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    Hatje Cantz

    Charles Brittin: West and South

    Throughout the 1950s, Charles Brittin was the unofficial house photographer for the Beat community that coalesced around the artist Wallace Berman. Brittin settled in Venice Beach, California, in 1951, and his beach shack became a hangout for the Berman circle, which included actors Dean Stockwell and Dennis Hopper, artist John Altoon, curator Walter Hopps and poet David Meltzer, among many others. A self-taught photographer, Brittin was working as a mailman at the time, and spent much of his free time wandering the streets with a camera; he came to know Venice intimately, and his pictures of the town are freighted with a hushed beauty and forlorn sweetness. In the early 1960s the focus of Brittin's life shifted dramatically when he became . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 216 pgs / 150 duotone.

    Edited by Kristine McKenna, Lorraine Wild, Roman Alonso, Lisa Eisner.

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    D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers/MOCA, LA/JRP|Ringier

    Doug Aitken: The Idea of the West

    Sunsets over the Pacific. "Surfers." "Movie stars." "Coyotes in the street." "Sex." Doug Aitken's The Idea of the West gathers the responses of 1,000 people on the streets who were asked "What is your idea of the West?" and assembles this amazing manifesto from their replies. Through an assortment of more than 200 color and black-and-white images juxtaposed with responses to this question, The Idea of the West takes the reader on a high-speed journey across space and time to trace the mythology of the New West. The volume also features conversational fragments by a host of creators based in the Pacific region, including Devendra Banhart, Bruce Brown, Charles Burnett, Exene Cervenka, Fallen Fruit, Simone Forti, Fritz Haeg, Miranda July, No . . . . Hbk, 11.25 x 8.75 in. / 160 pgs / 124 color / 72 b&w.


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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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    Charta

    Hans Ulrich Obrist: Interviews, Volume 2

    Since Hans Ulrich Obrist--museum director, curator, writer, cultural instigator and professional conversationalist--released his bestselling first volume of interviews back in 2004, one wonders if there is a living artist, musician or writer left with whom Obrist hasn't recorded an interview. Happily, of course, there are plenty. Obrist--who was born in Zurich in 1968, and who joined London's Serpentine Gallery as Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects in 2006--makes it his business to cross paths with the most significant thinkers of our time, from in or outside the artworld. Since 1993, he has conducted literally hundreds of interviews. The 70 published here are taken from an archive containing nearly 2,000 hours of recordings and organized by interviewees' dates . . . . Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 950 pgs.

    Edited by Charles Arsène-Henry, Shumon Basar, Karen Marta.

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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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    Hatje Cantz

    Lawrence Weiner: After Fine Art, Nach Bildende Kunst

    One of Conceptual art’s most popular and iconic protagonists, Lawrence Weiner (born 1942) has stood as a pioneer for practitioners of language-based art for the last 40 years. His philosophical aphorisms, poetical declarations, idle observations and casual musings, and his appropriation of the art catalogue as artist’s book, have proved enduringly influential strategies. About 300 of Weiner’s works--whose total oeuvre to date comprises more than 1,000 works--have been presented only in German, in the German-speaking world (either translated by Weiner himself or conceived by him in German). Featuring over 800 pieces, this volume is the first catalogue raisonné of those works. As always, Weiner has assumed responsibility for the book’s typography and design. Accompanying text and visual documents shed light on . . . . Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 200 pgs / 80 color.

    Text by Gabriele Wix.

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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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    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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    Gregory R. Miller & Co.

    Mika Rottenberg

    The ersatz factories and farms that appear in the video-installations of Mika Rottenberg (born 1976) are tended by female laborers with unusual features. Uncommonly fat, tall, muscular or long-haired women work on strange, alchemical assembly lines to turn red fingernails into maraschino cherries, or to squeeze together blush, lettuce and rubber into a curious and magical product. Published on the occasion of Rottenberg's retrospective exhibition at de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, this first publication on the acclaimed young artist presents a comprehensive overview of her work to date. It includes extensive sections on all of Rottenberg's major video installations, culminating with her latest, Squeeze” (2010). Video stills, diagrams, drawings and previously unpublished source material are interwoven with essays investigating the work . . . . Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 204 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Foreword by Ann Demeester. Text by Linda Williams, Hsuan L. Hsu, Efrat Mishori.

