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The Biennial Reader

Born as a vehicle for national propaganda, the art biennial today has become an outsize phenomenon mobilizing not only artists, curators and gallerists but sponsors, celebrities and politicians, commanding huge press attention and deciding the careers of artists worldwide. For a city to host a biennial today has colossal ramifications. This anthology on the art biennial gathers previously published seminal texts from around the world alongside commissioned contributions from the leading scholars, curators, critics and thinkers today--among them Carlos Basualdo, Daniel Buren, John Clark, Okwui Enwezor, Bruce Ferguson, Milena Hoegsberg, Ranjit Hoskote, Caroline A. Jones, Jakouba Konaté, Gerardo Mosquera and Rafal Niemojewski. Tracing the genealogy of the standard exhibition format--including biennials but also other recurrent exhibitions such as triennials and quadrennials--and examining some of the most famous examples of the twentieth and twenty-first century, from the Venice Biennale to the Johannesburg Biennial and the Havana Bienal to Documenta and the Asian biennials, this reader explores the artistic, theoretical, political and other ambitions of such large-scale exhibition projects. It is certain to be a vital resource for scholars, students, curators, artists and critics alike.

THE BIENNIAL READER

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775726108
USD $55.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 11/30/2010
Out of print | Not available


A Brief History of Curating

Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial field--from early independent curators in the 1960s and 70s and the experimental institutional programs developed in Europe and the U.S. through the inception of Documenta and the various biennales and fairs--with pioneering curators Anne D'Harnoncourt, Werner Hoffman, Jean Leering, Franz Meyer, Seth Siegelaub, Walter Zanini, Johannes Cladders, Lucy Lippard, Walter Hopps, Pontus Hulten and Harald Szeemann. Speaking of Szeemann on the occasion of this legendary curator's death in 2005, critic Aaron Schuster summed up, "the image we have of the curator today: the curator-as-artist, a roaming, freelance designer of exhibitions, or in his own witty formulation, a 'spiritual guest worker'... If artists since Marcel Duchamp have affirmed selection and arrangement as legitimate artistic strategies, was it not simply a matter of time before curatorial practice--itself defined by selection and arrangement--would come to be seen as an art that operates on the field of art itself?"

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CURATING

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783905829556
USD $24.95
| CAN $33.95

Pub Date: 10/1/2008
Active | In stock


Time Action Vision

In Time Action Vision, Christian Höller, of the interdisciplinary Critical Curatorial Cybermedia program at the University of Art and Design in Geneva, conducts 12 conversations on the topics of cultural studies, postcolonialism, globalization, activism and cultural participation. His interlocutors are some of the most respected theoreticians and activists working today: groundbreaking Black Atlantic author Paul Gilroy, Birmingham School founder Stuart Hall (Resistance Through Rituals: Youth Subcultures in Postwar Britain), prolific author Tariq Ali (The Clash of Fundamentalisms), former Weather Underground member (and famed Obama associate) Bill Ayers, Marxist geography scholar David Harvey (Social Justice and the City), London-based art theorist and critic Irit Rogoff, Israeli-born scholar of postcolonialism and transnationalism Ella Shohat, South African postcolonial theorist Achille Mbembe, French filmmaker (and Godard collaborator) Jean-Pierre Gorin, cultural studies scholar Lawrence Grossberg, Australian cultural studies scholar Meaghan Morris and Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman.

TIME ACTION VISION

By Christian Höller. Edited by Anne-Julie Raccoursier.

JRP|RINGIER

ISBN: 9783037641248
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 8/31/2010
Active | In stock


Curators, Scholars and Critics: A to Z Index

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Ackley, Clifford
Alemani, Cecilia
Aletti, Vince
Alexander, Darsie
Als, Hilton
Ammann, Jean-Christophe
Antonelli, Paola
Antonello, Pierpaolo
Armstrong, Elizabeth
Auping, Michael
Avgikos, Jan

