Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Christophe Cherix, Cornelia Butler, and David Platzker. With texts by Christophe Cherix, Cornelia Butler, David Platzker, and Adrian Piper. Backmatter compiled by Tessa Ferreyros
Published in conjunction with her most comprehensive exhibition yet, an exhibition that Holland Cotter of The New York Times claimed "made the museum feel like a life-engaged place, not the high-polish, content-muting one we’ve grown used to," this 350 page catalog presents more than 280 artworks that encompass the full range of Piper’s mediums: works on paper, video, multimedia installation, performance, painting, sound and photo-texts. Previously unpublished texts by the artist lay out significant events in her personal history and her deeply felt ideas about the relationship between viewer and art object. "Surveying the conceptual rigor that Piper applies to her minefield-slash-universe of work gave me a huge dose of critical pleasure," Lanka Tattersall writes in Artforum.
Published by D.A.P./The Andy Warhol Museum. Edited with text by Geralyn Huxley, Greg Pierce. Foreword by Rajendra Roy. Essay by Gus Van Sant. Contributions by Patrick Moore, Signe Warner Watson.
So glamorous, and yet so rich in cinematic esoterica, Andy Warhol's The Chelsea Girls is the definitive treatment of the artist's groundbreaking 1966 split-screen masterpiece. "A rare treasure: a reference work of great beauty and discerning scholarship," according to Publishers Weekly, this super-seductive hardcover also received rave reviews in W, The Cut, Gayletter, Dazed, Artnet and AnOther Magazine, where Jack Moss writes, "The visual impact is best celebrated in the newly digitized stills in the book, which seem to best capture Warhol’s mission: to elevate the everyday to the extraordinary, to make the outsider an insider, and a piece of art in the process."
Published by Radius Books/Howard Greenberg Gallery. Introduction by Gregory Heisler.
"When taking portraits, Arnold Newman was less interested in the details of his subject’s surroundings than with the symbols he could create with them." —Rena Silverman, The New York Times. Celebrating the centennial of Newman's birth, this essential volume collects 100 of the most iconic images from the founder of "environmental portraiture." Prepare to actually feel something when you see these portraits of Marlene Dietrich, John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Ronald Reagan, Mickey Mantle and Audrey Hepburn, among others.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Catherine Grenier, Ulf Küster, Michael Peppiatt.
Published to accompany the landmark exhibition at Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland, this volume tackles, for the first time together, two titans of twentieth-century figurative art. Alberto Giacometti, primarily a sculptor, and Francis Bacon, primarily a painter, were friends and creative rivals. "A pairing of modernist giants…. Pity, horror, awe and supreme formal virtuosity: Bacon and Giacometti both had false start careers before World War II and emerged after it with a conviction, against the tide of abstraction, that only an art of Old Master gravitas, obsessively concerned with distortions and fragments of the human form, could uphold figuration after the Holocaust." This one goes deep.
Published by Fundación Mapfre. Edited with text by Peter Galassi. Text by Stuart Alexander, Antonio Muñoz Molina.
It's easy to adore this gorgeous Brassai survey from Fundación Mapfre. Big, beautifully printed, sexy, seedy—what's not to love? It's underground Paris in the 1920s, for godssake! The Eye of Photography calls it a "stunning retrospective," while The British Journal of Photography calls it "definitive… [allowing] for a better and deeper understanding of the life and work of Brassaï." Luc Sante picked the book for the New York Times Book Review's Holiday Gift Guide in the Photography category, calling it, "the most wide-ranging collection of his work in English, particularly good on his early photographs for magazines, from the raffish Scandale to the impeccable Minotaure; his ventures outside Paris and in daylight; and—balancing his extensive coverage of lowlife—his documentation of 1930s high life, which makes today’s equivalent look especially tawdry and cheap."
PUBLISHER Fundación Mapfre
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 368 pgs / 212 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/27/2018 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 12
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Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Kathy Halbreich, Isabel Friedli, Heidi Naef, Magnus Schaefer, Taylor Walsh. Text by Thomas Beard, Briony Fer, Nicolás Guagnini, Kathy Halbreich, Rachel Harrison, Ute Holl, Suzanne Hudson, Julia Keller, Liz Kotz, Ralph Lemon, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Lord, Roxana Marcoci, Magnus Schaefer, Felicity Scott, Martina Venanzoni, Taylor Walsh, Jeffrey Weiss.
