. Abe ingeniously combined several film processes in his longterm study—photography, film, stereo-photogrammetry, stereo-film, drawings, maps and meteorological measurements—to discover more about the invisible air streams around Mt Fuji. Volter reproduces a variety of images by this passionate cineaste who saw photographs, moving pictures and stereo recordings as the ideal form of scientific evidence.
Cannabis Health Index

Cannabis Health Index

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Cannabis Health Index
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This comprehensive sourcebook combines evidence-based insights from more than 1,000 studies from cannabinoid and consciousness research to present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical marijuana on over 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. Written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, this in-depth reference shows that the subtle shifts in awareness commonly observed in cannabis-using patients vastly contribute to these compounds' therapeutic potential. 

The Cannabis Health Index is organized into condition-specific chapters, with eye-catching ratings of cannabis efficacy for each symptom, along with recommendations for use, and sidebars that suggest related mindfulness-based practices that enhance the body's own ability to heal. Organized alphabetically from aging to wound care, with sections on a variety of conditions including infections, cancer, cardiovascular health, eye diseases, inflammatory diseases, neurological diseases, and much more, the Index reveals that the huge body of scientific studies focused on cannabis is a tremendously under-utilized repository of knowledge. 

In synthesizing the findings of these studies, Blesching brings clarity to the process of making informed decisions about cannabis as a valid treatment. Informative, user-friendly, and practical, The Cannabis Health Index presents striking evidence that cannabis is remarkable safe and effective when used within the proper therapeutic window, especially compared with the risks of managing chronic symptoms with pharmaceuticals.
The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis

The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis

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This concise guide to cannabis delivers the dope on using and cultivating weed. Learn about ganja history and culture, legal and health issues, and identifying varieties.The Little Black Book of Marijuana also Includes marijuana recipes and a 14-page section of full-color photographs of marijuana varieties and strains. 158 pages. Author Steve Elliott is a journalist and editor of the Village Voice Media blog, Toke of the Town: Cannabis Culture News and Views (www.tokeofthetown.com). His specialties are drug policy reform, medical marijuana, and marijuana legislation. Steve is also the cannabis/dispensary critic for Seattle Weekly (www.seattleweekly.com) print and Web column ''Toke Signals.'' He is based in the Greater Seattle area.
Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

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Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana
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Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is required reading for a new generation of curious and sophisticated pot smokers. Presented in an eye-popping package and filled with hyperdetailed photography of individual buds, this essential guide to marijuana is smart, practical, and exceedingly beautiful. The "Primer" section explores the culture of this complex flower and explains the botany that makes each strain unique. The "Buds" section describes the variations of lineage, flavor, and mental or physical high that define 170 exceptional strains. Poised to become the go-to marijuana guide for recreational and medicinal users alike, Green is easy to pick up and impossible to put down.
Ania Dabrowska : A Lebanese Archive

Ania Dabrowska : A Lebanese Archive

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Ania Dabrowska : A Lebanese Archive
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A chance encounter in a homeless hostel between Polish artist and photographer Ania Dabrowska and Lebanese journalist Diab Alkarssifi led to the discovery of Alkarssifi’s collection of 27,000 photographs from Beirut, Damascus and Cairo covering over 100 years of Arab history. Complemented by the journalist’s previously unknown personal photographs of everyday life in Beirut, his home city of Baalbeck on the Syrian border, and his student years in the early 1970s in Moscow and Budapest, this treasure trove is an extraordinary record of modern Arab history. Dabrowska designed the book to preserve and re-present to the public a century of cultural and political history in Lebanon and the Middle East. A Lebanese Archive is an electrifying historical record featuring an essay by artist Akram Zaatari and over 100 images from the archive.
How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers

How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers

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How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers
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Ian Jeffrey is a superb guide in this profusely illustrated introduction to the appreciation of photography as an art form. Novices and experts alike will gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work, as Jeffrey decodes key images and provides essential biographical and historical background. Profiles of more than 100 major photographers, including Alfred Stieglitz, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Paul Strand, Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, highlight particular examples of styles and movements throughout the history of the medium. Each entry includes a concise biography along with an illuminating discussion of key works and nuggets of contextual information.

How to Read a Photograph: Lessons from Master Photographers is the third book in Abrams successful series that includes How to Read a Painting and How to Read a Modern Painting.
The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come

The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come

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The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come
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The Air from Other Planets introduces an architecture built and controlled by amplifying and designing the energy within our electromagnetic, thermodynamic, acoustic, and chemical environment. This approach to design exchanges the walls and shells we have assumed to be the only type of attainable architecture for a range of material energies that develops its own shapes, aesthetics, organizational systems, and social experiences. Energy emerges as more than what fills the interior of buildings or reflects off its outer walls. Instead, it becomes its own enterprise for design innovation: it becomes the architecture itself. The Air from Other Planets is a book nostalgic for the future, rooted in the belief that the architect's greatest attributes lie in the execution of the imagination, through speculations and projections of worlds and environments yet to exist.
Super Normal: Sensations of the Ordinary

Super Normal: Sensations of the Ordinary

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Super Normal: Sensations of the Ordinary
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The designers Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa have compiled 204 everyday objects in search of -super normal design-: alongside examples of anonymous design like the Swiss Rex vegetable peeler or a simple plastic bag, there are design classics like Marcel Breuer's tubular steel side table, Dieter Ram's 606 shelving system, or Joe Colombo's Optic alarm clock of 1970. 
The Pot Book

The Pot Book

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An A-Z history of ceramic art by one of the world's leading ceramic artists, Edmund de Waal.

The history of ceramic art is ingrained in the history of mankind. Clay is one of the very first materials ‘invented’ by man. An essential part of our lives it has been moulded, thrown, glazed, decorated and fired for over 30,000 years in order to preserve and transport food and water. And it was on the surface of these early jugs, vases, dishes, plates, beakers and amphorae that man placed some of his first decorative markings. In more recent times clay has been used not just by artisans and potters, but also by artists, designers and architects.

The Pot Book is the first publication to document the extraordinary range and variety of ceramic vessels of all periods, from a delicate bowl made by an unnamed artisan in China in the third millennium bc, or a jug made in eighteenth-century Dresden, to a plate made by Picasso in 1952, a ‘spade form’ made by Hans Coper or the vases of Grayson Perry today. Each entry is sequenced in alphabetical order by the name of the artist/potter, the school, or style, creating a grand tour through the very finest examples of the art form.


Michael Borremans: Horse Hunting

Michael Borremans: Horse Hunting

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Michael Borremans: Horse Hunting
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Belgian filmmaker and painter Michael Borremans (born 1963) has made a name for himself over the past two decades, though his figurative portraiture and pastoral scenes, indebted as they are to Manet, Degas and Velazquez, look of another time, the traditional Baroque and Rococo-esque style rendering the work unsettlingly familiar. 
Michael Borremans: Horse Hunting, published on the occasion of the artist's second solo exhibition at David Zwirner in 2006, is devoted to the 14 new paintings on view, among them the eponymous "Horse Hunting" (2005), which portrays a young man, fashionably attired, holding two twigs from each of his nostrils. Rendered in a palette of diffused, shadowy browns, oranges and grays, Borremans' work can be characterized by its lustrous surface and eerie exploration of mental states through the careful release and withholding of visual clues. This catalogue includes a text by Belgian artist and curator Hans van Heirseele.
Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities

Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities

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Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities
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Africa is most definitely not a continent of small villages in the jungle and savannah. The urbanization of the continent is advancing tremendously rapidly, while African cities and metropolitan regions are among the fastest growing in the world. Africa Drawn presents one hundred of the most connected and important cities of the continent. The approach of this book is an effort to map the urban form and structure of African cities, and to describe and illustrate how these different places were formed. Therefore, it presents the historic character of African locations as a valuable resource for imagining the future of the continent’s cities. A visual feast of 300 images and masterfully drawn plans illustrate contemporary and historical place-making actions in Africa. The result is a fascinating documentation of African urban space and at the same time a convincing analysis of its structure and morphology. The drawings are accompanied by introductory texts and, for the first time, render possible a comparison of diversity of ­urban form on the continent.
Feature Reconstruction By Shezad Dawood

Feature Reconstruction By Shezad Dawood

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Feature Reconstruction By Shezad Dawood
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London-based artist Shezad Dawood uses this book to expound upon his film, Feature, which deconstructs the iconography and mythology of the classic Hollywood western by presenting a series of live performances that were linked by the Battle of Big Horn narrative. “My family’s originally from India and Pakistan, I was born in London in Hammersmith and I’ve lived in various cities and countries,” Dawood has explained. This work is “a meeting ground of the myth of the American West and Islamic mysticism, looking at the way that both mythologies began in the desert.” This book guarantees you’ll never watch a John Wayne western the same way again.
ALIEN INVADERS: A GUIDE TO NON-NATIVE SPECIES OF THE BRITISHER ISLES (VOLUME 1)

ALIEN INVADERS: A GUIDE TO NON-NATIVE SPECIES OF THE BRITISHER ISLES (VOLUME 1)

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Researching invasive non-native species of plant and animal life, this collaborative project documents, through drawing and text, the discovery and history of selected alien species introduced to the British Isles, and the effect on native wildlife. Presented as a cross-pollination of fact and fiction, this wonderfully inventive book takes the form of an illustrated natural history guide, offset by the artists’ interventions. Ten alien invaders are categorised and illustrated, including: the American Bullfrog, Giant Hogweed, Spanish Bluebell and Wels Catfish. In the manner of a scientific guidebook each entry lists, ‘Category of Introduction’, ‘Problems caused by Introduction’, and ‘Efforts of Control or Eradication’, drawing on both scientific fact and often bizarre cultural anecdote.
Melancholy and Architecture: On Aldo Rossi

Melancholy and Architecture: On Aldo Rossi

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Melancholy and Architecture: On Aldo Rossi
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Italian architect Aldo Rossi (1931–97) is a crucial figure in twentieth-century architecture, his work highly influential in both theory and practice. Working in Italy and throughout Europe after World War II, he disputed the then-dominant credos of the modernists—and even went so far as to question the very status of his profession. Discarding utopian pretenses, his work claimed the autonomy of architecture with formal restraint.

