Spring 2018 Featured Music

From Danny Fields' 1970s photos of The Ramones in and around the legendary lower east side rock club CBGBs to the first of Michael Stipe's multi-volume series, our music book selection this season has much to offer. Vitra surveys international disco architecture - from Studio 54 to the Double Club. Fraenkel Gallery presents work created by artists specifically for album covers, composers or musicians. Reel Art Press presents Astrid Kirchherr's photos of The Beetles and Chris Floyd's photos of The Verve. Bob Nickas' new writings collections touches on all sorts of musical nerves. And other new titles take on the Swedish Wagner-specializing soprano, Birgit Nilsson; artist, thinker and jazz musician Jason Moran; and avant-garde poet, painter and librettist, Christopher Knowles.

Art & Vinyl
Edited by Jeffrey Fraenkel, Antoine de Beaupré.

Art for music: the album cover as medium

Art & Vinyl is an exhilarating new look into the history of the vinyl record as a medium for modern and contemporary visual art. This beautifully designed and >>more

Fraenkel Gallery / Editions Antoine de Beaupré
ISBN 9782912794291
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12.5 x 12.5 in. / 450 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 04/24/2018 Out of stock
Out of stock

Astrid Kirchherr with the Beatles
Introduction by Vladislav Ginzburg. Text by Maurizio Guidoni.

Rare portraits of the Fab Four on the cusp of world fame

Astrid Kirchherr, an immensely talented art and fashion student in postwar Hamburg, was poised for a meteoric rise to success in the 1960s art >>more

ISBN 9788862085748
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 In stock
In stock

The Verve: Photographs by Chris Floyd
Edited by Dave Brolan. Foreword by Michael Holden. Introduction by Chris Floyd.

It has been 20 years since the colossal global success of The Verve’s era-defining Urban Hymns, and it remains one of the biggest-selling British albums of all time. Photographer Chris Floyd was embedded with the >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526532
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color / 45 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017 In stock
In stock

My Ramones: Photographs by Danny Fields
Text by Danny Fields, Michael Stipe, Seymour Stein, David Johansen.

“The Ramones knocked me over like an atomic wind.” —Danny Fields

Danny Fields first saw the Ramones play at CBGBs in New York in 1974, and instantly offered to manage them, also setting them up with >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526556
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 24 color / 202 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock
In stock

Michael Stipe: Volume 1

“Volume 1 focuses on my timeline, on the work I've done all along, parallel to the band and back to my early 20s.” —Michael Stipe 

Volume 1 is the first in a series of publications presenting >>more

ISBN 9788862085915
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 13 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock
In stock

Komplaint Dept.
By Bob Nickas.

The latest volume of writing by influential New York–based critic and curator Bob Nickas collects his 2012–14 column for Vice magazine’s Komp-laint Dept. This column unleashed the full omnivorous range of the author’s interests. There >>more

Karma, New York
ISBN 9781942607823
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 432 pgs / 138 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 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 $54.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 272 pgs / 75 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting 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 $34.50 TRADE
Clth, 6 x 8 in. / 300 pgs / 61 color.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 Awaiting stock

Birgit Nilsson: 100
Edited by Rutbert Reisch. Text by Gabriel Bacquier, Peter Blaha, Rupert Christiansen, Jens Malte Fischer, Mirella Freni, Richard Gaddes, Elvio Giudici, Clemens Hellsberg, Marilyn Horne, Speight Jenkins, Stefan Johansson, Brian Large, James Levine, Christa Ludwig, J. F. Mastroianni, Martha Mödl, John Mordler, Riccardo Muti, Otto Schenk, Valerie Solti, Nina Stemme, Paul Thomason, Sir John Tooley, Barry Tucker, Astrid Varnay, Edgar Vincent, Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Zachary Woolfe.

Though arguably the last of the “true” Wagnerians, Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson (1918–2005) was by no means limited to Wagner in her repertoire. Her roles as Isolde, Brünnhilde, Salome, Elektra, Dyer’s Wife and Turandot were >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903153929
US $100.00 CAN $132.50 TRADE
Boxed hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 712 pgs / 560 color.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 Out of stock
Out of stock

Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance
Edited with text by Jens Hoffmann. Foreword by Elysia Borowy-Reeder. Text by Marsha Music, Joel Peterson, Robin K. Williams.

Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance is inspired by the vital history of music in Detroit and the legacy of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. It connects Detroit’s musical and political histories with a wide range of >>more

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
ISBN 9780979199172
US $29.00 CAN $39.50 TRADE
Flexi, 9 x 12 in. / 140 pgs / 40 color / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock
In stock

Visual Music Masters
Edited with text by Adriano Abbado.

What are the connections between sounds and abstract images? What were the first audiovisual instruments? How did music influence Kandinsky’s work? What are the most significant audiovisual installations? What relationship is there between VJs and >>more

ISBN 9788857222233
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 176 pgs / 120 color / 38 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 Awaiting stock

Christopher Knowles: In a Word
Text by Hilton Als, Anthony Elms, Lauren DiGiulio, Christopher Knowles.

The artistic career of Christopher Knowles (born 1959) began at the age of 13, when his writings and recordings came to the notice of avant-garde theater director Robert Wilson. Still a teenager, Knowles went on >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9781941366158
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 96 color.
Pub Date: 03/27/2018 In stock
In stock


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