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DATE 7/29/2014

Mika Rottenberg: The Production of Luck

DATE 7/27/2014

Anne Collier

DATE 7/25/2014

Jasper Johns: Regrets

DATE 7/24/2014

Cape Cod Modern Book Launch in Provincetown

DATE 7/23/2014

Phyllida Barlow: Fifty Years of Drawings

DATE 7/21/2014

Visit the 5th Annual David Zwirner Pop-Up Bookstore

DATE 7/21/2014

Toulouse-Lautrec in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

DATE 7/19/2014

Konstantin Grcic: Panorama

DATE 7/17/2014

How to Make a Japanese House

DATE 7/15/2014

NYC Makers: The 2014 MAD Biennial

DATE 7/13/2014

Sze Tsung Leong: Horizons

DATE 7/11/2014

Ray Johnson: The Paper Snake

DATE 7/10/2014

Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994

DATE 7/8/2014

Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994

DATE 7/6/2014

Ruffneck Constructivists

DATE 7/5/2014

Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance

DATE 7/3/2014

Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance

DATE 7/1/2014

'Sight Unseen' Recommends ARTBOOK @ Warm Up Weekend Shop

DATE 7/1/2014

Summer Bauhaus: Cape Cod Modern

DATE 6/30/2014

Bestseller Cape Cod Modern Featured in 'Conde Nast Traveler' and 'Elle Decor'

DATE 6/29/2014

California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties

DATE 6/27/2014

Ian Whittlesea: Becoming Invisible

DATE 6/25/2014

Visit the ARTBOOK @ Warm Up Weekend Shop!

DATE 6/25/2014

Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation

DATE 6/24/2014

Art & Cultural Heritage Conservation in Haiti: Considerations for Its Formal Development

DATE 6/23/2014

Joan Didion and Julian Wasser Interviewed in 'Vogue'

DATE 6/22/2014

Richard Billingham: Ray's a Laugh

DATE 6/19/2014

Raymond Pettibon & Kim Gordon Book Signing at The Strand

DATE 6/17/2014

Tal R: The Virgin

DATE 6/15/2014

The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech

DATE 6/14/2014

Cape Cod Modern Book Event at Knoll, Boston

DATE 6/13/2014

James Lee Byars: 1/2 an Autobiography, Sourcebook

DATE 6/11/2014

Aaron Stern Book Signing at ICP, New York

DATE 6/11/2014

Marc Ohrem-Leclef: Olympic Favela

DATE 6/9/2014

Marc Ohrem-Leclef: Olympic Favela

DATE 6/8/2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

DATE 6/6/2014

Julian Wasser Book Signing at ARCANA

DATE 6/6/2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

DATE 6/4/2014

Paul Chan: New New Testament

DATE 6/3/2014

On Source Information: Hans Ulrich Obrist on Paul Chan's 'New New Testament'

DATE 6/2/2014

Andrew Wyeth and the 'Pursuit of Strangeness' in the New York Review of Books

DATE 5/31/2014

Visit the ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Los Angeles Friends & Family Sample Sale

DATE 5/30/2014

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. TO DISTRIBUTE PHOTO BOOK PUBLISHER STEIDL

DATE 5/30/2014

Cape Cod Modern in the Wall Street Journal

DATE 5/29/2014

Preview Fall 2014 Titles at our Beautiful BEA Showroom

DATE 5/28/2014

1968: Radical Italian Furniture

DATE 5/28/2014

Cézanne: Site/Non-Site

DATE 5/23/2014

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image

DATE 5/23/2014

Anne Truitt: Threshold

DATE 5/22/2014

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DATE 5/21/2014

Francesca Woodman: Works from the Sammlung Verbund


RECENT POSTS

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/29/2014

Mika Rottenberg: The Production of Luck

Featured image is a detail from the installation "Bowls Balls Souls Holes" (2014), produced for Mika Rottenberg's recent exhibition at The Rose Art Museum and reproduced here from the accompanying publication, The Production of Luck. In a conversation with Rose Art Museum director Christopher Bedford, Rottenberg states, "This piece spins around relationships between the physical and metaphysical. Rooms become characters, the bingo balls become electrons bouncing, the clothespin guy is the conductor, the sleeping moon lady is a vessel, and the announcer is the gatekeeper. They all affect temperature and move architecture. Internal psychological space extends beyond the body’s border, shaping the exterior by using parapsychology."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/27/2014

