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DATE 11/26/2018

Frédéric Lagrange's deluxe, oversized 'Mongolia' is a Staff Pick Holiday Gift for the Jetsetter

DATE 11/25/2018

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DATE 11/22/2018

Vienna Secession magic in 'Ver Sacrum'

DATE 11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from ARTBOOK | D.A.P.

DATE 11/21/2018

'James Turrell: Extraordinary Ideas—Realized' is a WSJ Best Holiday Gift Book

DATE 11/20/2018

What a life! 'Ralph Gibson: Self-Exposure'

DATE 11/19/2018

Lydia Kallipoliti asks, "What is the Power of Shit?"

DATE 11/18/2018

The exquisite Arts and Crafts Jewelry of once-Puritan Boston

DATE 11/17/2018

Gorgeous 'Brassaï' book is a Staff Favorite Holiday Gift, 2018

DATE 11/16/2018

Wonderful, decadent Brassaï show opens at SFMOMA

DATE 11/15/2018

Provocation and inspiration in 'David Casavant Archive'

DATE 11/15/2018

Holiday Gift Staff Pick 'Ed Templeton: Tangentially Parenthetical' is NEW from Um Yeah Arts

DATE 11/14/2018

For the Music Lover or Cinephile

DATE 11/14/2018

Too Big: Rebuild by Design’s Transformative Response to Climate Change at National Building Museum

DATE 11/13/2018

All hail Andy Warhol

DATE 11/13/2018

Yoshimi Hasegawa to launch 'Italian Tailoring' with Simone Ubertino Rosso & Justin MacInerney at Rizzoli

DATE 11/12/2018

Ralph Gibson to launch 'Self-Exposure' in conversation with Laurie Anderson at The Strand

DATE 11/12/2018

Andy Warhol, all the way

DATE 11/11/2018

Holiday Gift Staff Pick 'The New Tide' presents Gordon Parks' early work, 1940–1950

DATE 11/10/2018

Celebrate the Centennial of Sister Corita!

DATE 11/10/2018

For the Design Devotee

DATE 11/10/2018

Hans Ulrich Obrist & Ari Marcopolous launch 'The Athens Dialogues' at Karma

DATE 11/10/2018

Simone Forti to launch and sign 'The Bear in the Mirror' at Hauser & Wirth LA

DATE 11/9/2018

For the Stargazer

DATE 11/9/2018

We ❤️ Voyagers!

DATE 11/8/2018

Keith Godard and Esther K. Smith at MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 11/8/2018

'All about Saul Leiter' is a staff favorite Holiday Gift Book, 2018!

DATE 11/8/2018

'Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins' launch at Printed Matter

DATE 11/8/2018

For the Fashion Forward

DATE 11/7/2018

For the Photographer and Photography Collector

DATE 11/7/2018

A history of MoMA's Sculpture Garden in 'Oasis in the City'

DATE 11/6/2018

Election Day Reading: 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance'

DATE 11/6/2018

Congratulations Damiani, Radius, Steidl, George Eastman Museum, Reel Art Press & Hatje Cantz, publishers of 2018 PDN Notable Photo Books!

DATE 11/6/2018

For the Bookworm

DATE 11/5/2018

Roxane Gay on Karen Green's 'Frail Sister'

DATE 11/5/2018

Stocking Stuffers

DATE 11/4/2018

'Dewey Nicks: Polaroids of Women' launch at Arcana

DATE 11/4/2018

'Dewey Nicks: Polaroids of Women' is new from T. Adler Books!

