DATE 12/24/2015

Sylvie Fleury, Santa Baby

DATE 12/18/2015

The Bauhaus: #itsalldesign, Marcel Breuer Children's Chair

DATE 12/15/2015

Henri Matisse, 'White Alga on Red and Green Background' (1947)

DATE 12/14/2015

Picasso Sculpture, Bull

DATE 12/13/2015

ARCANA Launch and Signing for 'The Soviet Photobook'

DATE 12/11/2015

We Go to the Gallery

DATE 12/10/2015

Andy Warhol: Prints, Marilyn Monroe

DATE 12/9/2015

Andy Warhol: Prints, Electric Chair

DATE 12/8/2015

Agnes Martin, Untitled 1959 purple and grey painting

DATE 12/7/2015

International Pop

DATE 12/6/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989, Amanda Lear

DATE 12/5/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989, Reto Guntli backflip

DATE 12/4/2015

Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair

DATE 12/3/2015

Martin Hyers and William Mebane's "HERE – 77070019" (2010)

DATE 12/2/2015

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

DATE 12/2/2015

Jenny Holzer: War Paintings, Formica 3086

DATE 12/2/2015

Jordan Wolfson & Laura Owens Joint Book Launch at Ooga Booga, LA

DATE 12/1/2015

Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935, Simone Kahn, Man Ray 1926 portrait

DATE 11/30/2015

Philippe Halsman's Jump Book, Brigitte Bardot

DATE 11/29/2015

Strand Books presents Dan Martensen, Author of 'Wolves Like Us: Portraits of the Angulo Brothers'

DATE 11/29/2015

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes, Lake Superior, Eagle River

DATE 11/27/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Paolo Roversi

DATE 11/27/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Peter Lindbergh

DATE 11/26/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Grant Cornett Still Life

DATE 11/26/2015

Vogue: Like a Painting, Grant Cornett Still Life

DATE 11/25/2015

Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Courtyard of a House in Delft

DATE 11/25/2015

Hiroshi Sugimoto Talk & Book Signing at The Strand

DATE 11/24/2015

Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer, Gift Kitty

DATE 11/23/2015

Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer

DATE 11/22/2015

Henry Leutwyler: Ballet

DATE 11/21/2015

Don McCullin, Sunday Morning, Chapel Market

DATE 11/20/2015

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: For Kids (& Parents)

DATE 11/19/2015

Leendert Blok: Silent Beauties, Color Photographs from the 1920s, TULIPA, Bleu celeste

DATE 11/18/2015

Artbook Corporate and Executive Gifts

DATE 11/18/2015

ARCANA Presents 'Photography is Magic' Multi-Photographer Signing with Charlotte Cotton

DATE 11/17/2015

Hans Schärer 'Madonnas & Erotic Watercolors' Opens at Swiss Institute

DATE 11/15/2015

Japanese Inspirations

DATE 11/14/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Sunday on the banks of the Marne

DATE 11/14/2015

Barbara Kasten: The Diazotypes

DATE 11/13/2015

Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler, ESP Practitioner with Coins

DATE 11/12/2015

Peter Schlesinger: A Photographic Memory 1968-1989 at BOOKMARC

DATE 11/11/2015

ARTBOOK & Swiss Institute to Launch 'Imponderable: The Archives of Tony Oursler'

DATE 11/11/2015

Don McCullin, US Soldier Rescuing Vietnamese Woman

DATE 11/10/2015

'Both Sides of Sunset' Panel and Signing at the Brand Library

DATE 11/10/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Punjab India

DATE 11/9/2015

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment, Christian Bérard, Jean-Paul Sartre

DATE 11/9/2015

Chef Mina Stone to Sign and Cook from 'Cooking for Artists' at As Of Now, LA

DATE 11/8/2015

Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, Agnes with Eyes Closed

DATE 11/7/2015

Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, Nancy with Tears

DATE 11/6/2015

Alvin Baltrop: The Piers

DATE 11/5/2015

Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern, Construction in White and Black


EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List

DATE 8/31/2013

In 2009, Herbert Pfostl--legendary curator and book buyer for the New Museum Store--put together a list of his then-top ten most indispensible books--many of which turned out to be bilingual or German first editions by somewhat obscure international publishers of critical, philosophically adventurous material. No surprise there; we were challenged. A few years later, in 2012, he put together a somewhat more accessible list of philosophically similar books distributed by ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Somewhere along the way, the first list inexplicably disappeared from our site. We are proud to bring it back again, along with a newly edited list of additional suggested readings at bottom.

1. Hans Prinzhorn – Bildnerei der Geisteskranken
Beautifuly reprinted by Springer Wien/NewYork as a sober black hardcover design after the original first edition from 1922.

2. The Treasure Chests of Mnemosyne
Selected texts on memory theory from Plato to Derrida. Edited by Uwe Fleckner with a picture essay by Sarkis. Dresden: Verlag der Kunst, 1998

3. Witkacy: Metaphysical Portraits
Photographs 1910 – 1939 by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Connewitzer Verlagsbuchhandlung Leipzig, 1997.

4. Robert Bresson: Cinematheque Ontario Monographs
James Quandt, Editor. Cinematheque Ontario, 1999.

5. The Visions of Arnold Schonberg: The Painting Years
Hatje Cantz Publishers; 1st, Bilingual edition, 2002.

6. Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996.

7. Henry Darger: In the Realm of the Unreal
By John MacGregor, Delano Greenidge Editions, 2002.

8. Miroslav Tichy: Dedicated to The Women of Kyjov
Roman Buxbaum, Walther Konig, Koln, 2008.

9. The Dark Side of Nature: Science, Society, and the Fantastic in the Work of Odilon Redon
Barbara Larson, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.

10. Between Street and Mirror: The Drawings of James Ensor
Edited by Catherine de Zegher, The Drawing Center, New York, 2001.

More suggested readings from Herbert Pfostl: Hans Jurgen von der Wense: Werke 1: Von Aas bis Luxuskraftwagen; Werke 2: Von Mandarinen bis Zylinder, published by Zweitausendeins, 2005. Robert Walser: Jakob von Gunten. Ein Tagebuch, published by Suhrkamp. Hans Henny Jahnn: Werke, Jubilaumsausgabe in eight volumes, published by Hoffmann und Campe Verlag, 1994. Louis-Ferdinand Celine: Leben und Werk des Philipp Ignaz Semmelweis, published by Karolinger Verlag (1980). Theodor Adorno: Minima Moralia. Reflexionen aus dem beschädigten Leben, published by Suhrkamp Verlag. Marcel Schwob: The Children's Crusade. Guido Ceronetti: The Silence of the Body: Materials for the Study of Medicine, FSG, 1993. Charles Olson: Call Me Ishmael, City Light Books, 1971.Roberto Calasso: The Ruin of Kasch, Harvard University Press, 1994; Maldoror and the Complete Works of the Comte de Lautréamont, Exact Change, 1994. Cormac McCarthy: Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West, first edition, Random House, February, 1985. J. A. Baker: The Peregrine, New York Review of Books, 2004. The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers, Vols 1-3, Stanford University Press, 1988, 1999, 1991. Maurice Blanchot: The Madness of the Day, Station Hill Press, 1981. Erwin Chargaff: Heraclitean Fire: Sketches from a Life Before Nature, Paul & Co Pub Consortium, first edition, 1978.

EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List
EX LIBRIS: Herbert Pfostl: The Original List

Herbert Pfostl works at New York City's New Museum, where he is Curator and Book Buyer for the New Museum Store. He is the co-author of To Die No More. His artwork can be seen at Paper Graveyard and Blind Pony.


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