Anne Collier

In the catalogue to MCA Chicago's current Anne Collier exhibition, curator Michael Darling writes, "Collier is a consummate rummager, constantly scouring eBay, thrift stores, and used book and record shops in search of evocative materials for use in her photographs. In 2007, for instance, she made a photograph of a 1970s-era poster of a nude woman at the beach, walking out into the surf. The calligraphic 'California' logo at the bottom right corner helps classify this image into the category of deflected self-portraits found throughout the artist’s repertoire: a California girl who has a particular attachment to the ocean. But Collier has also become a connoisseur of such outré images, often tracking down the original photographer or finding rare versions of similar material. She returned to this imagery in 2013 when she found a negative from the same photo shoot, which yielded the original poster on eBay, and then made a large scale print of it. 'Negative (California)' (2013) moves away from the dated, slightly ironic nostalgia of the original image and brings new gravitas to the picture, easily allowing us to imagine that this figure, by now clearly a possible stand-in for the artist, is boldly stepping out into the dark unknown. It is not outlandish to think of this as Collier’s take on of Yves Klein’s famous 'Leap into the Void' (1960), another self-portrait addressing the bravery, faith, and risks of all meaningful artistic action."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/25/2014

Jasper Johns: Regrets

Based on a series of John Deakin photographs of the painter Lucian Freud, commissioned in the mid-1960s by painter Francis Bacon, Jasper Johns' newest work, on view at MoMA through September 1, is magical, peculiarly somber, meditative and mesmerizing, according to Holland Cotter of the New York Times. Featured image, an untitled watercolor from 2013, is reproduced from the accompanying catalogue, Jasper Johns: Regrets. Cotter writes, "As the series grows, moving from drawings into paintings, and then into prints, Freud’s figures become mere tangles of line, and from those tangles another image emerges: a human skull with big, empty eyes. It rests on top of the dark rectangle, which now might be read as the door of a tomb, opened onto blackness, oblivion… Because of the title of the series, and the fact that an octogenarian produced it, there’s a tendency to view the show as a valedictory gesture, the end of something. But it doesn’t feel that way at all. It feels assured and centered, quiet but with lots of give, sagely alive."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/24/2014

Cape Cod Modern Book Launch in Provincetown

Join Metropolis Books and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum for a lecture, launch party and signing with 'Cape Cod Modern' authors Peter McMahon and Christine Cipriani next Tuesday, July 30 at 7PM!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/23/2014

Phyllida Barlow: Fifty Years of Drawings

In her introduction to JRP|Ringier's superb new Phyllida Barlow survey, Fifty Years of Drawings, Hauser & Wirth senior director Sara Harrison writes, "Most of Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures from the last fifty years have been destroyed. The materials were either disposed of or recycled into new works. This decision was initially motivated by necessity (lack of space, finance, etc.), but over time this process of destruction has become part of Barlow’s questioning of sculpture’s traditional values of permanence, durability, and longevity. What survives from the last decades is a rich archive of drawings dating back to the 1960s. These provide the artist’s own account of the missing sculptures. Moreover they are an integral part of her artistic output: works in their own right." The untitled early-70s pencil drawing featured here is reproduced from Phyllida Barlow: Fifty Years of Drawings.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2014

Visit the 5th Annual David Zwirner Pop-Up Bookstore

Now through Friday, August 1, visit David Zwirner gallery at 525 West 19th Street, New York, for the annual summer pop-up bookstore (co-hosted by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.) and enjoy special offers on a selection of signed artist catalogs, new publications, DVDs, posters and more!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2014

Toulouse-Lautrec in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art

This weekend, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, opens The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec, an exhibition of prints and posters by the beloved French aristocrat, bohemian and lifelong alcoholic best known for his game-changing portrayals of Parisian nightlife; in particular, prostitutes. The 1892 lithograph "Queen of Pleasure (Reine de Joie)" is reproduced from the Museum's accompanying publication, Toulouse-Lautrec in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art. In her catalogue essay, curator Sarah Suzuki writes, "His work creates a diaristic, nearly day-by-day account of his life: which venues he visited, which performers, plays or operas he saw, which songs he heard. In his dogged documentation, he was a non-photographic paparazzo, and a harbinger of our contemporary celebrity-obsessed culture. But he was also a performer himself, playing one role for his aristocratic family, and another as the outrageous drunk genius dwarf of bohemian Paris. His personal and professional obsessions, which he termed furias, were often performers in whom he likewise saw a successfully created and executed public persona. He paid special attention to those who, like him, truly inhabited their role."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/19/2014

