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"When I first arrived in New York in 1974, I visited many of the city’s tourist sites, one of which was the American Museum of Natural History. I made a curious discovery while looking at the exhibition of animal dioramas: the stuffed animals positioned before painted backdrops looked utterly fake, yet by taking a quick peek with one eye closed, all perspective vanished, and suddenly they looked very real. I had found a way to see the world as a camera does. However fake the subject, once photographed, it’s as good as real." Featured excerpt and image, "Nyala" (1980) are reproduced from Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas, featured this week in The New York Review of Books.


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Product Design BookshelfEmily Pilloton, author of Design Revolution, defines design as “problem-solving with grace and foresight.” No discipline is free from design criteria: the manufactured objects that are the building blocks of our environment can be badly designed, indifferently designed or designed “with grace and foresight.” Below is a selection of our finest books on product, ranging from monographs on individual designers and companies to surveys of design genres such as watch and chair design.

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Now Available: A New, Expanded Edition of the Teacher's Manual to 'In the Making'

Now Available: A New, Expanded Edition of the Teacher's Manual to 'In the Making'We are pleased to announce a new, expanded PDF edition of the 'Teacher's Manual to In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art.'

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Termite Art: 'What Nerve: Alternative Figures in American Art' in NY Times

Termite Art: 'What Nerve: Alternative Figures in American Art' in NY TimesKen Johnson recommends Dan Nadel's "extraordinarily lively history that’s been hiding in plain sight for half a century," as well as the "invaluably informative catalog."

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Luck, Laughs, Lust & Love: Chloé Griffin on Cookie MuellerRead an excerpt from the book Chris Kraus calls "quite possibly the best history of New York's much reprised 'last avant-garde' of the 1980s... 'Edgewise' reinvents the inspired amateurism of Mueller's work, and also creates unforgettable portraits of John Waters' Baltimore and Provincetown in the 1970s, 'when the water was still clean."

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Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art
Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 336 pgs / 400 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780870708909 | $75.00




What Nerve!
What Nerve!
RISD MUSEUM OF ART/D.A.P.

Pbk, 8.75 x 10.5 in. / 368 pgs / 300 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922466 | $39.95




Goya: Order & Disorder
Goya: Order & Disorder
MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Clth, 9.25 x 11 in. / 400 pgs / 260 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780878468089 | $65.00




Yoshitomo Nara & YNG: The Crated Rooms in Iceland
Yoshitomo Nara & YNG: The Crated Rooms in Iceland
CRYMOGEA

Hbk, 9.25 x 8.25 in. / 26 pgs / 56 color / 47 bw. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9789935420183 | $60.00




Julian Schnabel: Draw a Family
Julian Schnabel: Draw a Family
KARMA, NEW YORK

Clth, 7.25 x 9 in. / 544 pgs / 374 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781938560569 | $55.00




The Physiology of the Employee
The Physiology of the Employee
WAKEFIELD PRESS

Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 55 bw. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781939663047 | $13.95




Adult Magazine No. 2
Adult Magazine No. 2
ADULT CONTENT

Pbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780615914954 | $20.00




Here and Elsewhere
Here and Elsewhere
NEW MUSEUM

Pbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 279 pgs / 128 color / 152 bw. | 9/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780915557059 | $55.00




Anders Petersen: Rome
Anders Petersen: Rome
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8 x 11.5 in. / 112 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863354619 | $50.00




The Death Instinct
The Death Instinct
TAMTAM BOOKS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 325 pgs. | 11/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780966234688 | $16.95




William Morris: Words & Wisdom
William Morris: Words & Wisdom
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Pbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 color. | 11/15/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781855144941 | $19.95




Architecture/Astrology
Architecture/Astrology
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Clth, 4.75 x 6 in. / 60 pgs / 30 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355449 | $39.95




Jim Shaw: The Hidden World
Jim Shaw: The Hidden World
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 5 x 6 in. / 500 pgs / 500 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355845 | $40.00




Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years
Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 392 pgs / 273 color / 69 bw. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355692 | $90.00




Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine
Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine
FRAENKEL GALLERY

Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 42 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9781881337409 | $45.00




Bernhard Fuchs: Woodlands
Bernhard Fuchs: Woodlands
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Clth, 11 x 11 in. / 104 pgs / 50 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355388 | $75.00




Kelley Walker
Kelley Walker
PJC, PAULA COOPER GALLERY

Pbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 116 pgs / 233 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780975392164 | $60.00




Polke/Richter: Richter/Polke
Polke/Richter: Richter/Polke
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 64 pgs / 55 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355586 | $30.00




Joan Colom: I Work the Street
Joan Colom: I Work the Street
LA FáBRICA/MNAC, MUSEU NACIONAL D'ART DE CATALUNYA

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 464 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691778 | $85.00




Rebecca Morris: Southafternoon
Rebecca Morris: Southafternoon
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8 x 11 in. / 64 pgs / 30 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355630 | $29.95




Marvin Gaye Chetwynd: Bat Opera
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd: Bat Opera
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 208 pgs / 208 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355104 | $45.00




Arcana VII: Musicians on Music
Arcana VII: Musicians on Music
HIPS ROAD/TZADIK

Pbk, 6.5 x 10 in. / 348 pgs / 156 bw. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780978833749 | $34.95




Photography & Modern Architecture in Spain 1925-1965
Photography & Modern Architecture in Spain 1925-1965
LA FáBRICA/MUSEO ICO

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 240 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691723 | $60.00




Edgar Martins: The Rehearsal of Space and the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite
Edgar Martins: The Rehearsal of Space and the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite
LA FáBRICA

Hbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 184 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691686 | $60.00




Exhibition as Social Intervention
Exhibition as Social Intervention
AFTERALL BOOKS

Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 72 color. | 11/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863354480 | $27.50




Raqs Media Collective: Casebook
Raqs Media Collective: Casebook
ART GALLERY OF YORK UNIVERSITY

Pbk, 6 x 9.5 in. / 300 pgs / 120 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780921972686 | $30.00




Manifesta 10
Manifesta 10
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 7.75 x 9.5 in. / 312 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355661 | $45.00




Carmen Calvo: All the Shadows the Eye Can Take
Carmen Calvo: All the Shadows the Eye Can Take
LA FáBRICA/CEART, CENTRO DE ARTE TOMáS Y VALIENTE

Flexi, 8 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691631 | $40.00




Damien Hirst & Arnulf Rainer: Commotion
Damien Hirst & Arnulf Rainer: Commotion
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 9.5 x 13.75 in. / 104 pgs / 64 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355685 | $45.00




Ilya Kabakov: Drawings
Ilya Kabakov: Drawings
EDITIONS DILECTA

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 128 pgs / 101 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9791090490550 | $45.00




James Benning: Decoding Fear
James Benning: Decoding Fear
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 220 pgs / 30 color / 85 bw. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355487 | $30.00




Scott McFarland: Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs
Scott McFarland: Snow, Shacks, Streets, Shrubs
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 11 x 12 in. / 164 pgs / 79 color / 5 bw. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863355340 | $59.95




Smiljan Radic: Serpentine Pavilion 2014
Smiljan Radic: Serpentine Pavilion 2014
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 3.5 x 5.5 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783863356040 | $25.00




Claudia Moreira Salles
Claudia Moreira Salles
BE EDITORA

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 260 pgs / 4 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788578500993 | $65.00




Chema Conesa: PHotoBolsillo
Chema Conesa: PHotoBolsillo
LA FáBRICA

Pbk, 5.25 x 7 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691648 | $20.00




Juan Muńoz: Artist Monograph
Juan Muńoz: Artist Monograph
LA FáBRICA

Pbk, 11.75 x 15.75 in. / 24 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788415691594 | $70.00
















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