Fall 2017 Featured Latin-American Titles

The ARTBOOK | D.A.P. staff selection of the best Latin-American titles of Fall 2017.

Josef Albers in Mexico
By Lauren Hinkson. Text by Joaquin Barríendos.

Albers in "the promised land of abstract art”: the little-known influence of Mexico

“Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract art,” Josef Albers wrote to his former Bauhaus colleague Vasily Kandinsky in 1936. Josef Albers >>more

Guggenheim Museum Publications
ISBN 9780892075362
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 128 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary
By Margaret Hooks.

Between politics and form: the life and work of Tina Modotti

The apt subtitle of this award-winning biography, Photographer & Revolutionary, sums up the creative tensions that characterized Tina Modotti’s life and brief photographic career. >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788416248834
US $32.00 CAN $42.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 130 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017
In stock

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story
Edited with text by Paul Roth, Amanda Maddox. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Flávio Pinheiro, Timothy Potts. Text by Sérgio Burgi, Beatriz Jaguaribe, Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho, Natalie Spagnol.

The extraordinary story of one Life photo-essay by Gordon Parks and its impact

This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in >>more

Steidl / The Gordon Parks Foundation
ISBN 9783958293441
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018

Tria Giovan: The Cuba Archive
Text by Silvana Paternostro. Tria Giovan first traveled to Cuba in 1990. She returned 12 times over the next 6 years, shooting over 25,000 images. Immersing herself in Cuba’s history, literature and politics, Giovan photographed interiors of homes and >>more

ISBN 9788862085458
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Hbk, 11.5 x 8.25 in. / 168 pgs / 125 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017
By Beth Lesser. Edited by Stuart Baker.

This definitive study of the 1980s Jamaican Dancehall scene features hundreds of exclusive photographs and an accompanying text that capture a vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely documented culture that has mixed music, fashion and >>more

Soul Jazz Books
ISBN 9780957260085
US $34.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 216 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Edited by Luciano Concheiro, Karla Garza, Johann Mergenthaler. Text by Vivian Abenshunshan, et al.

HUUN is a new annual magazine-book that offers a space for artistic expression.

Contributors include poets, critics, fiction writers, composers, and artists such as Vivian Abenshunshan, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Luigi Amara, Edgardo Aragón, >>more

ISBN 9788416282968
US $19.95 CAN $25.95 TRADE
Flexi, 8 x 9.75 in. / 208 pgs / 136 color.
Pub Date: 07/25/2017
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Antoine D'Agata: Mexico
Text by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Nicolas Arraitz, Bruno Le Dantec, Tania Bohorquèz, Alfonso Morales. Over the past 30 years, French photographer Antoine d’Agata (born 1961) has undertaken various journeys in Mexico. As a photographer, d’Agata tends to focus on societal taboos like addiction and prostitution, and embroil himself directly >>more

ISBN 9788417047177
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 SDNR40
Clth, 10 x 11.5 in. / 220 pgs / 216 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Oscar Murillo
Edited by Okwui Enwezor, Anna Schneider. Introduction by Okwui Enwezor. Text by Emma Enderby, Anna Schneider.

With a body of powerful paintings, installations and video works, Colombian-born artist Oscar Murillo (born 1986) has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s leading voices.

Published on the occasion of Murillo’s 2017 solo exhibition at >>more

Haus der Kunst/David Zwirner Books
ISBN 9781941701669
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11.25 in. / 256 pgs / 165 color.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017

Alejandro Jodorowsky & Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky: PascALEjandro
Edited with text by Donatien Grau. Foreword by Azzedine Alaïa. Preface by Edgar Morin, Adonis. Text by Diego Moldes, Philippe Rouyer, Maria-Inés Rodriguez, Olivier Zahm, Diana Widmaier Picasso. Interviews by Klaus Biesenbach, Hans Urich Obrist.

PascALEjandro is the first monograph devoted to the work of the eponymous artist’s collective composed of the director, poet, writer, comic-book writer and playwright Alejandro Jodorowsky (born 1929) and painter, costume and set-designer and photographer >>more

Actes Sud/Azzedine Alaïa
ISBN 9782330075408
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017
Awaiting stock

Juan Downey: Radiant Nature
Introduction by Robert Crouch, Ciara Ennis. Text by Bill Anthes, Ciara Ennis, Julieta González, et al. Interviews with Stuart Comer, Marilys Downey, Jim Harithas.

Radiant Nature contributes substantial new scholarship on the early work of Chilean artist Juan Downey (1940–93) through the exploration of works made between 1967 and 1975: interactive sculptures (1967–71); happenings and performances (1968–75); and the >>more

LACE/Pitzer College Art Galleries
ISBN 9780996644525
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Clth, 8.25 x 11 in. / 248 pgs / 75 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017

Lygia Pape
Text by Briony Fer, Daniel Birnbaum.

