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    Damiani/ Third Line

    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry

    Born in 1924 in the ancient Persian city of Qazvin, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian spent her childhood in a grand old house replete with stained glass, wall paintings and nightingales. Coming of age during World War II, she left occupied Iran and audaciously set out for New York, where she was quickly absorbed into the city's thriving avant garde. In the decades to follow, during successive exiles in Tehran and New York, Farmanfarmaian developed an intuitive yet painstakingly crafted artistic practice in mirror mosaic and reverse-painted glass that weds the cosmic patterning of her Iranian heritage with the rhythms of modern Western geometric abstraction. This book is the first substantial survey of Farmanfarmaian's acclaimed geometric works, and features an in-depth interview by . . . . Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Karen Marta. Text by Nader Ardalan, Media Farzin, Eleanor Sims. Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    Gregory R. Miller & Co./Aspen Art Press

    Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters

    This book gathers for the first time an extensive selection of American artist—or builder and demolisher,” as he describes himself—Mark Bradford's gorgeous, searing and heavily textured merchant posters.” The original printed posters, collected by Bradford from around his Central Los Angeles neighborhood, are brightly colored local advertisements that target the area's vulnerable lower-income residents. For Bradford, they serve as both the formal and conceptual underpinnings of his works on paper, décollages/collages that engage with the pressures of the cityscape. The sheer density of advertising creates a psychic mass, an overlay that can sometimes be very tense or aggressive,” he notes; If there's a 20-foot wall with one advertisement for a movie about war, then you have the repetition of the same . . . . Hbk, 11 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color.

    Text by Malik Gaines, Ernest Hardy, Philippe Vergne, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.

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    JRP|Ringier

    How to Do Things with Art

    The Meaning of Art's Performativity

    Art has never been as culturally and economically prominent as it is today. How can artists themselves shape the social relevance and impact of their work? In How to Do Things with Art, German art historian Dorothea von Hantelmann uses four case study artists--Daniel Buren, James Coleman, Jeff Koons and Tino Sehgal--to examine how an artwork acts upon and within social conventions, particularly through the "performing" of exhibitions. The book's title is a play on J.L. Austin's seminal text, How to Do Things with Words, which describes language's reality-producing properties and demonstrates that in "saying" there is always a "doing"--a linguistic counterpart to the dynamics envisioned by Von Hantelmann for art, in which "showing" is a kind of "doing." Von Hantelmann's . . . . Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 208 pgs / 19 b&w.

    By Dorothea von Hantlemann. Edited by Karen Marta. Foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco-Legion of Honor/Jordan Schnitzer Family

    John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation

    Conceptual art veteran John Baldessari (born 1931) began making prints in the mid-1970s, and has placed printmaking at the center of his appropriative practice, in which found photographs of people are amended with colorful dots that blot out the heads of the subjects, redirecting the viewer's attention towards marginal detail. In my work,” he says, I found that I could be the master of my own universe and control what people see and pay attention to.” For Baldessari, keen as he is to minimize or erase his own manual presence, printmaking also helps to flatten out these collaged additions and interventions, heightening their sense of estrangement and beguiling anonymity. Many of Baldessari's prints series have been extremely influential, such as the . . . . Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 160 pgs / 140 color.

    Text by Hunter Drohojowska-Philip.

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    JRP|Ringier

    A Brief History of Curating

    By Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, . . . . Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 200 pgs.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    DuMont Buchverlag

    Bruce Nauman: Live or Die

    Collector's Choice Vol. 10

    Some forty-odd years after Bruce Nauman began tweaking the conventions of studio practice and the hallowed persona of the 'artist-as-seer,' Pamela M. Lee wrote in Artforum not long ago, "his station in postwar art history rests secure. His influence--whether through his affectless, task-based performances, his sculptural castings of negative space, or his intermedia mash-ups of language, video and noise--is everywhere apparent in contemporary art." Indeed, from the American artist's early work in sculpture and video, made in the 1960s, through his famous spiral of neon letters spelling out "the true artist helps the world by revealing mystic truths," which at once summarized and opened to critique the perennial mystique of the artist, up through his three-venue Golden Lion Award-winning exhibition at . . . . Hbk, 9.25 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 180 color.

