Fall 2018 Featured Asian Artists & Photographers

For collectors of books on or by Asian artists, the Fall 2018 catalogue has much to offer. We are proud to offer 'Displaced: Manzanar 1942–1945,' a new book of photographs documenting the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Some of our highly anticipated new monographs are on Yayoi Kusama, Shomei Tomatsu and Masahisa Fukase.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life
Text by Jenni Sorkin.

"Kusama's vitality is infectious." –Roberta Smith

In a unique style that is both sensory and utopian, Yayoi Kusama's work—which spans paintings, performances, room-size presentations, sculptural installations, literary works, films, fashion, design and interventions within existing architectural >>more

David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701812
US $70.00 CAN $92.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 12 in. / 152 pgs / 65 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock

Displaced: Manzanar 1942–1945
Edited by Evan Backes. Foreword by Pico Iyer. Introduction by Nancy Matsumoto.

"This sorry episode has been illuminated in books and documentaries. But I've never felt its emotional texture—the unexpected mix of dereliction and upstanding hopefulness—so vividly as in this set of photographs taken by Ansel Adams >>more

T. Adler Books
ISBN 9781942884293
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 8.75 in. / 176 pgs / 160 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Shomei Tomatsu
Text by Juan Vicente Ariaga, Ryuichi Kaneko, Hiromi Kojima, Carlos Martín García.

"Shomei Tomatsu is the pivotal figure of recent Japanese photography." –John Szarkowski

Casting a cold eye on postwar Japan, the raw, grainy and impressionistic photography of Shomei Tomatsu practically defined Japanese photography in the second half >>more

RM/Fundación Mapfre
ISBN 9788417047535
US $70.00 CAN $92.50 FLAT40
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 172 pgs / 63 color / 117 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock

Masahisa Fukase
Introduction by Simon Baker. Text by Tomo Kosuga.

From darkly fascinating photographs of ravens to humorous self-portraits, Fukase created images of enormous emotional power

Among the most radical and original photographers of his generation, Masahisa Fukase was famous for The Solitude of Ravens (1991), >>more

Editions Xavier Barral
ISBN 9782365112024
US $90.00 CAN $120.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 416 pgs / 160 color / 300 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock

Frédéric Lagrange: Mongolia
Text by Pico Iyer.

This limited edition of 30 copies, housed in a clothbound slipcase, includes the trade publication with a special red cover, plus a signed and numbered 12 x 15 "print titled "Two Men in Ice."


ISBN 9788862086110
US $680.00 CAN $905.00 SDNR20
Special edition, 13.25 x 16.5 in. / 240 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 Awaiting stock

Frédéric Lagrange: Mongolia
Text by Pico Iyer.

French photographer Frédéric Lagrange began taking pictures of Mongolia in 2001. Since then, he has taken 12 trips to the country over the course of 15 years, visiting in all 4 seasons and traveling through >>more

ISBN 9788862086066
US $280.00 CAN $375.00 TRADE
Clth, 13.25 x 16.5 in. / 240 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock

Zhang Hai'er: Les filles
Text by Karen Smith.

Chinese photographer Zhang Hai'er (born 1957) has been photographing women since the beginning of his career. He loves frankly and enthusiastically playing on the electric eroticism of the relationship between photographer and subject. But the >>more

ISBN 9789491819858
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 160 pgs / 10 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/18/2018 Awaiting stock

Jungjin Lee: Echo
Edited by Doris Gassert, Thomas Seelig, Lee Hyunju. Text by Lena Fritsch, Hester Keijser, Phil Lee, Liz Wells.

In the early 1990s, various trips took South Korea–born, New York–based artist Jungjin Lee (born 1961) into the endless expanse of America, where she captured archaic, primal images of deserts, rocks, undergrowth and cacti. Drawing >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052153
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 14.25 in. / 118 pgs / 59 color.
Pub Date: 11/27/2018 Awaiting stock

Yan Wang Preston: Forest
Text by Zelda Cheatle, Nadine Barth.

In 2013, during a long-term photography project conducted along the Yangtze river, British Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston (born 1976) made an incisive observation: in the small village of Xialiu stood a 300-year-old tree, squarely >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775743754
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10.25 x 12 in. / 128 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock

Oksun Kim: Jeju Island
Text by Kasahara Midito.

In her latest work, Korean photographer Kim Oksun (born 1967) turns to the trees on the South Korean volcanic island of Jeju-do. Her photographs document the forms and colors of the trees; a comparison of >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775744577
US $65.00 CAN $87.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

Yan Wang Preston: Mother River
Edited by Nadine Barth. Text by Liz Wells, et al.

Mother River is a four-year project (2010–14) for which the British Chinese photographer Yan Wang Preston (born 1976) photographed the entire 6,211-km Yangtze River at precise 100-km intervals with a large-format film camera.

As China's "Mother >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775744478
US $85.00 CAN $112.50 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 13 in. / 160 pgs / 64 color.
Pub Date: 12/18/2018 Awaiting stock

Crossing Sea
Edited with foreword and text by Gwen Lee. Text by Alexander Supartono, Anca Pujoiu, Beverly Yong, Clare Veal, Kenneth Tay, Silke Schmickl.

