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DATE 8/25/2017

Back in Print! Bauhaus 1919-1933

DATE 8/24/2017

KAWS: transgressing the borders between art and society

DATE 8/23/2017

Michael Auping on cartoons, abstraction and KAWS

DATE 8/22/2017

'KAWS: Where the End Starts' available at last!

DATE 8/21/2017

New edition of Stan Brakhage's epic 'Metaphors on Vision'

DATE 8/20/2017

Engagingly seedy and colorful: Fred Herzog's Vancouver

DATE 8/16/2017

Albert Elm's enigmatic 'What Sort of Life Is This'

DATE 8/12/2017

Back in stock! Andy Warhol: Prints

DATE 8/11/2017

Peter Schjeldahl on Peter Cain, 1997

DATE 8/10/2017

Back to School

DATE 8/10/2017

Collier Schorr on Peter Cain

DATE 8/9/2017

Bristling with post-Freudian electricity: Anne Collier: Women with Cameras (Anonymous)

DATE 8/8/2017

Michael Williams and the truth about painting

DATE 8/7/2017

A remarkable feat of facsimile publishing: Lee Lozano: Private Book 2

DATE 8/6/2017

In honor of the Newport Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall

DATE 8/5/2017

Kitchen textile designer Marguerita Mergentime featured on Food 52!

DATE 8/4/2017

Dayanita Singh's poetic mini-museum

DATE 8/3/2017

A museum, a book and an object. Dayanita Singh: Museum Bhavan

DATE 8/2/2017

"Not just anyone makes a good pisser"

DATE 8/1/2017

AUTOPHOTO and the old-fashioned idea of freedom

DATE 8//2017

So Many Olympic Exertions Reading at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth

DATE 7/31/2017

Emil Nolde's wild Grotesques

DATE 7/30/2017

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island, Young Man Pulling a Go Cart

DATE 7/29/2017

Calling all flaneurs, cosmopolitans and bon vivants!

DATE 7/28/2017

Summer Reading: Midnight: The Tempest Essays by Molly Nesbit

DATE 7/27/2017

Retuning perceptions in 'Fred Sandback: Vertical Constructions'

DATE 7/26/2017

Nonchalant flirting with oblivion: Ray Johnson

DATE 7/25/2017

Philip Guston's Nixon Drawings have never been more relevant

DATE 7/24/2017

A book for our times: Philip Guston: Nixon Drawings

DATE 7/23/2017

Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983

DATE 7/22/2017

Tom Bianchi's 70s photos of the Gay Community in Fire Island Pines

DATE 7/21/2017

Exactly what's the deal with Russia, again?

DATE 7/21/2017

Hauser & Wirth LA Presents 'Master of Go' Summer Reading Group

DATE 7/21/2017

Hauser & Wirth LA Presents 'In the Deep' Summer Reading Group

DATE 7/21/2017

Fire Island Pines in its infancy and its heyday

DATE 7/20/2017

Oozing with potency: Margaret Hooks' Tina Modotti Biography

DATE 7/19/2017

Cooking from the CCCP COOK BOOK

DATE 7/19/2017

"Disagreements must be intensified and their gaps must be widened."

DATE 7/18/2017

A beautiful new book on Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu

DATE 7/17/2017

Enough room to play: Craft Becomes Modern: The Bauhaus in the Making

DATE 7/16/2017

Between utopia and industrial culture: Craft Becomes Modern

DATE 7/15/2017

Exceptional architecture in 'Francis Kéré: Radically Simple'

DATE 7/14/2017

Marriage of the Minds in Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Slant Rhymes

DATE 7/13/2017

Poetry meets photography in 'Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Slant Rhymes'

DATE 7/12/2017

USPS Celebrates Andrew Wyeth's world - the way he wanted it

DATE 7/11/2017

USPS Celebrates Andrew Wyeth with Forever Stamps

DATE 7/11/2017

'Studio: Remembering Chris Marker' Event at Metrograph

DATE 7/10/2017

The torment of the loner, the distress of the seeker beset by visions: Egon Schiele

DATE 7/9/2017

Even magic is doomed to pass: Egon Schiele

DATE 7/8/2017

Relive turn-of-the-century Paris in the postcards of Eugène Atget

DATE 7/8/2017

The deceptive simplicity of Women in Trees


RECENT POSTS

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/25/2017

Back in Print! Bauhaus 1919-1933

One of the most important books on our list, ever, MoMA’s superb overview, Bauhaus: 1919–1933, Workshops for Modernity, is the definitive volume on the subject and a must-have for any and every art, photography or design bookshelf. Featured image is Lucia Moholy's "Untitled (Edith Tschichold)" (1925-6).