    Text by Eugen Blume.

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    PictureBox

    Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1974-1977

    The influential Detroit anti-rock” group Destroy All Monsters (Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, Jim Shaw) made raucous music, irreverent art and legendary zines, performing and disseminating their activities through an elaborate self-mythology. The Destroy All Monsters zines have been reprinted in facsimile editions, but the art objects made by the members have never been examined as independent works. Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1974–1977 is the first retrospective of the artwork itself, as well as a DAM overview. Produced in collaboration with the artists, it collects the work of the collective between circa 1974–1977, almost all of which is previously unpublished. Included are dozens of candid photographs of the group and their environs by DAM member Carey Loren, which . . . . Pbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 312 pgs / 400 color / 100 b&w.

    Edited by Mike Kelley, Dan Nadel. Text by Nicole Rudick.

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    Tilton Gallery

    L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints

    L.A. Object offers a historical overview of the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960s and 70s. It focuses on works by primarily African-American artists often omitted from mainstream gallery and museum historical exhibitions who were working during the civil rights movement, the 1965 Watts riots and the era's general social and cultural upheaval: Ed Bereal, Wallace Berman, Nathaniel Bustion, Alonzo Davis, Dale Brockman Davis, Charles Dickson, Mel Edwards, David Hammons, Daniel La Rue Johnson, Ed Kienholz, Ron Miyashiro, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, Joe Ray, Betye Saar, Kenzi Shiokava and Timothy Washington. Central to this book are the unique body prints of David Hammons--ironic, often political commentaries relevant to the African-American experience that are presented for the first time . . . . Hbk, 10.5 x 10 in. / 424 pgs / 249 color / 252 b&w.

    Edited by Connie Rogers Tilton, Lindsay Charlwood. Text by Steve Cannon, Dale Davis, Josine Ianco-Starrels, Kellie Jones, Yael Lipschutz, John Outterbridge, Greg Pitts, Betye Saar, Tobias Wofford.

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    Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art

    Doug Aitken: Black Mirror

    Doug Aitken’s Black Mirror is a meditation on the rootlessness and the extreme virtuality of contemporary existence. Comprised of a site-specific multi-channel video installation and a live theater performance at the Deste Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, on the Greek island of Hydra, it stars Chloë Sevigny as a nomadic individual traversing airport terminals, hotel lobbies and car rental kiosks, communicating in quick pulses and travelling long distances for short meetings. The video installation was shot in and around Athens and Hydra, as well as Cancun, Mexico; Albuquerque and Gallup, New Mexico; Flagstaff and Arcosanti, Arizona; and Palm Springs, California. The performance was staged on a barge off Athens, and featured Sevigny, gospel singers, strippers and musicians, Los Angeles underground rock duo . . . . Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Preface by Dakis Joannou.

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    JRP|Ringier

    Jim Shaw: My Mirage

    A bricoleur of uniquely American utopian/dystopian cosmologies, Jim Shaw (born 1952) weds themes from American religious history with motifs from 1960s and 70s counterculture, often coining rubrics--such as his invented religion of O--or series under which to unify these narratives. My Mirage is Shaw's earliest sequence of this kind. Conceived between 1986 and 1991, arranged in chapters and constituted of nearly 170 works--drawn, silk-screened, photographed, sculpted, filmed or painted in a different style--My Mirage recounts the wanderings of Billy, a white, middle-class American sucked into the whirlwind of the 1960s and 70s counterculture. An anxious and withdrawn youth consumed by psychotic hallucinations, Billy joins a psychedelic pagan cult, eventually and inevitably returning to the religion of his youth, reborn” as a . . . . Pbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 240 pgs / 150 color.