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  • New Books and Catalogues Releasing This Week


      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art

    Published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the work of Brazilian painter, sculptor and performance artist Lygia Clark, this publication presents a linear and progressive survey of the artist’s groundbreaking practice. Having trained with modern masters from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s, Clark was at the forefront of Constructivist and Neo-Concretist movements in Brazil and fostered the active participation of the spectator through her works. Examining Clark’s output from her early abstract compositions to the "biological architectures" and "relational objects" she created late in her career, this is the most comprehensive volume on the artist available in English. Three sections based on key phases throughout her career--Abstraction, Neo-Concretism and The Abandonment of Art--examine these critical moments in Clark’s production, . . . . Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 336 pgs / 400 color.

    Edited by Cornelia Butler, Luis Pérez-Oramas. Text by Sergio Bessa, Eleonora Fabião, Briony Fer, Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, André Lepecki, Zeuler Lima, Christine Macel, Frederico de Oliveira Coelho.

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    RISD Museum of Art/D.A.P.

    What Nerve!

    Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present

    What Nerve! reveals a hidden history of American figurative painting, sculpture and popular imagery. It documents and/or restages four installations, spaces or happenings, in Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Providence, which were crucial to the development of figurative art in the United States. Several of the better-known artists in What Nerve! have been the subject of significant exhibitions or publications, but this is the first major volume to focus on the broader impact of figurative art to connect artists and collectives from different generations and regions of the country. These are: from Chicago, the Hairy Who (James Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum); from California, Funk artists (Jeremy Anderson, Robert Arneson, Roy De Forest, Robert Hudson, . . . . Pbk, 8.75 x 10.5 in. / 368 pgs / 300 color.

    Edited with text by Dan Nadel. Text by Robert Cozzolino, Dominic Molon, Roger Brown, John Smith, Naomi Fry, Michael Rooks, Nicole Rudick, Judith Tannenbaum.

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    MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Goya: Order & Disorder

    Francisco Goya has been widely celebrated as the most important Spanish artist of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the last of the old masters and the first of the moderns, and an astute observer of the human condition in all its complexity. The many-layered and shifting meanings of his work have made him one of the most studied artists in the world. Few, however, have made the ambitious attempt to explore his work as a painter, printmaker and draftsman across media and the timeline of his life. This book does just that, presenting a comprehensive and integrated view of Goya's most important paintings, prints, and drawings through the themes and imagery that continually challenged or preoccupied the artist. They reveal . . . . Clth, 9.25 x 11 in. / 400 pgs / 260 color.

    Text by Stephanie Loeb Stepanek, Frederick Ilchman, Janis A. Tomlinson, Clifford S. Ackley, Jane E. Braun, Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Gudrun Maurer, Elisabetta Polidori, Sue W. Reed, Benjamin Weiss, Juliet Wilson-Bareau.

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    Crymogea

    Yoshitomo Nara & YNG: The Crated Rooms in Iceland

    Easily one of the most important Japanese artists of the recent past, Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959) has rocketed to worldwide fame for his darkly whimsical figures that put a creepy twist on childhood ingenuousness. For his 2009 exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Nara presented his works within the wooden shipping crates in which they had been transported to the museum. Pictures were hung on the outside of the crates, and figures lurked within their interior nooks. This beautifully produced board book records and continues the show's themes of containment and transportation: it features windows that can be opened to reveal the youthful figures ensconced within their confinements, waiting to be freed by the participation of the reader.
    Yoshitomo Nara was born . . . . Hbk, 9.25 x 8.25 in. / 26 pgs / 56 color / 47 b&w.

    Text by Markús Andrésson, Gudmundur O. Magnússon, Hafthór Yngvason, Jón Proppé.

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    Karma, New York

    Julian Schnabel: Draw a Family

    Over the span of his 40-year career, Julian Schnabel has moved effortlessly across mediums, working in film, design and the fine art world. Draw a Family returns our focus to Schnabel's seminal career as a painter, reminding us that this is the field in which he has continuously thrived since the 1970s. This massive, clothbound volume is comprised of paintings made between 1973 and 2013 and includes artwork from nearly every stage in the artist's oeuvre—from his early oil on canvas works to his most recent flag paintings. The nearly 400 color images in Draw a Family look back at the early genius that made Schnabel an international name and show why this New York artist continues to redefine the parameters . . . . Clth, 7.25 x 9 in. / 544 pgs / 374 color.


