Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Florence Derieux. Text by Amy Granat, Matt Keegan, Josh Smith, Fraçois Quintin.
Ann Craven's serial paintings of moons, birds and abstractions reflect the example of predecessors such as Vija Celmins, Allan McCollum and Agnes Martin, whose standards of precision are inseparable from the physiological rhythms of their lives as applied to their art. Among her contemporaries are Wade Guyton, Kelley Walker and Josh Smith.
Published by nai010 publishers. Text by Pieter Baas, Terry van Druten, Pascale Heurtel, Alain Pougetoux, et al.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) is the undisputed master of botanical art. His illustrations of flowers represent a unique fusion of botanical precision with artistic elegance. As court artist to Queen Marie-Antoinette and Empress Joséphine, Redouté drew extraordinary flowers and plants from the Jardin des plantes and the gardens of Malmaison, which made him the darling of Parisian society. Napoleon presented his books as gifts to the crowned heads of Europe, and Redouté’s images illustrated the works of the most eminent scientists of his day. His most famous books, Les Liliacées and Les Roses, are among the milestones of botanical literature. Accompanying a survey of his works at the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands, this richly illustrated publication presents a wide selection of Redouté’s books, drawings and watercolors. Several short essays by Dutch and French specialists offer a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of his art.
Like nature, only better. Nature with all the awkward bits smoothed out. And then picturesque, like a landscape painting, states Jim Lewis' protagonist, defining an English garden in Cecily Brown's newest book of paintings. An imaginative pas de deux, The English Garden sees British painter Brown (born 1969) and American writer Lewis (born 1963) contribute acutely detailed and darkly sensuous allusions to the traditional 18th-century English landscape garden. Thirty-nine of Brown's paintings are interspersed throughout this compact hardcover publication as tipped-in images. The largely abstract works, with glimpses of figurative elements, are a dichotomy of warm and subdued strokes of color, each containing an expansive landscape unto itself. Novelist and critic Jim Lewis' story transports the reader to the English countryside and investigates the seductive pull of the natural world in tandem with Brown's paintings. Combining two major voices in contemporary literature and painting, this volume is a truly gorgeous production.
PUBLISHER Karma, New York
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.25 x 6.75 in. / 72 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/28/2015 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 128
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American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman
Published by Aperture. Text by Lisa Hostetler, Katherine Bussard.
Today color photography is so ubiquitous that it’s hard to believe there was a time when this was not the case. Color Rush explores the developments that led us to this point, looking at the way color photographs circulated and appeared at the time of their making. From magazine pages to gallery walls, from advertisements to photojournalism, Color Rush charts the history of color photography in the United States from the moment it became available as a mass medium to the moment when it no longer seemed an unusual choice for artists. The book begins with the 1907 unveiling of autochrome, the first commercially available color process, and continues up through the 1981 landmark survey show and book, The New Color Photography, which hailed the widespread acceptance of color photography in contemporary art. In the intervening years, color photography captured the popular imagination through its visibility in magazines like Life and Vogue, as well as through its accessibility in the marketplace thanks to companies like Kodak. Often in photo histories, color is presented as having arrived fully formed in the 1970s; this book reveals a deeper story and uncovers connections in both artistic and commercial practices. A comprehensive chronology and examples of significant moments and movements mark the increasing visibility of color photography. Color Rush brings together photographers and artists such as Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, William Christenberry, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Nan Goldin, Saul Leiter, Helen Levitt, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, László Moholy-Nagy, Irving Penn, Eliot Porter, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, Laurie Simmons, Edward Steichen, Joel Sternfeld, Edward Weston and many others, and examines them in a fresh context paying particular attention to color photography’s translation onto the printed page. In doing so, it traces a new history that more fully accounts for color’s pervasive presence today.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 260 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/30/2013 No longer our product
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This new title in DuMont's themed Emil Nolde series is devoted to the painter's garden and flower pictures. Wherever he settled, Nolde always planted a flower garden. Nolde's garden at Seebüll is a particular focus of this volume, and one of the artist's most marvelous creations, designed as it is around motifs using the initials A and E (for his wife Ada and his own name). A sumptuous compilation, this new edition of My Garden Full of Flowers includes larger plates.
In Fukushima, Winter Flowers, Spanish artist José María Sicilia (born 1954) addresses the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The artist converts different sounds and images of the tsunami, like birdsong and recordings of warning messages, into two- and three-dimensional paintings.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Philippe van Cauteren. Text by Martin Engler, Tom Trevor, Philippe van Cauteren.
Working since the 1970s, Austrian artist Lois Weinberger (born 1947) uses plants as starting points for public art projects, drawings and films. At Documenta 10, for example, Weinberger planted a disused train platform with fauna from southern and southeastern Europe, as a metaphor for patterns of migration. This 400-page volume surveys his works.