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/24/2017

KAWS: transgressing the borders between art and society

“KAWSBOB 3” (2007) is reproduced from KAWS: Where the End Starts, published to accompany MAM Fort Worth's recent exhibition. An impressive piece of bookmaking with three-piece binding of cloth, leather and paper over board, impeccable reproductions and illuminating texts, this volume sold out upon release when it first came out. We are delighted to have a new shipment in stock for the fall season.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/23/2017

Michael Auping on cartoons, abstraction and KAWS

“Looking at KAWS’s paintings is to witness someone who very naturally approaches cartoons and abstraction as symbiotic languages of visual tropes. This is not a simple mixing of the cartoon figure with the abstract, but a blurring of the two, bringing to light the abstract nature of cartoons, as well as the figural possibilities of abstraction..." - Michael Auping, KAWS: Where the End Starts

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/22/2017

'KAWS: Where the End Starts' available at last!

"A lot of the stuff I choose is just really personal. It’s things I’ve grown up on or have been introduced to that I’ve taken a liking to. Sometimes I’ll start out with something in my head—maybe an idea for just one piece—but then it will grow and make its way into several works of art. It’s case by case. But I try to take the stuff around me that I feel has made some sort of an impact and explore it and kind of redistribute it out through my work. I do start with familiar things, and that’s primarily to make the work more approachable for people—it’s an entry point." - KAWS, in conversation with Pharrell Williams, from KAWS: Where the End Starts

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/21/2017

New edition of Stan Brakhage's epic 'Metaphors on Vision'

“The artist has carried the tradition of vision and visualization down through the ages. In the present time a very few have continued the process of visual perception in its deepest sense and transformed their inspirations into cinematic experiences. They create a new language made possible by the moving picture image. They create where fear before them has created the greatest necessity. They are essentially preoccupied by and deal imagistically with—birth, sex, death, and the search for God.” - Stan Brakhage, 'Metaphors on Vision

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/20/2017

Engagingly seedy and colorful: Fred Herzog's Vancouver

Fred Herzog left Germany as a young man in 1952. His mother had died in 1941; his father died right after the war. He worked odd jobs in Toronto before moving to Vancouver to be a medical photographer at St. Paul's Hospital. There, he began to shoot with a Leica 35mm camera to capture the "engagingly seedy and colorful" city that would become his lifelong subject.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/16/2017

Albert Elm's enigmatic 'What Sort of Life Is This'

A flaming car by the side of the road, an audience watching an underwater dolphin show, a woman reaching out to touch a ray through an aquarium window and this fully clothed woman rinsing her multi-colored hair in a shower are just a few of the enigmatic, almost hypnotic images collected in The Ice Plant’s new Albert Elm photobook, What Sort of Life Is This.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/12/2017

Back in stock! Andy Warhol: Prints

There's never a time that we don't want to see a few prints from Andy Warhol's Cats Name[d] Sam and One Blue Pussy lithograph and watercolor series, which was published as a children's book (co-authored by Warhol's mother) in 1954—back when Warhol was still generally considered a lowly illustrator.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/11/2017

Peter Schjeldahl on Peter Cain, 1997

“New York artworldlings ploughing through our daily curse of not-invariably-100-percent-useless art mail last month unfolded copies of a modestly sized poster and instantly reacted in ways that caused anyone who was in the room with us to stare quizzically. My wife heard me laugh from sheer startlement. Then she saw the poster and was wowed, too. Many exhibition announcements are intended to do this, and maybe two or three a decade do it: go off in one’s hands like letter bombs of unique, original beauty. It was — and is, and will be, as already a classic — the painter Peter Cain’s announcement for his present, posthumous show.”

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/10/2017

Collier Schorr on Peter Cain

Matthew Marks’ new Peter Cain monograph feels like the right book at the right time. Collier Schorr writes, “Muscle cars are American sculpture and painting and photography. I know I was startled and excited when I first saw Peter’s work because it worshipped the only religion our family had, the steel garish show-off monsters my father would drive home every week...”

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/9/2017

Bristling with post-Freudian electricity: Anne Collier: Women with Cameras (Anonymous)

Featured image is reproduced from Anne Collier: Women with Cameras (Anonymous)—new from Karma and Studio Voltaire. Collier’s images “bristle with a kind of post-Freudian electricity;” Hilton Als writes, “there’s a pile up of ‘meaning’ that gets shown and eradicated at the same time in her pictures with their complicated underpinnings including the idea of ‘media’, and women in the age of mechanical reproduction: Are her female subjects ‘real’ or have they been rendered ‘unreal’ by the camera, that which edits so much of the real world out to give us all those disquieting image of women with dewy skin, flying hair?”

