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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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    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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    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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    JRP|Ringier

    Alex Bag

    Since the mid-1990s, Alex Bag (born 1969) has been among the leading protagonists of video performance, regarded as a vital precursor by a generation of younger artists such as Cory Arcangel or Shana Moulton. Bag became known for her video performances, in which she humorously critiqued TV culture and the clichés of the contemporary art world. An extraordinarily flexible actress, Bag often appeared herself, taking on a multitude of roles. In the video that gained her initial recognition, Untitled Fall `95” (1995), she played an art student who, as though in a video diary, depicted her desires and hopes as an artist and in her everyday schooling. In other videos she has frequently investigated the advertising structures of network TV (as . . . . Hbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 230 pgs / 200 color.

    Edited by Raphael Gygax, Heike Munder. Text by Raphael Gygax, Bruce Hainley, Glenn R. Phillips.

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  • New Books and Catalogues Releasing This Week


      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      

    Hat & Beard Press

    Slash: A History of the Legendary LA Punk Magazine

    1977-1980

    The legendary punk and new wave alternative weekly magazine Slash was founded in Los Angeles in 1977 by Steve Samiof, and published a total of 29 print issues before its demise in 1980 (though it had a second life as the punk label Slash Records, which was eventually bought by Warner Bros. Records in 1999). In its brief run, Slash defined the punk subculture in Los Angeles and beyond with the comic strip Jimbo by Gary Panter and photographs by Melanie Nissen, the cofounding publisher and longtime photo editor. Writing by Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Chris D., Pleasant Gehman and Claude Kickboy Face” Bessy explored reggae, blues and rockabilly in addition to punk and new wave.
    Slash diagnosed the nascent punk scene’s challenge . . . . Pbk, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 500 pgs / 300 color / 200 b&w.

    Edited by J.C. Gabel, Brian Roettinger. Introduction by Kristine McKenna. Text by Exene Cervenka, KK Barrett, Pat Smear, Thom Andersen, Gary Panter, Vivien Goldman, Richard Meltzer, Cali DeWitt, Nancy Sekizawa, Bryan Ray Turcotte, Ann Summa, Allan MacDowell, Claude Bessy.

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    Whitechapel Gallery

    Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures

    Mary Heilmann studied ceramics and poetry before moving to New York in 1968 and taking up painting. A pioneer of infusing abstract painting with influences from craft traditions and popular culture--especially rock music and California beach culture--Heilmann is one of the most important yet under-recognized artists working today.
    Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures explores the artist’s approach to abstraction from two distinct but interrelated perspectives: the formal and the personal. The autobiographical dimension of the artist’s work is clear in her pieces related to friendships, memories and places; while the formal aspect of her oeuvre is evident in her paintings of grids and squares rendered in primary colors and in works based on architectural planes.
    As well as a new essay by Briony . . . . Hbk, 9.25 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 100 color.

    Edited with text by Lydia Yee. Text by Briony Fer, Mary Heilmann.

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    Nieves

    Keith Haring: Manhattan Penis Drawings for Ken Hicks

    Haring’s humorous drawings envision New York as the city of the phallus

    Synonymous with the 1980s downtown New York art scene and embraced by popular culture for his peppy line drawings of dancing figures, Keith Haring (1958–90) blended a cheery optimism and an active sense of humor with a populist, activist commitment in his work. Arriving in New York in 1978 to study at the School of Visual Arts, he experimented with performance, video, installation and collage, and found himself increasingly involved in an alternative art community that showed its work in the streets and nightclubs; Haring himself would find a uniquely effective platform for his drawings in the unused advertising panels scattered throughout the subway system.

    Manhattan Penis Drawings for Ken Hicks . . . . Pbk, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 72 pgs / 70 b&w.


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    Michael Kohn Gallery

    Wallace Berman: American Aleph

    Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the artist’s accidental death at age 50, this volume offers the first substantial survey of the entire oeuvre of Wallace Berman (1926–76) from the late 1940s until 1976.
    Berman has been long heralded as one of the most significant and influential artists to emerge in Southern California. Spiritually inclined yet steeped in popular culture and the political events of the day, he conducted reconnaissance far beyond the borders of California, mining the American psyche and broadcasting his ideas through mail art, publications, photographs and multilayered art works.
    Berman intersected with several intriguing cultural moments, starting with his first Los Angeles solo show in 1957 at Ed Kienholz and Walter Hopps’ Ferus Gallery. He also participated in an important . . . . Hbk, 11 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Introduction by Tosh Berman. Text by Claudia Bohn-Spector, Sam Mellon, Ken Allan.