In Melancholy and Architecture, Diogo Seixas Lopes looks at Rossi’s work through the lens of a term often used to describe Rossi’s work: melancholy. While the influence of melancholy on literature and the visual arts has been extensively studied, its presence in architecture has been largely overlooked. Exploring Rossi’s entire career, Lopes traces out the oscillation between enthusiasm and disenchantment that marks Rossi’s work. Through a close exploration of one of Rossi’s landmark works, the Cemetery of San Cataldo in Modena, he shows how this brilliant, innovative architect reinterpreted a typology of the past to help us come to terms with representations of death and the deep sadness that inevitably accompanies it.

Beautifully illustrated, Melancholy and Architecture both illuminates the career of a key postwar architect and offers a new perspective on the long cultural history of melancholy.
Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

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Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans
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Captures the feel of the ceramicist’s studio with new appreciation for the beautiful, functional, and accessible works being produced by a new generation of makers

Ceramics is back in a big way, experiencing a steady surge of interest and popularity not seen since the 1970s. The return to the handmade, driven by our increasingly digital lives, means there are now more makers, sellers, and collectors than ever. There is also a new desire for unique objects made by hand and the imperfections associated with the marks of the maker. Pottery captures this authenticity in ways no other medium can.

From decorative pieces to the beautiful but functional, to sculptural works pushing the boundaries of the medium, Clay surveys the rich creative output of fifty of the top studio potters from around the world. It is a celebration of a new generation of artisans working in clay, a snapshot not necessarily of what is happening at the elite gallery level but rather a behind-the-scenes look at unique and eclectic offerings, both functional and sculptural, from small studios around the world.

250+ color illustrations
The New Age of Ceramics

The New Age of Ceramics

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The New Age of Ceramics
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While most surveys of contemporary art focus largely on two-dimensional work, there is a growing movement of emerging as well as established artists that are producing work in the ceramic medium, creating three dimensional work that is groundbreaking in scope. Working in clay or porcelain and utilizing traditional methods such as wheel throwing or hand building, artists use their talents often honed in other media to create unique work that is truly one of a kind. Whether a sculptural piece, traditional vessel or a large-scale installation, they are constrained only by their imaginations and the nature of the material. Contains process shots of the artists at work as well as a voyeurs glimpse into their studios. Artists featured include Case Studyo in collaboration with Parra, Steve Harrington, Mike Perry, Todd James, Cleon Peterson, Horfee, Cody Hudson and Friends With You, as well as Heath Ceramics, Peter Shire, Katsuyo Aoki, Kate MacDowell, Mark Whalen, Claire Partington, Lauren Shapiro, gritCERAMICS, Livia Marin, Steven Young Lee, Jess Riva Cooper, Kouzo Takeuchi, THEONE Ceramics, Beth Cavener and Lindsay Scypta.
Aalto

Aalto

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Aalto
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Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) made a unique modernist mark. Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, he designed warm, curving, compassionate buildings, wholly set apart from the slick, mechanistic, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice.

Whether a church, a villa, a sauna, or a public library, Aalto's organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and wood, often incoporating undulating, wave-like forms, which would also appear in his chair, glassware, and lamp designs.

An adherent to detail, Aalto insisted upon the humanity and societal role of architecture, stating: “Modern architecture does not mean using immature new materials; the main thing is to work with materials towards a more human line.” Many of his public buildings such as Säynätsalo Town Hall, the lecture theatre at Otaniemi Technical University, the Helsinki National Pensions Institute and the House of Culture, Helsinki may be seen as psychological as well as physical landmarks in the rebuilding of Finland after the ravages of war.

This book brings together Aalto's key works to introduce the architect hailed as a champion of environmentally sound, progressive design, with a deep-rooted sense of home.
Mike Mills: Graphics Films

Mike Mills: Graphics Films

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Mike Mills: Graphics Films
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Graphics Films is the first retrospective monograph on one of the hardest-working men in contemporary creative culture. For more than 15 years, Mike Mills' works in the fields of design and film have determined the visual landscape of our times. Graphics Films is a painstakingly produced document of Mills' career to date, including many never-before-seen examples of his works in graphic design, installation, publications and film projects. Past projects by Mills include music videos for Air ("Sexy Boy"), Blonde Redhead ("Top Ranking"), Yoko Ono ("Walking on Thin Ice") and Bran Van 3000 ("Afrodiziak") and album cover designs for the Beastie Boys (the Root Down EP), Sonic Youth (Washing Machine), Air (Moon Safari and Kelly Watch the Stars) and others. He has designed graphics and textiles for Marc Jacobs and created the identity for X-Girl Clothing, and has exhibited his unique graphic installations worldwide, with solo shows at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York and Colette in Paris, among others. In 1996 Mills cofounded The Directors Bureau, a multidisciplinary production company, with Roman Coppola. Since then, he has directed an impressive slew of music videos and films including The Architecture of Reassurance (2000) and Paperboys (2001), both of which were official selections at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2004 he completed his first feature film, Thumbsucker (starring Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton), and he is currently at work on his second.
Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967

Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967

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Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967
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In the past decade a new generation of photographers has directed the documentary approach toward more personal ends. Their aim has been not to reform life, but to know it. —John Szarkowski 
In 1967, The Museum of Modern Art presented New Documents, a landmark exhibition organized by John Szarkowski that brought together a selection of works by three photographers whose individual achievements signaled the artistic potential for the medium in the 1960s and beyond: Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand.
Though largely unknown at the time, these three photographers are now universally acknowledged as artists of singular talent within the history of photography. The exhibition articulated a profound shift in the landscape of 20th-century photography, and interest in the exhibition has only continued to expand. Yet, until now, there has been no publication that captures its content.
Published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the exhibition, Arbus Friedlander Winogrand features full-page reproductions of the 94 photographs included in the exhibition, along with Szarkowski’s original wall text, press release, installation views and an abundance of archival material. Essays by curator Sarah Hermanson Meister and critic Max Kozloff, who originally reviewed the exhibition for The Nationin 1967, critically situate the exhibition and its reception, and examine its lasting influence on the field of photography.
Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project

Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project

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Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project
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In The Portrait Machine Project, Brooklyn-based New Zealand photographer Carlo Van de Roer (born 1975) explores the idea that a camera can reveal otherwise hidden facets of a subject’s character, and their relationship with the photographer and viewer. Van de Roer uses a Polaroid aura camera, developed in the 1970s in an attempt to record what a psychic might see. His subjects--friends, family, artists Miranda July, Terence Koh and Aurel Schmidt, author James Frey--are connected by sensors to the camera, which translates biofeedback into information about their characters and how they are viewed. The camera depicts this information as color in the Polaroid and as a printed description and diagram. In this, his first book, Van de Roer prompts us to question what we expect from a portrait, particularly when it’s of someone we think we know.
Watercolors by Finn Juhl

Watercolors by Finn Juhl

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Watercolors by Finn Juhl
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Among the great Danish designers, Finn Juhl (1912–89) ranks alongside such giants as Hans J. Wegner and Arne Jacobsen. He was particularly well known for his sculptural, seemingly organic tables, chairs and sofas, but the complex interior designs that he developed in the 1940s and ‘50s were also enormously successful. These include the Danish Embassy in Washington, DC, and the conference room of the United Nations Trusteeship Council in New York.
However, it is not widely known that Finn Juhl was also a talented watercolor painter who used the medium to devise gorgeous, exacting sketches of his pieces. For the first time, this publication allows readers to take a unique look at the designer’s working methods. Here, more than 125 subtle works on paper communicate the ingenuity of their creator. Finn Juhl’s furniture classics, living concepts and interior designs can finally be experienced in all their complexity, as one traces their development from genesis to realization.

Shit and Die

Shit and Die

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Shit and Die
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Curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini, Shit and Dieexplores the human condition and its torments, featuring an array of established and emerging visual artists such as Davide Balula, Guy Ben-Ner, Petrit Halilaj, Dorothy Iannone, Yan Pei-Ming, Carol Rama, Jim Shaw and Andra Ursuta.
Ludovic Cesari

Ludovic Cesari

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Ludovic Cesari
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French photographer Ludovic Cesari (born 1984) creates sublime, out-of-focus landscapes and body portraits, collected in this substantial hardcover volume. Far from treating his body photography and landscapes as separate genres, Cesari unifies them; textures of skin, stones and photographic paper create a celebration of sensuality.
A Passion for Jean Prouvé

A Passion for Jean Prouvé

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A Passion for Jean Prouvé
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The esteemed collectors Laurence and Patrick Seguin first discovered the work of Jean Prouvé in the late 1980s, and were quick to embrace his entire aesthetic vision, from architectural design to furniture. "There is no difference between constructing a piece of furniture and constructing a building," Prouvé once famously said, and the Seguins have modeled their collection around his stance, becoming major advocates and disseminators of his work in France. This gorgeously produced volume, which presents the Seguins' Prouvé collection for the first time, consequently provides a comprehensive overview of their holdings. An entire chapter is devoted to Prouvé works at the Seguins' Paris residence. Other sections include an examination of Prouvé's relevance to contemporary art; a chapter on Prouvé's Aluminum Métropole House, a structure that exemplifies the brilliance of Prouvé's architectural work; and a survey of around 40 pieces, most of which are prototypes or rarities, from the armchair designed for the University of Nancy in 1932, to the light armchair created for the University of Antony in 1954, to the African furniture. These are supplemented by archival documents (sketches, models, photographs, etc. and detailed analysis. Also included is a wealth of photo-documentation of the exhibition this volume accompanies, held at the famous former Fiat building in Turin, Italy--once described by Le Corbusier as "one of the most impressive sights in industry" and recently rebuilt into a modern shopping/cultural complex by Renzo Piano, a longstanding admirer of Prouvé.
Equally admired for his work in furniture, metalwork and architecture, Jean Prouvé(1901-1984) is one of the most influential designers of the early modern design movement. His innovative chairs, desks, lamps and shelves have long been collector's items.
Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair

Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair

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The name of Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) is inseparable from his unrivalled chairs, which have helped Danish design achieve international recognition. Any fan of design has his or her favorite among Wegner's approximately 500 creations, and there is hardly an interior design magazine that has not included an illustration of his elegant China Chair (1943) or Y Chair (1950). Even John F. Kennedy sat on the Round Chair, now known simply as The Chair (1949). Trained as a furniture maker, Wegner typically made his prototypes by hand, using traditional joinery techniques such as tongue-and-groove or finger joints. In the process, he often pushed the limitations of wood, giving his designs an unequaled elegance. Their beauty was matched by their practicality: he considered comfort and ergonomics to be equally as important as appearance. Despite his concern for functionality, his personality and sense of humor also shone through his works, as evidenced by his splendid Peacock Chair (1947) or the masculine Ox Chair (1960), available with or without horns.
Carlo Mollino: Polaroids

Carlo Mollino: Polaroids

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In a career that spanned more than four decades, Carlo Mollino designed buildings, homes, furniture, cars and aircraft. One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was famed for his design finesse and his elegant organicism. In 1949 he published an important book on photography: Message from the Darkroom. Sometime around 1960, he began to seek out women-mostly dancers-in his native Turin, inviting them to his villa for late-night modeling sessions. The models would pose against extraordinary backdrops, designed by Mollino, in clothing, wigs and accessories that he had carefully selected. Finally, having printed the Polaroids, Mollino would painstakingly amend them with an extremely fine brush, to attain his idealized vision of the female form. The pictures, which totaled around 1,200, remained a secret until after his death, in 1973. Only a few were ever publically shown, until the acclaimed first edition of this volume was published by James Crump in 2002. Reviewing that book, The New Yorker declared, "This lavish selection of several hundred Polaroids preserves the essential mystery of a project both decadent and hermetic. Though clearly the product of a deep obsession, the photographs are deliberately impersonal, each baroque detail an invitation for the viewer to imagine Mollino's encounters with the women." Now back in print, with a newly designed cover, this beautiful volume offers a captivating portrait of a unique erotic sensibility.
Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) studied mechanical engineering, art history and architecture before working in the architectural practice of his father, Eugenio Mollino, in Turin. His first architectural masterpiece was the Turin Equestrian Association headquarters (1937). In 1965 he designed the Teatro Regio in Turin, which is now regarded as one of his best works. A 1949 Mollino table was sold at auction by Christie's in 2005 for a staggering $3.8 million. In 1960-68 he designed an enigmatic apartment for himself that today has become the Museo Casa Mollino.

Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters

Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters

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In Japan, the passing of the year is marked by festivals and rituals that have gone largely unchanged for centuries. Elaborate outfits, made from textiles as well as branches, straw, and other materials plucked from the natural environment, are donned in rural, agricultural, and fishing communities throughout Japan to celebrate seasonal rites of fertility and abundance. Yokainoshima (literally “island of monsters”) explores the extraordinary crop of masks, costumes, and characters that reappear with the return of each season.

Charles Fréger’s photographs combine the attention to detail of a documentary photograph with individual portraiture in a fresh and distinctive style. Texts by specialists in Japanese folk culture and anthropology accompany the photographs, putting the huge variety of eclectic costumes in context with descriptions of the local festivals, dances, and rituals where they are worn.

This compelling sequence of new portraits by an internationally acclaimed photographer will captivate enthusiasts of fine art photography and far off places as it pulls back the curtain on a strange and magical centuries-old tradition. 180 color illustrations
William Eggleston: Portraits

William Eggleston: Portraits

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“So many people take those simple snapshots of life, but there’s something about Eggleston that no one can match.” —Sofia Coppola

The eminent American photographer William Eggleston (b. 1939) was a pioneer in exploring the artistic potential of color photography. Eggleston made a name for himself with his eccentric, unexpected compositions of everyday life that were nonetheless rife with implied narrative, elevating the commonplace to art. This sumptuously illustrated book features Eggleston’s masterful portraits, including many familiar and beloved images as well as some previously unseen photographs from his long and productive career.

Many of Eggleston’s poetic photographs portray life in his home state of Tennessee, and the people he encountered there. Eggleston frequented the 1970s Memphis club scene, where he met, befriended, and photographed musicians such as fellow Southerners Alex Chilton and Ike Turner. He also photographed celebrities including Dennis Hopper, Walter Hopps, and Eudora Welty, and became a fixture of Andy Warhol’s Factory scene, dating the Warhol protégé Viva. Over the past half century, he has created a powerful and enduring body of work featuring friends and family, musicians, artists, and strangers. In addition to the lavish reproductions of Eggleston’s portraits, this volume includes an essay and chronology, plus an interview with Eggleston and his close family members that gives new insights into his images and artistic process.
Harry Gruyaert

Harry Gruyaert

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Born in Antwerp in 1941 and a member of Magnum Photos since 1982, Harry Gruyaert revolutionized creative and experimental uses of color in the 1970s and 1980s. Influenced by cinema and American photographers, his work defined new territory for color photography: an emotive, non-narrative, and boldly graphic way of perceiving the world.

In 1972, while living in London, Gruyaert created the striking series TV Shots by turning the dial on a television set at random and photographing the distorted images he saw there. A later series, Made in Belgium, portrays his ambivalent relationship with his homeland in a palette of saturated tones. In his most recent work, he embraces the possibilities of digital photography, taking further creative risks to capture light in new ways.

Gruyaert’s images are autonomous, often independent of any context or thematic logic. This volume, the first retrospective of his work, is a superb overview of his personal quest for freedom of expression and the liberation of the senses. 80 color illustrations
The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined

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This beautifully illustrated book brings together a selection of pieces spanning 500 years of fashion, with new texts and fascinating literary definitions by curator and exhibition-maker Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. Taking the definitions as a starting point, more than 200 stunning images are also included, weaving together historic dress, haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion, textile ornamentation, manuscripts and photography. Illustrator Alice Smith adds exquisite emblems that animate the definitions.
The book includes dictionary definitions and literary quotes of the word vulgar alongside transcripts of interviews with leading contemporary designers, including Walter Van Beirendonck, Manolo Blahnik, Hussein Chalayan, Pam Hogg, Stephen Jones, Christian Lacroix and Zandra Rhodes, and works by Chloé, Christian Dior, Pam Hogg, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Philip Treacy, UNDERCOVER, Walter Van Beirendonck, Viktor & Rolf, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood.
Potent, provocative and sometimes shocking, the word vulgar conjures up strong images, ideas and feelings in us all. The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined considers this inherently challenging but utterly compelling territory of taste. It questions notions of vulgarity in fashion while reveling in its excesses, and invites the reader to think again about what makes something vulgar and why it is such a sensitive and contested term.

Viviane Sassen : Umbra

Viviane Sassen : Umbra

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This latest book by Viviane Sassen, one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, explores the concept of shadow in a series of stunning images. Based on an award-winning exhibition, Viviane Sassen’s new book focuses on a common theme in her photographs: shadow. In this book she leads us through a series of thought-provoking
takes on the concept―shadow as metaphor for anxiety and
desire; as a symbol of both memory and hope for the future;
and as an evocation of imagination and illusion. Sassen’s
work is renowned for its deft interplay between realism and
abstraction. Here that characteristic emerges in the dramatic
use of light, shadow and color, as well as the adroit cropping
of images and interventions on the prints. This lovely book
brilliantly accentuates Sassen’s contrasting color schemes to
reinforce the idea of shadow creating an enthralling tactile and
visual experience.
Surf is where you find it

Surf is where you find it

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Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing during that lifetimes. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport — surfing any time, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand-up-paddle, one of the fastest growing water sports in the world, now shares his stories about pioneering that sport. Conveyed in Gerry's unique voice, augmented with photos from his personal collection, this book is a classic for surf enthusiasts everywhere.
Sterling Ruby : Paris

Sterling Ruby : Paris

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This stunning book encompasses more than twenty works detailing Sterling Ruby’s simultaneous exhibitions at Gagosian Gallery’s two Paris locations in 2015.
 
Depicted here, Ruby’s YARD paintings test the formal limits of the medium, using rollers and brooms to spread a multicolored palette of acrylic paints over unprimed canvases, while fabric, cardboard, and other materials are attached to the edges of each painting, like mysterious satellites at the borders of indeterminate topographies. Meanwhile, huge fragments of reclaimed American submarine combine with engine parts and steel pipes to convey the raw potential of sculpture.
 
Featuring more than 40 color plates, including detail images that highlight the various aspects of each piece, this book presents stunning installation photo- graphs of both of the artist’s recent Paris shows and an insightful new essay by critic Philippe Dagen. Colorful double-page spreads of the artist’s two studios depict the creative process for the aforementioned paintings and sculptures.
Coca-Cola Set Of Three: Film, Music, Sports (Regular Edition)

Coca-Cola Set Of Three: Film, Music, Sports (Regular Edition)

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For over a century Coca-Cola has been a touchstone of modern culture and a global icon. First sipped at an Atlanta soda fountain, the beverage has become an instantly recognizable symbol around the world, woven into people’s lives and memories. This newest addition to Assouline’s best-selling Memoire COLLECTIONS, Coca-Cola: Film, Music, Sports celebrates the iconic brand’s broad-reaching influence in the domains of film, music, and athletics. With imagery of some of these industries’ most revered names, and forewords penned by Ridley Scott, Quincy Jones, and LeBron James, these volumes explore the beverage’s prominence in some of the greatest films of all time, its inspiration for legendary musicians of all genres, and its motivational support of athletes from the Olympics to professional sports. This slipcase set is a must-have accessory not only for collectors of Coca-Cola memorabilia but also for lovers of American culture everywhere. 

Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler

Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler

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Now in an English-only edition published for two parallel exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art and Bard College, Imponderable features highlights from the incredible magic and occult collection of New York–based artist Tony Oursler (born 1957). Since the late 1990s, Oursler has been amassing a vast personal archive of objects and ephemera relating to magic, the paranormal, film, television, phantasmagoria, pseudoscience and technology. For Oursler, the archive functions as an open visual resource, historical inquiry and—most intriguingly—a family history. One of the collection’s many digressions records the friendship between the artist’s grandfather Charles Fulton Oursler (a famous early 20th-century author and publisher) and magician and escapologist Harry Houdini, and a historic interaction with Arthur Conan Doyle, who, beyond his Sherlock Holmes series, was an important advocate for spiritualism and the paranormal.
This beautifully produced publication features up to 1,500 objects from Oursler’s collection, including photographs, prints, historic manuscripts, rare books, letters and objects. Additional topics include stage magic, thought photography, demonology, cryptozoology, optics, mesmerism, automatic writing, hypnotism, fairies, cults, the occult, color theory and UFOs. Thirteen essays by renowned art historians, science specialists and international scholars provide a deep insight into this unique material.
Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

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An absorbing history of how Coke’s insatiable thirst for natural resources shaped the company and reshaped the globe.

How did Coca-Cola build a global empire by selling a low-price concoction of mostly sugar, water, and caffeine? The easy answer is advertising, but the real formula to Coke’s success was its strategy, from the start, to offload costs and risks onto suppliers, franchisees, and the government. For most of its history the company owned no bottling plants, water sources, cane- or cornfields. A lean operation, it benefited from public goods like cheap municipal water and curbside recycling programs. Its huge appetite for ingredients gave it outsized influence on suppliers and congressional committees. This was Coca-Cola capitalism. 

In this new history Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs. Its growth was driven by shrewd leaders such as Asa Candler, who scaled an Atlanta soda-fountain operation into a national empire, and “boss” Robert Woodruff, who nurtured partnerships with companies like Hershey and Monsanto. These men, and the company they helped build, were seen as responsible citizens, bringing jobs and development to every corner of the globe. But as Elmore shows, Coke was usually getting the sweet end of the deal.

It continues to do so. Alongside Coke’s recent public investments in water purification infrastructure, especially in Africa, it has also built―less publicly―a rash of bottling plants in dangerously arid regions. Looking past its message of corporate citizenship, Elmore finds a strategy of relentless growth.

The costs shed by Coke have fallen on the public at large. Its annual use of many billions of gallons of water has strained an increasingly scarce global resource. Its copious servings of high-fructose corn syrup have threatened public health. Citizen Coke became a giant in a world of abundance. In a world of scarcity it is a strain on resources and all who depend on them.

8 pages of illustrations
Kiss the Past Hello : 100 Years of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle

Kiss the Past Hello : 100 Years of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle

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Kiss the Past Hello : 100 Years of the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle
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One of the most famous and unmistakable shapes in the world since its introduction in 1915, the Coca-Cola bottle is an influential symbol of design, art, and culture. Identified by its iconic contour fluted lines and described by noted industrial designer, Raymond Loewy as the “perfect liquid wrapper,” the bottle has been celebrated and revered in such mediums as art, music and advertising. From representations as a symbol of mass culture expressed by greats like Andy Warhol and Clive Barker to serving as a reference point for industry influencers such as Volkswagen who compared the shape of the Beetle to the bottle, the Coca-Cola bottle has been a benchmark for the past hundred years. What began as a design brief: to create a bottle that could be identified in the dark or lying broken on the ground, today is one of the most recognized packages on the planet. Published on the occasion of the bottle’s centennial, Kiss the Past Hello is a vibrant collection of images and art celebrating the Coca-Cola bottle not only as an icon of design but as a symbol of optimism, happiness, and the shared moments in our lives.
Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility

Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility

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Expert advice from Coca-Cola’s vice president of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Learn how Coca-Cola uses design to grow its business by combining the advantages of scale with the agility to respond to fast-changing market conditions.

In today’s world, every company is at risk of having a “Kodak Moment”—watching its industry and the competitive advantages it has developed over years, even decades, vanish overnight. The reason? An inability to adapt quickly to new business realities. Established companies are at risk, but it’s no easier being an agile startup, because most of those fail due to their inability to scale. Tomorrow’s business winners—regardless of size or industry—will be the ones that know how to combine scale with agility. 

In Design to Grow, a Coca-Cola senior executive shares both the successes and failures of one of the world’s largest companies as it learns to use design to be both agile and big. In this rare and unprecedented behind-the-scenes look, David Butler and senior Fast Company editor, Linda Tischler, use plain language and easy-to-understand case studies to show how this works at Coca-Cola—and how other companies can use the same approach to grow their business. This book is a must-read for managers inside large corporations as well as entrepreneurs just getting started.
Ari Marcopoulos: Fumes

Ari Marcopoulos: Fumes

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Photographer Ari Marcopoulos' newest publication takes an in-depth look into the studio process of American artist and filmmaker Matthew Barney. Shot over four years, Fumes depicts the activity within Barney's Long Island City studio from 2011 to 2014. Marcopoulos documented the day-to-day activity in the workspace, from the digging of an Egyptian death chamber to the flooding during Hurricane Irene, to the ongoing preparation for Barney's 2014 film epic River of Fundament: "I got sucked into taking photographs of the people working on the various projects, more and more it felt almost like a performance." The publication is comprised of black-and-white and full-color spreads showing workers transporting, molding and fusing toxic materials, interwoven with an array of intricate pictorial montages, mirroring those of a negative. Marcopoulos captures the human figure at work, in motion, pursuing life in its most ordinary moments in order to create something extraordinary.
Kongo: Power and Majesty

Kongo: Power and Majesty

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Artists from the kingdom of Kongo—a vast swath of Central Africa that today encompasses the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola—were responsible for outstanding creative achievements. With the influx of Portuguese, Dutch, and Italian merchants, missionaries, and explorers, Kongo developed a unique artistic tradition that blended European iconography with powerful indigenous art forms. An initially positive engagement with Europe in the 15th century turned turbulent in the wake of later displacement, civil war, and the slave trade—and many of the artworks created in Kongo reflect the changing times.
 
This comprehensive study is the first major catalogue to explore Kongo’s history, art forms, and cultural identity before, during, and after contact with Europe. Objects range from 15th-century “mother-and-child” figures, which reflect a time when Europeans and their Christian motifs were viewed favorably, to fearsome mangaaka, power figures that conveyed strength in the midst of the kingdom’s dissolution. Lavishly illustrated with new photography and multiple views of three-dimensional works, this book presents the fascinatingly complex artistic legacy of one of Africa’s most storied kingdoms.
African Masters: Art from the Ivory Coast

African Masters: Art from the Ivory Coast

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West Africa has a rich artistic tradition, with artists whose work rivals the great masters of European art. Yet the assumption still prevails that traditional African art is the product of “tribal workshops,” guided by neither genuine aesthetic principles nor independent artistic sensibilities.

African Masters corrects this oversight with a comprehensive overview of the most significant sculptors from the Ivory Coast and neighboring countries, including works by artists from among the Guro, Senufo, Dan, Baule, and Lobi. Works from ancient masters are juxtaposed with those of important contemporary artists and essays by renowned scholars who investigate the role of artists in traditional and modern societies, their ideals of beauty and its transformation into works of art.
           
Featuring more than two hundred full-color masterpieces from public and private collections—including many never before published—the book marks a milestone in research on West African art.
Fred Mortagne: Attraper au vol: Catch in the Air

Fred Mortagne: Attraper au vol: Catch in the Air

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Fred Mortagne is a self-taught French director and photographer who is internationally acclaimed for his images of skateboarding and street photography. Attraper au vol (Catch in the Air) is the culmination of Mortagne’s photographic career, from 2000 to 2015. A feast of lines and angles, his black-and-white compositions blend his subjects into their environments, offering an abstract perspective on architecture, geometry and the human figure. His work intrigues both skaters and nonskaters alike, as it emphasizes the esthetic beauty of skate and urban culture rather than pure performance (although the raw talent of his subjects is readily apparent).

“As a young skate rat in the early nineties, I was super into watching skate videos, and very early I was sensitive to how the videos were made,” he told an interviewer. “When the filming was good, I was super thrilled. This pushed me to begin filming my own clips with my friends, for fun ... for over 30 years, it has been the love of my life. Skateboarding has taken me to so many places--not just physically, but culturally and artistically.”
This book includes a foreword by the world-renowned photographer Anton Corbijn and an essay by legendary skateboarder Geoff Rowley, with whom Mortagne has worked extensively.

Fred Mortagne, also known as French Fred, is a skateboarder, photographer and filmmaker living in France.


Beastly / Tierisch

Beastly / Tierisch

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Representations of animals are ubiquitous: from advertising hoardings, newspapers, books, magazines, and television shows, to the hundreds of thousands of images uploaded every day to the Internet. During the last twenty years, artists, too, have engaged with the animal in an effort to articulate more “beastly” visions. How can animals as autonomous creative entities take possession of an unshackled imaginative space cut loose from the human? Beastly/ Tierisch has an innovative, visually daring design, superimposing a selection of artistic works onto a host of pictures from the Internet. This rich image material is supplemented by four essays: about animality and the history of photography (Duncan Forbes), the political and philosophical animal (Slavoj Žižek), the virtual zoo of the Internet (Ana Teixeira Pinto), and the changing identities of animals under anthropogenic pressures (Heather Davis).
Enrico Castellani

Enrico Castellani

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Showcasing the paintings of influential Italian artist Enrico Castellani (born 1930), this publication presents his first solo exhibition in London. Castellani’s large-scale relief canvases are placed in dialogue with his more recent angular, metallic paintings.
Walead Beshty: 33 Texts: 93,614 Words: 581,035 Characters: Selected Writings (2003-2015)

Walead Beshty: 33 Texts: 93,614 Words: 581,035 Characters: Selected Writings (2003-2015)

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Los Angeles–based artist Walead Beshty (born 1976) has long maintained an active writing career alongside his work in the visual arts. Writing on a variety of media, including essays on cinema, painting, sculpture and photography, and texts on artists such as Jay DeFeo, Sharon Lockhart, Kelley Walker, Luisa Lambri, Annette Kelm and Michael Asher, among others, Beshty has been widely published in both books and magazines. This book, the latest in JRP|Ringier’s Positions series copublished with Les presses du réel, gathers together a selection of these essays, often hard to find, in partially reedited forms. Together these texts appear as a parallel production to Beshty’s artistic work: they reflect on the conditions of the realization and circulation of images, undermining distinctions between media, abstraction and figuration, and proposing new aesthetic criteria for the works examined.
Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity: Contemporary African Photography from the Walther Collection

Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity: Contemporary African Photography from the Walther Collection

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The Walther Collection is a private international art collection dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary photography with special emphasis on the works of African and Asian artists. The inaugural exhibition of the collection will open to the public in June 2010 in the village of Burlafingen near Ulm, Germany.

