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Find museum exhibition catalogues, art and photography monographs, artist's books and photo books at ARTBOOK.COM, alongside titles on architecture, design, urban studies, visual culture, and experimental writing. We are a division of Distributed Art Publishers, the world's largest distributor of art books and museum exhibition catalogues. D.A.P. is the exclusive trade representative of leading museums and international art and photography book publishers.
Curatorial Essays, Monographs and Museum Exhibition Catalogues by Curator
Featured image is the November 1945 cover of the French architecture magazine, L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, featuring prefabricated housing by Jean Prouvé and Pierre Jeanneret. The famous architectural collaborators' BCC Demountable House (produced in very limited quantities during wartime, 1941-43) is the subject of volume 3 of Galerie Patrick Seguin's outstanding 5-volume boxed set, Jean Prouvé: Architecture. Each of the concise volumes in this exquisitely produced limited edition features cloth binding and a tipped on cover image, in addition to copious archival images, new photography and engaging scholarship. Together, the books come housed in a powder-coated steel slipcase, die cut on the front to accommodate a cover image. As Corbusier wrote in 1954, “Jean Prouvé embodies in a singularly harmonious way the ‘constructor’ not yet accepted by law but demanded by the era we live in. I mean by this that Jean Prouvé is, inseparably, architect and engineer. Or rather, architect and constructor, for everything he sets his hand to and designs immediately takes on elegant plastic form, offering brilliant solutions with regard to strength and manufacture. Not to speak of his character, among the finest there is. His postwar work has left its mark everywhere, decisively.”
ART AND PHOTO BOOK PUBLISHERS
Gregory R. Miller & Co., founded in 2004, publishes high quality books about contemporary art and artists. The books aim not only to enhance our understanding and appreciation of art but also to make a contribution to the broader cultural dialogue of which contemporary art is an essential part. Gregory R. Miller & Go. publishes books by and about contemporary artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established, with a particular focus on artists whose work can be ideally represented in book form. Writers are vital to the publications, and their writings are often integrally combined with the images and artworks contained in the books.
Featured title from Gregory R. Miller & Co.: Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty
Held at the International Museum of Photography in Rochester, New York, in January 1975, The New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape was one of those rare exhibitions that effect a permanent change in the development of an art form. The show brought together ten contemporary photographers who collectively defined the emergence of a new approach to landscape: Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore and Henry Wessel, Jr.
OPENING MAY 1! The Whitney Museum Shop carries a broad range of books and gifts that reflect the breadth of American artistic expression and cultural thought of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The title spread includes monographs, critical texts and visual reference volumes from galleries, museums, artists and commercial publishers the world over, as well as the Whitney Museum’s renowned exhibition and collection publications.
At the Whitney Museum Shop, you can also find unique stationery, T-shirts, accessories, jewelry, tableware and children’s toys inspired by the work of American artists.
FROM THE SHELVES | STAFF FAVORITES
Never a Pal Like Mother
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/6/2015
Hear Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe–winning musician John Legend and acclaimed photographer Gillian Laub discuss their compelling new documentary 'Southern Rites' (based on Laub's forthcoming book from Damiani) which debuts May 18 on HBO.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/5/2015
The Whitney Museum of American Art's stunning new building opened to the public this weekend to world acclaim. Be sure to check out the new Whitney Museum Shop while you're there. Or, search our site for books on the artists in the inaugural show.
JESSE PEARSON | DATE 5/4/2015
It’s always nice to see the realities that existed behind the cultural fairy tales that get told about the past. The “dirt behind the daydream” (from the Gang of Four song “Ether”) is the phrase that always rings in my head when I think about the way that nostalgia can cloud and neuter older times, making it easier to classify them, file them away, and move forward.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/1/2015
One of the most eagerly awaited photography books this season, 'James Mollison: Playground' collects the photographer's subtly provocative images of children at play around the world - from the fatigue-sporting Cadet School of the Heroes of Space in Moscow to the Virani Deaf and Dumb School in Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
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D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.
Flexi, 9.5 x 13.5 in. / 256 pgs / 275 color. | 4/28/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922688 | $45.00
Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 368 pgs / 50 color. | 5/26/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775738538 | $75.00
GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.
Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9781941366042 | $50.00
RADIUS BOOKS/MINGEI MUSEUM, SAN DIEGO, CA
Clth, 12 x 9.75 in. / 192 pgs / 80 color / 40 bw. | 4/28/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9781934435892 | $45.00
Flexi, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 294 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9788867491223 | $50.00
Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 520 pgs / 504 bw. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9788867491292 | $50.00
Hbk, 10.75 x 12.25 in. / 176 pgs / 177 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738699 | $75.00
Pbk, 8 x 11 in. / 96 pgs / 70 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783869309361 | $29.95
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / 400 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775736497 | $60.00
Pbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs / 30 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739344 | $45.00
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / 1 bw. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9781939663115 | $12.95
Hbk, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 112 pgs / 64 duotone. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9781597113106 | $45.00
Hbk, 11.75 x 9.75 in. / 288 pgs / 206 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739016 | $60.00
Pbk, 10.5 x 8.5 in. / 400 pgs / 394 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783869309149 | $65.00
Hbk, 12.25 x 8.5 in. / 180 pgs / 78 duotone. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739351 | $55.00
BERGEN KUNSTHALL/CASCO - OFFICE FOR ART, DESIGN AND THEORY
Pbk, 10 x 13 in. / 208 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/28/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9788293101178 | $50.00
Hbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 784 pgs / 612 color / 550 bw. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783037643952 | $80.00
THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS, AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
Clth, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 6/23/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780873282659 | $29.95
Hbk, 11.75 x 15.75 in. / 160 pgs / 128 color. | 5/26/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775738514 | $75.00
Hbk, 12.25 x 9.75 in. / 426 pgs / 395 color. | 5/26/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775736664 | $85.00
Pbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 78 pgs / 125 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739320 | $30.00
Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 140 pgs / 83 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738859 | $60.00
Hbk, 8.75 x 9 in. / 232 pgs / 182 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738330 | $75.00
Pbk, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 224 pgs / 67 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739030 | $30.00
Hbk, 7.75 x 11.5 in. / 256 pgs / 200 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739511 | $60.00
Hbk, 11 x 13 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783869306933 | $65.00
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 148 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739115 | $55.00
Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 152 pgs / 92 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775736121 | $60.00
Clth, 8.25 x 11.25 in. / 216 pgs / 103 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739313 | $70.00
Clth, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 200 pgs / 100 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738316 | $75.00
BLUM & POE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 108 color / 13 duotone. | 6/23/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9780966350395 | $45.00
Pbk, 7.5 x 7.5 in. / 336 pgs / 250 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739368 | $40.00
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 172 pgs / 112 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738255 | $60.00
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 30 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775736541 | $30.00
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 272 pgs / 500 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738422 | $85.00
Pbk, 8.75 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 88 color. | 5/26/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738811 | $50.00