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BROWSE THE 2019 SPRING CATALOG

Check out our Spring 2019 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art & culture. We welcome new publishers Arquine, Atelier Éditions, August Editions, The Design Museum, London, Eakins Press, Editions Patrick Frey, Fulgur Press, Kasmin, Lisson Gallery, Marciano Art Foundation, Marsilio Editori, Onomatopee and Ridinghouse to our list in 2019!

  

ATELIER EDITIONS

An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

The Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection

Foreword by Victoria Finlay. Introduction by Narayan Khandekar. Text by Kingston Trinder. Contributions by Pascale Georgiev.

Featured image, "Byaku Gunjo (189 grs), <I>Straus. 1800</I>, is reproduced from 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour.'

The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2,500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Museum director Edward Forbes started the collection at the turn of the 20th century, in order to preserve the early Italian paintings he had begun to collect. Over the years, the collection grew into a huge apothecary of bottles and beakers, as other art lovers and color experts donated their own pigments. Today the collection continues to grow, and regularly helps experts across the world to research and authenticate paintings.
Visually excavating the museums’ extraordinary collection, An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour examines the contained pigments and artefacts—their provenance, composition, symbology and application. It also explores the larger related fields of chromatics, the historical narratives of art and chemistry, and the innovations with which we have sought to better illustrate our aesthetic and expressive compulsions.
The book includes a foreword by renowned British color author Victoria Finlay.
”An encyclopedic photobook of poised still lifes, where each phial, herb and pigment-filled container becomes a character, narrating the fascinating history of color.” –Wallpaper


Featured image, "Byaku Gunjo (189 grs), Straus. 1800, is reproduced from 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour.'

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[An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour] delves into the symbolism of colours to better explain humanity’s aesthetic and expressive compulsions.

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We are smitten by Atelier Editions' 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour'

We are smitten by Atelier Editions' 'An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour'

Featured spreads are from An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour, one of the most charming books on our list this season. Documenting the Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection, it begins with an epigraph taken from Yoko Ono: "If people want to make war they should make a color war, and paint each others' cities up in the night in pink and greens." Over the course of the next 220 beautifully-designed pages, it catalogues and describes a selection of the 2,500 rare pigments in this world-renowned color collection. Playful yet scholarly texts, outstanding still-life photography, artist quotations and a wonderful glossary make this an essential reference for artists and designers, as well as the perfect gift for anyone with exquisite visual taste. continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ART

Furla Series #01 Time After Time, Space After Space

FURLA SERIES #01 TIME AFTER TIME, SPACE AFTER SPACE

Introduction by Bruna Roccasalva. Text by Helga Christoffersen, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Hendrik Folkerts, Aram Moshayedi, Joanna Zielin?ska.

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493319
USD $32.00
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Pub Date: 2/19/2019
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The Mattioli Collection

THE MATTIOLI COLLECTION

By Flavio Fergonzi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884915320
USD $70.00
| CAN $90

Pub Date: 9/1/2003
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The Conde Museum at the Chateau De Chantilly

THE CONDE MUSEUM AT THE CHATEAU DE CHANTILLY

By Nicole Garnier-Pelle. Introduction by Stephane Guegan.

SKIRA PARIS

ISBN: 9782081225817
USD $85.00
| CAN $112.5

Pub Date: 11/3/2009
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Longing for Eternity

LONGING FOR ETERNITY

Edited by Mary Angela Schroth. Preface by Salam Atta Sabri. Contributions by Silvia Naef, Assim Abdul Amir.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857218762
USD $85.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 4/8/2014
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The Erling Neby Collection

THE ERLING NEBY COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208626
USD $80.00
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Pub Date: 10/25/2011
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The Art of Tomorrow Today: The Collection

THE ART OF TOMORROW TODAY: THE COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861309449
USD $75.00
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Pub Date: 9/29/2009
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The Long Curve

THE LONG CURVE

By Douglas Dreishpoon. Contributions by Holly E. Hughes, Mariann W. Smith, Susana Tejada.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210407
USD $65.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 12/13/2011
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New Skin

NEW SKIN

By David Adjaye, Jeffrey Deitch, Massimiliano Gioni. Contributions by Brendan Dugan.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229843
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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Bibidibobidiboo

BIBIDIBOBIDIBOO

By Francesco Bonami.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876243660
USD $80.00
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Pub Date: 1/31/2006
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Remember Everything: 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING: 40 YEARS GALERIE MAX HETZLER

Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464944
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 10/1/2014
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Object Lessons: The Visualisation Of Nineteenth-Century Life Sciences

OBJECT LESSONS: THE VISUALISATION OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY LIFE SCIENCES

By George Loudon.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781909932104
USD $36.00
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Pub Date: 6/1/2015
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Generali in History

GENERALI IN HISTORY

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831723831
USD $100.00
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Pub Date: 9/5/2017
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