It is a dynamic collection, constantly growing and driven by four core activities: collecting, curating, exhibiting and publishing. Each activity is designed to present the works of the artists and to engage them in dialogue with the general public and the specialized field of contemporary art. The Walther Collection encompasses more than 700 works of widely noted as well as exciting new African and Asian artists, which makes it one of the most comprehensive collections of African photography worldwide. These extensive holdings are contextualized and complemented by historically significant contributions to the art of photography mainly from Germany and the United States, which expand the understanding, conception and history of the medium. The exhibitions and their curators at The Walther Collection will change once a year. Each year, based on a different curatorial emphasis, the collection will be examined and new constellations of the holdings and the new acquisitions will be presented.

The Walther Collection presented in the inaugural exhibition a series of four projects in the nine galleries of its three buildings under the curatorial direction of Okwui Enwezor, Virginia Heckert, Kobena Mercer, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl and Deborah Willis as well as a conversation between William Hartshorn and Artur Walther.


Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925

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In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists--Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia and Robert Delaunay--presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork. It traces the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. This richly illustrated publication covers a wide range of artistic production--including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, film, photography, sound poetry, atonal music and non-narrative dance--to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years. An introductory essay by Leah Dickerman, Curator in the Museum’s Department of Painting and Sculpture, is followed by focused studies of key groups of works, events and critical issues in abstraction’s early history by renowned scholars from a variety of fields.
Hello, Robot: Design Between Human and Machine

Hello, Robot: Design Between Human and Machine

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Hello, Robot.: Design between Human and Machine investigates how robotics is becoming part of our everyday lives, demonstrating that design in its traditional function as a mediator is indispensable if robots are to become a visible reality and not just remain hidden in washing machines, cars and cash machines.
The volume clarifies where we already encounter these intelligent machines and where we may come across them in the near future: in industry, in the military and in everyday settings; at nurseries and retirement homes; in our bodies and in the cloud; when shopping and having sex; in video games and, of course, in film and literature.
In a series of in-depth essays and interviews, experts such as the science-fiction author Bruce Sterling, novelist Douglas Coupland, architect Philip Beesley, and the design duo Dunne & Raby explore the question of how we deal with our environment becoming increasingly digital, smarter and more autonomous. They highlight our often ambivalent relationship to new technologies and discuss the opportunities and challenges that are posed to us as individuals and as a society in this context.
Hello, Robot. broadens the scope of the discussion to the ethical and political questions with which we are faced today in the light of technological advances in robotics, while confronting us with the contradictions that are often found in the answers to these questions.
Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors

Dan Flavin: Corners, Barriers and Corridors

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Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at David Zwirner in 2015, Corners, Barriers and Corridors takes as its point of departure Dan Flavin’s (1933–96) influential corners, barriers and corridors in fluorescent light from Dan Flavin show, presented at the Saint Louis Art Museum in 1973. The volume brings questions of architecture to the fore, exploring how this particular body of light works function in space.
Mining early explorations in Flavin’s practice, the book includes many works reproduced for the first time in plates that accurately capture their colors. Above all, the photography reveals the unexpected and powerful interplay between the light of Flavin’s constructions and the surrounding space; these works not only function as color experiments but as structural explorations in light.
This catalogue presents an especially significant body of work, along with new scholarship by Michael Auping, offering a vital historical perspective on Flavin’s practice.
Timm Rautert: Josef Sudek Prague 1967

Timm Rautert: Josef Sudek Prague 1967

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Timm Rautert (born 1941) met Josef Sudek for the first time on a study trip to Prague in the spring of 1967. The photography student and the 71-year-old Sudek—who was arguably the most important Czech landscape and still-life photographer of the 20th century and a cult figure in his native country—instantly took to each other, and Rautert began photographing the artist in his studio and at his home. He accompanied him on his strolls in parks in Little Prague on the left bank of the Vltava river as he searched for adequate perspectives, and documented his work process inside and outside the darkroom. First published in 2008, the Sudek series, here compiled in this new volume, is an extraordinary chronicle of a fascinating personality and place in the run-up to the Prague Spring, and marks the beginning of Rautert’s career, during which the portrait and people at work were of particular importance to him.
Hesperios Journal 1

Hesperios Journal 1

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NO. 1 EUDAIMONIA

AN ANNUAL TWO VOLUME ART AND LITERARY JOURNAL, HESPERIOS IS AN ANTHOLOGY OF CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY ART AND LITERATURE. EACH ISSUE PRESENTS COLLECTIONS OF WORKS BY BOTH CELEBRATED AND EMERGING ARTISTS WHO, IN TURN, COLLABORATE ON LIMITED EDITIONS THAT CAN BE FOUND EXCLUSIVELY ON THE HESPERIOS ONLINE SHOP. EACH PUBLICATION IS PRINTED IN SWEDEN WITH INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION THROUGHOUT ART AND DESIGN BOOK STORES, GALLERIES, NEWSSTANDS AND BOUTIQUES. THE HESPERIOS JOURNAL IS DESIGNED NOT ONLY TO BE A COLLECTORS ITEM, BUT ALSO AS A MEANS TO DISCOVER NEW ARTISTS, CULTIVATE CURIOSITY, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE TRADITION OF CRAFTSMANSHIP.

PRINTED IN SWEDEN
PAPERBACK / 196 PGS / FULL COLOUR
SIZE: 185 MM X 245 MM (WEIGHT 570G)

The Where, the Why, and the How 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

The Where, the Why, and the How 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science

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A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today’s hottest artists onto life’s vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of the wonder that inspires every new discovery. Featuring work by such contemporary luminaries as Lisa Congdon, Jen Corace, Neil Farber, Susie Ghahremani, Jeremyville, Jon Klassen, Jacob Magraw, and many more, this is a work of scientific and artistic exploration to pique the interest of both the intellectually and imaginatively curious.
Manus X Machina

Manus X Machina

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The complex and often ambiguous relationship between the hand crafted and the machine made is examined in this intriguing look at the ever-changing world of fashion and taste. Manus x Machina traces styles of dress from one-of-a-kind works and haute couture created by highly skilled artisans, through the introduction of industrial manufacturing, to extraordinary recent technological advancements applied to high fashion, such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and computer-generated weaving and patterns. The oppositional relationship between the machine, as representative of democracy and mass production, and the hand, as the hallmark of elitism, is explored in its many facets in this fascinating book.
 
Paradoxically, technology in fashion has both advanced artistic creation and obscured the sense of the designer’s expert hand. Similarly, handmade garments have come to represent either a nostalgia for lost craftsmanship or, in haute couture, a cult of personality and affluence. Interviews with renowned and cutting-edge designers such as Sarah Burton, Karl Lagerfeld, and Miuccia Prada discuss how technology can blur the line between haute couture and prêt-à-porter, and ultimately question the relevance of the distinction between hand and machine.

A tour de force in art book production, Manus x Machina incorporates two volumes into its innovative package. The main volume of the book includes a smaller hand-sewn booklet, which features the printed interviews, tucked into the back jacket flap. The outer cover of the main volume is made of three-ply plastic layers with high-frequency weld and die-cut flaps. The paperback cover is die cut (modelled on the punch cards used in the first automated weaving looms), and the main volume includes 5 different paper stocks and silver foil stamping, and is printed with both high-density and ultraviolet inks. The book also features new photography of extraordinary pieces, including intricate 19th-century floral designs by William Morris, handcrafted haute couture of designers such as Christian Dior and Alexander McQueen, and the specatuclar 3D creations of Iris van Herpen.  

Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street Photographs

Jamel Shabazz: Sights in the City, New York Street Photographs

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During the summer of 1980, under the direction of his photographer father, Jamel Shabazz armed himself with a Canon AE1 SLR camera and began to photograph the landscape of his native New York City. Photographing in the streets put Shabazz right in the heart of all of the action; he carried his camera everywhere he went, from Harlem to Times Square, the Lower East Side to downtown Brooklyn, always set and at the ready. Like a fisherman seeking a fruitful catch, Shabazz ventured into locations full of life and uncertainty in hopes of capturing a unique moment. Consisting of 120 color and black-and-white photographs taken between 1985 and the 2000s, most of which have never been published, Sights in the City is the testament of Shabazz’s visual journey.

New York–based Jamel Shabazz (born 1960) is a documentary, fashion and street photographer. Since first picking up the camera nearly 40 years ago he has authored seven monographs (including the popular volume Back in the Days) and exhibited worldwide; his work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, The Smithsonian and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
First Impressions of Greece By Mary Manning

First Impressions of Greece By Mary Manning

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Mary Manning’s debut book, 
First Impressions of Greece documents recent travels through the Grecian landscape. 

Mary Manning is a photographer based in New York City. She runs the website Unchanging Window. 

