ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 2/1/2021

Books for Black History Month 2021

DATE 1/15/2021

Printed Matter presents Carolina Caycedo, Carla Acevedo Yates, Lorena Mostajo and gloria galvez in conversation

DATE 1/15/2021

Printed Matter presents Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Jo Melvin & James Hoff in conversation for the launch of 'Seth Siegelaub: Better Read Than Dead, Writings and Interviews 1964–2013'

DATE 1/14/2021

The Brooklyn Museum presents a virtual roundtable for 'The Future of the Museum' by András Szántó

DATE 1/9/2021

Georgia on our minds

DATE 1/8/2021

Visit us at the Atlanta Winter Gift & Home Market 2021

DATE 1/7/2021

Looking to David Hammons, as we search the soul of our nation

DATE 1/6/2021

Bottomless Intimacy in 'Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night'

DATE 1/4/2021

In 'Poor Richard by Philip Guston,' a reminder that absolute power corrupts absolutely

DATE 1/1/2021

Happy New Year from Artbook | D.A.P.!

DATE 1/1/2021

Dreaming of Gardens and Springtime

DATE 12/31/2020

For the new year, we wish you "so much more than we can express in a lifetime…"

DATE 12/30/2020

Here's to a brighter future in 2021

DATE 12/27/2020

Pictures from after the world still made sense in 'Godlis Streets'

DATE 12/26/2020

Cult photobook 'William Eggleston: Polaroid SX-70' is back in stock!

DATE 12/24/2020

Happy Holidays from Artbook | D.A.P.!

DATE 12/22/2020

Abstraction, collage and autobiography in 'McArthur Binion: DNA'

DATE 12/20/2020

Futura, Writing the Future

DATE 12/18/2020

'Cuba: Music and Revolution' is NEW from Soul Jazz

DATE 12/16/2020

Snow Day Dreams inspired by by Monet

DATE 12/13/2020

Highly anticipated 'AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People' releases this week!

DATE 12/11/2020

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 presents Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood signing and speaking on 'Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration'

DATE 12/10/2020

A welcome sense of wonder in Holiday Gift Staff Pick, 'Space Fantasies 1:1'

DATE 12/9/2020

Printed Matter presents 'An Excess of Quiet: A Conversation with Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué and Jarrett Earnest'

DATE 12/8/2020

Fredericks & Freiser presents David Humphrey, Nicole Eisenman and Trenton Doyle Hancock in conversation for the virtual launch of 'David Humphrey'

DATE 12/8/2020

'Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Photostats' is NEW from Siglio Press

DATE 12/7/2020

Printed Matter presents 'Translating Wittgenstein: A Conversation with Bettina Funcke and Paul Chan'

DATE 12/4/2020

Chiffon Thomas's work subverts and surprises in 'Young, Gifted and Black'

DATE 12/2/2020

Jamie Johnston on 'Writing by Drawing' in new magazine, 'o bod'

DATE 12/2/2020

'Gerhard Richter: Landscape' is NEW from Hatje Cantz

DATE 11/30/2020

'John Cage: A Mycological Foray—Variations on Mushrooms' is Back in Stock at last!

DATE 11/27/2020

Hot Book Alert! 'Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book' is a New Release this week!

DATE 11/25/2020

Rethinking Thanksgiving with 'B. Wurtz: Pan Paintings'

DATE 11/23/2020

'Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists' is Back in Stock!

DATE 11/22/2020

The radical photojournalism of Galina Sanko in 'The New Woman Behind the Camera'

DATE 11/20/2020

Superb, highly-anticipated 'Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night' is a New Release this week!