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/8/2017

Michael Williams and the truth about painting

"Jenkem is a drug that African street children supposedly make out of feces and urine. I like the idea of a total system, and I think that art is one, where we can generate and learn internally. Like the way my paintings, these products of my body, can have an effect on me. I also always think about how painting feels somehow related to smearing your waste on the wall." - Michael Williams

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/7/2017

A remarkable feat of facsimile publishing: Lee Lozano: Private Book 2

We see our fair share of classic artist book “facsimile” reprints here at ARTBOOK | D.A.P., and some are definitely better than others. Karma’s newly released edition of Lee Lozano’s second private 3x5 spiralbound notebook of the late 60s / early 70s is one of the best.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/6/2017

In honor of the Newport Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall

In honor of the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend, we are proud to feature Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival, gathering 600 black-and-white photographs from the Newport and Monterey jazz festivals of the early 1960s.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/5/2017

Kitchen textile designer Marguerita Mergentime featured on Food 52!

Every once in a while we get a book that is not like any other. Featured this week on mega-cooking site, Food 52, Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas is a refreshing look at an under-recognized giant of American industrial design—a fearless niche specialist in 1930s kitchen textiles.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/4/2017

Dayanita Singh's poetic mini-museum

Four-poster beds, swivel chairs and this unusual credenza are among the starring players in the “Museum of Furniture” volume of Dayanita Singh’s long-awaited, 10-volume Museum Bhavan. You have to hold this book in your hands and pull each accordion-folded “exhibition” out to truly get the poetry.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/3/2017

A museum, a book and an object. Dayanita Singh: Museum Bhavan

“Museum of Vitrines,” “Printing Press Museum,” “Museum of Machines,” “Museum of Furniture,” “Ongoing Museum/Museum of Chance,” “Museum of Photography/Museum of the Departed,” “Godrej Museum/File Museum,” “Little Ladies Museum/Museum of Time” and “Museum of Men/Museum of Curiosities” are the nine accordion folded volumes—each only 3.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches tall—housed in the small clamshell case encapsulating photographer and bookmaker Dayanita Singh’s sublime Museum Bhavan.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/2/2017

"Not just anyone makes a good pisser"

A third-century Roman sarcophagus with a pissing bacchanalian Cupid, Pieter Breugel the Elder’s 1558 oil painting of a man “pissing at the moon,” an early twentieth-century pornographic photograph of three Parisian courtesans pissing in unison, and artworks by Picasso, Murakami and Dumas (featured here) make an appearance in Jean-Claude Lebensztejn’s engrossing new study of art-historical Pissing Figures, 1280-2014, new in David Zwirner Books’ ekphrasis series.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/1/2017

AUTOPHOTO and the old-fashioned idea of freedom

“As a basically old-fashioned-machine,” J.G. Ballard is quoted in Autophoto: Cars & Photography, 1900 to Now, the car “enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom.”

SHARON GALLAGHER | DATE 8//2017

So Many Olympic Exertions Book Launch at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth

Saturday, August 26th, 2017, 4 - 6pm Book Launch for So Many Olympic Exertions published by Kaya Press, with readings by Anelise Chen and Jarett Kobek

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/31/2017

Emil Nolde's wild Grotesques

“Most of these small freely fantastical sheets were produced in a quiet, remote corner of the house during the years when I was despised. They were given to friends for safekeeping; they could not be seen by eyes foreign to art." – Emil Nolde

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/30/2017

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

"Staten Island was a perfect place for me at the time. There was no one looking over my shoulder, nobody to impress, no galleries, no art museums, no hipsters, no deadlines." - Christine Osinski

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/29/2017

Calling all flaneurs, cosmopolitans and bon vivants!

A plastic pig, fingerless gloves, a cooler and a teething ring are just some of the objects that show up in the Lost and Found at New York City’s High Line elevated park. See these in Mark Dion’s playful 48-page, 4.5 x 7 inch High Line: A Field Guide and Handbook.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/28/2017

Summer Reading: Midnight: The Tempest Essays by Molly Nesbit

“In Buffalo, while still in art school, Cindy Sherman sat down in a photo booth and gave the camera a look. She came up under Lucille Ball’s face so successfully that her own face subsided. Most people her age were swimming in another direction, preferring the pond of their own individual non-conformity. Hers was a different, though still contrary position: in short, the negative of your negative is my Lucy...”