Konstantin Grcic: Panorama

In Panorama, the catalog to Vitra Design Museum's compelling current exhibition, influential German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic writes, "Over the years, an 'archive of things' has accumulated in my studio. Scattered among my own design projects are other objects, references, materials, personal finds, artworks. They are arranged in a row, like a game of dominoes. Their order is based on a simple logic: one object tells a story that refers to the next object, which in turn is linked to the story of the following one, and so forth. There is no chronology, just a continuous sequence of freely associated narratives. The relationships are subjective and could also work in a different order. For me, this principle reflects a familiar process: inspiration comes from the dynamic interaction of things. The vitrine is a cosmos of knowledge and ideas. Taken as a whole, it represents a part of my biography." Describing the works in this image Grcic writes, "We discovered that there are thousands of stacking chairs on the market, but almost no stackable bar stools. And the stacking feature is not only relevant for the user, it is also practical and economical with regard to production, warehousing and transport. From a technical standpoint, the orange-and-black stool would be rejected as a by-product that occurs when colors are changed during a production run. The photo of construction workers with the MIURA stool was published in a small volume of images shot by Florian Böhm in New York City in the summer of 2006. Portable construction lamps served as models for MAYDAY (Flos, 1999). Incidentally, construction sites with the craziest, most imaginative and beautiful lighting objects are found in Japan."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/17/2014

How to Make a Japanese House

Architect Sou Fujimoto's 2008 reinforced concrete "House N" in Oita, Japan, is a featured project in nai010 Publishers' fascinating bestseller, How to Make a Japanese House. Fujimoto explains, "I wanted to propose a new prototype for a house with a garden in the city, with a contradiction built into it: it has a garden that seems to be both inside and outside. Secondly, I tried to create something that is back-to-basics. I made a garden, covered by a huge box that resembles a ruin of an ancient structure. Only walls are left and the window frames hold no glass. It makes for a very dreamlike garden. But the garden is not only a garden. When inside the house many layers surround us, and the garden is one of those layers. Through the openings we can see the garden, but also the sky and the not-so-attractive old houses of the neighbors. The garden, the neighbors and the sky contain an equal hierarchy. Compare it with the effect of shakkei (borrowed scenery) used in the arrangement of a traditional Japanese garden. In House N each layer works like shakkei. That’s why we feel depth.’"

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/15/2014

NYC Makers: The 2014 MAD Biennial

"Cup" (2012), by Bushwick-based art/craft collective FPOAFM Studios, is reproduced from NYC Makers: The 2014 MAD Biennial, published to accompany the Museum of Arts and Design exhibition on view through October. In his foreword, MAD director Glenn Adamson writes, "We use the term 'making'—as opposed to other such closely related terms as craft, workmanship, and artisanry—because it emphasizes the active and open nature of our subject. Our exhibition does indeed traverse the full range of arts and design, as promised in our museum's name. The show includes objects both familiar (benches), highly unconventional (designer Theremins), and somewhere in between (scratch-and-sniff wallpaper). The sets of skills on display range from the very traditional (stone carving) to the brand new (3-D printing). Industrial processes, such as 'concrete fabric' normally used in laying irrigation ditches, and historical decorative techniques, such as verre églomisé, are both imaginatively repurposed with arresting aesthetic results. There are one hundred makers in our exhibition, one hundred distinct skills, and one hundred very different stories about the city. To capture this fascinating range of production, only a very broad term like 'making' will do."

DATE 3/5/2013

Imagining the Future Art Book
Sharon Helgason Gallagher

Future of the Art Book

"Paging through a book is like closing a door behind you that simultaneously opens another onto a new room -- all the while keeping the previous room available, just behind the now-closed door of the turned page. Here I am in the hallway of the introduction..." -- excerpt from Sharon Helgason Gallagher's remarks at the New York Public Library panel discussion The Future of the Art Book

DATE 9/27/2012

What Shall We Want to Have Called a "Book"?
Sharon Helgason Gallagher

What Shall We Want to Have Called a "Book"?

What are the kinds of books we ought to be publishing today as exemplars of the book for the future? What is the enduring legacy of "bookishness" that we want to -- may I say "ought to" -- transmit to the future? What kinds of meaning are and can be transmitted uniquely in the book form? What is the "bookishness" of the book that does not survive conversion, translation, adaptation, or reformatting as a digital publication? And what kinds of books even posses this quality?

DATE 7/16/2012

Excerpt from Gainsbourg: The Biography

Excerpt from Gainsbourg: The Biography

Tonight, TamTam Books launches Gilles Verlant's authoritative new biography of the legendary French pop star, Serge Gainsbourg. Below is an excerpt: Verlant's chapter on Gainsbourg's passionate but short-lived love affair with screen legend, Brigitte Bardot.

DATE 5/10/2012

"Schindler, Space Architect" Excerpted from Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader

Schindler, Space Architect Excerpted from Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader

"ONE DAY Schindler was looking at the floor plan of a house that had just been developed in quarter scale from the rough plan he had made directly on the surveyor’s eight-scale contour map."

DATE 4/11/2012

Louise Bourgeois: Return of the Repressed

Louise Bourgeois: Return of the Repressed

We are pleased to present a preview of Violette Editions' extraordinary forthcoming collection of Louise Bourgeois' psychoanalytic writings, The Return of the Repressed.



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