Holland Cotter of The New York Times asserts that "Nauman has changed the way we define what art is and what is art, and made work prescient of the morally wrenching American moment we're in. He deserves to be seen in full." This richly illustrated catalog offers a comprehensive view of Nauman’s work in all mediums, spanning drawings across the decades; early fiberglass sculptures; sound environments; architecturally scaled, participatory constructions; rhythmically blinking erotic and violent neons; and the most recent 3D video that harkens back to one of his earliest performances. Named one of the New York Times' Best Art Books of 2018, this catalog of the ongoing show at MoMA and MoMA PS1 presents, in the words of the New Yorker's Peter Schjeldahl, "a discontinuous parade of creative brainstorms that tend toward engulfing installations of sculpture, film, video, neon and sound, any of which might anchor the whole career of a less restive artist."
Published by CCS Bard and Dancing Foxes Press. Edited with text by Jeannine Tang, Lia Gangitano, Ann Butler. Text by Johanna Burton, Jill Casid, Lauren Cornell, Diedrich Diederichsen, Jennifer King, Mason Leaver-Yap, Kobena Mercer.
"Tracks the careers of the charismatic and influential gallerists Pat Hearn and Colin de Land" —Bookforum. Published to accompany the landmark 2018 exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, which garnered reviews in Frieze, ArtNews, Afterall and The New York Times—where Nancy Princenthal called the show "illuminating," citing the way that "high-mindedness and cynicism lived side by side"—The Conditions of being Art goes behind the scenes with two of the most glamorous and intransigent gallerists New York has ever known. If you were in New York in the 1980s and 90s, you cared what these guys did, thought and said. Period.
PUBLISHER CCS Bard and Dancing Foxes Press
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 200 color / 40 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/28/2018 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 145
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Published by Inventory Press. Foreword by Bill Brown. Preface by Jonathan Solomon. Introduction by Niall Atkinson, Ann Lui, Mimi Zeiger. Essays by Ingrid Burrington, Dan Handel, Ana María León, Nicholas de Monchaux, Jennifer Scappettone, Imre Szeman.
Profiled in Steven Heller's Print magazine column, this "timely and significant" book documenting contributions from the seven firms selected to represent the United States in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale was also first on Inc.com's "19 Books Everyone Who Wants to Succeed Should Read," where Christina DesMarais writes, "Dimensions of Citizenship is a colorful, digestible guide to the late 21st century and the role that architects play or don't play in shaping our collective understanding of citizenship. Connecting theory with social, ecological, and aesthetic concerns, [this book] maps the social dimensions of indifference across people and cultures making it a compelling read for any entrepreneur or business leader who is passionate about instilling ethics and values into their work."
Published by D.A.P.. By Vince Aletti. Interview with Fran Lebowitz.
The holy grail of early disco writing, Vince Aletti's mid-70s columns for Record World are finally available again in this new edition of the cult collection, The Disco Files 1973–78. "Vince Aletti is disco’s greatest chronicler, the first writer to cover the emerging scene," The Paris Review writes, while Bookforum calls Aletti, "a first-rate disco first-responder" with "catholic tastes, boundless curiosity and a genial voice." Aletti chronicled disco's "rise from the underground to the top of the charts, introducing Black and Latinx gay culture to the world." —Miss Rosen, AnOther Man.
Karen Green's Frail Sister "is generous, a beautiful jewel excavated at great cost and with great endurance. It shines brightly and drips blood." —The Paris Review. Of this genre-smashing, feminist work by the author of Bough Down, Roxane Gay writes, "What a beautiful, strange book—found objects and fictional prose brought together to tell the real and imagined story of Constance Gale, through letters to her sister, letters from young men at war. From the beginning to the end of the book, we bear witness to a life, too-short but fully-lived. This is simply fascinating and gorgeously written, gorgeously assembled." Do not miss this moving book from the daring independent press, Siglio. Claudia Rankine calls it "a singular achievement that defies genre naming… a masterwork creating its own terms for existence—every page a marvelous and terrifying journey."
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Edited by Karole P.B. Vail, Megan Fontanella. Text by Valerie Fletcher, Catherine Grenier, Karole P.B. Vail.
"When all of us are trailed by inescapable terabytes of data, we can almost envy Giacometti’s slender bronze wraiths: stripped to the bone but still human, stripped of their names but still free." —Jason Farago, The New York Times. One of the most widely and positively reviewed shows of the year, the Guggenheim Museum's Giacometti was accompanied by this stellar exhibition catalog, featuring "a terrific selection of paintings and drawings... whose lyricism is as suprising as birds escaping a magician's tophat." —Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker.