DATE 11/4/2018

For the Art Lover

DATE 11/3/2018

Miralda "New World Foods Lighting the Old World" Artbook Unlimted-Limited Edition Launch at MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 11/3/2018

Actress Tonya Pinkins & art historian Sherry Turner DeCarava present 'The Sweet Flypaper of Life' at Brooklyn Museum

DATE 11/3/2018

Strange humor in Lucas Blalock's 'A Grocer's Orgy'

DATE 11/3/2018

Georgia Sagri, Bettina Funcke, Stephen Squibb & Christina Lehnert launch 'GEORGIA SAGRI GEORGIA SAGRI and I' at the MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 11/2/2018

For the New Yorker

DATE 11/2/2018

'Katherine Bradford: Paintings' book launch at Spoonbill Studio

DATE 11/2/2018

At last, 'Katherine Bradford: Paintings'

DATE 11/1/2018

Talk About a Revolution

DATE 11/1/2018

At last: a comprehensive survey of Carlo Mollino's vast photographic oeuvre

DATE 11/1/2018

Jarrett Earnest, Peter Schjeldahl & Paul Chaat Smith on 'What It Means to Write About Art' at The Strand

DATE 11/1/2018

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DATE 10/31/2018

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/26/2018

Frédéric Lagrange's deluxe, oversized 'Mongolia' is a Staff Pick Holiday Gift for the Jetsetter

“As my local team and I were driving on a frozen lake, we saw two men lying on the ice about 20 kilometers form the nearest shore. Intrigued, we approached. It was early morning and both men were already drunk on cheap vodka. They did not say a word to us. I have no idea what they were waiting for.” —Frédéric Lagrange, Mongolia

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/25/2018

ARTFORUM reviews 'Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins'

"Dick Higgins, Fluxus affiliate and founder of the Something Else Press, once described the books he published as a series of 'love letters to the future.' A new volume of writings by the artist, composed between 1962 and 1997 and selected by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman, delivers on this promise, making Higgins’ underappreciated contributions as publisher, editor, patron, theorist and historian of the 1960s neo-avant-gardes legible to today’s students and scholars of the marginal, obscure and quirkily experimental. An intoxicating, multifaceted bouquet of various genres of Higgins’s writing…" Read the entirety of Natilee Harren's review here. And see other staff favorite Holiday Gift Books here.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from ARTBOOK | D.A.P.

"In the edible—and even in the inedible—there is a joyful possibility of swallowing the world. Picasso had this taste for the world and for all that is concrete, to the point of biting into it: 'I can no longer bear this miracle, that of knowing nothing of this world and having learned nothing but to love things and eat them alive.' His continual inventions and the euphoria of his imagery bear witness to an insatiable appetite: Picasso enters the arena of the kitchen and commences his great ceremony. As Heraclitus said: 'the gods are in the kitchen.'" —Emmanuel Guigon, Picasso's Kitchen

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/22/2018

Vienna Secession magic in 'Ver Sacrum'

Conceived by Gustav Klimt, Max Kurzweil and Ludwig Hevesi, Ver Sacrum was founded in 1898 as the official magazine of the Viennese Secession, which had sprung into being the previous year. Featuring work by Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser, Otto Wagner, Max Fabiani, Joseph Maria Olbrich and Josef Hoffmann, among others, Ver Sacrum published continuously until the 1903 opening of the Wiener Werkstätte. Featured image is Gustav Klimt's "Fish Blood," drawn specifically for the March 1898 issue. See more Holiday Gift Staff Picks here!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/21/2018

'James Turrell: Extraordinary Ideas—Realized' is a WSJ Best Holiday Gift Book

"The light and space installations of James Turrell are intangible and elusive—their experience akin to being immersed in a Rothko painting. Mr. Turrell, who is interested in what he calls 'the thingness, the physicality, of light itself,' shapes natural and artificial light into abstract volumetric illusions. He cuts apertures into ceilings, geometric frames of sky through which you can gaze at passing clouds and stars. His work generally does not translate well into photography—that is, until now… The real beauty of this book, with its stunning photographs and rainbow-color-tinted pages, is that you get to take a piece of Mr. Turrell’s magic home with you." —James Esplund

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/20/2018

What a life! 'Ralph Gibson: Self-Exposure'

"Since my earliest figure studies in 1960, the female body has enabled me to examine photographic ideas: surrealism, minimalism, eroticism, amongst others. There are infinite possibilities with the nude. I often compare photographing them to practicing scales on a guitar…" —Ralph Gibson, Self-Exposure

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/19/2018

Lydia Kallipoliti asks, "What is the Power of Shit?"