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    The Museum of Modern Art, New York

    Ralph Lemon

    MoMA Dance

    Ralph Lemon (born 1952) is one of the most significant figures to emerge from New York’s downtown dance and performance world in the past 40 years. A polymath and shape-shifter, Lemon combines dance and theater with drawing, film, writing and ethnography in works presented on the stage, in publications and in museums. He builds his politically resonant and deeply personal projects in collaboration with dance makers and artists from New York, West Africa, South and East Asia, and the American South. Lemon, who was born in Cincinnati and raised in Minneapolis, describes his explorations as a search for the forms of formlessness.” Absorbing and transmuting fractured mythologies, social history and dance techniques from multiple geographies and decades, Lemon’s genre-transcending works perform . . . . Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 144 pgs / 60 color.

    Edited with text by Thomas J. Lax. Text by Doryun Chong, Adrienne Edwards, Saidiya Hartman, Deborah Jowitt, Ralph Lemon, André Lepecki, Fred Moten, Okwui Okpokwasili, Katherine Profeta, Will Rawls.

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    Open Editions

    Specialism

    It is widely assumed that everyone is interdisciplinary” nowadays, that everyone works at the intersections of conventional disciplines. But if being flexible, multiskilled and polymathic are the prerequisites of survival in today’s world, why do educators and art marketeers tend to maintain conditions that advocate and encourage specialist outcomes? The aim of this new anthology in the Occasional Table series is to critically reflect upon the role of specialism in art and society. Why do some seek to transcend the parameters of specialization, and others maintain that deep levels of achievement can only be attained with highly focused methods and forms?
    Edited by David Blamey, Specialism includes texts by Matthew Cornford, Neil Cummings, Dan Fox, Anouchka Grose, Mingyuan Hu, Stephen Knott, Frances . . . . Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 164 pgs.

    Edited with text by David Blamey. Text by Matthew Cornford, Neil Cummings, Dan Fox, Rick Poyner, Mingyuan Hu, et al.

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    Albright-Knox Art Gallery

    Erin Shirreff

    This catalogue and artist’s book accompanies the first large-scale museum survey on New York–based photographer Erin Shirreff (born 1975) in the United States. In her work across mediums, Shirreff mines the network that connects sculpture to its photographic representation.

    . . . . Pbk, 11.5 x 9 in. / 114 pgs / 12 color / 10 duotone / 76 b&w.

    Text by Cathleen Chaffee, Jenelle Porter.

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    Aperture

    Robert Adams: Along Some Rivers

    Photographs and Conversations

    Robert Adams, one of America's foremost living photographers, has spent decades considering and documenting the landscape of the American West and the ways it has been altered, disturbed, or destroyed by the hand of man. A professor of English before turning to photography, Adams is also a skilled writer and acute thinker on aesthetic questions. Aperture's previous bestselling collections of his essays, Beauty in Photography and Why People Photograph, assembled his thoughts on a range of subjects, including writing, teaching, photography's place in the arts and a host of fellow photographers. Along Some Rivers collects Adams's correspondence and conversations--some of which have never been published before--with writers and curators including William McEwan, Constance Sullivan and Thomas Weski. In so doing, it . . . . Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 96 pgs / 28 duotone.

    Text by Richard B. Woodward.

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    MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    European Painting and Sculpture After 1800

    MFA Highlights

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, houses an internationally renowned collection of modern European painting and sculpture, including such masterpieces as Renoir’s "Dance at Bougival," Gauguin’s "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?," Degas’ "Little Dancer" and Turner’s "Slave Ship," as well as the largest collection of paintings by Claude Monet outside France. European Painting and Sculpture after 1800: MFA Highlights features these well-known and much-loved works, organized into thematic chapters discussing the major art movements represented in the collection, with an introduction that describes the major phenomena that helped chart the course of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. In all, more than 100 highlights from this impressive collection are illustrated and discussed, each . . . . Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 208 pgs / 125 color.

    Text by Emily A. Beeny, Marietta Cambareri.