DATE 11/20/2020

Experimental Sound Studio presents an evening with 'Bullets for Dead Hoods: An Encyclopedia of Chicago Mobsters, c. 1933'

DATE 11/19/2020

A *New* Program for Graphic Design: The Carpenter Center presents David Reinfurt and Larissa Harris in conversation

DATE 11/19/2020

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore presents Hal Foster in conversation with Leah Dickerman for 'Brutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, Oldenburg'

DATE 11/19/2020

Virtual Launch Event: Fondation Cartier presents Raymond Depardon in conversation with Clément Chéroux and Pauline Vermare

DATE 11/19/2020

Rizzoli Bookstore presents David Godlis, Luc Sante and Chris Stein in conversation for the virtual launch of 'Godlis Streets'

DATE 11/18/2020

Black Mountain College Museum presents 'John Cage: A Mycological Foray' virtual event with Atelier Éditions and John Cage Trust

DATE 11/17/2020

Metrograph presents a live screening of Derek Jarman's 'Wittgenstein,' introduced by artist and Badlands Unlimited 'Word Book' publisher Paul Chan

DATE 11/17/2020

MoMA Design Store presents Sara Cwynar, Stephen Shore and Sarah Meister on Luigi Ghirri’s 'Cardboard Landscapes'

DATE 11/17/2020

Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo to launch 'Robert Storr: Writings on Art 1980–2005' virtually with 192 Books

DATE 11/16/2020

NEW RELEASE: Robert Storr's 672-page 'Writings on Art 1980–2005'

DATE 11/15/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Stocking Stuffers

DATE 11/14/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Art Lover

DATE 11/14/2020

The sky, the moon and the color of remembering in 'Matthew Wong: Postcards'

DATE 11/13/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Photographer and Photography Collector

DATE 11/12/2020

Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the Design Devotee


STAFF PICKS | FROM THE SHELVES

PRINT ORDER FORM   

AVERY LOZADO | DATE 10/1/2020

Halloween Staff Picks for Scary Times, 2020

Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred YearsFrankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years
Marilyn Manson by PerouMarilyn Manson by Perou
California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne MansfieldCalifornia Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield
Phyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks RitualsPhyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks Rituals
Goya: Order & DisorderGoya: Order & Disorder
Touch Me NotTouch Me Not
The Spectacle of IllusionThe Spectacle of Illusion
The Sick RoseThe Sick Rose
The Anatomical VenusThe Anatomical Venus
SpellsSpells

Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred YearsFrankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years

Published by Reel Art Press.
By Christopher Frayling.

Frankenstein lives! 200 years of the book, the movies and the monster in pop culture and beyond

On New Year’s Day 1818, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein was first published in an anonymous three-volume edition of 500 copies. Some thought the book was too radical in its implications; a few found the central theme intriguing; no-one predicted its success.

Since then, there have been many, many adaptations—120 films alone, at the last count—on screen, stage, in novels, comics and graphic novels, in advertisements and even on cereal packets. From a Regency nightmare, Frankenstein became a cuddly childhood companion—thoroughly munstered, so to speak. The story has been interpreted as a feminist allegory of birthing, an ecological reading of mother earth, an attack on masculinist science, the origin of science fiction, an example of “female gothic,” a reaction to the rise of the industrial proletariat and much else besides. Frankenstein lives! The F word has been applied, since the 1950s, to test-tube babies, heart transplants, prosthetics, robotics, cosmetic surgery, genetic engineering, genetically modified crops and numerous other public anxieties arising from scientific research. Today, Frankenstein has taken over from Adam and Eve as the creation myth for the age of genetic engineering.

This book, celebrating the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, traces the journey of Shelley’s Frankenstein from limited-edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture. With text by renowned Gothic scholar Sir Christopher Frayling, it includes new research on the novel’s origins; a facsimile reprint of the earliest-known manuscript version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in book publications of the 19th century; visual essays on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture—on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels.



PUBLISHER
Reel Art Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 125 color / 75 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 9   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781909526464 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $39.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Marilyn Manson by PerouMarilyn Manson by Perou

21 Years in Hell

Published by Reel Art Press.
Text by Marilyn Manson, Perou.

Marilyn Manson behind the scenes and onstage, in classic and previously unpublished images by his foremost portraitist

PUBLISHER
Reel Art Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 272 pgs / 325 color / 40 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 42   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781909526693 TRADE
List Price: $69.95 CDN $98.95

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $69.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne MansfieldCalifornia Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield

As Portrayed by Walter Fischer

Published by Trapart Books.
Foreword by Carl Abrahamsson, Alf Wahlgren. Introduction by Kenneth Anger.