Featured image—a composite of diagrams of real or imagined closed systems ranging from an eighteenth-century underwater breathing apparatus to a zero-gravity life support system and an anaerobic digester used to convert human and animal waste into methane—is reproduced The Architecture of Closed Worlds by architect, engineer and scholar Lydia Kallipoliti. See more 2018 Holiday Gift Book for the Design Devotee here.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/18/2018

The exquisite Arts and Crafts Jewelry of once-Puritan Boston

This gold and pearl brooch by Josephine Hartwell Shaw (c. 1913) is reproduced from Arts and Crafts Jewelry in Boston, published to accompany the show which opened this weekend at MFA Boston. One of our Staff Favorite Holiday Gift Books of 2018, this scholarly yet beautifully produced volume is the first to tackle the distinctive "Boston Look" that evolved out of the international Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/17/2018

Gorgeous 'Brassaï' book is a Staff Favorite Holiday Gift, 2018

"I was eager to penetrate this other world, this fringe world, the secret, sinister world of mobsters, outcasts, toughs, pimps, whores, addicts, inverts. Rightly or wrongly, I felt at the time that this underground world represented Paris at its least cosmopolitan, its most alive, its most authentic, that in these colorful faces of its underworld there had been preserved from age to age, almost without alteration, the folklore of its most remote past." —Brassaï

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/16/2018

Wonderful, decadent Brassaï show opens at SFMOMA

"The more scrupulously [the photographer] has respected the independence and autonomy of his subject, and the closer he has gone towards it instead of bringing it nearer to himself, the more completely his own personality has become incorporated into his pictures." —Brassaï

REILLY DAVIDSON | DATE 11/15/2018

Provocation and inspiration in 'David Casavant Archive'

David Casavant Archive is a provocative survey of stylist and fashion archivist David Casavant’s ever-expanding collection of recent-vintage designer clothing—based primarily on a foundation of late '90s and early 2000s "conceptual" menswear by Raf Simons, Jil Sander and Helmut Lang. Casavant’s archive of more than 5000 pieces is regularly put into service by artists, friends and celebrities like Kanye West, who contributes this 2018 screenshot to the book. Other contributors who created artwork from the archives include Xavier Cha, DeSe Escobar, Eric Mack, Ryan Mcnamara, Joyce NG, Raul de Nieves, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jacolby Satterwhite, Heji Shin, Ryan Trecartin, Wu Tsang and Boychild, Stewart Uoo, Thomas Eggererscreenshotand Maggie Lee.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/15/2018

Holiday Gift Staff Pick 'Ed Templeton: Tangentially Parenthetical' is NEW from Um Yeah Arts

Featured photograph, made in London, England, 2010, is reproduced from Ed Templeton: Tangentially Parenthetical, the new release from Um Yeah Arts. "We get such a small sample size from which to glean an understanding," Templeton writes, "and at every twist and turn there's a carnival barker distracting us, a quack extolling the virtues of their miracle cure, or a religious zealot offering a shortcut to the pearly gates—all for a small fee, of course… The truth is at our fingerprints, yet we lack the dexterity to crack open the thick husk of misinformation surrounding it." See more Holiday Gift suggestions here!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/14/2018

Too Big: Rebuild by Design’s Transformative Response to Climate Change at National Building Museum

Monday, November 19 from 6:30–8PM, the National Building Museum presents the inside story of Rebuild by Design, the federal response devised to make coastal cities more resilient in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Henk Ovink, Dutch special envoy for International Water Affairs and principal for the Obama Administration’s effort, explains the innovative process he led, in conversation with Shaun Donovon, Kate Orff and Dawn Zimmer. Book signing to follow.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/13/2018