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Baer, Ronni
Bajac, Quentin
Bandy, Mary Lea
Bashkoff, Tracey
Basualdo, Carlos
Baumann, Daniel
Beckwith, Naomi
Belting, Hans
Bergdoll, Barry
Berger, Maurice
Bernadac, Marie-Laure
Biesenbach, Klaus
Birnbaum, Daniel
Bither, Philip
Blessing, Jennifer
Block, René
Bois, Yve-Alain
Bonami, Francesco
Borja-Villel, Manuel J.
Bourriaud, Nicolas
Breitwiser, Sabine
Brenson, Michael
Brookman, Philip
Brougher, Kerry
Buchloh, Benjamin H.D.
Buergel, Roger M.
Burton, Johanna
Busch, Jason T.
Butler, Connie

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Cameron, Dan
Campany, David
Celant, Germano
Cherix, Christophe
Chong, Doryun
Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn
Comer, Stuart
Cooke, Lynne
Cotton, Charlotte
Crimp, Douglas
Crump, James
Cullen, Deborah
Cullinan, Nicholas
Curiger, Bice

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D'Harnoncourt, Anne
D'Souza, Aruna
Danly, Susan
Danto, Arthur C.
Darling, Michael
Davidson, Susan
Davis, Elliot
Deitch, Jeffrey
deSalvo, Donna
Dickerman, Leah
Diederichsen, Diedrich
Dyer, Geoff

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Eilat, Galit
Elderfield, John
Eleey, Peter
Eliel, Carol
Ellegood, Anne
Engberg, Siri
Enwezor, Okwui
Esche, Charles

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Farver, Jane
Fer, Briony
Figura, Starr
Filipovic, Elena
Firstenberg, Lauri
Flood, Richard
Fogle, Douglas
Forde, Kathleen
Foster, Carter
Foster, Hal
Friis-Hansen, Dana

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Gaines, Malik
Gaitán, Juan A.
Galassi, Peter
Garrels, Gary
Gavin, Francesca
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy
Gioni, Massimiliano
Godfrey, Mark
Goldberg, RoseLee
Goldberg, Vicki
Golden, Thelma
Goodeve, Thyrza Nichols
Gordon, Alastair
Greene, Vivien
Greenough, Sarah
Grove, Jeffrey D.
Groys, Boris
Grynsztejn, Madeleine
Gygax, Raphael

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Ha, Paul
Haas, Karen
Halbreich, Kathy
Hanhardt, John G.
Hanru, Hou
Hapgood, Susan
Hasegawa, Yuko
Haskell, Barbara
Hauptman, Jodi
Havinga, Anne
Heartney, Eleanor
Heckert, Virginia
Heiferman, Marvin
Hernández Chong Cuy, Sofía
Hickey, Dave
Higgs, Matthew
Hlavajova, Maria
Hodge, Brooke
Hoet, Jan
Hoffmann, Jens
Holmes, Brian
Hopps, Walter
Hoptman, Laura
Hough, Jessica
Hsu, Helen
Huberman, Anthony

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Iles, Chrissie

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Jacob, Mary Jane
Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman
Jenkins, Bruce
Jetzer, Gianni
Joo, Eungie
Kardish, Laurence
Katrib, Ruba
Keith, Naima J.
Killian, Kevin
Kinchin, Juliet
Kismaric, Susan
Koda, Harold
Koestenbaum, Wayne
Kort, Pamela
Kortun, Vasif
Kozloff, Max
Krauss, Rosalind E.
Krens, Thomas
Kuspit, Donald
Kwon, Miwon
König, Kasper

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Ladd, Jeffrey
Lafuente, Pablo
Lange, Christy
Lange, Susanne
Larratt-Smith, Philip
Lauf, Cornelia
Lax, Thomas
Le Bon, Laurent
Lees, Nicola
Lepik, Andres
Lew, Christopher Y.
Lewison, Jeremy
Li, Pi
Liesbrock, Heinz
Lind, Maria
Lippard, Lucy
Lissoni, Andrea
London, Barbara
Loock, Ulrich
Lootsma, Bart
Lum, Ken
Lupton, Ellen

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Marcoci, Roxana
Martin, Jean-Hubert
Martínez, Chus
Matt, Gerald
Mayo, Nuria Enguita
McShine, Kynaston
Medina, Cuauhtémoc
Miller, Dana
Molesworth, Helen
Morgan, Jessica
Morris, Frances
Munroe, Alexandra

