Spring 2018 Featured African & African-American

This season, we have a particularly robust selection of books on or by African or African-American artists, photographers, architects, planners, and thinkers. Whether we’re looking at the “extreme maquettes” of Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez (whose upcoming MoMA retrospective is the universal staff favorite of Spring 2018), the uninhibited studio and street portraiture of Mali photographer Malick Sidibe and Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé, or even nai010’s 450-page study of the radical architectural and planning transformations happening throughout “Urban Africa,” this is a banner year for us as far as contemporary African culture. Add to these, major new monographs and readers on exiled first-generation African-American conceptual artist and analytic philosopher Adrian Piper, the first in-depth book on pianist, composer and visual artist Jason Moran, the most comprehensive publication available to date on the work of Baltimore-based, Joyce J. Scott, whose new work is based on abolitionist and spy, Harriet Tubman, and important new monographs on William Pope.L, Fahamu Pecou, Ellen Gallagher, Kevin Beasley, Rodney McMillan, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Stanley Whitney, Jack Whitten, and we have a complete bookshelf for anyone interested in race, ethnicity, civil rights, African-American history, and just plain old great art.

Bodys Isek Kingelez
Edited with text by Sarah Suzuki. Text by David Adjaye, Chika Okeke-Agulu, et al.

Made from quotidian materials, Kingelez’s sculptures evoke visionary architectures

The sculptures of Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948–2015) are imagined architectural propositions and improbable structures for a fairytale urban landscape. Comprised of paper, commercial packaging and the stuff >>more

The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450547
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 144 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018

Adrian Piper: A Reader
Edited by Connie Butler, David Platzker. Text by Diarmuid Costello, Jörg Heiser, Kobena Mercer, Nizan Shaked, Vid Simoniti, Elvan Zabunyan.

Published for MoMA’s retrospective exhibition and in collaboration with the artist, this volume presents new critical essays that expand on Piper's practice in ways that have been previously under- or unaddressed. Focused texts by established >>more

The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450332
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 248 pgs / 25 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018

Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions 1965–2016
Edited by Connie Butler, David Platzker. Text by Connie Butler, Christophe Cherix, Adrian Piper, David Platzker.

Adrian Piper has consistently produced groundbreaking work that has profoundly shaped the form and content of conceptual art since the 1960s. Strongly inflected by her longstanding involvement with philosophy and yoga, her pioneering investigations into >>more

The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450493
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 336 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018

Malick Sidibé: Mali Twist
Text by André Magnin, Brigitte Ollier, Manthia Diawara, Robert Storr.

“Sidibé captured the dynamism and joy of a rapidly changing West Africa ... they all got dressed for Malick.” –Vogue

Mali Twist offers an essential and immersive survey of the beloved African photographer Malick Sidibé—nicknamed “the >>more

Fondation Cartier Pour L'Art Contemporain / Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365111522
US $80.00 CAN $100.00 TRADE
Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 296 pgs / 276 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/28/2017
In stock

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo
Edited with text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. Text by Antawan Byrd, Florent Mazzoleni.

“Rich people, poor people, religious people, artists, musicians, everyone could become a hero at [Sanle’s] Volta studio.” —Florent Mazzoleni, The New York Times

The studio photographs of Sory Sanlé and his participation in the vibrant music >>more

Steidl/The Art Institute of Chicago
ISBN 9783958294004
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 120 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018

Louisiana Medley: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick
Edited by Kathryn E. Delmez. Text by Susan H. Edwards, Makeda Djata Best, Deborah Willis.

Louisiana Medley celebrates the 30-year collaboration of photographers Keith Calhoun (born 1955) and Chandra McCormick (born 1957). Partners in life and work, the two have worked together to document African American life in and around >>more

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
ISBN 9780998681771
US $29.95 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 10.5 in. / 136 pgs / 94 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018

Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968
Edited by Steven Kasher. Text by Jill Freedman, John Edwin Mason, Aaron Bryant.