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    Parkett

    Parkett No. 98: Ed Atkins, Theaster Gates, Lee Kitt, Mika Rottenberg

    Founded in 1984, Parkett has long been an important source of literature on international contemporary art. Each biannual issue is a collaboration with four artists, in which their work is explored in richly illustrated essays by leading writers and critics. Recent artists featured in Parkett include: Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Pamela Rosenkranz, John Waters and Xu Zhen (96), Jeremy Deller, Wael Shawky, Dayanita Singh and Rosemarie Trockel (95); Tauba Auerbach, Urs Fischer, Cyprien Gaillard, Ragnar Kjartansson and Shirana Shahbazi (94). Additional texts have focused on the challenges of exhibiting performance art (95) and the effects of new technologies and social media on the live arts (94).

    . . . . Pbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 300 pgs / illustrated throughout.

    Edited by Bice Curiger.

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    Steidl

    Tomasz Gudzowaty: Proof

    This book by Tomasz Gudzowaty (born 1970), a photographer otherwise known for impeccably crafted black-and-white images, is a bold and unexpected attempt to embrace the aesthetics of chance, hidden in what he once considered a byproduct of his artistic process--the positive prints from Polaroid Type 55 film.

    . . . . Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 270 color & b&w.

    Text by Manfred Heiting.

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    Valiz Foundation

    Ulay: What Is This Thing Called Polaroid?

    What Is This Thing Called Polaroid? focuses on the intimate relationship the artist Ulay (born 1943) has developed with the medium of Polaroid, which he has been exploring since the 1970s. For him the unique and immediate character of each Polaroid photograph was, and still is, a perfect match for his performance and body art. The experiments that Ulay conducted even led him to start working inside a large-format Polaroid camera, radically merging the body of the artist with the body of the camera while the image was being created.
    This book provides insights into Ulay’s artistic pursuits with Polaroid photography and also examines the medium itself, surveying the historical background of the Polaroid, its technical innovations, the specific chemical processes involved . . . . Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 128 pgs / 40 color / 100 duotone.

    Text by Frits Gierstberg, Katrin Pietsch.

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    Steidl

    Tomasz Gudzowaty: Photography as a new kind of love poem

    This is the first monograph on Tomasz Gudzowaty (born 1971), whose photographs range from social documentary to portraiture, wildlife to sport, black-and-white photojournalism to sophisticated color compositions. In the editing of his book, Gudzowaty departs from chronological or thematic order, preferring a flow defined by moods and relationships.

    . . . . Clth,15 x 12.25 in. / 440 pgs / 246b&w.


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    Valiz

    What's the Use?

    Constellations of Art, History and Knowledge: A Critical Reader

    Is art only art insofar as it refuses to be useful? At a moment when the boundaries between public and private have been radically redrawn—politically, economically and culturally—how do we understand art’s ability to know the world, to develop our ethics, to express our sense of historical belonging and to be, in different ways to different people, useful? What’s the Use? takes as a starting point the premise that art is best understood in dialogue with the social sphere, and examines how the exchange between art, knowledge and use has historically been set up and played out. Propositional and speculative—and deliberately inconclusive—the theorists and artists included in this volume seek an answer to a familiar question: how can art know, and . . . . Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 512 pgs / 100 color / 200 b&w.

    Edited by Nick Aikens, Thomas Lange, Jorinde Seijdel, Steven ten Thije. Text by Nick Aikens, Christina Aushana, Zdenka Badovinac, Manuel Borja-Villel, Tania Bruguera, John Byrne, Jesús Carrillo, Christina Clausen, constructLab, et al.

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    The Drawing Center

    Richard Pousette-Dart: 1930s

    Best known as a founding member of the New York School of painting, Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) initially pursued a career as a sculptor. The son of Nathaniel Pousette, a painter, art director, educator and art writer, and Flora Louise Dart, a poet and musician, Pousette-Dart was raised in an environment surrounded by music, poetry and the visual arts, and began drawing and painting by the age of eight. Introduced to African, Oceanic and Native American art by his father, Pousette-Dart made frequent visits to the Museum of Natural History as a young man. In 1938, he forged a close friendship with John Graham, whose writings were closely aligned with his own interests in spiritual concerns and so-called primitive art. Throughout the . . . . Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 152 pgs / 92 color.

    Text by Charles H. Duncan, Lowery Stokes Sims.

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