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    Wakefield Press

    The Physiology of the Employee

    If Honoré de Balzac's Treatise on Elegant Living addressed one crucial pillar of modernity--the "mode" itself, fashion--his Physiology of the Employee examines another equally potent cornerstone to the modern era: bureaucracy, and all of the cogs and wheels of which it is composed. Long before Franz Kafka described the nightmarish metaphysics of office bureaucracy, Balzac had undertaken his own exploration of the dust-laden, stifling environment of the paper-pusher in all of his roles and guises. "Bureaucracy," as he defined it: "a gigantic power set in motion by dwarfs." In this guidebook, published for mass consumption in 1841, Balzac's classic theme of melodramatic ambition plays itself out within the confined, unbreathable space of the proto-cubicle, filtered through the restricted scale of the . . . . Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 55 b&w.

    By Honoré de Balzac. Introduction and translation by André Naffis-Sahely. Illustrations by Louis Joseph Trimolet.

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    Adult Content

    Adult Magazine No. 2

    Adult is a magazine of new erotics. Through photography, conversation, art, criticism, essays and original reporting, it returns to the first meaning of radical”--the roots of things, traced below the skin. The first issue reads as if Hustler married The Paris Review,” said New York magazine, while The New Republic declared that Adult hits its mark: it straddles the mundane and the shocking in a way that feels natural.” The second issue explores what the art critic Leo Steinberg called the condition of being deathbound and sexed,” and includes a profile of the cult-film idol Udo Kier at home in Palm Springs, an interview with the masterful English painter Cecily Brown and a gorgeously reported feature on Satanism in the city from journalist . . . . Pbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout


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    Walther König, Köln

    Anders Petersen: Rome

    Anders Petersen (born 1944) has been photographing the city of Rome since the mid-1980s. He has returned numerous times, and in 2005 he was invited for the Rome Commission, a prestigious commission that has previously been awarded to leading photographers such as Josef Koudelka, Graciela Iturbide, Alec Soth and many others. He returned in 2012, and decided to photograph his lover, Julia, who was briefly visiting him there. Rome begins with Petersen’s portraits of Julia, which develop into a broader investigation of the city’s lesser-known monuments and byways, its cars, bars and citizens, as Petersen revisits the locations he had documented seven years previously, acutely conscious of his own mortality. These photographs, mostly taken over the course of one week with . . . . Pbk, 8 x 11.5 in. / 112 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Text by Marco Delogu.

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    TamTam Books

    The Death Instinct

    France's Public Enemy Number One from the late 1960s to the end of the 1970s--when he was killed by police in a sensational traffic shootout--Jacques Mesrine (1936–1979) is the best-known criminal in French history. Mesrine was notorious both for his violent exploits and for the media attention he attracted, and he remains very much a public media figure in France and Europe. In 2008 there were two feature-length films based on his life, one of them starring Vincent Cassel in the lead role. Mesrine wrote The Death Instinct while serving time in the high-security prison La Santé; the manuscript was smuggled out of the prison and was later published by Guy Debord's publisher Gérard Lebovici (who briefly adopted Mesrine's daughter, Sabrina, . . . . Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 325 pgs.

    By Jacques Mesrine. Introduction by Robert Greene. Translation by Robert Greene, Catherine Texier.

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    National Portrait Gallery

    William Morris: Words & Wisdom

    William Morris (1834-1896) was a radical thinker whose democratic vision for society and art has continued to influence designers, artists and writers to this day. He was a gifted poet, architect, painter, writer and textile designer, who also founded the Kelmscott Press, the most famous of the Arts and Crafts private presses. Morris' ideas later came to influence numerous artists and craftspeople who sought to negotiate a viable place within the modern world in the troubled years that followed the First World War. His ideals inspired designers, including those who contributed to the 1951 Festival of Britain, with a direct sense of mission to bring the highest design standards within the reach of everyone. This collection of quotations by Morris, his . . . . Pbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 color.


