ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 12/20/2018

Source Photographic Review names 'Evidence' one of the 10 Greatest Photo Books of All Time

DATE 2/24/2017

Valérie Belin Book Launch at Albertine

DATE 1/24/2017

The Moon 1968–1972

DATE 1/23/2017

100 Secrets of the Art World Launch at MoMA PS1

DATE 1/23/2017

Judith Bernstein: Rising

DATE 1/22/2017

See Red Women's Workshop

DATE 1/21/2017

See Red Women's Workshop

DATE 1/20/2017

Mark Peterson: Political Theatre

DATE 1/19/2017

Mark Peterson: Political Theatre

DATE 1/18/2017

Lee Lozano: Lozano c. 1962

DATE 1/17/2017

Lee Lozano: Private Book 1

DATE 1/17/2017

Lee Lozano: Lozano c. 1962

DATE 1/16/2017

Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington, D.C., 1963

DATE 1/15/2017

Gordon Parks: I Am You

DATE 1/14/2017

Kerry James Marshall: Look See, Untitled (Rapunzel)

DATE 1/13/2017

Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer

DATE 1/12/2017

Paris Metro Photo

DATE 1/11/2017

Paris Metro Photo

DATE 1/10/2017

TONIGHT! City Lights Launches 'Shakespeare and Company, Paris'

DATE 1/10/2017

Paris Metro Photo, Kertész

DATE 1/9/2017

Louis Faurer

DATE 1/8/2017

Constant: New Babylon. To Us, Liberty

DATE 1/7/2017

Constant: Space + Colour

DATE 1/6/2017

Henry Wessel: Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

DATE 1/5/2017

Kandinsky, Marc, and Der Blaue Reiter

DATE 1/4/2017

Gordon Parks: I Am You

DATE 1/3/2017

See Red Women's Workshop: Feminist Posters 1974–1990

DATE 1/2/2017

See Red Women's Workshop

DATE 1/1/2017

Curtis Moffat: Silver Society, Experimental Photography and Design, 1923-1935

DATE 12/31/2016

Nan Goldin: Diving for Pearls, Self-portrait on New Year's Eve

DATE 12/30/2016

Frank Stella: Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné, Marriage of Reason and Squalor

DATE 12/29/2016

William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest

DATE 12/28/2016

Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart

DATE 12/27/2016

Anthony Hernandez, Los Angeles #2

DATE 12/26/2016

Georgia O'Keeffe: Watercolors, Mountain painting No. 22 - Special

DATE 12/25/2016

Ernst Haas: Color Correction, 1952–1986

DATE 12/24/2016

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe

DATE 12/23/2016

George Shiras: In the Heart of the Dark Night, three deer escaping

DATE 12/22/2016

Fred Mortagne: Attraper au vol

DATE 12/21/2016

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen & Yayoi Kusama

DATE 12/20/2016

Provoke: Between Protest and Performance, Photography in Japan 1960–1975

DATE 12/19/2016

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Words Are All We Have

DATE 12/17/2016

The Wirtz Private Garden

DATE 12/16/2016

Carol Bove: Polka Dots

DATE 12/16/2016

Paul Gauguin: Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter

DATE 12/15/2016

Yves Klein: In/Out Studio

DATE 12/14/2016

Never Built New York at Center for Architecture

DATE 12/14/2016

Never Built New York, Coney Island Globe

DATE 12/13/2016

The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

DATE 12/12/2016

Toilet Paper: Calendar 2017

DATE 12/11/2016

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence


BOOKS IN THE MEDIA

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/13/2014

Libuse Niklová

What a joy to preview the first monograph in English on mid-century Czech toy designer Libuse Niklová. The woman was unstoppable, designing many dozens of inflatable, accordion-pleated and hollow, static figures of only the most adorable and compelling kind. The book, by the interesting Czech publisher Arbor Vitae, is as playful as its subject, with puffy hardbound cover, three different colored ribbons and a complete inventory of works by this modest modernist printed on special, smaller matte paper and bound inside. Wonderful archival images are interspersed with a wealth of new photographs, and set among both personal and scholarly texts.

Libuse Niklová
Buffalo and calf, 1971.

"Development cannot be held back. In the future, products from plastic matter will surround man just like the air, and they will become commonplace. Increasingly, natural materials will be a luxury and the object of admiration. The future, however, belongs to plastic." - Libuse Niklová, 1971

Libuse Niklová
Fox, 1964.

"When designing individual animals I was mainly focusing on the fact that the child should have the opportunity to play with the toy in the most creative way. Since these are flexible and elastic animals, the child can imitate creeping, stretching and meowing, just as he or she learns by watching nature. It is as if the child is playing with a puppet theatre; and it is unlike other toys set in motion by a flywheel or a key where the child is only a passive observer." - L.N., 1964

Libuse Niklová
Red Riding Hood, 1969.

Libuse Niklová
Motorcyclist, 1964.

"We made up themes for the toys on our own and, in some cases, after a particular request from businessmen and Pragoexport. We were absolutely free in deciding what toys to make. We insisted on regular visits to exhibitions in Prague and Brno, and we also drew animals in the zoo." - Anna Vystydova, December 2009

Libuse Niklová
Dutch Girl, 1970.

Libuse Niklová
Elephant, 1972.

Libuse Niklová
Plastic playthings, 1954-1964.

Libuse Niklová
Giraffe, 1971.

"The continual creative process, moving from an idea through the manufacturing process and all the way to the resulting design, is exactly what attracts my attention to plastic material." - L.N., 1972

Libuse Niklová

Libuse Niklová

ARBOR VITAE
Hbk, 8.25 x 8 in. / 298 pgs / illustrated throughout.



ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
155 Sixth Avenue
New York NY 10013
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2013 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com