Satanism and the silver screen: the bizarre friendship of Anton LaVey and Jayne Mansfield

PUBLISHER
Trapart Books

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 9.75 in. / 152 pgs / 12 color / 130 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 53   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9789198324310 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95 GBP £35.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $39.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Phyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks RitualsPhyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks Rituals

Published by Radius Books/D.A.P..
Text by Sergio Rodríguez Blanco, George Otis.

The acclaimed photographer of African masks turns her lens to the astounding mask cultures of Mexico

PUBLISHER
Radius Books/D.A.P.

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 10.75 in. / 196 pgs / 120 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 17   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781942185574 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $45.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Goya: Order & DisorderGoya: Order & Disorder

Published by MFA Publications.
Text by Stephanie Loeb Stepanek, Frederick Ilchman, Janis A. Tomlinson, Clifford S. Ackley, Jane E. Braun, Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Gudrun Maurer, Elisabetta Polidori, Sue W. Reed, Benjamin Weiss, Juliet Wilson-Bareau.

Francisco Goya has been widely celebrated as the most important Spanish artist of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the last of the old masters and the first of the moderns, and an astute observer of the human condition in all its complexity. The many-layered and shifting meanings of his work have made him one of the most studied artists in the world. Few, however, have made the ambitious attempt to explore his work as a painter, printmaker and draftsman across media and the timeline of his life. This book does just that, presenting a comprehensive and integrated view of Goya's most important paintings, prints, and drawings through the themes and imagery that continually challenged or preoccupied the artist. They reveal how he strove relentlessly to understand and describe human behavior and emotional states, even at their most orderly or disorderly extremes, in elegant and incisive portraits, dramatic and monumental history paintings, and series of prints and drawings of a satirical, disturbing and surreal nature. Derived from the research for the largest Goya art exhibition in North America in a quarter-century, this book takes a fresh look at one of the greatest artists in history by examining the fertile territory between the two poles that defined the range of his boundlessly creative personality.

Francisco José Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) was born in Fuendetodos, Aragón, in the northeast of Spain. Goya was court painter to the Spanish Crown, and famously documented the Peninsular War (1807–1814) between France and Spain in his harrowing Disasters of War series. An important bridge to the modernist era, Goya's oeuvre provided a crucial precedent for artists such as Manet, Picasso and Francis Bacon.

PUBLISHER
MFA Publications

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.25 x 11 in. / 400 pgs / 260 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 9   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780878468089 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CDN $87.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $65.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

Touch Me NotTouch Me Not

A Most Rare Compendium of the Whole Magical Art

Published by Fulgur Press.
Edited and translated by Hereward Tilton, Merlin Cox. Introduction by Hereward Tilton.

A full-color facsimile of an 18th-century black-magic compendium

PUBLISHER
Fulgur Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 160 pgs / 111 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 11   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781527228832 TRADE
List Price: $49.95 CDN $67.50

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $49.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

The Spectacle of IllusionThe Spectacle of Illusion

Deception, Magic and the Paranormal

Published by D.A.P..
By Matthew L. Tompkins.

The tricks and props of magic and spiritualism: how magicians and psychics fooled the world—and what scientists can learn from them

PUBLISHER
D.A.P.

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 7 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 165 color / 370 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 13   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781942884378 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $49.95

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $35.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

The Sick RoseThe Sick Rose

Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
By Richard Barnett.

The Sick Rose is a visual tour through the golden age of medical illustration. The nineteenth century experienced an explosion of epidemics such as cholera and diphtheria, driven by industrialization, urbanization and poor hygiene. In this pre-color-photography era, accurate images were relied upon to teach students and aid diagnosis. The best examples, featured here, are remarkable pieces of art that attempted to elucidate the mysteries of the body, and the successive onset of each affliction. Bizarre and captivating images, including close-up details and revealing cross-sections, make all too clear the fascinations of both doctors and artists of the time. Barnett illuminates the fears and obsessions of a society gripped by disease, yet slowly coming to understand and combat it. The age also saw the acceptance of vaccination and the germ theory, and notable diagrams that transformed public health, such as John Snow’s cholera map and Florence Nightingale’s pioneering histograms, are included and explained. Organized by disease, The Sick Rose ranges from little-known ailments now all but forgotten to the epidemics that shaped the modern age. It is a fascinating Wunderkammer of a book that will enthrall artists, students, designers, scientists and the incurably curious everywhere.