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    Walther König, Köln

    Architecture/Astrology

    By Dan Graham and Jessica Russell

    Artist Dan Graham and writer Jessica Russell's playful Architecture/Astrology considers some of the most important and innovative figures in the world of architecture from an angle few would expect: their star signs. Originally published as a column for Domus magazine, Graham and Russell's book integrates critical analysis with astrology and mythology to offer alternative perspectives on the work and personalities of artist/architects including Frank Gehry (a restless, dreamy Pisces), Frank Lloyd Wright (a romantic Gemini with one foot in the past and the other in the future), Eero Saarinen (a dynamic, dramatic Leo) and Le Corbusier (a logical, balanced Libra). With accompanying illustrations by Mieko Meguro, Architecture/Astrology itself resembles the best sort of architect, one who is at once rigorous and . . . . Clth, 4.75 x 6 in. / 60 pgs / 30 color.

    Illustrations by Meiko Meguro.

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    Walther König, Köln

    Jim Shaw: The Hidden World

    Graphics and propaganda from secret societies, bizarre orders and fraternities, evangelical and fundamentalist movements, new-age spiritualists, Scientologists, Mormons, Freemasons, ultraconservatives and all kinds of conspirators; encyclopedias for children and even Dr. Netter's famous medical illustrations—with The Hidden World, Los Angeles–based artist Jim Shaw (born 1952) exhibits the incredible collection of didactic graphic art that is the main source of inspiration for his diversely informed art. Renowned for his striking paintings, drawings, videos, installations and performances, Shaw is also a compulsive collector, constantly on the hunt for pop-culture arcana in thrift stores or on the internet. The Hidden World gives the reader the chance to dive into an overflowing world of paintings, sculptures, brochures, t-shirts, books, vinyl and educational material that recycles . . . . Hbk, 5 x 6 in. / 500 pgs / 500 color.

    Edited, foreword and interview by Marc-Oliver Wahler. Text by Tristan Garcia, Janine Perret-Sgualdo.

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    Walther König, Köln

    Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years

    Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years is the first monograph on the work of Bernadette Corporation, the New York–based collective founded in the early 1990s. The book extends from their retrospective exhibition of the same name held at Artists Space in 2012, constituting a further site to reframe the Corporation's activities and identity of the past 20 years. The book is structured chronologically, loosely following the year-by-year timeline of the group's history that also formed the backbone of their Artists Space exhibition. The publication gathers a vast array of visual and textual material. It includes the Bernadette Corporation's operations within the realm of fashion; their interventions into the magazine culture of the 1990s, as well as the group's own short-lived periodical Made . . . . Pbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 392 pgs / 273 color / 69 b&w.


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    Fraenkel Gallery

    Robert Adams: A Road Through Shore Pine

    A Road Through Shore Pine focuses on a series of 18 never-before-seen photographs by Robert Adams (born 1937), taken in Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon, in the fall of 2013. Adams documents a contemplative journey, made first by automobile, then by foot, along an isolated, tree-bordered road to the sea. As presented through Adams' 11 x 14-inch prints, the passage takes on the quality of metaphor, suggestive of life's most meaningful journeys, especially its final ones. For this group of photographs, all of which were printed by Adams himself, the artist returned to the use of a medium-format camera, allowing the depiction of an intense amount of detail. Through experience gathered over more than four decades, Adams' trees, especially the tips . . . . Hbk, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 42 pgs / illustrated throughout.


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    Walther König, Köln

    Bernhard Fuchs: Woodlands

    Woodlands gathers a series of 50 landscape photographs by Austrian photographer Bernhard Fuchs (born 1971), whose previous acclaimed publications Roads and Paths (2010) and Farms (2012) are long out of print and coveted among photobook collectors. The photographs in this volume were taken over the past three years near Linz in Upper Austria, in the landscape where Fuchs was born and raised, and which he left in the 1990s in order to study under Bernd Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In his introduction to this volume, Fuchs writes: "The landscape is characterized by expanses of hills marked by woodlands in varying arrangements. My experiences of the colors, wind, light, precipitation and change in seasons that make up these landscapes combined to . . . . Clth, 11 x 11 in. / 104 pgs / 50 color.

    Text by Bernhard Fuchs.

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