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/27/2017

Retuning perceptions in 'Fred Sandback: Vertical Constructions'

“In Fred Sandback’s hands a line becomes a sculpture that has the ability to retune perceptions. Once in the world, each of his works operates profoundly in the present.… Sandback’s sculptures cannot be reduced, cannot be pared back; there is nothing extraneous. In each instance, you are invited to make the sculpture your own. Each work defies documentation.” - Lisa Le Feuvre

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/26/2017

Nonchalant flirting with oblivion: Ray Johnson

“Untitled (Dali/Dear David Smith/Barbra Streisand)” (1974) is reproduced from Matthew Marks’ new Ray Johnson monograph. Featuring work from the ’60s through the ’90s, a selection of well-chosen archival photographs and a personal essay by Brad Gooch, this small but rich volume tells the story of “an obsessive patternmaker in his life and work … forever scrambling the two. All the elements were present from the start: the witty eye, the textural jump-cutting, the nonchalant flirting with oblivion.” Get it while it’s hot.

DATE 11/15/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Stocking Stuffers

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Stocking Stuffers

They're cute, they're small, they're surprising and affordable. Here are 10 staff picks for the stockings on your list »

DATE 11/14/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Bookworm - Great Reads

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Bookworm - Great Reads

10 must-have reading books, from the new Shakespeare and Company "memoir" to Ricky Jay's astonishing story of a 17th-century conjurer »

DATE 11/13/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Art Lover

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Art Lover

Our staff picks the must-have art books of 2016, from overlooked Renaissance masters to Modern heroes of the avant garde »

DATE 11/12/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

For photography lovers – here are 10 of our favorite 2016 monographs by Modern and contemporary photographers »

DATE 11/11/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Design Devotee

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Design Devotee

Our staff picks the must-have architecture and design books of 2016, from radical 1970s pedagogy to visionary unbuilt architecture of NYC »

DATE 11/10/2016

For the Collector: Limited Editions & Catalogues Raisonnés

For the Collector: Limited Editions & Catalogues Raisonnés

From the 10-volume Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné to Carrie Mae Weems' 'Kitchen Table Series' ltd ed with print - our top picks for collectors »

DATE 10/9/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the New Yorker

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the New Yorker

Whether you love it or hate it, left it or long for it - here are our 10 favorite gift books for the New Yorkers in your life »

DATE 11/8/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Fashion Forward

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Fashion Forward

From Van Cleef & Arpels gems and Hermès scarves to behind-the-runway photography books - our staff favorite holiday fashion gift books »

DATE 11/7/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For Film Buffs and Audiophiles

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For Film Buffs and Audiophiles

Gus Van Sant, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Frank, Kim Gordon, Iggy Pop and Jim Marshall's photos of jazz greats like Thelonius Monk are some of our favorite books for audio- and cinephiles, 2016 »

DATE 11/6/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Staff Favorites

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Staff Favorites

10 books that we love outside of logic, beyond our control, or for reasons unknown, even to ourselves. Holiday Gift Staff Favorites, 2016 »

DATE 11/5/2016

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Books for Him

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Books for Him

From Muhammad Ali to 19th-century nocturnal wildlife photography: 10 handsome books for the men in your life »

DATE 1/9/2017

Remembering Nat Hentoff, Champion of Jazz and Civil Rights

Remembering Nat Hentoff, Champion of Jazz and Civil Rights

This weekend, the world lost jazz and civil rights champion Nat Hentoff, one of the greatest and most passionate music journalists of all time. In memoriam, we are honored to present Hentoff's eloquently direct text, 'Jazz Festivals and the Changing of America,' from 'Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival' by Reel Art Press.

DATE 6/6/2016

Agnes Martin: "Beauty Is the Mystery of Life"

Agnes Martin: "Beauty Is the Mystery of Life"

In celebration of the retrospective currently on view at LACMA, we present an excerpt of Agnes Martin's iconic 1989 essay, reproduced from 'Agnes Martin.' In the 'New York Times Book Review' Patricia Albers made special note of this text, asserting that it is "not to be missed."

DATE 6/15/2015

The Future of the Skyscraper

The Future of the Skyscraper

Last week, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Metropolis Books launched the SOM THINKERS series with 'The Future of the Skyscraper,' featuring texts by Bruce Sterling, Tom Vanderbilt, Matthew Yglesias, Diana Lind, Will Self, Emily Badger, Dickson Despommier and Philip Nobel, whose Introduction is excerpted here.



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