PUBLISHER
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 250 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 181   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781938922404 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50

AVAILABILITY
Out of stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

The Anatomical VenusThe Anatomical Venus

Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
By Joanna Ebenstein.

Of all the artifacts from the history of medicine, the Anatomical Venus—with its heady mixture of beauty, eroticism and death—is the most seductive. These life-sized dissectible wax women reclining on moth-eaten velvet cushions—with glass eyes, strings of pearls, and golden tiaras crowning their real human hair—were created in eighteenth-century Florence as the centerpiece of the first truly public science museum. Conceived as a means to teach human anatomy, the Venus also tacitly communicated the relationship between the human body and a divinely created cosmos; between art and science, nature and mankind. Today, she both intrigues and confounds, troubling our neat categorical divides between life and death, body and soul, effigy and pedagogy, entertainment and education, kitsch and art. The first book of its kind, The Anatomical Venus, by Morbid Anatomy Museum cofounder Joanna Ebenstein, features over 250 images—many never before published—gathered by its author from around the world. Its extensively researched text explores the Anatomical Venus within her historical and cultural context in order to reveal the shifting attitudes toward death and the body that today render such spectacles strange. It reflects on connections between death and wax, the tradition of life-sized simulacra and preserved beautiful women, the phenomenon of women in glass boxes in fairground displays, and ideas of the ecstatic, the sublime and the uncanny.
Joanna Ebenstein is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, writer, lecturer and graphic designer. She originated the Morbid Anatomy blog and website, and is cofounder (with Tracy Hurley Martin) and creative director of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York. She is coauthor of Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy, with Dr. Pat Morris; coeditor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, with Colin Dickey; and acted as curatorial consultant to Wellcome Collection’s Exquisite Bodies exhibition in 2009. She has also worked with such institutions as the New York Academy of Medicine, the Dittrick Museum and the Vrolik Museum.

PUBLISHER
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 45   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781938922916 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $35.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

SpellsSpells

Published by Wakefield Press.
By Michel de Ghelderode. Introduction and translation by George MacLennan.

Hitherto unavailable in English, Spells, by the Belgian dramatist Michel de Ghelderode, ranks among the 20th century’s most noteworthy collections of fantastic tales. Like Ghelderode’s plays, the stories are marked by a powerful imagination and a keen sense of the grotesque, but in these the author speaks to us still more directly. Written at a time of illness and isolation, and conceived as a fresh start, Spells was Ghelderode’s last major creative work, and he claimed it as his most personal and deeply felt one: a set of written spells through which his fears, paranoia and nostalgia found concrete form.

By turns mystical, macabre and whimsically humorous, and set in the unsettled atmosphere of Brussels, Ostend, Bruges and London, Spells conjures up an uncanny realm of angels, demons, masks, effigies and apparitions, a twilit, oppressed world of diseased gardens, dusty wax mannequins and sinister relics.

Combining the full contents of both the 1941 and 1947 editions, this translation of Spells is the most comprehensive edition yet published.

Michel de Ghelderode was born in Brussels in 1898. After nearly a decade of penning fiction, drama, literary journalism and puppet plays, in 1926 he began to write almost entirely for the theater and the following ten years saw the creation of most of his major plays. After 1936 he suffered from poor health and his involvement with the theater diminished. In the later 1940s, performances of his plays in Paris sparked a major awakening of interest in his work. Ghelderode died in 1962; the interior of his apartment, packed with books, pictures, puppets and masks, has been reassembled in Brussels as the Musée-Bibliothèque Michel de Ghelderode.

PUBLISHER
Wakefield Press

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 280 pgs / 4 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2016 p. 69   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781939663207 TRADE
List Price: $17.95 CDN $25.50 GBP £15.99

AVAILABILITY
In stock

in stock  $17.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS



DATE 9/13/2019

The … of Things

DATE 10/17/2018

Monster Mash!

DATE 9/12/2018

DATE 5/14/2018

Gay Pride!


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com