Spring 2018 Featured African-American

This season, we have a robust selection of books on or by African-American artists, photographers, architects, planners, and thinkers. We are delighted to carry 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, Rodney McMillan, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Stanley Whitney and Jack Whitten.

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 Awaiting stock

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 Awaiting stock

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: 04/24/2018 In stock
In stock

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: 04/24/2018 Awaiting stock

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: 02/27/2018 In stock
In stock

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: 03/27/2018 In stock
In stock

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
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: 04/24/2018 Awaiting stock

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: 03/27/2018 Awaiting stock

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
In stock

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
In stock


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