The climax of Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign

Published in 1970, Jill Freedman’s Old News: Resurrection City documented the culmination of the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968, organized by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the >>more

ISBN 9788862085830
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 141 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018
In stock

Urban Africa
Edited with text by Rachel Keeton, Michelle Provoost. Text by Edgar Pieterse, Peter Gotsch, David Sims, Israel Marques, Preston Mendenhall, Antoneh Tona, Wajiha Ibrahim, Antoni Folkers, Coen Beeker, Femke van Noorloos, Ellen Geurts, Alonso Ayala Aleman, Henk Ovink, Anne Erdl.

Africa’s population and economic growth make it the world’s fastest urbanizing continent. While some might still associate Africa with rural development, the future of Africa is, in fact, very urban. This urbanization poses a huge >>more

NAI010 Publishers
ISBN 9789462083929
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 456 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018

Jason Moran
Edited with text by Adrienne Edwards. Foreword by Olga Viso. Text by Philip Bither, Okwui Enwezor, Danielle Jackson, Alicia Hall Moran, George E. Lewis, Glenn Ligon.

“Jason Moran [is] shaping up to be the most provocative thinker in current jazz.” —Rolling Stone

This is the first in-depth publication to investigate the practice of pianist, composer and visual artist Jason Moran, whose work >>more

Walker Art Center
ISBN 9781935963172
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 272 pgs / 75 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018

Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths
Edited by Coby Green-Rifkin. Text by Gary Garrido Schneider, Lowery Stokes Sims, Patterson Sims, Seph Rodney. Contributions by Joyce J. Scott.

The most comprehensive publication available to date on the work of Baltimore-based, African American artist Joyce J. Scott (born 1948), this beautiful monograph features more than 60 works from the last 45 years, including 12 >>more

Grounds For Sculpture
ISBN 9780966564488
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 100 color / 6 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018

Pope.L: Proto-Skin Set
Interview by Aliza Hoffman, Bennett Simpson.

Pope.L: Proto-Skin Set explores early works the artist (William) Pope.L (born 1955) made between 1979 and 1994 exploring materiality and language. Published in this volume for the first time are the artist’s Proto-Skin Sets, a >>more

Mitchell-Innes & Nash
ISBN 9780998631219
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 80 pgs / 48 color / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018

Beyond Mammy, Jezebel & Sapphire
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.

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 >>more

Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
ISBN 9780692803172
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 12.25 in. / 79 pgs / 38 color / 9 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018

Fahamu Pecou: Visible Man
Edited with foreword by Mark Sloan. Text by Sean Meighoo, Michael K. Wilson, Arturo Lindsay, Amanda H. Hellman.

Visible Man provides an in-depth look at the work of Atlanta-based artist Fahamu Pecou (born 1975) from the past two decades, showing how Pecou’s work investigates the concept of black masculinity and provides new modes >>more

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston
ISBN 9781532345074
US $34.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Slip, hbk, 7.75 x 10.75 in. / 174 pgs / 122 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018

Adrian Piper
Edited with text by Begum Yasar. Text by Aliza Shvarts.

Marking Lévy Gorvy’s first solo exhibition with acclaimed conceptual artist and philosopher Adrian Piper (born 1948), this focused presentation includes examples from The Mythic Being series (1973–75), It’s Just Art (1980) and Here, an installation work conceived in >>more

Lévy Gorvy
ISBN 9781944379209
US $25.00 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 10 in. / 92 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018

Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records
Text by Adrienne Edwards, Philip Hoare.

Accidental Records includes new paintings and drawings by Ellen Gallagher (born 1965) that continue her exploration of the complex histories of the Black Atlantic and the afterlives of the Middle Passage. Widely associated with a >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915104
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 100 pgs / 34 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018
In stock

Text by Harryette Mullen, Fred Moten, Morgan Parker, Meg Onli, Simone White.

