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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

DATE 7/8/2017

SUMMER BOOK SALE - SAVE UP TO 70% (click HERE to see more!)

DATE 7/7/2017

Where's Lenin?

DATE 7/7/2017

Atget: Postcards of a Lost Paris

DATE 7/5/2017

Cool Book Alert: FUEL's newest is 'Looking for Lenin'

DATE 7/4/2017

Celebrating American Independence

DATE 7/3/2017

Celebrate Summer with Cape Cod Modern

DATE 7/2/2017

Endless Summer in 'An Uncommon Archive'

DATE 7/1/2017

BACK IN STOCK! Deanna Templeton: The Swimming Pool

DATE 6/30/2017

SURF's Up!

DATE 6/29/2017

We're loving Joe Bradley's 'large, scruffy-looking' paintings

DATE 6/28/2017

At last: the first major American survey of Joe Bradley

DATE 6/27/2017

'Not just anyone can go mad.' Carol Rama: Antibodies

DATE 6/26/2017

NEW! 'Carol Rama: Antibodies' from New Museum

DATE 6/25/2017

LGBT Pride Parade, now and then

DATE 6/24/2017

CELEBRATE LGBT PRIDE!

DATE 6/23/2017

LGBT San Francisco talk and signing at BGSQD

DATE 6/23/2017

Joe Bradley Book Launch at Spoonbill & Sugartown, Bushwick

DATE 6/22/2017

Divine and more in 'LGBT: San Francisco'

DATE 6/21/2017

Documenting Gay Pride: Daniel Nicoletta's 'LGBT: San Francisco'

DATE 6/20/2017

Playfulness and Pride in 'LGBT: San Francisco'

DATE 6/19/2017

Celebrate Harvey MIlk and 'LGBT: San Francisco'


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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.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/25/2017

Philip Guston's Nixon Drawings have never been more relevant

“So when the 1960s came along I was feeling split, schizophrenic. The war, what was happening to America, the brutality of the world. What kind of man am I, sitting at home, reading magazines, going into a frustrated fury about everything—and then going into my studio to adjust a red to a blue?”

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/24/2017

A book for our times: Philip Guston: Nixon Drawings

“I don’t think Philip Guston thought he was going to stop Richard Nixon. But I think he understood something about Richard Nixon. And I think he also said that these were the things that drove him crazy since he was a teenager—from the Scottsboro Boys to the Klan to the Holocaust. And I hope there is someone else working away in their studio who’s going to show us something similar that I don’t understand yet about what’s going on.” - Katy Siegel

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/23/2017

Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines, Polaroids 1975-1983

Tom Bianchi's 'Fire Island Pines' documents what Edmund White called "one version of gay happiness: an earthly paradise where handsome men love one another on white sands under an eternally cloudless sky."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/22/2017

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

“I took my camera to the Pines and started making photographs of our life there. In those days, many of us with Pines beach houses and jobs in New York felt the need to lie about where we’d gotten our tans. “I was at the beach on Long Island,” gave us about 120 miles of heterosexual beach as cover.” - Tom Bianchi, 2013

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2017

Fire Island Pines in its infancy and its heyday

“I’d lay the instant Polaroids out for everyone to see as I made them. At first I shot the subjects without an identity to ensure anonymity for those who needed it, focusing on atmosphere. As time passed, friends became comfortable with the smiles on their faces being recorded.” - Tom Bianchi

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2017

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

Sunday, August 6, from 11AM - 1PM, the Book & Printed Matter Lab at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents a reading group discussion of Yasunari Kawabata’s ‘The Master of Go.’ Selected by Takesada Matsutan; discussion to be led by ARTBOOK's Brigitte Nicole Grice.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/21/2017

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

Sunday, August 27 from 11AM - 1PM, the Book & Printed Matter Lab at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents a reading group discussion of Pierre Guyotat’s ‘In the Deep’ inspired by Paul McCarthy and his current exhibition. ARTBOOK's Brigitte Nicole Grice will lead the discussion.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/20/2017

