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DATE 6/1/2017

It's the time of the season for loving... Summer of Love Booklist

DATE 5/29/2017

Women in Trees

DATE 5/28/2017

One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

DATE 5/27/2017

One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

DATE 5/26/2017

MoMA's remarkable facsimile edition of Robert Rauschenberg's 'Thirty-Four Drawings for Dante’s Inferno'

DATE 5/25/2017

The drop-deadpan landscape photographs of Gohlke and Sternfeld

DATE 5/25/2017

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at Book Expo 2017!

DATE 5/24/2017

Quietly inspiring photographs of Queens, New York, by two American masters

DATE 5/23/2017

Read Georges Bataille with Glenn A. Elmer Griffin at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

DATE 5/23/2017

Can a robot be neurotic, helpless or needy? Hello, Robot!

DATE 5/22/2017

How do you feel about objects having feelings? Hello, Robot!

DATE 5/21/2017

Celebrate one of the most fearlessly experimental artists of all time

DATE 5/20/2017

Swiss Institute Launches 'The Exhibitionist'

DATE 5/20/2017

No guarantee of enlightenment, humor, beauty or art: Robert Rauschenberg

DATE 5/19/2017

Jeremy Sigler 'My Vibe' Book Launch at Spoonbill & Sugartown

DATE 5/19/2017

Almost impossibly rich and rewarding: Robert Rauschenberg opens at MoMA

DATE 5/18/2017

Where did hippie design come from? Look to the East!

DATE 5/17/2017

Who knew we needed a book about the hippie houseboat community of Sausalito?

DATE 5/16/2017

Peter Halley: Boats Crosses Trees Figures 1977–78

DATE 5/15/2017

An epic, sweeping tale: Nancy Borowick: The Family Imprint'

DATE 5/14/2017

A Daughter's Portrait of Love and Loss: Nancy Borowick's 'Family Imprint'

DATE 5/13/2017

NEW! The first major monograph on Katherine Bernhardt

DATE 5/12/2017

Save up to 85% at our L.A. Sample Sale!

DATE 5/12/2017

Automata: the epic tale of the automaton from ancient times to present day

DATE 5/11/2017

Larry Fink's Rediscovered Warhol Photos

DATE 5/10/2017

Mark Segal's Cheetah Odyssey

DATE 5/9/2017

Mothers Day - It's Complicated

DATE 5/9/2017

Oh Mamí! Mothers Day Staff Picks

DATE 5/9/2017

Katherine Bernhardt Signing & Launch at Spoonbill & Sugartown

DATE 5/9/2017

Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas

DATE 5/8/2017

Engagingly seedy and colorful: Fred Herzog's Vancouver

DATE 5/7/2017

A Lorna Simpson moment

DATE 5/6/2017

Donald Judd: Writings

DATE 5/5/2017

Visit New York's most outrageous pop-up bookstore at Frieze NY

DATE 5/5/2017

Thirty-Four Reverse Telescopes and Three Buttons. Recent artwork by Matt Connors

DATE 5/3/2017

VOTI Book Launch and Discussion at ICI Curatorial Hub

DATE 5/3/2017

Boom boxes, break dancing and the Salsa King: Jamel Shabazz's NYC Street Photographs

DATE 5/2/2017

Alice Neel, essayist of the canvas

DATE 5/1/2017

Unsentimental Wonder: Hilton Als on Alice Neel

DATE 4/30/2017

Taking on political theater, wealth disparity and commodity culture: Louise Lawler

DATE 4/29/2017

Al Taylor, painter's painter known for his sculpture

DATE 4/28/2017

Eerie and Mystifying. Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing

DATE 4/27/2017

The iconic fashion photography of James Moore

DATE 4/26/2017

He helped define 60s style. James Moore.

DATE 4/26/2017

James Moore: Photographs 1962-2006

DATE 4/25/2017

Sophie Calle's exquisite tribute to her mother, Rachel Monique

DATE 4/24/2017

Sophie Calle as Spie: Suite Vénitienne

DATE 4/23/2017

Sophie Calle: Double Game, a 'delightfully meta project'

DATE 4/22/2017

Sophie Calle Short List: The Address Book

DATE 4/21/2017

Quiet Sublime: Toba Khedoori

DATE 4/20/2017

Langdon Clay's Parade of Parked Cars in NY in the Magic Years 1974-1976


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/29/2017

Women in Trees

BACK IN STOCK! Staff favorite Women in Trees is exactly what it says it is, and exactly what it needs to be: a collection of 55 vintage, black-and-white flea market photographs of sassy, dreamy, sexy and smily young women posing privately for some long-forgotten photographer.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/28/2017