Published by Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation. 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.
Steidl recontextualizes Gordon Parks' groundbreaking 1961 Life magazine photo essay profiling a favela family living outside a wealthy enclave of Rio de Janeiro. Parks' feature—focused on Flavio, an industrious 12-year-old suffering from crippling asthma—served as an unexpected call to action, prompting Life readers to donate nearly $30,000. Parks "portrayed the da Silva family with dignity, he did not sidestep the brutal details of their lives: their ragged and filthy clothes; the rickety shed in which they lived; the despair and anger of children struggling to survive; and the desolate landscape strewn with garbage and raw sewage, and teeming with insects," Maurice Berger writes in The New York Times. Though the photographs were shot in 1961, The Flavio Story remains a call to action to this day. The book's brilliant design not only reproduces the original feature, but intertwines the Brazilian response to the photo essay and an interview of Flavio as an adult. A political dossier masquerading as a photo book.
Published by Steidl/Gordon Parks Foundation/National Gallery of Art. Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip Brookman. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Earl A. Powell III. Introduction by Sarah Lewis. Text by Maurice Berger, Philip Brookman, Richard J. Powell, Deborah Willis.
Published to accompany the critically acclaimed traveling exhibition currently on view at the National Gallery of Art (en route to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum and Addison Gallery through 2020), The New Tide: Early Works 1940-1950 brings together photographs and publications made during the first and most formative decade of Gordon Parks' 65-year career. Reviewed in The New York Times, AnOther Magazine, PDN and The Globe and Mail, among other venues, it is one of Teju Cole's Best Photo Books of 2018 for The New York Times: "In great detail, we are taken through Parks’ first decade of independent work, and see how he evolved from portraiture and fashion to the social documentary for which he became widely celebrated. It’s a pleasure to see how, even in the early work, Parks’s eye is unerring… The catalog is as accomplished for the photographs it reprints as it is for its many fine essays on Parks, including those by Maurice Berger, Sarah Lewis, Deborah Willis and Philip Brookman, which contextualize Parks with the writers who mattered to him, Langston Hughes and Richard Wright among them."
Published by Lars Müller Publishers. By Theo Deutinger.
The engine of this book is the idea that the subtle design of modern bureaucratic structures has built tyranny into our surroundings, that this structuring was not accidental, and that it continues to grow. In protest, Theo Deutinger's austere monochromatic infographics dissect tyranny's designs. Every page of this book questions our current world of walls and fences, police tactics and prison cells, crowd control and refugee camps. Bookforum praises Deutinger's "highly sophisticated and thoughtful design."
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Edited with text by Tracey Bashkoff. Contributions by Tessel M. Bauduin, Daniel Birnbaum, Briony Fer, Vivien Greene, David Max Horowitz, Andrea Kollnitz, Helen Molesworth, Julia Voss.
One of Roberta Smith's "Best Art Books of 2018" for The New York Times, the Guggenheim's Hilma af Klint is, indeed, exemplary. Published to accompany the most widely reviewed exhibition of the year—with major features in more than 30 major outlets, including The Washington Post, The Economist, Artforum, Hyperallergic, New York, the New Yorker, the BBC and WNYC—this is a "gorgeous book," according to Vulture's Jerry Saltz. "The implications of these works are not only gargantuan, but also infinitely pleasurable to look at. And as written about in this wonderful volume, great to read about. By the time you put down this book, Hilma af Klint will be embedded in your visual library forever."
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Text by Katy Siegel, Kelly Baum, Jack Whitten, Richard Shiff, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Kellie Jones. Interview with Courtney Martin.
What a book! This art-historical must-have was published to accompany the revelatory 2018 traveling exhibition of Jack Whitten's previously un-shown and unpublished sculptural work at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was reviewed everywhere from The New York Times, The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books to Bookforum, where Albert Mobilio writes, "Whitten repurposed traditional forms with the same ease that marked his movement between modes of visual representation."
Published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Edited by Katy Siegel.
This searching, poetic collection of writings by Jack Whitten—the influential yet long overlooked African American painter whose sculptural works were shown for the first time last year (to great acclaim)—is a godsend. Beautifully produced and jam-packed with 520 pages of studio notes, interviews and texts. Hyperallergic's Megan Liberty writes, "Much like his art, Whitten’s writing is dense and forceful, with something underneath struggling to reach the surface." Colony Little of Artnet writes, "We see how Whitten weaves moments of creative serendipity into his paintings and his worldview, using his writing as a workshop for fine tuning them both. These notes aren’t simply a log of his practice, they reveal the soul imprinted within the work."