Design by Joe Gilmore
Published in 2014
48 pages 
Hard cover, section sewn, color offset 
7.5 x 5 inches 
Edition of 1000
Displacement Island By Marco Poloni

Displacement Island By Marco Poloni

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Displacement Island is an experimental narrative set on the island of Lampedusa, off the coast of Sicily. Famed for the beauty of its beaches, this paradisiacal island is routinely confronted by its crucial geopolitical role. European vacationers seeking a summer refuge here are confronted by migrants fleeing from their countries but denied entry by Schengen. These people are tossed upon Lampedusa’s beaches after floating adrift for days in the open sea. The work articulates the gulf between these two figures of the displaced: the tourist and the asylum seeker.
For the tourist, as for the migrant, the beach is a promised land. For the former, it is a site of illusory oblivion, a break from his productive social existence. Attracted by the exceptional transparency of the waters, the tourist produces an alternate economy that supplements the island’s modest fishing trade. For the latter, the beach is the final destination of an often deadly journey on a fortune boat from the coast of North Africa to Italy. The migrant’s arrival should be the materialisation of a dream: an economically better life within the European Union.

Lampedusa is a kind of heterotopic space. Prior to being deported back to their country of origin, the migrants are jailed behind barbed wire at the end of the airport’s single landing strip in the CIE, the "Centre for Identification and Expulsion". As their gazes meet those of tourists landing for a short vacation, two parallel worlds disrupt one another in a visual loophole. I use the term "constellation" to qualify my recent work with photographic dispositifs. "Constellation" was first used by Paul Valéry to describe the scattered form of Stéphane Mallarmé’s modernist poem "A Throw of the Dice Will Never Abolish Chance" of 1914. The spatial organisation of my photographs on the wall – which I think of as an extended book – follows similar principles. Here, metonymical and metaphoric signification is produced through cinematic montage strategies in an apparently loose narrative matrix. Like with Mallarmé, the graphical envelope of the work has the shape of a wave. 
Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015

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This fully illustrated book accompanies one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated solely to three centuries of men’s fashion. The fashionable male may be making a comeback, but early fashion trends centered around what men―not women―were wearing. This intriguing book traces the history of men’s fashion since the 18th century, when young Englishmen imitated foreign dress and manners after touring the European continent. This phenomenon is only one of many explored in sections titled “Revolution/Evolution,” “East/West,” “Uniformity,” “Body Consciousness,” and “The Splendid Man.” In addition to numerous illustrations of extant menswear, the book captures the 19th-century dandy, a more restrained brand of expensive elegance which became the hallmark of Savile Row; the post-WWII mod, who relished the colorful styles of Carnaby Street; and the 21st-century man―ultra-chic in a sleek suit by day, wearing a flowered tuxedo by night. Reigning Men illuminates connections between history and high fashion, traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how uniforms have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals that women aren’t the only ones who cinch and pad their bodies. Beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated, this eye-opening book will certainly appeal to men and women alike.
The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

The Art of Instruction: Vintage Educational Charts from the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Large-scale wall charts were fundamental tools of classroom instruction throughout Europe in the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Collected here for the first time in one deluxe volume are over 100 of these vintage educational posters now important relics in the history of science, art, and design. From the anatomy of a tulip or an apple tree to that of a hedgehog or starfish, the botanical and zoological images in this collection are captivating with their curious visuals and intricate details. With a compelling introduction about the history of educational charts and their production, The Art of Instruction provides a glimpse into a rich, significant heritage and will enlighten those with an interest in art, design, science, or natural history.

Corpus By Daisuke Yokota

Corpus By Daisuke Yokota

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Daisuke Yokota was selected for the first OUTSET UNSEEN AWARD in 2013, and his first solo exhibition in Europe was successfully ended at Foam Museum in July 2014. This his latest work "CORPUS" features his nude photography for the first time. Yokota's unique visual expression mixing reality and fiction, showing the human figure in black and white tangled in a locked room. These very intimate images give us a strange feeling about life, death and somehow a distance from everything. More than 40 engrossing images make up this series of grainy, black-and-white photographs. Deep shadows threaten to engulf the writhing, fleshy bodies of what seem to be a man and a woman, even as the suggested intimacy of their interaction is negated by the extreme proximity in which Yokota places the viewer.

First edition of 1000 copies. 
Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs

Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs

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The publication of "Paul Outerbridge: New Color Photographs from Mexico and California, 1948-1955" marks the discovery of a previously unknown and unpublished body of work by one of America’s earliest masters of color photography. Outerbridge built his extraordinary reputation by making virtuoso carbro-color prints of nudes and still lifes, mainly in the studio, during the 1930s. In the late 1940s and 1950s he took his camera to the streets, crossing the border between California and Mexico and photographing the people and places he found. In the tradition of such photographers as Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Anton Bruehl, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, all of whom made significant photographic forays into Mexico, Outerbridge ventured south in his 1949 black Cadillac, frequenting the seaport towns along the Baja peninsula. Shooting in bold, luminous Kodachrome, his photographs explore the quirkiness of 1950s leisure culture and examine the blending of two interwoven societies at a distinctive time in history. From governors to gauchos, and from stevedores to bathing beauties, Outerbridge captured the humanity, and occasionally the absurdity, of people as they gathered at weddings, pool parties, and picture spots. As brilliant and innovative today as when they were made, these images demonstrate a breathtaking mastery of the new art of color photography, and Outerbridge’s characteristic style and dramatic use of color anticipated the work of photographers who strove a quarter of a century later to develop a similar, bold new color vocabulary. The publication of this forgotten body of photographs includes an introduction by Outerbridge biographer Graham Howe and a preface and essay by curators William Ewing and Phillip Prodger.
Indago By Yurian Quintanas

Indago By Yurian Quintanas

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“Indago” is a work which comes from contemplating the natural environment and its different guises. In these photographs the author rediscovers forms and endows them with new meanings reflecting states of mind as well as inner feelings. These images in black and white conjure the night, and speak to the viewer of man and nature, of life and death, or about object’s concrete appearance. Ultimately, the images are open to interpretation, waiting to be transformed, to evoke different shades of experience in others.
The work’s starting point is the story of a man who lives away from the world in the middle of the forest; who shapes and sometimes destroys his environment, yet who also blends into and ultimately forms a part of it.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."- THOREAU
With and Without you By Jacob Aue Sobol

With and Without you By Jacob Aue Sobol

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With and Without You is a tribute to Sobol's father who died when he was 20 years old. Printed on his 40th birthday it contains highlights of all the work he created the last two decades, which his father never got to see.

If you buy one book from Jacob Aue Sobol this should be it. It has key images from all of his work including the yet unpublished projects Home, Road Of Bones and America as well as Sabine, The Gomez Brito Family, Arrivals and Departures, By the River of Kings and I, Tokyo.

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Torrent Issue 2

Torrent Issue 2

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This issue includes a thought-provoking conversation with curator and writer Robert Storr on ethics in the art world. Artist contributions explore the awe-inspiring relationship between the sky and city space in Hong Kong (Muhanned Cader), materials about hyper-specialists on eBay, radioactive glows, and clouds of bats (Florian Germann) and text experiments and visuals related to pseudo writings and Chinese calligraphy (Enoch Cheung). Also included a visual essay about photographic materiality (Roland Lüthi) and a take on the transcultural dynamics in contemporary art through the example of kung-fu director Robert Tai’s Shaolin Dolemite (Manual Cirauqui).
Arktikugol By Léo Delafontaine

Arktikugol By Léo Delafontaine

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A striking documentation of the Russian Arctic mining colonies of Pyramiden and Barentsburg. Located in Norway on the archipelago of Svalbard, the towns are frozen in the post-Sovietic era as mainly Russians came to work there when Russia used its right to the Spitsbergen treaty of 1935. 
In 1920, the Spitsbergen Treaty recognized the sovereignty of norway over the arctic archipelago of svalbard under the following conditions: that it remain entirely demilitarized, exempt from taxation, environmentally intact, and open to business development from the citizens of all signatory countries. Russia, which ratified the treaty in 1935, is currently the only foreign country to make use of this right through coal mining. this is an exclusively geopolitical decision, since every Russian mine on the archipelago—Barentsburg, Pyramiden, Grumant and Colesbukta—has always operated at a loss. Barentsburg served as an observation outpost during World War II and the Cold War, as well as a potential military staging area for the soviet Union. today, the Russian interest in svalbard is due to the strategic location of Barentsburg given the new routes opening as a result of disappearing arctic sea ice. While the mine remains the official justification for Russian presence in the region, no one is fooled, least of all the miners themselves, who bide their time in the polar night, craving entertainment between shifts in a squalid mine. 


Courts by Ward Roberts

Courts by Ward Roberts

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Éditions 03
Courts 02 by Ward Roberts
Foreword by Jennifer Krasinski
First Edition of 800 copies

60 pages printed full colour offset
Hardcover natural linen cover and debossed grid
Back cover and spine text in black foil
8.3in x 10.2in (21cm x 26cm)

Photography by Ward Roberts
Designed and Edited by Zé Studio

Anyone Girl Issue 1 : Waist

Anyone Girl Issue 1 : Waist

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WAIST considers the ideas surrounding the female mid-section, both inside and out, exploring sex, movement, digestion and a woman’s GUT INSTINCT.

WAIST includes written and visual commissioned works by Natassia Brückin, Kayten Schmidt, Gina Esposito, Caroline Denervaud, Francesca Hopkins, Shana Chandra, Emma Gleason, Greta van der Star, and Marta Katarzyna Buda.

WAIST is anyonegirl.com’s first print project, created by Yasmine Ganley and designed by Natasha Mead.
Bruce Davidson in Color

Bruce Davidson in Color

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This volume presents Bruce Davidson’s personal selections from his lesser-known color archive. Ranging from a period of fifty-six years and counting, these images are representative of the photographer’s color career. Assignments from various magazines (Vogue, National Geographic, Life magazine) and commercial projects led him to photograph fashion (early 1960s), the Shah of Iran with his family (1964), keepers of French monuments (1988), the supermodel Kylie Bax (1997), and college cheerleaders (1989). He photographed in India and China, but also at home in New York, in Chicago, and along the Pacific Coast Highway. In 1968, Michelangelo Antonioni invited him to document the making of his film Zabriskie Point. Davidson also continued to pursue personal projects, e.g. photographing the Yiddish writer and Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer (1972–75), the New York City subway (1980), and Katz’s Delicatessen (2004). Often staying on in a country after an official assignment, he documented Welsh coalfields, family holidays in Martha’s Vineyard, and travelled through Patagonia and Mexico.



