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Catalog: FALL 2013 p. 94   

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09/13

New York
ClampArt, 11/13

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DECODE BOOKS

Lori Nix: The City

Text by Barbara Pollack.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Lori Nix: The City</I>.Over the past eight years, Lori Nix (born 1969) has created meticulously detailed model environments and then photographed them--locations within a fictional city that celebrate modern culture, knowledge and innovation. But her monuments of civilization are abandoned, in a state of ruin where nature has begun to repopulate the spaces. “I am fascinated, maybe even a little obsessed, with the idea of the apocalypse. In addition to my childhood experiences growing up with natural disasters in Kansas, I also watched disaster flicks in the 1970s. Each of these experiences has greatly influenced my photographic work.” Nix considers herself a “faux landscape photographer” and spends months building the complex spaces before photographing them. As critic Sidney Lawrence wrote in Art in America: “Oddly endearing, terrifying and often electrifyingly plausible, [Nix’s tableaux] prod us to ponder the fact that, like it or not, our fate is uncertain.”

Featured image is reproduced from Lori Nix: The City.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

photo-eye BLOG

David Ondrik

The cover image, Library, is stunning and tells you everything you need to know about the rest of the images contained within. The titular library is in the midst of prolonged decay; three trees, possibly aspens, are growing up from the ground, fed natural light and presumably water, through a gaping hole in the roof of the structure. The decay of the library itself is in various stages: some of the art on the wall isn't holding up too well, and the walls themselves are discoloring. Dust covers everything, and library chairs are scattered as if they were hastily abandoned before the unknown cataclysm that precipitated the abandonment, and thus decay, of the place.

OUT Magazine

'I grew up with the ethic, "Work hard and hopefully something good comes of it,"' says Nix, a photojournalist turned-artist whose very good, often post-apocalyptic dioramas are built by hand, taking seven months each to complete. The work is bleak in content but not in character: Destroyed bar stools lie alongside brightly colored, long-disused pinball machines; the head of a stone lion is surrounded by lush foliage; and a bleak, blue-red sky echoes more Rothko than Gernica. She may be obsessed with the apocalypse, but Nix retains an artist's eye for color.

Lori Nix: The City

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/23/2013

Lori Nix: The City

Lori Nix: The City

Photographer Lori Nix constructs her post-apocalyptic models from ephemeral materials like foam core, balsa wood and colored paper, along with the occasional store-bought prop. "Bar" (2009), is reproduced from The City, her fascinating new monograph from Decode Books, in which essayist Barbara Pollack writes, "While this and other of Nix's pictures are obviously a commentary on global warming and a freakish nature set loose by human error, her technique elevates her work beyond didactic environmental causes. It makes me a bit sad that she goes to all this work, with all the effort that goes into building each diorama, only to destroy them after the photograph is taken. Just as she builds from scratch worlds that look as if they are being destroyed or are already destroyed, she builds in order to destroy. All that is left is the photograph." continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS

Danny Lyon: American Blood

DANNY LYON: AMERICAN BLOOD

Edited with introduction by Randy Kennedy. Conversations with Hugh Edwards, Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172454
USD $35.00
| CAN $49 UK £ 30

Pub Date: 1/26/2021
Forthcoming


Leonard Freed: Black in White America

LEONARD FREED: BLACK IN WHITE AMERICA

Edited by Michael Shulman, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Eli Reed.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526778
USD $59.95
| CAN $84.95

Pub Date: 11/17/2020
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Weegee’s Naked City

WEEGEE’S NAKED CITY

Text by Christopher Bonanos, Christopher George.

DAMIANI/INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

ISBN: 9788862086950
USD $39.95
| CAN $55.95

Pub Date: 4/7/2020
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Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures

DOROTHEA LANGE: WORDS & PICTURES

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633451049
USD $55.00
| CAN $77

Pub Date: 2/25/2020
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Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

CECIL BEATON’S BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

Text by Robin Muir.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

ISBN: 9781855147720
USD $49.95
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 5/12/2020
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: LE GRAND JEU

Edited by Matthieu Humery. Text by Javier Cercas, Sylvie Aubenas, Annie Leibovitz, François Pinault, Wim Wenders.

MARSILIO

ISBN: 9788829704200
USD $65.00
| CAN $92 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 8/25/2020
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Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects

JOEL STERNFELD: AMERICAN PROSPECTS

Text by Kerry Brougher, Andy Grundberg, Anne W. Tucker.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296695
USD $125.00
| CAN $175

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
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Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

GORDON PARKS: THE ATMOSPHERE OF CRIME, 1957

Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Nicole Fleetwood, Bryan Stevenson.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958296961
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
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Leonard Freed: Police Work

LEONARD FREED: POLICE WORK

Edited by Michael Shulman, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Studs Terkel.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526709
USD $59.95
| CAN $84.95

Pub Date: 10/26/2021
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

ROBERT ADAMS: SUMMER NIGHTS, WALKING

Text by Robert Adams, William Blake, Emily Dickinson.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296848
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 2/9/2021
Forthcoming


Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2019

ROBERT FRANK: BOOKS AND FILMS, 1947–2019

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958293069
USD $30.00
| CAN $42

Pub Date: 11/10/2020
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You've Got to Do a Damn Sight Better than That, Buster

YOU'VE GOT TO DO A DAMN SIGHT BETTER THAN THAT, BUSTER

By Hank O’Neal.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958297012
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 2/16/2021
Forthcoming



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