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Goya: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

In "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters" (1797-99), from Goya's Caprichos series, the sleeping figure is a self-portrait of sorts, depicting the artist as an "alternate version of himself," according to Manuela B. Mena Marqués' essay in our Halloween favorite, Goya: Order & Disorder. An owl at the artist's shoulder offers up a stylus or crayon, while the image of the artist dreaming describes a "place where reason and the laws of nature have been suspended." Goya's titular inscription "takes on a different meaning when understood as 'The dream of reason produces monsters,' a translation equally possible, as sueño can mean either sleep or dream. Understood that way, the monsters are the dream produced by the inventive mind. It is not surprising that in a print devoted to the concept of creativity, Goya uses a term that requires the viewer to hold simultaneously equally valid and contradictory ideas."


William Eggleston: From Black and White to Colour
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Graphic Design Bookshelf

Graphic Design BookshelfInformation design pioneer Edward Tufte sums up the ever-increasing relevance of graphic design to our times with his observation that “clutter is a failure of design, not an attribute of information.” In the golden age of paraphernalia, it falls to the graphic designer to clarify the clutter, and the ability to compose visual and linguistic data so that it grabs both eye and mind determines the success of just about every merchandized product, from a flyer in the mailbox to the web. Historically, graphic design has also defined the look of entire avant-garde art movements and even whole eras, through album art and movie posters. Below is a selection of our finest monographs and surveys on graphic design, from modernist Italian travel posters to web design.

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Demons & Monsters


Goya: Order & Disorder
Gottfried Helnwein
The Grotesque Factor
Sue Coe: The Ghosts of Our Meat
Joel-Peter Witkin: Vanitas
James Ensor
Glenn Brown
Marcel Dzama: Puppets, Pawns, and Prophets
Dr. Lakra
Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors
 

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/28/2014

Grotesque, Garish, Exuberant American Art: 'What Nerve!' in the NYRB

Grotesque, Garish, Exuberant American Art: 'What Nerve!' in the NYRBJ. Hoberman of 'The New York Review of Books' calls 'What Nerve' "cranky, sometimes menacing, often hilarious and, in the case of the Hairy Who and Destroy All Monsters, particularly fresh."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/24/2014

New York Times Reviews Paul Strand’s Lifetime of Photography at Philadelphia Museum

New York Times Reviews Paul Strand’s Lifetime of Photography at Philadelphia MuseumIn today's 'New York Times,' Karen Rosenberg praises the Philadelphia Museum's "elegant and convincing reappraisal" of this defining figure in twentieth century photography. For those who can't make it to Philadelphia (and even those who can), we recommend the new, expanded edition of Aperture's classic monograph, which contains an introduction and image-by-image commentary by Peter Barberie, curator of the Philadelphia retrospective.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/21/2014

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Book Event at the Walker Art Center

Alec Soth and Brad Zellar Book Event at the Walker Art CenterJoin artist Alec Soth and writer Brad Zellar October 25 at the Walker for a discussion in conjunction with their new book, "House of Coates." Originally published as a limited-edition artists’ book, this illustrated novel is now available in a trade format.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/16/2014

ARTBOOK @ Swiss Institute Presents 'What Nerve' Panel, Signing and Screening

ARTBOOK @ Swiss Institute Presents 'What Nerve' Panel, Signing and ScreeningNext Tuesday, October 21 from 6-8PM, ARTBOOK + Swiss Institute (SI) present "What Nerve: Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present." The evening will include a viewing of the rare Forcefield video "Tunnel Vision," a conversation between Peter Saul and Dan Nadel, and a book signing.

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The Open Road: Photography and the American Roadtrip
The Open Road: Photography and the American Roadtrip
APERTURE

Hbk, 10 x 11.5 in. / 336 pgs / 250 color. | 10/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781597112406 | $65.00




William Eggleston: From Black and White to Colour
William Eggleston: From Black and White to Colour
STEIDL

Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783869307930 | $45.00




LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family
LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family
APERTURE

Clth, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 156 pgs / 32 color / 100 duotone. | 11/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781597112482 | $60.00




The George Kuchar Reader
The George Kuchar Reader
PRIMARY INFORMATION

Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 336 pgs / 1 color / 80 bw. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780985136475 | $27.50




Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect
Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect
LA FáBRICA/FUNDACIóN JUAN MARCH

Hbk, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 384 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691747 | $65.00




Jason Fulford: The Mushroom Collector
Jason Fulford: The Mushroom Collector
THE SOON INSTITUTE

Pbk, 5 x 7 in. / 192 pgs / 115 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789081058469 | $25.00




