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The Ice Plant

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Paperback, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 122 pgs / 67 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 26   

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From 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin' to 'The Swimming Pool in Photography' to 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance,' with new monographs on Yayoi Kusama, Hilma af Klint, James Turrell and Jack Whitten, and announcing D.A.P. distribution for Glenstone Museum and SPBH Editions.

  

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Voyagers

Edited by Melissa Catanese.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Voyagers.'

A charming collection of vintage photographs of readers lost in thought

Where do our minds go when we read books, magazines and letters? Do we seek an escape, a portal to another world? A secret, a truth, a pleasant distraction? Voyagers, edited by Melissa Catanese (author of Dive Dark Dream Slow), consists almost entirely of anonymous black-and-white snapshots of people in various postures of reading in living rooms, on beds, at the beach, eating breakfast.

We can't see what these readers are thinking, but Catanese occasionally breaks the hypnotic typological rhythm to reveal a new photographic element—a pyramid, a starry night, sunlight blindingly glowing through a window—giving us brief glimpses of the readers' potential narrative journeys.

A wordless book with the size and feel of a vintage paperback found at a flea market, Voyagers reminds us of the power and intimacy of our relationship to reading devices, and evokes an exotic nostalgia for our recent predigital culture.

As with Catanese's prior books (Dive Dark Dream Slow [2012], Hells Hollow, Fallen Monarch [2016]), the images were judiciously selected from the collection of Peter J. Cohen, a celebrated trove of more than 20,000 vernacular photographs from the early to mid-20th century. Gathered from flea markets, dealers and eBay, these images have been acquired, exhibited and included in a range of major museum publications.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Voyagers.'

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Their bodies are left behind, vulnerable to our gaze, while their minds travel to places we cannot imagine.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/11/2018

Arcana presents new books from The Ice Plant and Deadbeat Club

Arcana presents new books from The Ice Plant and Deadbeat Club

Saturday, October 13 from 4–6 PM, Arcana presents Ed Panar, Jake Longstreth, Melissa Catanese and Michael Schmelling signing new books from The Ice Plant and Deadbeat Club! In addition, Arcana will be serving Jacques Marlow's signature Ice Plant Margarita alongside the renowned accordion stylings of Ms. Erin Schneider.
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/9/2018

We ❤️ Voyagers!

We ❤️ Voyagers!

Featured image is reproduced from Voyagers, editor Melissa Catanese's dreamy, enigmatic selection of 67 unattributed early- to mid-century vernacular photographs of people blissfully lost in the act of reading—all culled from the renowned Peter J. Cohen collection. No explanatory or congratulatory essay weighs the book down. However, the front and back covers are printed with an excerpt from Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. It ends, "the book should be the written counterpart of the unwritten world; its subject should be what does not exist and cannot exist except when written, but whose absence is obscurely felt by that which exists, in its own incompleteness." Holiday Gift suggestions here! continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: PHOTOGRAPHY

A History of Photography

A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

By Francoise Heilbrun, Helene Bocard, Joelle Bollach, Anne Cartier-Bresson, Dominique de Font-Reaulx, Michel Frizot, Anne de Mondenard, Guy Cogeval.

SKIRA PARIS

ISBN: 9782080300928 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 6/16/2009
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Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Walter Guadagnini. Text by Charlotte Cotton, Okqui Enwezor, Walter Guadagnini, Thomas Weski, Francesco Zanot.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857220543 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2014
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Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Walter Guadagnini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857226828 | US $230.00

Pub Date: 11/3/2015
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Contemporary Photography from the Middle East and Africa

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Edited by Filippo Maggia, Claudia Fini, Francesca Lazzarini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857206455 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 4/26/2011
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Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Walter Guadagnini. Text by Urs Stahel, Francesco Zanot, Camiel van Winkel.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857215082 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 9/17/2013
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Come Together

COME TOGETHER

Edited by Jack Flam.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857225029 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2015
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Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Edited by Walter Guadagnini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210322 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 9/18/2012
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Twentieth-Century American Photography

TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

By Claudia Fini, Francesca Lazzarini. Edited by Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857217383 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 9/17/2013
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Portrait of a New Angola

PORTRAIT OF A NEW ANGOLA

Photographs by Francesca Galliani, Walter Fernandes.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857204703 | US $90.00

Pub Date: 12/4/2012
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Ciro Frank Schiappa: New York Serenade

CIRO FRANK SCHIAPPA: NEW YORK SERENADE

Text by Michele Primi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857232508 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 2/21/2017
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Italian Portraits

ITALIAN PORTRAITS

By Donatella Sartorio.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857215990 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 10/2/2012
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Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY FROM EASTERN EUROPE

By Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857204420 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 10/5/2010
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