Crossing Sea presents the diverse practices of photography in Southeast Asia over the past decade. Along with documentary photography, photographic practices have expanded as part of the contemporary arts with new experimental and exploratory approaches >>more

ISBN 9783958294950
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Clth, 11 x 7.25 in. / 296 pgs / 192 color / 48 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Awaiting stock

Shizuko Yoshikawa
Edited by Lars Müller. Text by Gabrielle Schaad, Midori Yoshimoto.

Japanese-born Swiss abstract painter Shizuko Yoshikawa (born 1934) was one of the first and few Japanese students at the Ulm School of Design, known as the "postwar Bauhaus." She later married the renowned designer Josef >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785676
US $70.00 CAN $92.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 248 pgs / 200 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock

On Kawara
Edited by Emily Wei Rales, Anne Reeve, Ali Nemerov. Introduction by Emily Wei Rales. Text by E. B. White, Lynne Tillman.

For nearly 50 years Japanese-born artist On Kawara (1932–2014) devoted himself to a quiet practice of marking time, incrementally, via various methods and media. He is best known for a continuous series of monochromatic canvases, >>more

Glenstone Museum
ISBN 9780980108644
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10.5 x 10.5 in. / 130 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992–98
Edited with text by David Teh. Text by Patrick D. Flores, May Adadol Ingawanij, Uthit Athimana, Thasnai Sethaseree.

Founded on an ethos of friendship, and emerging from a regional constellation of artists' initiatives and independent spaces, the series of art festivals known as Chiang Mai Social Installation (1992–98) staged contemporary Thai art within >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783960982296
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 240 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Awaiting stock

Nalini Malani: The Rebellion of the Dead
Edited with text by Marcella Beccaria. Text by Johan Pijnappel, Mieke Bal.

This is the second volume of the catalog accompanying Indian artist Nalini Malani's (born 1946) retrospective at Castello di Rivoli and Centre Pompidou. Malani’s politically engaged film, photography, video art and performance works have won >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775744119
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 139 color.
Pub Date: 12/18/2018 Awaiting stock

One Hand Clapping
Edited with text by Hou Hanru, Xiaoyu Weng. Text by Yuk Hui, Nicholas Wong.

In One Hand Clapping, five artists from Greater China—Cao Fei, Duan Jianyu, Lin Yilin, Wong Ping and Samson Young—explore the ways in which globalization affects our understanding of the future. From a film shot at >>more

Guggenheim Museum Publications
ISBN 9780892075409
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 196 pgs / 160 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 Out of stock

Life and Dreams: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Media Art
Edited with text by Christopher Phillips, Wu Hung. Text by Lu Yang, James D. Poborsa, Stephanie H. Tung, et al.

Life and Dreams is the first extensive catalog of works by Chinese artists represented in the Walther Collection. Showing artworks by 44 groundbreaking artists, it demonstrates the remarkable speed with which photography and media art >>more

Steidl/The Walther Collection
ISBN 9783958294905
US $60.00 CAN $79.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 9.75 in. / 384 pgs / 329 color / 314 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock

The 8 Brokens
Text by Nancy Berliner.

Developed during the mid-19th century in China, the bapo (or "eight brokens") painting genre combines ingeniously realistic depictions of antique documents, such as calligraphies, rubbings, paintings and pages from old books, sometimes alongside everyday contemporary >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468317
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 75 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock

Japanese Creativity
By Yuichiro Edagawa. Foreword by Kengo Kuma.

In Japanese Creativity, Japanese architect Yuichiro Edagawa sets out to try to determine the roots of a particularly Japanese architectural style by analyzing a wide variety of exemplary buildings from the sixth century to the >>more

ISBN 9783868595086
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 184 pgs / 175 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Going Green
Edited with text by Konrad Otto-Zimmermann. Text by Chinghui Liao, Bingyu Chiu.

In Going Green, writers and photographers accompany citizens of the Hamasen neighborhood in Taiwan's second largest city, Kaohsiung, documenting their transition to an ecomobile lifestyle through walking, cycling, electric vehicles, minibus and tramway.


ISBN 9783868595123
US $24.95 CAN $33.95 TRADE
Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 64 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Jun Yang: The Monograph Project Band 4–6
Text by Claudia Büttner, Martin Fritz, Holger Kube Ventura, Jeff Leung, Barbara Steiner, Jun Yang.

Volume four of Jovis' six-part monograph on Chinese artist Jun Yang (born 1975) focuses on his sociopolitical and public projects, including unrealized works, that address xenophobia, nationalism, gentrification and China’s striving for power in the >>more

ISBN 9783868593679
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 FLAT40
Clth, 8.5 x 11 in. / 590 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date: 10/23/2018 In stock

Lee Bul
Text by Stephanie Rosenthal, Yeon Shim Chung, Michael Amy, Laura Colombino.

Lee Bul (born 1964) is a contemporary artist from South Korea whose artistic practice spans the mediums of sculpture, painting, performance, video and installation. Considered one of the foremost Asian artists to emerge from the >>more

Hayward Gallery Publishing
ISBN 9781853323539
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

Kazuma Obara: Exposure
Edited by Marc Feustel.

In Exposure, Japanese photojournalist Kazuma Obara (born 1985) investigates the effects of the explosion at Chernobyl. Images were created using abandoned negatives Obara collected throughout his travel in the Ukraine. The project includes two photobooks >>more

ISBN 9788417047337
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 SDNR40
Pbk, 7 x 8.75 in. / 110 pgs / 104 color / 37 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Awaiting stock


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