A founding member of Brazil's Neo-Concrete movement, Lygia Pape (1927–2004) made art that favored the primacy of the viewer's sensorial experience. Pape's geometric abstractions explore rich territory through sculpture, drawing, engraving, filmmaking and installation. This >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783952446133
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 12.75 in. / 96 pgs / 59 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/23/2017
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The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War
Edited with text by Ruth Estévez, Agustín Diez Fischer, Miguel Ángel López. Text by Pedro Asquini, Cora Gamarnik, Andrea Giunta, Leopoldo Maler, José Antonio Sánchez.

Argentinian artist León Ferrari (1920–2013) is best known for his politically charged work that challenged authoritarianism of all types, from the Argentinian dictatorship and the Catholic Church to the US war in Vietnam.

The Words of >>more

ISBN 9783037645086
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7 x 10 in. / 288 pgs / 110 color.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017

Memories of Underdevelopment
Foreword by Kathryn Kanjo. Text by Julieta González, Sharon Lerner, Jacopo Crivelli-Visconti, Andrea Giunta.

Memories of Underdevelopment, set within the context of Latin America from the 1960s to the 1980s, explores how Latin American artists responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernization.

By the 1960s political oppression >>more

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
ISBN 9780934418034
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 01/23/2018

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas
Foreword by Tyler Stallings. Introduction by Robb Hernández, Tyler Stallings. Text by Kency Cornejo, Robb Hernández, Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Itala Schmelz, Alfredo Suppia, Sherryl Vint.

Mundos Alternos looks at science fiction in the Americas through a transcultural perspective, grounded in an understanding of “Latinidad” expressed through shared hemispheric experiences in language, culture and visual expression.

If a Latin American science fiction >>more

ISBN 9780982304686
US $34.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / 125 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico
Edited with text by Karen Cordero Reiman. Text by Doris Berger, Tatiana Flores, Linde B. Lehtinen, Laura Mart, Ilan Stavans.

One of the most fascinating women of the early 20th century, Anita Brenner (1905–74) was a Mexican-American Jewish writer who played a vital role in making Mexican art and culture accessible to American audiences.

She came >>more

Skirball Cultural Center
ISBN 9780998669304
US $34.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.5 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 90 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017

Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder
Edited with text by Lucía Sanromán, Susie Kantor. Text by José Luis Falconi, Grant Kester, Suzanne Lacy, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Peggy Phelan.

The work of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera (born 1968) researches and performs the ways in which art can be applied to collective everyday life, focusing on the transformation of emotion into political action.

Talking to Power >>more

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
ISBN 9780982678992
US $25.00 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 80 color / 6 duotone / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Radical: 50 Latin American Architectures
Foreword by Miquel Adrià. Text by Andrea Griborio.

Compiled by Mexico City–based architects Miquel Adrià and Andrea Griborio, this volume features projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, offering a panoramic view >>more

ISBN 9786079489106
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017

Moris: The Triumph of the Rat
Edited with text by Andrea Jahn. Text by Ralf Christofori, Francisco Hernández.

Israel Meza Moreno, known as Moris (born 1978), belongs to a young generation of Mexican artists who work with found objects in Mexico City, creating sculptures that reflect metropolitan violence and the struggle to survive. >>more

ISBN 9783735602893
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9.25 x 11.5 in. / 96 pgs / 20 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017
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Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue
Text by Norman Bryson, Dan Kagan-Kans, Cuauht�moc Medina.

With texts by Norman Bryson, Cuauht�moc Medina and Yishai Jusidman, this book is published on the occasion of the exhibition of Yishai Jusidman�s (born 1963) Prussian Blue series at the Museo Universitario Arte Contempor.neo (MUAC) >>more

ISBN 9788416282883
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 96 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 07/25/2017
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Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue
Text by Norman Bryson, Cuauhtémoc Medina.

In Prussian Blue, Mexican artist Yishai Jusidman (1963) delves into the visual memory of the Holocaust and the limits of its representation.

Painting photographic images of Nazi concentration camps, Jusidman re-signifies them by turning them blue—the >>more

ISBN 9788416282906
US $19.95 CAN $25.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 160 pgs / 71 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017

Israel Martínez: Resounding Roar
Text by Mariana Ampudia, Mónica Arreola, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, et al.

Part of Errant Bodies’ Doormats series, Resounding Roar takes aim at the corruption of the Mexican government.