    Edited by Lionel Bovier, Fabrice Stroun. Text by Fabrice Stroun.

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    JRP|Ringier

    A Brief History of Curating

    By Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, . . . . Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 200 pgs.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    Damiani/ Third Line

    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Cosmic Geometry

    Born in 1924 in the ancient Persian city of Qazvin, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian spent her childhood in a grand old house replete with stained glass, wall paintings and nightingales. Coming of age during World War II, she left occupied Iran and audaciously set out for New York, where she was quickly absorbed into the city's thriving avant garde. In the decades to follow, during successive exiles in Tehran and New York, Farmanfarmaian developed an intuitive yet painstakingly crafted artistic practice in mirror mosaic and reverse-painted glass that weds the cosmic patterning of her Iranian heritage with the rhythms of modern Western geometric abstraction. This book is the first substantial survey of Farmanfarmaian's acclaimed geometric works, and features an in-depth interview by . . . . Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 256 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Karen Marta. Text by Nader Ardalan, Media Farzin, Eleanor Sims. Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist.

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    Pomona College Museum of Art

    It Happened at Pomona

    Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973

    From 1969 to 1973, a series of radical art projects took place at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles County at the Pomona College Museum of Art, in Claremont, California. Here, Hal Glicksman, a pioneering curator in Light and Space art and former assistant to Walter Hopps, and Helene Winer, later the director of Artists Space and founder of Metro Pictures gallery in New York, curated landmark exhibitions by young local artists who bridged the gap between postminimalism and Conceptual art and presaged the development of postminimalism in the late 1970s. Among these artists were Bas Jan Ader, Michael Asher, Mowry Baden, Lewis Baltz, Chris Burden, Judy Chicago, Ger van Elk, Jack Goldstein, Robert Irwin, William Leavitt, John McCracken, Allen . . . . Pbk, 9 x 13 in. / 386 pgs / 120 color / 160 b&w.

    Edited by Rebecca G. McGrew, Glenn R. Phillips, Marie Shurkus. Text by Thomas Crow, David Pagel.

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    Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich

    The Digital Wunderkammer

    10 Chapters on the Iconic Turn

    As digital technology advances at breakneck speed, Images are circulating quicker than ever before. But what is the status of the image in the digital era? In The Digital Wunderkammer, art historian Hubert Burda (born 1940) examines the "iconic turn" in ten themed chapters and conversations with leading cultural theorists. In the first chapter, "The View Through the Window," Burda traces the connection between perspectival painting and the television, demonstrating in the second chapter how the image requires a frame, which in turn requires a material vehicle--the topic of the third chapter--that in our era has become a non-material vehicle with its own formal parameters. In the fourth chapter, "The Mobile Image," Burda shows how images have always been linked to . . . . Hbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 202 pgs / 58 color / 16 b&w.

    By Hubert Burda. Text by Peter Sloterdijk, Bazon Brock, Hans Belting, Horst Bredekamp, Friedrich Kittler.

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    Primary Information

    Dan Graham: Rock/Music Writings

    As admired for his writing as for his work in art, photography and architecture, Dan Graham was one of the first contemporary artists to embrace Punk, Postpunk and No Wave, becoming a figurehead for those movements, and an early supporter of (and friend to) Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth among many others. Rock/Music Writings collects 13 of Graham's most influential writings, on bands ranging from The Kinks to Bow Wow Wow, first published in art journals such as Real Life, Open Letter and ZG between 1968 and 1988, and in the now rare volume Rock My Religion. It includes such landmark essays as Punk as Propaganda,” which explicates the self-packaging and media critique of The Ramones, Devo, the Sex Pistols, the . . . . Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 29 b&w.