Yoshimi Hasegawa to launch 'Italian Tailoring' with Simone Ubertino Rosso & Justin MacInerney at Rizzoli

Wednesday, November 28 from 6–8PM, Rizzoli Bookstore presents the launch of 'Italian Tailoring.' Author Yoshimi Hasegawa will appear in conversation with Simone Ubertino Rosso from Vitale Barberis Canonico, Italy's largest and oldest wool mill, and Justin MacInerney, Creative Director at Gladson New York.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/13/2018

All hail Andy Warhol

Everyone should see Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again at the Whitney museum. On view through March 31, this "brilliant" retrospective "shows a personal side of the Pop master—his hopes, fears, faith—and reasserts his power for a new generation," according to Holland Cotter of the New York Times. And yet, not all works can be shown, even in an exhibition this sweeping. Therefore, we highly recommend, as supplemental reading, Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls, our magical recent monograph on Warhol's iconic 1966 split-screen masterpiece, which is not included in the Whitney's screening program—though its presence is certainly felt.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/12/2018

Andy Warhol, all the way

The Whitney Museum's major Andy Warhol retrospective opens to the public today, and we're celebrating with this print from the artist's 1967 Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) series, reproduced from our comprehensive catalogue raisonné of the prints, 1962–1987.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/12/2018

Ralph Gibson to launch 'Self-Exposure' in conversation with Laurie Anderson at The Strand

Tuesday, November 20 from 7–8PM, the Strand Book Store presents photographer Ralph Gibson discussing his new memoir, 'Self-Exposure,' with artist, composer, musician and director Laurie Anderson.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/11/2018

Holiday Gift Staff Pick 'The New Tide' presents Gordon Parks' early work, 1940–1950

Reproduced from The New Tide, this photograph of Parks' wife, Sally Alvis Parks, a model and hat designer, was shot for the cover of the December 1947 Christmas issue of Chicago-based Circuit's Smart Woman magazine. Geared toward an African-American audience, Smart Woman was "designed to attract the new, postwar woman. [It was] intelligent, sharp, consumer-conscious, and geared to self-representation through fashion."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/10/2018

Celebrate the Centennial of Sister Corita!

November 10, 2018, marks the centennial of nun/pop-artist Sister Corita's birth, and we're celebrating with Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita, the classic compendium from Four Corners Books. This 1966 serigraph poster reads:
Get with the action
Powerful enough to make a difference
Wine that rejoyces man's heart
For emergency use soft shoulder

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/10/2018

Hans Ulrich Obrist & Ari Marcopolous launch 'The Athens Dialogues' at Karma

Monday, November 26 at 7PM, Karma Bookstore presents Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ari Marcopolous launching and signing 'The Athens Dialogues,' published by the Deste Foundation and Koenig Books. Introduction by Frederic Tuten.

LACY SOTO | DATE 11/10/2018

Simone Forti to launch and sign 'The Bear in the Mirror' at Hauser & Wirth LA

Saturday, November 17 at 2PM, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles presents a reading and book signing of "The Bear in the Mirror"—the latest publication by multi-disciplinary American Italian artist Simone Forti. She will be reading with long-time collaborator Terrence Luke Johnson.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/9/2018

We ❤️ Voyagers!

Featured image is reproduced from Voyagers, editor Melissa Catanese's dreamy, enigmatic selection of 67 unattributed early- to mid-century vernacular photographs of people blissfully lost in the act of reading—all culled from the renowned Peter J. Cohen collection. Holiday Gift suggestions here!

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/8/2018

Keith Godard and Esther K. Smith at MoMA PS1 Book Space

Saturday, November 10 from 3–5PM, the MoMA PS1 Book Space presents book makers Keith Godard and Esther K. Smith as they read a selection of their artists' books to children of all ages.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/8/2018

'Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins' launch at Printed Matter

Thursday, November 8 from 6-8 PM, Printed Matter and Siglio Press present the launch of 'Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins.' Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about Dick Higgins’ writings and legacy with Alice Centamore, Steve Clay, Lisa Pearson and Christian Xatrec.