Sound and visual artist Israel Martinez (born 1979) reflects on Mexico’s regime of narco-politics through art, interviews, notes and >>more

Errant Bodies Press
ISBN 9780997874419
US $12.00 CAN $15.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 120 pgs / 18 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017
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The Air Is Blue
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pedro Reyes.

The Air Is Blue was an exhibition orchestrated in Luis Barragán’s house and studio by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Pedro Reyes, featuring Francis Alÿs, Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Rem Koolhaas, Lygia Pape, Anri Sala, Ettore Sottsass, Rikrit >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867492602
US $28.00 CAN $37.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.5 x 10.75 in. / 240 pgs / 16 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/27/2017
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To the Artists of the World
Text by Jessica Berlanga, Amanda de la Garza, et al.

This volume reflects on the contributions of Mexican artists to the collection of the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende in Santiago, Chile, especially in the period following the 1973 coup d’état.


ISBN 9788416282890
US $19.95 CAN $25.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 240 pgs / 84 color.
Pub Date: 07/25/2017
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Behind the Wall II
Edited with text by Elvia Rosa Castro. Introduction by Juan Delgado Calzadilla. Text by Orlando Brito Jinorio, Iván de la Nuez.

Behind the Wall documents the second iteration of a project at the Havana Biennial, for which the city esplanade was transformed into a street museum.

It showcases works from over 50 artists from both Cuba and >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788416248889
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 FLAT40
Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 232 pgs / 270 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Sofía Ayarzagoitia: Every Night Temo ser la Dinner
Edited by Gonzalo Golpe.

Through nonlinear micro-narrations, Mexican photographer Sofía Ayarzagoitia (born 1987) composes a series of experiences—in the shape of a performance—which she then captures with her camera. This series documents Ayarzagoitia’s encounters with 11 men of various >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788416248766
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 FLAT40
Hbk, 6.25 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017
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Pablo López Luz: Frontera
Text by Eduardo Antonio Parra.

Frontera, by Mexican landscape photographer Pablo López Luz (born 1979), examines the Mexico–US border—the most transited border in the world, now famously the site of much political debate—in aerial photographs from both sides.


ISBN 9782952244282
US $38.00 CAN $49.95 FLAT40
Hbk, 8 x 11.75 in. / 82 pgs / 52 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017
Vladimir Marcano: El Mal
Text by Charlotte Raven.

Barraquitas is a Venezuelan fishing village on the shores of Lake Maracaibo marked by alarming poverty and genetic illness: the village is a major focus of Huntington’s Disease.

Venezuelan documentary photographer Vladimir Marcano (born 1971) captures >>more

ISBN 9788416282807
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 11 x 11 in. / 120 pgs / 74 color.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017

Alessandro Cosmelli and Gaia Light: Havana Buzz
Text by Abel Fernández-Larrea.

The fourth chapter in the Buzz Project series, Havana Buzz is devoted to one of the most iconic metropolises in the world.

Casting an eye beyond its romantic façade to its impoverished population, photographers Cosmelli and >>more

ISBN 9788862085601
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 4 x 6 in. / 224 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017

Claudia Andujar: Tomorrow Must Not Be Like Yesterday
Edited by Susanne Gaensheimer. Text by Carolin Köchling.

Since the ‘70s, Claudia Andujar (born 1931) has worked as both activist and documentary photographer to preserve a record of the Yanomami, Brazil’s largest indigenous people. This volume gathers her portraiture.


ISBN 9783735603289
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 112 pgs / 32 color / 98 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017
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Gabriela Torres Ruiz: Silence
Text by Timothy Persons.

In her Silence series, Mexican photographer and architect Gabriela Torres Ruiz (born 1970) juxtaposes landscape motifs and interiors in diptychs and triptychs. The decay of buildings alongside enchanted alpine and forest landscapes evoke the interplay >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775743181
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 112 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 12/26/2017

Fluz Quito
Edited by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Claudi Carreras, Ramón Reverté. Introduction by Pablo Corral Vega. Preface by Claudi Carreras. Text by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Jean Pol Armijos, Alberto Rosero.

Photographers Marcos Lopez, Ricardo Cases, Jorge Chiguano, Edu Leon and others were invited to a workshop to explore Quito, Ecuador—both the real city and imaginary structures. The resulting volume, Flux Quito, compiles their work.


ISBN 9788416282869
US $25.00 CAN $32.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 5.75 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 88 color.
Pub Date: 07/25/2017
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Miguel Calderón: Catalogue

Miguel Calderón: Catalogue gathers a collection of photographs of prostitutes that was provided to the select clients of a Mexico City brothel.

These were first shown to artist Miguel Calderón (born 1971) by his uncle when >>more

ISBN 9788416282937
US $50.00 CAN $65.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7 x 10 in. / 128 pgs / 89 color.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017


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