One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

"One and one is two—that's business. One and one is four—that's art—or if you like it better—is life. I think that makes clear: the many-fold seeing, the many-fold reading of the world makes us broader; wider; richer..." — Josef Albers, 1938

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/27/2017

One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

“I suppose some of you have seen the advertisement of commercial photo dealers saying, ‘You push the button, and we do the rest,’” Josef Albers said during a lecture at Black Mountain College in 1943. “This promotes a taking of pictures with the least care possible. Such a way of looking at photography, I believe, is of the lowest level possible and should not be our way of approaching and understanding photography..."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/26/2017

MoMA's remarkable facsimile edition of Robert Rauschenberg's 'Thirty-Four Drawings for Dante’s Inferno'

If, like many New Yorkers, you’ve got Robert Rauschenberg on the brain, you'll want to know about this facsimile edition of Rauschenberg's Thirty-Four Drawings for Dante’s Inferno. Packaged in a beautiful clothbound clamshell box, this volume includes a copy of the trade edition, plus a complete facsimile of the artist’s 1958-60 drawings series.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/25/2017

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at Book Expo 2017!

Join us June 1 - 2 in Booth #2556 at the Javits Center! Preview new titles on art in the age of Black power, cars and photography, Frankenstein, Eames furniture and more. New monographs include Stephen Shore, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Alice Neel and Louise Bourgeois. Plus, we're giving away OG peace pins in honor of the forthcoming Reel Art Press title, 'Jim Marshall: Peace.'

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/25/2017

The drop-deadpan landscape photographs of Gohlke and Sternfeld

Drop-deadpan landscape photographs of Queens, New York, by American legends Frank Gohlke and Joel Sternfeld. Don't expect romance. The poetry here is in the barbed-wire parking lots, the elevated subway platforms, fenced-in driveways, wholesale/retail corner shops and the vinyl siding. Featured image, titled “Wedding palace – Myrtle Ave. and Stephen St. Ridgewood, Queens,” is by Gohlke, 2004.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/24/2017

Quietly inspiring photographs of Queens, New York, by two American masters

A West Indian bakery, a Chinese funeral parlor, an Italian ice stand, a Hindu temple, a Halal Thai restaurant and a Spanish-American podiatry practice are just a few of the eclectic small places of business that come up in Frank Gohlke & Joel Sternfeld: Landscape as Longing.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/23/2017

Can a robot be neurotic, helpless or needy? Hello, Robot!

“Faced with a future that will soon be populated by a multitude of robots,” Tina Thiel writes in Hello, Robot, “the designers Tony Dunne and Fiona Raby ask how we will interact with these robots in daily life and what relationships we will enter into with them. In their view, the idea of robots that simply relieve us of work ultimately falls short of the mark. For the series Technological Dream, therefore, they designed four robots—all non-human in appearance—with different personality structures: an annular, autonomic robot, a neurotic robot in the form of a receptive funnel, a guard robot with which you have to maintain eye contact for a long time before it trusts you enough to share its data, and finally a robot that is intelligent but also helpless and needy.” Featured image is of Robot 3, “Sentinel,” 2007.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/23/2017

Read Georges Bataille with Glenn A. Elmer Griffin at ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles

Sunday, May 28 from 11AM-1PM, ARTBOOK @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents Reading Group 2 on Georges Bataille's 'The Accursed Share' with Glenn A. Elmer Griffin.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/22/2017

How do you feel about objects having feelings? Hello, Robot!

Why, Hello, Robot! Check out Vitra Design Museum’s awesome new survey of design and intelligent machines—in industry, the military, children’s rooms, retirement homes, shopping, sex, art, games, films and literature. Layout designed by algorithm! Crazy debossed cover!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/21/2017

Celebrate one of the most fearlessly experimental artists of all time

One of the most relentlessly experimental American artists of all time, Robert Rauschenberg choreographed and wrote the music for Pelican in 1963. Read all about it in MoMA's superb exhibition catalog, published to accompany the major traveling retrospective opening at the Museum today!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/20/2017

No guarantee of enlightenment, humor, beauty or art: Robert Rauschenberg

"I consider the text of a newspaper, the detail of a photograph, the stitch in a baseball, and the filament in a light bulb as fundamental to the painting as brush stroke or enamel drip of paint. In the end, what one sees as my work is what I choose to make with no guarantee of enlightenment, humor, beauty or art." - Robert Rauschenberg

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/20/2017

Swiss Institute Launches 'The Exhibitionist'

Thursday, May 25, beginning at 7PM, ARTBOOK and the SWISS INSTITUTE invite you to the launch of 'The Exhibitionist.' Participants include Jens Hoffmann, Amara Antilla, Ruba Katrib, Mia Locks, Lauren Cornell and Piper Marshall.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/19/2017