Sterling Ruby: Softwork
Sterling Ruby: Softwork
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 11 x 15 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355814 | $50.00




Juergen Teller & Nicolas Ghesquière: I Just Arrived in Paris
Juergen Teller & Nicolas Ghesquière: I Just Arrived in Paris
STEIDL

Boxed, 10.25 x 13 in. / 48 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783869308234 | $125.00




Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery, 1955-1987
Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery, 1955-1987
PAUL KASMIN GALLERY

Pbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 200 pgs / 70 color / 45 bw. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780988661325 | $49.95




Paul Chan: 2000 Words
Paul Chan: 2000 Words
DESTE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

Pbk, 7.25 x 10 in. / 135 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9786185039080 | $22.00




Jorn & Pollock: Revolutionary Roads
Jorn & Pollock: Revolutionary Roads
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 198 pgs / 150 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788792877222 | $45.00




Lewis Baltz: Common Objects
Lewis Baltz: Common Objects
STEIDL

Hbk, 11 x 11 in. / 112 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783869307855 | $50.00




Andy Warhol: Unique
Andy Warhol: Unique
HATJE CANTZ

Pbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 172 pgs / 250 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775737166 | $60.00




Cézanne: Landscape into Art
Cézanne: Landscape into Art
ARBOR VITAE

Hbk, 12 x 9.75 in. / 224 pgs / 154 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788074670497 | $50.00




Ryan Gander: Culturefield
Ryan Gander: Culturefield
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Flexi, 10 x 14 in. / 560 pgs / 600 color. | 12/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355708 | $75.00




Jewels of Ancient Nubia
Jewels of Ancient Nubia
MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 150 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780878468072 | $45.00




I Cancel All My Works at Death
I Cancel All My Works at Death
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 138 pgs / 22 color / 116 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780982389638 | $35.00




Rebecca Horn: The Vertebrae Oracle
Rebecca Horn: The Vertebrae Oracle
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 6.5 x 8.25 in. / 164 pgs / 42 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738897 | $40.00




Lisa Kereszi: The More I Learn About Women
Lisa Kereszi: The More I Learn About Women
J&L BOOKS

Hbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 100 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780989531115 | $29.95




14 Rooms
14 Rooms
HATJE CANTZ

Pbk, 6.5 x 8.25 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775739153 | $45.00




Arctic
Arctic
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 128 pgs / 150 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788792877161 | $35.00




Chrissy Piper: Where the Day Takes You
Chrissy Piper: Where the Day Takes You
J&L BOOKS

Hbk, 10 x 8 in. / 48 pgs / 30 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780989531122 | $29.95




Nadav Kander: Dust
Nadav Kander: Dust
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 13.5 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / 50 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738439 | $120.00




The Journeys of Casanova
The Journeys of Casanova
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 13 x 19 in. / 128 pgs / 50 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738576 | $150.00




Peter Bialobrzeski: Nail Houses or the Destruction of Lower Shanghai
Peter Bialobrzeski: Nail Houses or the Destruction of Lower Shanghai
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 8 x 11.75 in. / 116 pgs / 64 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783775738293 | $45.00




Arab Contemporary
Arab Contemporary
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Pbk, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 245 pgs / 300 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788792877246 | $39.95




Mark Wallinger: Labyrinth
Mark Wallinger: Labyrinth
ART / BOOKS

Hbk, 9.75 x 9.75 in. / 320 pgs / 400 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781908970169 | $40.00




Only the Good Ones
Only the Good Ones
GALERIE RUDOLFINUM

Hbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 190 pgs / 155 color / 29 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788086443317 | $15.00




German Art in the Louisiana Collection
German Art in the Louisiana Collection
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 180 pgs / 110 color / 50 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788792877178 | $35.00




Christine Turnauer: Presence
Christine Turnauer: Presence
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 11.5 x 13.75 in. / 172 pgs / 90 duotone. | 11/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783775737487 | $85.00




Architecture: A Historical Perspective
Architecture: A Historical Perspective
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 130 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783868593150 | $30.00




Architecture in Context
Architecture in Context
JOVIS

Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 192 pgs / 30 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783868592979 | $32.00




Reflexive Design
Reflexive Design
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 90 color / 20 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783868592986 | $39.95




Capacity Development
Capacity Development
JOVIS

Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 200 color. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783868592757 | $39.95




Specifics
Specifics
JOVIS

Pbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 512 pgs / 60 color / 20 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783868592993 | $49.95




The Transformation of This World Depends Upon You
The Transformation of This World Depends Upon You
STEIDL

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 12/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783869307411 | $30.00
















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