Speech/Acts brings together new and recent works by a generation of artists influenced by black experimental poetry. Recognizing language as a primary method of expressing and maintaining power, these artists use poetry as a tool >>more

Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania/Futurepoem
ISBN 9780884541431
US $25.00 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Clth, 6 x 8 in. / 300 pgs / 61 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018

Kevin Beasley
Text by Ruth Erickson. Interview by Mark Bradford.

This is the first monograph to explore the dynamic and engaging work of New York–based artist Kevin Beasley (born 1985), published on the occasion of the largest museum exhibition of his work to date. Beasley >>more

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
ISBN 9780997253825
US $25.00 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018

Rodney McMillian
Text by Heather Pesanti, Adrienne Edwards, Bennett Simpson, Cherise Smith.

Blending the personal with the political, Los Angeles–based artist Rodney McMillian (born 1969) has worked in a range of mediums and materials, including sculpture, painting, video, performance and immersive environments, to explore themes of class, >>more

ISBN 9781942185390
US $60.00 CAN $78.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 172 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 07/24/2018

Stanley Whitney: Sketchbook

A longstanding and beloved icon of contemporary painting in New York, Stanley Whitney (born 1946) has been exploring the formal possibilities of color within ever-shifting grids of multihued blocks and all-over fields of gestural marks >>more

Lisson Gallery
ISBN 9780947830625
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 120 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018

More Dimensions Than You Know: Jack Whitten, 1979–1989
Text by Richard Shiff.

Jack Whitten (born 1939) is an American abstractionist celebrated for his innovative processes of applying and transfiguring paint in works equally alert to materiality, politics and metaphysics. This publication focuses on more than 20 of >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915067
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Flexi, 9.5 x 12 in. / 104 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017
In stock

David Goldblatt: Structures of Dominion and Democracy
Edited with text by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska. Text by David Goldblatt, Ivor Powell.

This book is a selective retrospective of David Goldblatt (born 1930), a key figure in 20th-century photography. Starting from his earliest photographic series, it shows the foundations of Goldblatt’s critical passion for photography, his social >>more

Steidl/Editions du Centre Pompidou
ISBN 9783958293915
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Clth, 11.5 x 12.5 in. / 336 pgs / 173 color / 210 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018

LaToya Ruby Frazier: And from the Coaltips a Tree Will Rise
Text by Denis Gielen, Joanna Leroy, Jean-Marc Prévost.

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) grew up in Braddock, PA, a borough in the American Rust Belt ravaged by the steel-industry crisis that hit the US during the Reagan administration. In this former bastion >>more

MAC'S Grand Hornu
ISBN 9782930368702
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Pbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 6 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017
In stock

Francis Kéré: Serpentine Pavilion 2017
Edited by Melissa Blanchflower, Joseph Constable. Text by David Adjaye, Jeanne Gang, Lesley Lokko, Francis Kéré, Kerry James Marshall, Mohsen Mostafavi, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yana Peel.

This publication documents 2017’s Serpentine Pavilion by Berlin-based architect Francis Kéré (born 1965). Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point in his home town of Gando, Burkina Faso, Kéré designed a >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960981596
US $29.95 CAN $37.50 FLAT40
Flexi, 8 x 10.5 in. / 160 pgs / 81 color / 3 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018
In stock

Julie Mehretu: A Universal History of Everything and Nothing
Text by Suzanne Cotter, Amin Maalouf, Marina Warner.

With new photography documenting Julie Mehretu’s (born 1970) studio process, plus details and large-scale reproductions of paintings and drawings, and essays by renowned authors, this book documents her richly layered visual universe.


Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867492817
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 FLAT40
Clth, 8.75 x 12.5 in. / 272 pgs / 54 color / 164 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018
Jessica Antola: Circadian Landscape

Jessica Antola’s first monograph is a vibrant journey through Sub-Saharan Africa. Traveling mostly by car, she captures the distinctive style and beauty of everyday life in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Senegal and >>more

ISBN 9788862085809
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 FLAT40
Clth, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 128 pgs / 69 color.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018


the art world's source for books on art & culture


212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST


800 338 2665



Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.


The D.A.P. Catalog