Paula by Hendrik Kerstens

Paula by Hendrik Kerstens

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Since 1995, Hendrik Kerstens has been photographing his daughter, Paula, creating moving portraits in the spirit of Vermeer. Born in The Hague in 1956, Kerstens is a self-taught photographer whose work has been shown in more than 40 exhibitions across Europe and the United States. His work is in major museum collections and is frequently featured in the New York Times magazine, and has inspired tastemakers as diverse as Elton John and Alexander McQueen. (McQueen used Kerstens’s now-iconic portrait Bag as the invitation for his fall 2009 collection.) Here, Kerstens lovingly portrays Paula as a self-possessed young woman (with a sense of humor), as well as projecting onto her his fascination with the Dutch Master painters of the 17th century. The resulting portraits seem at once contemporary and timeless. Kersten’s beautiful, haunting images, filled with “Dutch light,” express both paternal love and a deep respect for craft. Essays by photography curators Martin Barnes and Deborah Klochko examine the Paula images, considering them as an ongoing, three-way dialogue between photographer and sitter, and photographer and audience, and also discuss Kerstens' influences his larger body of work.
Nagisa Hotel by Hajime Sawatari

Nagisa Hotel by Hajime Sawatari

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"I took these photographs around 1963 and 1964 at Nagisa Hotel in Zushi, Nagisa Hotel in Shinagawa, and Chigasaki Beach. The subject was my girlfriend, her initials Y.O. Back then I worked at a design firm in Ginza, Tokyo, and I photographed them in seven or eight sessions we had on my days off. It was my hope to have them published in the monthly magazine Camera Mainichi, but Shoji Yamagishi, the editor, did not approve. It has been 50 years since then and my wish has finally been fulfilled." 
-Hajime Sawatari
What We call Love : From Surrealism to Now

What We call Love : From Surrealism to Now

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What We Call Love explores how the notion of love has evolved within the 20th century. How have seismic sociological changes concerning sexuality, marriage and intimacy affected the way we conceive love today? How does visual art, from Surrealism to the present day, deal with love? This book draws on Surrealism's idea of love as "l'amour fou" (mad love) and new visions of love which emerged after the 1960s.
Artists include Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Sadie Benning, Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Brassaï, André Breton, Cecily Brown, Sophie Calle, Marcel Duchamp, Elmgreen and Dragset, Nan Goldin, Felix González-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Jim Hodges, Rebecca Horn, Ghérasim Luca, Annette Messager, Tracey Moffatt, Yoko Ono, Benjamin Péret, Carolee Schneemann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cerith Wyn Evans and Akram Zaatari.
Jan Jansen's Shoe

Jan Jansen's Shoe

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Dutch designer Jan Jansen (born 1941) has been turning heads with his baroque and experimental footwear for more than 40 years, and his work has been dubbed -Dutch haute chaussure.- Jansen made his international breakthrough in 1973 with his now world-famous bamboo shoe, an icon beloved by the fashion world and art lovers alike. In this comprehensively illustrated book, author Lisa Goudsmit looks at Jansen's bamboo shoe both as fashion item and art object, relating the story of how this shoe design became iconic. The book also highlights other designs in Jan Jansen's extensive and flamboyant oeuvre. In addition, Goudsmit examines Prada's notorious 2005 copy of the bamboo shoe, which Jansen cynically dubbed -an affectionate adoption.- She investigates the possible impact of this copy on the image of both the shoe and of the designer. This is a book for shoe fetishists and lovers of Dutch design, fashion and art.
Curtis Moffat: Silver Society Experimental Photography and Design, 1923-1935

Curtis Moffat: Silver Society Experimental Photography and Design, 1923-1935

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This deluxe monograph is the perfect gift for the fashion lover who has everything. Published by Steidl, it collects the abstract photographs and breathtaking portraits of an overlooked Modernist master of the 1920s and 30s.

This is the first publication on the American modernist photographer Curtis Moffat (1887-1949), who is known for his dynamic abstract photographs, innovative color still lifes and some of the most glamorous society portraits of the early 20th century. He was also a pivotal figure in modernist interior design and furniture. Living in London throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, in the era of the "Bright Young Things," Moffat produced stylish photographic portraits of leading figures in high society, theatre and the arts, including Cecil Beaton, the Sitwells, Nancy Cunard, Lady Diana Cooper, Tallulah Bankhead and Daphne du Maurier.
In 2003 and 2007, Moffat's daughter, Penelope Smail, generously donated her father's extensive archive to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This book is drawn from that archive and includes, in addition, digital reconstructions of color images from original tri-carbro process black-and-white negatives. It reveals Moffat's pioneering but hitherto little-known photography in all its depth and beauty.

Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture

Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture

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Form precedes function in this stunning visual
archive of nearly 200 images of modern
architecture by award-winning photographer
Nicolas Grospierre. At once a reference work and a personal exploration of
modernist architecture, this fascinating collection of Nicolas
Grospierre s photography covers structures built between
1920 and 1989 in Europe, North and South America, the Middle
East, North Africa and Asia.
Rainbow variations by Taisuke Koyama

Rainbow variations by Taisuke Koyama

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Rainbow variations by Taisuke Koyama
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Ever since he published “entropix” in 2008, Taisuke Koyama has been consistently capturing the boundary between urban cities and nature. Through his practice, he has been expanding the framework of photography and exploring experimental expressions that question the ways in which photography exists in the digital age. This book is a first anthology introducing “Rainbow Variations”, a series which Koyama has been working on since 2009. It includes comprises 70 images, including “Rainbow Variations” in which he tries to transform and iteratively amplify the photographic images of a “rainbow as an artefact” created by macro-photographing rainbow-colored publicity posters, as well as his newest series “Pico”. The book was edited and designed in collaboration with Swiss designer duo, Maximage.
Taisuke Koyama (born 1978) is a Japanese artist lives and works in London.
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Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers

Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers

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From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic design. Though Muller-Brockman first presented hi interpretation of grid in 1961, this text is still useful today for anyone working in the latest computer-assisted design. With examples on how to work correctly at a conceptual level and exact instructions for using all of the systems (8 to 32 fields), this guidebook provides a crystal-clear framework for problem-solving.
The Eyes of the City By Richard Sandler

The Eyes of the City By Richard Sandler

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Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation.

From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time. After serendipitously being gifted a Leica camera in 1977, Sandler shot in Boston for three productive years
and then moved back home to photograph in an edgy, dangerous, colicky New York City.

In the 1980s crime and crack were on the rise and their effects were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.”

In the 1990s the city underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations, the result of which was rapid gentrification. Rents were raised and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character. Throughout these turbulent and creative years Sandler paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact.

The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.
New York in Photobooks

New York in Photobooks

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The capital of the 20th century in photobooks, from Berenice Abbott to Thomas Roma
New York in Photobooks gathers and studies a selection of images of the capital of the 20th century, one of the most photogenic and most photographed cities in history. Through a wealth of gorgeous reproductions of photobook spreads, the city of skyscrapers is captured from the zenith of its construction in the 1930s to the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, alongside the urban life of the New Yorkers themselves, in images that epitomize the very genre of street photography.
Many of these books are the work of European and Japanese photographers, who discovered multiple perspectives―cultural, social, economic―from which to view the city that shaped the 20th century.
Alongside texts by numerous photography scholars, classics of the photobook canon by photographers such as Berenice Abbott, Nobuyoshi Araki, Cecil Beaton, Mario Bucovich, Roy DeCarava, Bruce Davidson, Raymond Depardon, Juan Fresán, Bruce Gilden, György Lörinczy, Lewis Hine, Evelyn Hofer, Karol Kallay, André Kertész, William Klein, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, Daido Moriyama, Ugo Mulas, Robert Rauschenberg, Kees Scherer, Aaron Siskind, Weegee, Kojima Yasutaka and Ruiko Yoshida are included.
Waters By Barbara Heé

Waters By Barbara Heé

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In Hinwil, southeast of Zürich, I asked some friends what their favorite place was in the vicinity of Mount Bachtel. Without exception they each recalled “their” childhood waterfall. Then I tracked down the spots they’d described and photodocumented those falls for months. After storms, floods, summer dry spells.... Then I changed the focus, setting out at night to probe the mysterious phenomenon of twilight. A combination of many small components makes these twilight shots possible: there has to be a cold wind blowing, the moon shining, and it ought to be stormy and raining, too – all at the same time. And the falling water has got to be ice cold. But even if all these prerequisites are lined up, there’s no guarantee the lights will appear. And when they do, it’s never for more than fifteen minutes.
I took 12,000 pictures for this book and did not edit or crop any of them. I just pressed the shutter. I chose the pictures that come closest to my mental images and my drawings and paintings over the past few years. My husband John accompanied me on all these excursions day and night, making sure I didn’t tumble down the slippery cliff, watching for every sign of nature. I wasn’t out to photograph fairies, gnomes, ghosts or any other natural or supernatural creatures: that they showed themselves all the same is one of the mysterious whims and gifts of nature. Exploring the twilight is a mystical pursuit. Day dies, night is born. These pictures of the falls are a gift to me: the Star Taler girl holds open her shift and all the stars fall in. (Barbara Heé)
1972 — At Home and on the Way

1972 — At Home and on the Way

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In early 1972, Swiss filmmaker Iwan Schumacher (b. 1947) bought a Canon half-frame camera while teaching photography at an art school in South London. The small camera accompanied him everywhere he went for a year, resulting in a visual diary which strangely anticipates the way we take cell phone pictures today. His subjects include portraits of young friends and co-workers whose moods see-saw between elation and melancholy, a mother with her children and a portrait of Alfred Hitchcock along with dreamlike landscapes and light abstractions seen through car or train windows. Schumacher takes us on a very personal visual journey through his 124 pictures edited from the 3,000 images recorded throughout 1972. Ironically, after that year, he abandoned photography for a career in filmmaking. Schumacher’s early use of filmic sequencing engages the viewer in a very personal narrative of moments and memories frozen in time.
Phyllis Galembo: Maske