It would be a challenge to find a band, musician or producer today who doesn't have Led Zeppelin or one of their direct musical descendants in their lineage. Now, the seminal band has authored their own book, which Kelly Caminero of the Daily Beast describes as "a 400-page time capsule into the band's exceptional career [that] sequentially depicts artwork, illustrations and curated photographs personally chosen from the band's never before seen archives." Billboard, The Guardian, CNN, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Mojo, CR Fashion Book and others extoll the vivid illustrations of the band's history that at the same time reveal the human story of the members of the band and strengthen their myth. Featured in the Rolling Stone, British GQ, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro and Cigar Aficionado Holiday Gift Guides, 2018!
Published by Vitra Design Museum. Edited by Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand, Catharine Rossi, Katarina Serulus. Text by Jörg Heiser, Tim Lawrence, Ivan Lopez Munuera, Catharine Rossi, Sonnet Stanfill, Alice Twemlow, et al. Interviews with Ben Kelly, Peter Saville, Ian Schrager, et al.
The synthesizers, the records, the club, the clothes, the sound, the light: all of the design that goes into the sublime overstimulation of a night out is celebrated in this gorgeous volume. Pin Up's Tamar Shafrir writes, "The Vitra show's highly comprehensive catalog, which takes the form of a nightlife-design encyclopedia... revels in the ability of design to create alternative spaces for interaction." And Erin Schwartz of Garage notes that "clearly, club design radicalism is not dead," reflecting upon the vast scope of Night Fever—from vintage Studio 54 and Palladium designs to new advances by places like London's Ministry of Sound. Read about it, then live it.
Published by Lars Müller Publishers. Edited by Basil Rogger, Jonas Vögeli, Ruedi Widmer. Text by Michelle Akanji, Friedrich von Borries, Delphine Chapuis, Teju Cole, Hans-Christian Dani, Steven Duncombe, Anna Feigenbaum, Philipp Felsch, Marleen Fitterer, Meret Fischli, Corinne Gisel, Johannes Hedinger, Knut Henkel, Henriette Herm, Larissa Holaschke, Ines Kleesattel, Wolfgang Kraushaar, Wong Chi Lui, Elisio Macamo, Eva Mackensen, Franziska Meierhofer, Tine Melzer, Rabih Mroué, Maybell Eequay Reiter, et al.
From the South in the 1930s to Tahrir Square today, Protest examines how art and the image have been used by protest movements to whittle down the powers that be. Kirkus writes, "This comprehensive, smart analysis of the art of protest features art designed to rattle politicians’ or consumers’ nerves but also memorable photography of protests." Drawing on writers across the world and across disciplines, Protest offers a contemporary and comprehensive analysis of the "Aesthetics of Resistance," or as The New York Times sums it up: "this survey of the visual slogans that have been used as tools for social change over the last half-century reveals how blurred is the line between politics and poetics, art and life." Included in the Kirkus and Vulture Holiday Gift Guides.
Published by Damiani. Introduction by Bill Buford.
A poetic first monograph from New York-based photojournalist Rachel Cobb, who challenged herself to capture the capricious, invisible, ever-present winds of her second home in Southern France. One of People magazine's 10 Best Art Books of the year and a PDN Notable Photo Book 2018. Reviewd in Vogue, Musée, Photo District News and LensCulture, where W. Scott Olsen writes, "Mistral is among those great photobooks that provoke a creative imagining in the viewer’s heart and head.… Mistral is an entertaining, informed and wise photobook. If I were writing Hollywood hype, I’d use phrases like 'instant classic.'"
An in-depth study of the nude, through intimate photographs of the women Saul Leiter knew and loved from the 1940s through the 1970s. The interior spaces here are deeply personal, illuminated by the lush natural light of the artist’s East Village NYC studio. Richard Rivera of The New York Journal of Books writes, “The images are lovingly and expertly reproduced in a broad dynamic range from delicate gray tones to rich blacks, and [it] is beautifully printed on heavy matte paper by master printer Steidl.” Part of the charm of this book owes to the fact that, although Leiter was known as a fashion photographer, "These quiet, intimate black-and-white photographs, which Leiter developed himself in his darkroom, were kept under lock and key during his lifetime." —L’Oeil de la Photographie. Vince Aletti may have said it best in Photograph magazine: "The book is an homage and a love letter."