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Nadel, Dan
Nickas, Bob
Noack, Ruth

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O'Brien, Glenn
Obrist, Hans Ulrich

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Paul, Christiane
Pearson, Jesse
Pedrosa, Adriano
Peyton-Jones, Julia
Phillips, Christopher
Porter, Jenelle
Proctor, Jacob

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Rattemeyer, Christian
Raymond, Yasmil
Respini, Eva
Ribas, João
Roelstraete, Dieter
Rose, Aaron
Rothfuss, Joan
Rothkopf, Scott
Ruiz, Alma
Ryan, Bartholomew
Ryan, Raymund

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Salvesen, Britt
Sanders, Jay
Sans, Jerome
Schaffner, Ingrid
Schimmel, Paul
Schlenzka, Jenny
Schwabsky, Barry
Serota, Nicholas
Shackelford, George T.M.
Shiff, Richard
Siegel, Joshua
Siegel, Katy
Simpson, Bennett
Singerman, Howard
Sirmans, Franklin
Smith, Cynthia E.
Solnit, Rebecca
Spector, Nancy
Springer, Carrie
Storr, Robert
Strauss, David Levi
Subotnick, Ali
Sussman, Elisabeth
Suzuki, Sarah
Szarkowski, John
Szeemann, Harald
Szymczyk, Adam

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Temkin, Ann

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Umland, Anne

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Vergne, Philippe
Vidler, Anthony

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Wakefield, Neville
Weibel, Peter
Weinberg, Adam
Weschler, Lawrence

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Yau, John

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Zelevansky, Lynn
                                                                                                                             

VISUAL BOOK INDEX | ACTIVE BACKLIST

A Brief History of Curating
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Part of JRP|Ringer's innovative Documents series, published with Les Presses du Réel and dedicated to critical writings, this publication comprises a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist mapping the development of the curatorial >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783905829556
US $24.95 CAN $33.95 TRADE
Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 200 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/01/2008 In stock


On Curating: Interviews with Ten International Curators
By Carolee Thea. Edited by Thomas Micchelli. Foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist. On Curating, Carolee Thea's second volume of interviews with ten of today's leading curators, explores the intellectual convictions and personal visions that lay the groundwork for the most prestigious and influential exhibitions in the world >>more

D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
ISBN 9781935202004
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 01/31/2010 In stock


This Is the Flow: The Museum as a Space for Ideas
Edited by Rutger Wolfson. Text by Cornel Bierens, Edwin Carels, Guus Beumer, Valentijn Byvanck, Chris Darke. What role do the visual arts and museums play in our society--and what role might they play? This Is the Flow compiles a series of essays on a diverse range of subjects, such as the >>more

Valiz
ISBN 9789078088240
US $32.50 CAN $42.50 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 260 pgs / 189 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2009 In stock


Banquete: Nodes & Networks
Since the 1990s, "banquete_" (a multidisciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists and other thinkers, named for the Spanish word for feast, banquet) has aimed to explore the convergences among biological, social, technological and cultural thought, giving >>more

Turner
ISBN 9788475068459
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 10 in. / 366 pgs / 270 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2009 In stock


Harald Szeemann
Edited by Florence Derieux. Text by Harald Szeemann, Hal Foster, Jean-Marc Poinsot, Tobia Bezzola. We owe our idea of the contemporary exhibition to Harald Szeemann--the first of the jet-setting international curators. From 1961 to 1969, he was Curator of the Kunsthalle Bern, where in 1968 he had the foresight >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783905829099
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Paperback, 6.25 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2008 In stock


JET: It's Not a Plane, It's Not a Girl's Name, It's a Book About Art
Edited by Belinda Hak. Text by Faye Holdert, Joris de Jong, Judith Leijdekkers, Jammie Oostrum, Estra Yalçiner. Witte de With's Junior Editorial Team (JET) here gauge the the art world climate through projects and interviews with Marc Bijl, Edith Dekyndt, Tauba Auerbach, Geoffrey Farmer, Ryan Gander, Lawrence Weiner and others. >>more

