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DATE 4/26/2018

Just in time for Mother's Day: The Wirtz Gardens III

DATE 4/25/2018

A flash of light, an imprint on paper: Adam Fuss

DATE 4/24/2018

David Goldblatt, a prowling animal searching for prey

DATE 4/23/2018

His smile said it all: 'Jessica Antola: Circadian Landscape'

DATE 4/22/2018

Get utopian Earth Day inspiration from 'Charas: The Improbable Dome Builders'

DATE 4/21/2018

A beautiful facsimile of the classic Victorian children's primer

DATE 4/20/2018

Robert Storr on Ruth Asawa

DATE 4/19/2018

Ruth Asawa

DATE 4/18/2018

Lovers, pretenders, homosexuals, lesbians, drug addicts, sad girls, hard girls, tough girls, weak girls, girls…

DATE 4/18/2018

Adam Fuss and Stephen Frailey at Spoonbill Studio

DATE 4/17/2018

NEW! Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls

DATE 4/16/2018

A fascinating read for anyone interested in biodiversity: 'Mario Del Curto: Seeds of the Earth'

DATE 4/15/2018

Mama Wants Some Flowers!

DATE 4/15/2018

In 'Handbook of Tyranny' Theo Deutinger asks, 'Where are we now?'

DATE 4/14/2018

Selling shadows: 'Academy of Tal R'

DATE 4/14/2018

Going beyond this senseless existence: Gerhard Richter

DATE 4/13/2018

BACK IN STOCK! The expanded 'Gerhard Richter: Panorama'

DATE 4/12/2018

The shock of the weird in Carroll Dunham's 'Wrestlers'

DATE 4/11/2018

Art & Vinyl: the rarest, purest and most ambitious specimens of their kind

DATE 4/10/2018

Kenro Izu launch event at Oblong Books

DATE 4/10/2018

Remember records?

DATE 4/10/2018

Effects Journal launch at Artbook @ MoMA PS1

DATE 4/9/2018

Brassai: Paris at its least cosmopolitan, its most alive

DATE 4/8/2018

Gorgeous Brassai overview captures 1930s Paris-louche

DATE 4/7/2018

Nature demanded more… Mitch Epstein: Rocks and Clouds

DATE 4/6/2018

In Cottonwoods, Robert Adams asks, 'If it is not too late, will we do better before it is too late?'

DATE 4/5/2018

Dayanita Singh's poetic mini-museum

DATE 4/4/2018

Overlooked Gems and Literary Oddities: New and Recent Releases from Wakefield Press

DATE 4/4/2018

Danny Fields on 'His' Ramones

DATE 4/4/2018

Dayanita Singh: Museum Bhavan Conversation & Book Signing at MoMA PS1

DATE 4/3/2018

The first major Allen Ruppersberg retrospective in more than 30 years

DATE 4/2/2018

Determined not to be trapped by his own trademark: Allen Ruppersberg

DATE 4/1/2018

Happy Easter from ARTBOOK | D.A.P.!

DATE 3/31/2018

'UFO Presences' lands at last!

DATE 3/30/2018

Inscrutable and disorienting: Rineke Dijkstra

DATE 3/29/2018

Arthur Dove: the only American painter who is of the earth

DATE 3/29/2018

'Ice Cream Headaches' launch event at Pilgrim Surf

DATE 3/29/2018

'Sound Studies: Julia Santoli, Rachika S & Ed Bear' at the MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 3/29/2018

'My Ramones' author Danny Fields with Sacha Lecca at Spoonbill Studio

DATE 3/29/2018

Danny Fields and Gillian McCain launch 'My Ramones' at Rizzoli

DATE 3/28/2018

'Susan Meiselas: Mediations' is essential reading for Women's History Month

DATE 3/27/2018

Economic, elegant and functional: Jean Prouvé

DATE 3/26/2018

"Prouvé's attitude was to prove that through simplicity the problem could be solved."

DATE 3/25/2018

Modern Women, Greta von Nessen

DATE 3/24/2018

Modern Women, going, going, strong

DATE 3/23/2018

Vija Celmins. A quieter, more beautiful book would be hard to find.

DATE 3/23/2018

"Publishing Politics: The Funambulist + Bronx Narratives + Here There Be Dragons" at Artbook @ MoMA PS1

DATE 3/22/2018

Celebrate Women's History Month with 'Women in Trees'

DATE 3/21/2018

Delight, desire, surprise and trust: Design Is Storytelling

DATE 3/21/2018

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 and Mississippi Records launch 'Dead Moon: The Book' in the MoMA PS1 Book Space

DATE 3/21/2018

Mitch Epstein signing 'Rocks and Clouds' at Dashwood


EX LIBRIS

Ex Libris: Doug Aitken

DATE 9/8/2009

Doug Aitken remains one of the coolest artists of his generation, the consummate LA hippie-doer. When I contacted him late in the day on one of the last days of summer, asking if he might be able to put together a list of the ten most essential art or reading books in his library by, say, the end of the fall season, he replied from his i-phone within minutes, citing the deeply intriguing group here and adding a very key eleventh book for good measure. When asked how many books he held in his personal library, Aitken replied, “It always changes because I give them away to friends and strangers.” When queried about the first book he ever remembered acquiring for his personal library, he answered, “A copy of Andy Warhol’s Index in destroyed condition.” That would be the 1967 edition… Nice.

1. Democracy by Joan Didion, Simon & Schuster, 1984

2. Vandalism edited by Colin Ward, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1973 edition

3. Waiting for the Sun: The Story of the Los Angeles Music Scene by Barney Hoskyns, Viking, 1996

4. Vineland by Thomas Pynchon, Penguin Classics, 1997

5. The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald

6. Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle edited by Michael Duncan and Kristine McKenna, D.A.P./Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2005

7. Right On: A Documentary on Student Protest by Maryl Levine and John Naisbitt, Bantam Books, 1970 edition

8. Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone, 1974 edition

9. Critique of Cynical Reason by Peter Sloterdijk, University of Minnesota Press, 1988

10. Stones Touring Party: Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones by Robert Greenfield, M Joseph, 1974 edition

And: Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas, Monacelli, 1997

EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken
EX LIBRIS: Doug Aitken

Los Angeles-based Doug Aitken is one of the most important artists of the 90s generation. His work in multi-screen video and photographic installation has literally changed the artistic landscape, incorporating architecture, film and sound in new and challenging ways. Aitken has also become one of the last decade's most incisive interviewers of other artists, filmmakers and architects, as his many books and magazine articles attest. 


Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The Narrative

Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The NarrativeEdited by Noel Daniel. Broken Screen is comprised of informal conversations between artist Doug Aitken and a roster of 26 carefully chosen artists, filmmakers, designers and architects. Part guidebook and part manifesto, the book takes a fresh look at >>more
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 9781933045269
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 310 color / 65 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/15/2005 Not available


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