Jeremy Sigler 'My Vibe' Book Launch at Spoonbill & Sugartown

Friday, May 19, from 7-9PM, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers and ARTBOOK | D.A.P. invite you to join Jeremy Sigler for the launch of 'My Vibe,' the first literary title from Spoonbill Books. A reading will be followed by a signing. Join us at Spoonbill's new Montrose Avenue location for a reading, drinks and signing!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/19/2017

Almost impossibly rich and rewarding: Robert Rauschenberg opens at MoMA

This weekend, The Museum of Modern Art opens the mega-Robert Rauschenberg traveling retrospective that everyone’s been talking about. "From first to last," the show is "almost impossibly rich and rewarding," Adrian Searle wrote in The Guardian.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/18/2017

Where did hippie design come from? Look to the East!

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, and we’ve put together a good old-fashioned hippie book list. Nothing is Real: When the Beatles Met the East is an eclectic combination of western psychedelic ephemera, hippie news media, design objects, comics, album graphics and art alongside the traditional Indian materials that inspired their design. Weird thing is, it all looks pretty contemporary. Like Williamsburg, but better.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/17/2017

Who knew we needed a book about the hippie houseboat community of Sausalito?

“It was in the 1960s that they came here to live on a shoestring and to party on the outskirts of that no-good, mainstream, conformist, 9-to-5 society,”
 Lars Åberg writes in the surprise staff favorite, Floating in Sausalito, a book we can safely say no one saw coming.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/16/2017

Peter Halley: Boats Crosses Trees Figures 1977–78

Here’s a book we can’t put down—yet another tactile masterpiece from Karma. Peter Halley: Boats Crosses Trees Figures 1977–78 collects the artist’s early works on paper, made during his years in New Orleans just prior to his meteoric rise in '80s New York. Here we see what came before the cells and conduits.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/15/2017

An epic, sweeping tale: Nancy Borowick: The Family Imprint'

The power of Nancy Borowick's seminal work on her family's struggle with cancer is that it is not about cancer. It is about the tender and passionate love story of her parents, both of whom happened to have had stage-four malignancies at the same time. It is an epic, sweeping tale that explores the journey of a family embracing life in the face of death…

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/14/2017

A Daughter's Portrait of Love and Loss: Nancy Borowick's 'Family Imprint'

CNN, TIME, The New York Times NPR's All Things Considered and today, CBS Sunday Morning are just a few of the media outlets that have covered Nancy Borowick's deeply affecting book project documenting her parents' simultaneous experiences with and death from stage four cancer.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/13/2017

NEW! The first major monograph on Katherine Bernhardt

Chapstick, french fries, Rubik's cubes, pizza, sea turtles, cigarettes and the Pink Panther are just a few of the object-characters that make repeat appearances in the paintings of Katherine Bernhardt. She'll be signing tonight at Spoonbill & Sugartown, Bushwick.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/12/2017

Save up to 85% at our L.A. Sample Sale!

Join us Saturday, May 20 from 11AM - 4PM at our Los Angeles Showroom in Downton Los Angeles for icy cold beverages and an amazing selection of books on art, photography, design, architecture, theory and visual culture, all marked down from 50-85% off!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/12/2017

Automata: the epic tale of the automaton from ancient times to present day

You need to hold this book in your hands to understand how exquisite it is, and lovingly made. Various papers of different weights and textures, some opaque some deepest black; superb illustrations and printing; an especially tactile stamped cover, clean graphic design and of course, its fascinating content make this new history of the automaton from Xavier Barral a universal staff favorite.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/11/2017

Larry Fink's Rediscovered Warhol Photos

"It was a lark. While Andy was everywhere, he was nowhere to be found on the political lines of protest and concern. He floated around it as if its existence was not any issue he was concerned about. So be it, the days I spent with him were ironic and in a way, fun-filled."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/10/2017

Mark Segal's Cheetah Odyssey

"Cheetahs are the 'supermodels' of the cat world," photographer Mark Segal writes in his new Fabien Baron-designed monograph, "with their dramatic 'black tears' eyeliner drawing out large amber eyes, their iconic spotted coat clinging to a lithe yet muscular frame, and their mesmerizing saunter taunting both predator and prey."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/9/2017

Marguerita Mergentime

Every once in a while we get a book that is not like any other. 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. "I thought all table cloths a bore—particularly the white," Mergentime explained to a student audience in 1940. "What people needed, I decided, was bold dashing color on the table, a new kind of design that you just couldn’t resist. After endless toil and labor, I had six exciting gay designs ready to put on the market. There were large oversized dots—solid chunks of color, asymmetric designs and did that surprise them—delectable new color combinations… Modestly, I can say they were sensational. People commented on the idea of bringing lively and challenging colors to the table and wondered why it had not been done before."

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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