Phyllis Galembo: Maske

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For over two decades, Phyllis Galembo has documented cultural and religious traditions in Africa and the African Diaspora. Traveling widely throughout western and central Africa, and regularly to Haiti, her subjects are participants in masquerade events—traditional African ceremonies and contemporary costume parties and carnivals—who use costume, body paint and masks to create mythic characters. Sometimes entertaining and humorous, often dark and frightening, her portraits document and describe the transformative power of the mask. With a title derived from the Haitian Creole word maské, meaning to wear a mask, this album features a selection of more than 100 of the best of Galembo's masquerade photographs to date, organized in country-based chapters, each with her own commentary. Now back in print by popular demand, the book is introduced by art historian and curator Chika Okeke-Agulu (himself a masquerade participant during his childhood in Nigeria), for whom Galembo's photographs raise questions about the survival and evolution of masquerade tradition in the 21st century.
See Red Women's Workshop Feminist Posters 1974–1990

See Red Women's Workshop Feminist Posters 1974–1990

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A feminist silkscreen poster collective founded in London in 1974 by three former art students, the See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled issues of sexuality, identity and oppression. With humor and bold, colorful graphics, See Red expressed the personal experiences of women as well as their role in wider struggles for change.
Written by See Red members, detailing the group’s history up until the closure of the workshop in 1990, and with a foreword by celebrated feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham, See Red Women’s Workshop features all of the collective’s original screenprints and posters. Confronting negative stereotypes, questioning the role of women in society, and promoting women’s self-determination, the power and energy of these images reflect an important and dynamic era of women’s liberation—with continued relevance for today.
Nothing is Real

Nothing is Real

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Following the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), the Beatles—at that point the most famous band in the world—found themselves increasingly drawn to Eastern mysticism, culminating with the band’s 1968 trip to India (accompanied, of course, by wives and girlfriends as well as an entourage of friends, assistants and reporters). The journey that John, Paul, George and Ringo made to study at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram would become a key event in the history of Western pop culture: followed breathlessly in the international media, it caused an enormous stir and was fundamental in spreading a certain fascination with the East that influenced music, literature, cinema and fashion at the end of the 1960s.
Nothing Is Real takes its title from a memorable line from the Beatles’ song “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Eastern thinking and spiritual practices felt liberating and modern to a generation looking for alternatives, and the Beatles’ trip was a watershed moment, announcing definitively that Europe and the United States had a genuine trend on its hands. Taking the Beatles’ 1968 journey as its point of departure, Nothing Is Real invokes this extraordinary moment through contemporary reports, archival photographs, album covers, books and magazines from the period, and artworks by Ettore Sottsass, Alighiero Boetti, Francesco Clemente, Luigi Ontani, Aldo Mondino and Julian Schnabel.
A5/05: Lufthansa and Graphic Design: Visual History of an Airplane

A5/05: Lufthansa and Graphic Design: Visual History of an Airplane

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Deutsche Lufthansa is one of the most important airlines in the world. Just as long and varied as its history is the history of its visual identity. The beginning of the 1960s witnessed one of the most important developments in corporate communication. The company employed the designer Otl Aicher and his Gruppe E5 student group at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm to develop a new visual identity for Lufthansa. Largely implemented beginning in 1963, today it ranks as one of the most groundbreaking corporate design solutions of the twentieth century. With a particular focus on its famous corporate identity, the design and advertising history of Deutsche Lufthansa from the 1920s until today is comprehensively documented here for the first time. Alongside numerous illustrations from the corporate archive and background articles and interviews, this volume contains reproductions from the Ulm study of 1962 and the first corporate design manual for Lufthansa from 1963.


Archeologies: Los Angeles By Renato D'Agostin

Archeologies: Los Angeles By Renato D'Agostin

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In the first project under this initiative, photographer Renato D’Agostin, acclaimed for his photo essays of the world’s great cities, turns his lens on Los Angeles. As a first time visitor, he re-thinks LA from a place of instinct, illuminating the relationship between architecture and humanity to create an intuitive emotional narrative of the city.

Accompanying D’Agostin’s photographs is an essay by celebrated critic, urban and media historian, and novelist Norman Klein. Having authored several seminal books on the subject of LA, he now explores light as an invisible yet omnipresent character in our collective memory. From the post-war suburban blur to the rise of feudalism, Klein charts the emotional architecture of LA and its evolution into “New Byzantium” – a crossroad between worlds.
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

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Hippie Modernism examines the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological, ecological and political utopia. It includes the counter-design proposals of Victor Papanek and the anti-design polemics of Global Tools; the radical architectural visions of Archigram, Superstudio, Haus-Rucker-Co and ONYX; the installations of Ken Isaacs, Joan Hills, Mark Boyle, Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida; the experimental films of Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner and John Whitney; posters and prints by Emory Douglas, Corita Kent and Victor Moscoso; documentation of performances by the Diggers and the Cockettes; publications such as Oz and The Whole Earth Catalog; books by Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller; and much more.


While the turbulent social history of the 1960s is well known, its cultural production remains comparatively under-examined. In this substantial volume, scholars explore a range of practices such as radical architectural and anti-design movements emerging in Europe and North America; the print revolution in the graphic design of books, posters and magazines; and new forms of cultural practice that merged street theater and radical politics. Through a profusion of illustrations, interviews with figures including Gerd Stern and Michael Callahan of USCO, Gunther Zamp Kelp of Haus-Rucker-Co, Ken Isaacs, Ron Williams and Woody Rainey of ONYX, Franco Raggi of Global Tools, Tony Martin, Clark Richert and Richard Kallweit of Drop City, and new scholarly writings, this book explores the conjunction of the countercultural ethos and the modernist desire to fuse art and life.
Africa In Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Africa In Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

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Africa in Stereo analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890-2011) to offer a new cultural history attesting to pan-Africanism's ongoing and open theoretical potential. Tsitsi Jaji argues that African American popular music appealed to continental Africans as a unit of cultural prestige, a site of pleasure, and most importantly, an expressive form already encoded with strategies of creative resistance to racial hegemony. Ghana, Senegal and South Africa are considered as three distinctive sites where longstanding pan-African political and cultural affiliations gave expression to transnational black solidarity. The book shows how such transnational ties fostered what Jaji terms "stereomodernism." Attending to the specificity of various media through which music was transmitted and interpreted-poetry, novels, films, recordings, festivals, live performances and websites-stereomodernism accounts for the role of cultural practice in the emergence of solidarity, tapping music's capacity to refresh our understanding of twentieth-century black transnational ties.
African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia

African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia

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The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a large number of central and sub-Saharan African countries gaining independence, and one of the key ways in which they expressed their newly established national identity was through distinctive architecture. Parliament buildings, stadiums, universities, central banks, convention centers, and other major public buildings and housing projects were built in daring, even heroic designs—markers of the bright future these nations envisioned after independence.
         
African Modernism is the first book to take a close look at the relationship between these cutting-edge architectural projects and the processes of nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia. Presenting some seven hudnred color photographs by celebrated photographers Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster and insightful analyses of the interactions of architectural innovation and developing national political and social cultures, African Modernism will be of interest to historians of architecture and Africa alike.
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Jill Magid: The Proposal (CRITICAL SPATIAL PRACTICE 8)

Jill Magid: The Proposal (CRITICAL SPATIAL PRACTICE 8)

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The eighth volume of the Critical Spatial Practice series focuses on Jill Magid’s “The Barragán Archives,” a multiyear project that examines the legacy of Pritzker Prize–winning architect Luis Barragán (1902–1988), and questions forms of power, public access, and copyright that construct artistic legacy. The archive of Barragán was split in two after his death—the personal archive is kept in his home in Mexico, which is now a museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site; while his professional archive was purchased in 1995 by Rolf Fehlbaum, chairman of the Swiss furniture company Vitra, from a New York gallerist. It is said that Fehlbaum bought it as a gift for his then fiancée, Federica Zanco. She is the director of the Barragan Foundation, which also holds rights to Barragán’s name. For the past twenty years the archive, housed below the Vitra headquarters, has been inaccessible to the public.

With The Proposal Magid attempts to bring together Barragán’s professional and personal archives by probing the architect’s official and private selves, and the interests of various individuals and governmental and corporate entities who have become the archives’ guardians. Magid, with permission of the Barragán family, commissioned a small amount of Barragán’s cremated remains to be transformed into a diamond. The stone, set in a gold ring, was offered to Zanco in exchange for the return of the professional archive to Mexico. Magid’s artwork directly engages the intersections of the psychological and the judicial, national identity and repatriation, international property rights and copyright law, authorship and ownership, the human body and the body of work.
By the People: Designing a Better America

By the People: Designing a Better America

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The third in the Cooper Hewitt's series on socially responsible design: a manual for challenging inequality through innovation and creativity

By the People: Designing a Better America--the third volume in Cooper Hewitt’s series on socially responsible design, which began with Design for the Other 90%--examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. The book explores current social, economic and environmental issues in America with a particular focus on marginalized and underserved communities.
By the People features design projects organized into six working themes: Act, Save, Share, Live, Learn and Make. It is a true manual--in format and content--featuring design solutions that expand access to education, food, health care and affordable housing; increase social and economic inclusion; offer improved alternative transportation options, and provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environments. Cooper Hewitt Curator Cynthia E. Smith traveled to post-industrial cities, urban areas impacted by natural disasters, sprawling cities, places of persistent poverty and major metropolitan regions. Her research yielded nearly 400 potential projects from over 30 states and three indigenous nations (Navajo, Lakota, Pueblo).
Smith met with local designers, community members and organizations. Her research was guided by the following questions: where does poverty exist? Why are poverty numbers increasing? What populations and communities are most affected? Who are the individuals, organizations and networks that are creating innovative and systemic approaches through design? What are the local, regional and scalable design solutions?
In addition to the highly illustrated project profiles, By the People contains essays by, and interviews with, those designers and architects building the innovative and systemic approaches being developed through design.