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  • New Books and Catalogues Releasing This Week


      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

    MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Klimt and Schiele: Drawings

    Provocative, erotic and insightful drawings by two major artists of fin-de-siècle Vienna

    Although Gustav Klimt was Egon Schiele’s senior by almost 30 years, he quickly recognized and encouraged the younger artist’s extraordinary talent, and they remained mutually admiring colleagues until the shared year of their deaths, in 1918.

    The 60 important drawings exquisitely reproduced in this large-format volume reach from each artist’s early academic studies to more incisive and unconventional explorations of nature, psychology, sexuality and spirituality. Striking and provocative even today, these works led both artists into controversy (and even a brief imprisonment for Schiele) during their creators’ lifetimes. Klimt advised, Whoever wants to know something about me as an artist ought to look carefully at my pictures and try to recognize . . . . Clth, 11 x 14 in. / 152 pgs / 70 color.

    Text by Katie Hanson.

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    Hatje Cantz

    Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry

    The jewelry of the Wiener Werkstätte blurs the lines between gorgeous ornament and miniature sculpture

    The Wiener Werkstätte, or Vienna Workshops, was founded in 1903. The firm’s artistic cofounders, Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser, subscribed to the English Arts and Crafts ideal of exceptionally well-made objects designed by artists and executed by specialized craftsmen. Following the example of near contemporaries René Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany, Hoffmann and Moser shared the belief that jewelry should be valued for its artistic merit and not simply for its monetary value.

    This opulent publication highlights masterpieces created by the Wiener Werkstätte between 1903 and the early 1920s. It features significant pieces by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, Carl Otto Czeschka and Dagobert Peche, among others. Supplemental materials . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 188 color.

    Edited by Janis Staggs. Text by Ronald S. Lauder, Renée Price.

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    Lars Müller Publishers

    Handbook of Tyranny

    Factual storytelling: graphic illustrations expose the new tyranny of the 21st century

    Handbook of Tyranny portrays the routine cruelties of the 21st century through a series of detailed nonfictional graphic illustrations. None of these cruelties represent extraordinary violence—they reflect day-to-day implementation of laws and regulations around the globe. Every page of the book questions our current world of walls and fences, police tactics and prison cells, crowd control and refugee camps. The dry and factual style of storytelling through technical drawings is the graphic equivalent to bureaucratic rigidity born of laws and regulations. The level of detail depicted in the illustrations of the book mirrors the repressive efforts taken by authorities around the globe.

    The 21st century shows a general striving for . . . . Hbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 987 color.

    By Theo Deutinger.

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    Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

    Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire

    Reclaiming Images of Black Women

    Engaging a wide range of experiences, techniques and materials, the nine artists featured in this volume challenge the images of black women that continue to pervade our culture and influence perceptions: stereotypes such as the suffering mama, the angry black woman and the temptress. Brought together in this publication, works by Romare Bearden, Mildred Howard, Wangechi Mutu, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, Robert Colescott, Ellen Gallagher, Alison Saar and Mickalene Thomas disrupt expectations and replace simplistic narratives with nuanced, sophisticated meditations on contemporary identity.



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    Edited by Sigrid Asmus. Introduction by Jessica Hunter-Larsen, Megan Valentine. Foreword by Catherine M. Pears. Text by Heidi R. Lewis, Roland Mitchell, Takiyah Nur Amin, Velva Boles, Claire Garcia, Jean Gumpper, Kate Leonard, Venetria K. Patton, Sha'Condria Sibley, Karen Riley Simmons, Claudine Taaffe.

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    Hermès/Actes Sud

    Leïla Menchari: The Queen of Enchantment

    For more than 30 years, Leïla Menchari (born 1928) was responsible for designing the traffic-stopping window displays at Hermès’ prestigious flagship store at 24 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré in Paris. Menchari’s aesthetic vision and her sense of color and texture created magnificent installations that brought the best out of silk and leather. Born in Tunis and considering herself a citizen of the world, Menchari was inspired by her journeys to the Near and Far East, her encounters with extraordinary figures of the art world and her Beaux-Arts training. For Hermès she created Egyptian archaeological sites with sand and crumbling statues and iconic scenes of Paris with monuments crafted out of organza, among many other fantasies. Featuring a preface by Hermès CEO Axel . . . . Hbk, 5.5 x 9 in. / 432 pgs / 147 color.


