CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/5/2016
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/29/2016
Already established as one of the great artists and designers of the twentieth century during the years leading up to World War II, Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) aimed to build spaces that would "promote a sense of belonging and provide ways to be free and have undirected experiences," according to Isamu Noguchi: Playscapes essayist Manuela Moscoso. He "viewed creative play as a way of learning about and participating in the world, emphasizing imagination, especially that of children, given that they represented the future that would be rebuilt by the fractured postwar society." Featured photographs are of play equipment study models, 1966-76.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/28/2016
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MARK PEARSON | DATE 8/23/2016
There is something profoundly inspiring in knowing that Bruce Conner approached his illness at the end of his life with the same inventive fury that exemplified his unparalleled art career. As his mobility became more impaired, he fashioned 163 brass handles throughout his home to aid in getting around, creating something of an art installation devoted to the quotidian. A merry artifact vibrantly documented by Jason Fulford and lovingly packaged by the geniuses at J&L Books, this book is the product of Will Brown, a collaborative project founded by Lindsey White, Jordan Stein and David Kasprzak.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/23/2016
Reel Art Press presents a book trailer with Peter Angelo Simon, who launches his new book of photographs of Muhammad Ali training for the Rumble in the Jungle this Thursday night at Greenlight Books
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."
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.
Lisa Pearson of Siglio writes on publishing as "An act of resistance to the literal, the authoritarian and the facile... and as a testament to the 'book' as refuge, dissent, beacon, and nexus."
This week, Beyond Shelter author Marie Aquilino initiates a regular column for Metropolis Books, reporting on her work with the Montesinos Foundation in Titanyen, Haiti.
"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