Published by RM/Fundación Mapfre. Text by Juan Vicente Ariaga, Ryuichi Kaneko, Hiromi Kojima, Carlos Martín García.
One of Luc Sante's picks for the New York Times Book Review's Photography Book Holiday Gift Guide, "Shomei Tomatsu is a torrent of images, primarily black-and-white, that are off-kilter, aggressive, meditative, bleak, stark, enigmatic, erotic or any combination thereof, each of them not just a window into a time and a place but a terse and unanswerable statement." This book elucidates the rich visual universe of Tomatsu, including his best-known images and previously unpublished work. It is the first comprehensive survey to be published since his death in 2012. "American occupation, Surrealism, protest and sexual liberation all entered Tomatsu’s visual language as he photographed American soldiers along Okinawa streets, wounded Japanese citizens, and prostitutes in Tokyo," Alina Cohen writes in Artsy.
Published by FUEL Publishing. By Donald Niebyl. Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.
It doesn't get much weirder or more interesting than this. FUEL's guidebook to the highly idiosyncratic communist monuments of the former Yugoslavia (with a beautifully designed dustjacket that doubles as a pull-out map with exact geographic coordinates for each spomenik) is virtually addictive. According to Metropolis magazine, the author "is punctilious in laying out the particulars of the design and construction of these structures, whose uncanny forms create a kind of visual 'vocabulary of the revolution,' while Milly Burroughs of AnOther Man calls the 80-plus Brutalist monuments "awe-inspiring."
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Francis Hodgson.
Featured on four 2018 Holiday Gift Guides, including Vulture, Kirkus, New York Magazine and People—which called The Swimming Pool in Photography "an improbably mesmerizing look at swimming pools and their patrons through the ages." This gorgeous hardcover featuring work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, Alec Soth and others was reviewed by W, AnOther, CNN Style, Vanity Fair, Cool Hunting, Paris Review and the Wall Street Journal, to name a few. LA Weekly called it "a watery lens through which to view class, gender, culture, fashion, art, nationalism, economics and ecology."
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited with text by Martino Stierli, Vladimir Kulic. Text by Tamara Bjazic Klarin, Vladimir Deskov, Andrew Herscher, Sanja Horvatincic, Theodossis Issaias, Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski, Jelica Jovanovic, Anna Kats, Juliet Kinchin, Martina Malesic, Maroje Mrduljas, Arber Sadiki, Luka Skansi, Lukasz Stanek, Matthew Worsnick, Mejrema Zatric. Photographic portfolio by Valentin Jeck.
Surveying the incredible structures of postwar Yugoslavia built 1948–80, Toward A Concrete Utopia surprises by the ambition and achievement of an overlooked period of architecture. According to Artforum, "despite economic limitations and the dominance of Communist Bloc aesthetics, extraordinary creativity and diversity persisted—attributes that feel in conspicuously short supply even within today's increasingly privatized milieu." The Wall Street Journal writes, "Astonishing structures surge with unchecked emotions of agony, sacrifice, loss and remembrance." Allow preconceptions to melt away with the catalog to an exhibition which the New York Times called, "nimble, continuously surprising… looking beyond its traditional geographic infatuations, diving into fields too little researched and putting its standard narrative of 20th-century art and design under constructive pressure."
Published by Wakefield Press. By Honoré de Balzac. Introduction and translation by Kassy Hayden. Illustrations by Pierre Alechinsky.
Tea, sugar, coffee, alcohol and tobacco—all the things that delight or drive our modern society—are what interested Honoré de Balzac (and probably killed him too). Bookforum describes this short treatise, first published in French in 1839 as an appendix to Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin's Physiology of Taste, as "a marvel of brash opinion, contemporary society, politics and memoir." Within, Balzac describes his "terrible and cruel method" for brewing a coffee that can help the artist and author find inspiration (he was a 10–15 cup a day man); explains why tobacco can be credited with having brought peace to Germany; and describes his first experience of alcoholic intoxication (which required 17 bottles of wine and two cigars).
Published by Badlands Unlimited. By Aruna D'Souza.
Aruna D'Souza takes an unflinching look at art and race in America via three incendiary recent historical examples, 1969-2017, in this timely and widely reviewed reader from Paul Chan's pioneering small press, Badlands Unlimited. Called "a laser beam of a book, unwavering and on target," by The New York Times and "an essential primer in discussions about exclusion, free speech and the power of institutions in the art world and outside it," by Publishers Weekly, this volume has been reviewed, course adopted, sold and passed around just about everywhere that matters.