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    Primary Information

    Lee Lozano: Notebooks 1967-70

    Transiting Pop art, Feminist Expressionism, Conceptualism and Minimalism, Lee Lozano (1930–1999) sits alongside Eva Hesse and Hannah Wilke as a radical and influential model for younger generations of female artists. Lozano's notebooks, which she approached as drawings, and which were later dismantled and sold as individual pages, became a part of her artmaking at the height of her fame in the late 1960s. Reproduced here for the first time, as an affordably-priced facsimile reprint, the three notebooks collected here, which were kept between 1967–1970, contain sketches for her Wave paintings, writings about the trajectory of her artistic process and the language pieces that she became famous for prior to her withdrawal from the art world. They thus constitute the fullest and . . . . Pbk, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 108 b&w.


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    Siglio/Ugly Duckling Presse

    Mirtha Dermisache: Selected Writings

    Argentinian artist Mirtha Dermisache (1940–2012) wrote dozens of books, hundreds of letters and postcards, and countless texts. Not a single one was legible, yet, in their promixity to language, they all resonate with a mysterious potential for meaning. Using ink on paper, Dermisache invented an array of graphic languages, each with their own unique lexical and syntactic structures. Some resemble a child’s scrawl; others feel like nets or knots or transcriptions of seismic waves. Praised by Roland Barthes in the early 70s for the extreme intelligence of the theoretical problems related to writing that [her] work entails,” Dermisache’s graphisms suggest both an abstract essence of writing” and a concrete democratization of written forms. Selected Writings, the first collection of Dermisache’s works . . . . Pbk, 6.75 x 8.75 in. / 128 pgs / 37 color / 54 b&w.

    Edited by Daniel Owen, Lisa Pearson.

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    La Fábrica

    Miró: Round Trip

    Miró: Round Trip presents late works created by the artist (1893–1983) during his years in Mallorca. Miró settled in Mallorca in 1956 and remained there until his death in 1983. The move to Mallorca from Barcelona brought new energy to Miró’s work; he described the island as feeling as fresh as if the world had just been created.”

    Published to accompany an exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca on the site of Miró’s studio, this volume brings together a rare selection of Miró’s late works, some of which have never before been published. The 95 works included in this publication left Miró’s Mallorca studio in the 1960s and 1970s, and . . . . Pbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 176 pgs / 140 color.

    Introduction by Joan Punyet Miró. Text by Francisco Copado, Robert Lubar Messer, Enric Juncosa Darder.

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    Actes Sud

    Mario Del Curto: Seeds of the Earth

    The Vavilov Institute

    In a former tsarist palace in what is now St. Petersburg, botanist Nikolaï Vavilov (1887–1943), predicting the disappearance of plant biodiversity, built the world’s first seed bank. A living museum, the Vavilov Institute hosts roughly 330,000 specimens and stands as a monument to its creator—a scientist who devoted his life to food security and died of starvation, a political scapegoat in the basement of a Soviet prison. One hundred years after Vavilov’s first specimen-collecting expedition, Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto (born 1955) retraces the botanist’s steps and meets the people who continue his work, seeking, selecting and preserving the planet’s plant species. Part meditation on the scope of Vavilov’s work and part travelogue into the heart of the Vavilov Institute and . . . . Hbk, 8.5 x 12.5 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color.


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    Lars Müller Publishers

    Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape as Art and Urbanism

    Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94) remains one of the leading landscape architects ever, but few of his own writings have been published. This book of previously unpublished lectures fills this void. The lectures, delivered on international speaking tours, address topics such as: The Garden as an Art in Living,” Gardens and Ecology” and The Problem of Garden Lighting.”



    . . . . Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 256 pgs / 73 color.

    Edited by Gareth Doherty.

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    Lars Müller Publishers

    Poemotion 2

    The interactive book object Poemotion 2 is a color sequel to Takahiro Kurashima’s popular title Poemotion from Lars Müller Publishers. The abstract graphic patterns in this slim volume start to move as soon as the reader overlays them with the special film enclosed: moiré effects create complex shapes, make circles start to spin, and set graphic patterns vibrating. New in Poemotion 2 is the use of color. The observer discovers playfully how optical overlaps between colorful figures and shapes come about, are set in motion, and then disappear again.



    Takahiro Kurashima, born in 1970, studied graphic design at Musashino Art University.

    . . . . Pbk, 9 x 6.75 in. / 64 pgs / 30 images.

    By Takahiro Kurashima.

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    Lars Müller Publishers

    Poemotion 1

    Poemotion is an interactive book-object. The abstract graphical patterns in this small volume are set in motion as soon as you move the attached special foil across them: moiré effects allow complex forms to develop, set circles in motion and make graphical patterns vibrate. Inspired by Seesaw, an earlier book from the publisher, in a playful and at the same time minimalist way the Japanese designer Takahiro Kurashima establishes a link to the motif of a School of Seeing” that has long occupied a special place in the program of Lars Müller Publishers. With this book the viewer can discover how, as if by magic, figures and forms are created out of optical overlays, set in motion and then disappear again. . . . . Hbk


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    Skira

    American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

    Twentieth-century American society wittily and ironically portrayed by a great artist. ?Norman Rockwell (1894–1978), one of the most popular American artists of the past century, has often been regarded as a simple illustrator and had his work identified with the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. He is, instead, a total artist. An acute observer of human nature and talented storyteller, Rockwell captured America’s evolving society in small details and nuances, portraying scenes of the everyday life of ordinary people and presenting a personal and often idealized interpretation of the American identity. His images offered a reassuring visual haven in a period of epoch-making transformation that led to the birth of the modern American society.

    The art of Norman Rockwell entered the . . . . Hbk, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 200 pgs / 166 color.

    By Danilo Eccher, Stephanie Haboush Plunkett.

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    Lars Müller Publishers

    The Building

    For nearly fifty years the building” has primarily been viewed as a means rather than an end within architectural history and theory. This volume presents an alternative to that trend by reconceiving it as a central discursive category in its own right. Contributors—including architects and academics from world-renowned institutions—offer insightful discussions of key architectural structures conceived in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. over the last three decades. In doing so they propel architectural thinking’s importance as a domain of knowledge. Further, in exploring those structures through a number of questions both intra- and meta-disciplinary, this book suggests ways in which buildings can trigger conceptual frameworks whose influence extends well beyond architecture. A balanced text-to-image ratio caters to readers in both practice . . . . Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 416 pgs / 244 images.

    Edited by José Aragüez.

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    Skira

    A History of Photography

    The Musée d'Orsay Collection 1839-1925

    This comprehensive book traces the origins and progression of photography from its humble beginnings in daguerreotypes to the gradual mastering of photographic portraits, techniques, and negatives. The wider use of photography in journalism, for documenting architecture and art movements, and its capacity to produce piercing perspectives on the social and political climate of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are all carefully evaluated, as well as the work of amateurs such as Zola who tried their hand at this revolutionary art form. Twenty-five years after the inauguration of France’s first permanent exhibition devoted solely to photography, the Musée d’Orsay continues in its innovative and original thread. This book bears testimony to the unique nature of the museum’s collection, noted for its rare . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 320 pgs / 400 illustrations.

    By Francoise Heilbrun, Helene Bocard, Joelle Bollach, Anne Cartier-Bresson, Dominique de Font-Reaulx, Michel Frizot, Anne de Mondenard, Guy Cogeval.

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