Oozing with potency: Margaret Hooks' Tina Modotti Biography

Margaret Hooks’ page-turner of a biography is back in print at last. “They used their own names, refusing to pose as a married couple, and no-one in hotels or elsewhere questioned why Tina Modotti and Edward Weston were living together or sharing a room. The dreaded Ku Klux Klan would not bother them here… Tina and Edward were also thrilled that Prohibition stopped at the Rio Grande…"

ALLIE PISARRO-GRANT | DATE 7/19/2017

Cooking from the CCCP COOK BOOK

Many creative types are familiar with the Soviet-chic London publishing house FUEL through their best-selling 'Russian Criminal Tattoo' series. Allie Pisarro-Grant takes us on a picnic inspired by FUEL's charming and strange 'CCCP COOK BOOK: True Stories of Soviet Cuisine.'

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/19/2017

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

"Suppose there is a leaf of a tree. When we see the tree, the leaf is a part of it. However, if we see it as a leaf, it becomes the whole..." - Jiro Takamatsu

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/18/2017

A beautiful new book on Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu

“I want to see what happens within the realm of art always in relation to reality,” Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu wrote in 1977. “I want to see other artists’ works while making my own work. I want to see as directly as possible artistic inspirations from realities, artistic transformations of realities that happen around art..." Compound (1972/2015) is reproduced from the beautiful new monograph from Inventory Press and Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/17/2017

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

“It is only by working on a handloom that one has enough room to play, to develop an idea from one experiment to the next, until there is enough clarity and specification about the model for it to be handed over to industry for mechanical production.” Gunta Stözl, 1927. Read more in this new publication celebrating the Bauhaus's upcoming 2019 centennial.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/16/2017

Between utopia and industrial culture: Craft Becomes Modern

"Conceived as ‘laboratories for industry,’ the workshops were places for addressing urgent questions in modern society... From this field of tension, the Bauhaus attempted to redefine craft as a utopia, but also in convergence and/or coexistence with industrial culture.” - Regina Bittner, Craft Becomes Modern: The Bauhaus in the Making

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/15/2017

Exceptional architecture in 'Francis Kéré: Radically Simple'

Born in Burkina Faso and educated in Berlin, architect Francis Kéré became one of the world’s most respected architects practically overnight when he returned to Sub-Saharan Africa in to build a 2001 primary school complex in Gando, his home village. Many additional local projects followed, including this surgical clinic and health center in Léo, 2014.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/14/2017

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

“Some cities slip off the map of our imagination. Others insist on living inside us—Havana, Istanbul, Brooklyn.” - Rebecca Norris Webb, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Slant Rhymes

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/13/2017

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

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Slant Rhymes, is the couple’s new book of paired photographs made over the course of thirty years. “For some thirty years, we keep pouring words and images into the space between us, trying to fill it up,” Norris Webb writes. Webb writes, “Is this our beautiful and impossible task?”

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/12/2017

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

Today, we celebrate the centennial of American painter Andrew Wyeth’s birthday with “Christina’s World” (1948), one of twelve works included in the USPS’s new set of Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps. “I know people like to make me the American painter of the American scene. But I’m no more that than the man in the moon. I’ve created my own world the way I want it.”

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/11/2017

'Studio: Remembering Chris Marker' Event at Metrograph

Friday, July 14, Adam Bartos, Susan Howe, Michael Almereyda and Ben Lerner will appear on a Metrograph panel celebrating 'Studio: Remembering Chris Marker' following a screening. Book signing to follow.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/11/2017

USPS Celebrates Andrew Wyeth with Forever Stamps

In celebration of the centennial of iconic American painter Andrew Wyeth’s birth tomorrow, the United States Postal Service will be releasing a set of Wyeth “Forever Stamps.” Pictured here is one of the twelve new stamps, reproduceded from Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/10/2017

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

“His paintings speak of the torment of the loner, the distress of the seeker beset by visions, the pain and despair of the sick, and the sorrow of the hopeless. Schiele manages to elevate subjective emotion to the level of universal truth.” - Rudolph Leopold

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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