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/8/2018

'All about Saul Leiter' is a staff favorite Holiday Gift Book, 2018!

Originally shot for Harper's Bazaar, "Carmen" (c. 1960) is reproduced from All about Saul Leiter, one of our staff favorite Holiday Gift Books for Photography Lovers 2018. According to Todd Hido, "The very best of Saul Leiter's work comes together as an almost novel-like stream of images, interspersed with poetic quotes by the man himself. I have never seen his work so delicately and thoughtfully presented."

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/7/2018

A history of MoMA's Sculpture Garden in 'Oasis in the City'

Featured image—of Steve Paxton in Come to Pass (1979), choreographed by Daniel Lepkoff in collaboration with Paxton, Christina Svane and Lisa Nelson on July 27 or 28, 1979, with Henry Moore's Animal Form (1969-70)—is reproduced from Oasis in the City, MoMA's deluxe history of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Modern Art.

DATE 11/5/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers

They're cute, they're small, they're surprising and affordable. Here are 15 staff picks for the stockings on your list »

DATE 11/4/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Art Lover

For the Art Lover

The must-have art books of 2018, from a collection of Vienna Secession art magazine covers to new monographs on Warhol, Kusama, Picasso, Whitten, Nauman, Giacometti, Magritte, Turrell, Kingelez and af Klint »

DATE 11/7/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

For the Photographer and Photography Collector

A few of our favorite 2018 monographs and surveys by Modern and contemporary photographers »

DATE 11/10/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Design Devotee

For the Design Devotee

The must-have architecture and design books of 2018, from FUEL's "Spomenik Monument Database" and "Brutal Bloc Postcards" to Inventory Press's companion publication to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, "Dimensions of Citizenship" »

DATE 11/9/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Stargazer

For the Stargazer

Impress your favorite armchair astronomers with wonderful gift books on the cosmos, Soviet space dog memorabilia and space colonies »

DATE 11/8/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Fashion Forward

For the Fashion Forward

From Viktor & Rolf to Van Cleef & Arpels - our staff favorite holiday fashion gift books for 2018 »

DATE 11/6/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Bookworm

For the Bookworm

10 must-have 2018 reading books, from R. Crumb's "Dream Diary" to Georges Bataille's "Sacred Conspiracy," to collected writings of Dick Higgins and Jack Whitten »

DATE 11/14/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Music Lover or Cinephile

For the Music Lover or Cinephile

Beginning with Led Zeppelin's first and only authorized illustrated history, and including new books on The Ramones, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and more, this season also includes cinephile specialties on Andy Warhol's "The Chelsea Girls," the making of "Rosemary's Baby" and a collection of Jonas Mekas' "Conversations with Filmmakers" »

DATE 11/2/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the New Yorker

For the New Yorker

Whether you love it or hate it, left it or long for it—here are 5 favorite gift books for the New Yorkers in your life »

DATE 11/10/2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Jetsetter

For the Jetsetter

Travel-themed books this season include two photo books centered around swimming pools; two books on Soviet design; a gorgeous book of international landscape design and photo books that take us to Mongolia, Madagascar and Provence »

DATE 11/11/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Revolutionary

For the Revolutionary

Now is the time to give books on resistance and revolution. Hit the streets with these staff favorite gift books for those who question authority and shout their protest in the streets »

DATE 11/12/2018

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the Luxury Collector

For the Luxury Collector

Whether for a book collector or a lover of limited editions, these deluxe publications make wonderful gifts for those with a taste for the finer things.

DATE 5/9/2018

Vivid words from Lars Müller at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit, 2018

Vivid words from Lars Müller at the Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit, 2018

This week, Lars Müller of Lars Müller Publishers was honored at the 2018 Storefront for Art and Architecture Benefit at the New York Public Library. As the North American distributor of Lars Müller's extraordinary list of books on art, architecture, design and theory, we are ourselves honored to reproduce his acceptance speech here.

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."



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