Witte de With Publishers
ISBN 9789073362871
US $19.95 CAN $27.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color / 15 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2010 In stock


Art Life: Selected Writings 1991-2005
By Lawrence Rinder. Introduction by Bill Arning. Entertaining, lyrical and informative, Art Life is a selection of essays by well-known contemporary art curator Lawrence Rinder, all written since 1991. Rinder's work is distinguished by a concern for art's role in reflecting and >>more

Gregory R. Miller & Co.
ISBN 9780974364827
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 85 color.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005 In stock


Merz World: Processing the Complicated Order
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Adrian Notz. Text by Yona Friedman, Thomas Hirschhorn, Peter Bissegger, Karin Orchard, Gwendolen Webster. The evolving artwork and early, all-encompassing installation Merzbau was German Dadaist Kurt Schwitters’ obsession. He began building a fantastical structure inside his Hanover studio in 1923, which he conceived as a project without end. It >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783905701371
US $15.00 CAN $21.50 TRADE
Paperback, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 124 pgs / 20 color.
Pub Date: 03/01/2008 In stock


Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, And More…On Collecting
Texts by Werner Muensterberger, Ingrid Schaffner and Fred Wilson. Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More...On Collecting examines the collecting impulse in its various incarnations, raising fundamental questions about why we collect and why we collect what we collect. Surprising and eccentric, this publication features three >>more

Independent Curators International (ICI)
ISBN 9780916365592
US $21.95 CAN $30.50 TRADE
Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 72 pgs / 45 color.
Pub Date: 02/02/2001 In stock


Triple Bond
By Wouter Davidts. Offering new insights into the role of museums, Wouter Davidts (author of The Fall of the Studio) investigates the connection between architecture, the museum as an institution, the museum program and art. A museum’s architecture >>more

Valiz/Antennae Series
ISBN 9789078088493
US $27.50 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 256 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/23/2017 In stock


Condition Report
Edited by Koyo Kouoh. Text by Abdellah Karroum, Koyo Kouoh, Simon Njami, Oumar Sall, Françoise Vergès, Hortensia Völckers, et al. Condition Report is a collection of essays resulting from a symposium held in Dakar in 2012. They address the changing role of art institutions and initiatives in Africa, where government-led art programs and infrastructure predominate. >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775737494
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 296 pgs / 26 color.
Pub Date: 02/28/2014 In stock


Exhibition as Social Intervention
Introduction by David Morris, Paul O'Neill. Text by Joshua Decter, Helmut Draxler, Joe Scanlan, Haf?ór Yngvason. Contributions by Mary Jane Jacob and interviews with artists Mark Dion, Simon Grennan, Daniel J. Martinez, Michael Brenson. A show challenging conventional understandings of public art, Culture in Action in Chicago had a new social agenda, and rethought what an exhibition of contemporary art might be. Through eight projects by artists initiated in >>more

Afterall Books
ISBN 9783863354480
US $27.50 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 72 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 In stock


Pigeons on the Grass Alas
Edited and with foreword by Paula Marincola, Peter Nesbett. This book is a unique convening of experts--unique because the "convening" only takes place within its pages. A roster of curators, affectionately dubbed "pigeons," were invited to respond to an evolving list of questions, what >>more

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia
ISBN 9780988710900
US $15.00 CAN $21.50 TRADE
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 23 color.
Pub Date: 01/31/2014 In stock


Gerald A. Matt: Artists Talks
Edited by Gerald A. Matt, Synne Genzmer. During his long and illustrious career as a curator and former director of Kunsthalle Wien, Gerald A. Matt has conducted many insightful interviews with the leading contemporary artists of our time. This latest volume of >>more

Moderne Kunst Nürnberg
ISBN 9783869844299
US $39.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 360 pgs / 50 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/31/2014 In stock


Draw it with your eyes closed: the art of the art assignment
Art school is at a point of unprecedented popularity both as an enterprise and as an object of critical inquiry. This book examines the complex and often unruly state of art education by focusing on >>more

Paper Monument
ISBN 9780979757549
US $15.00 CAN $15.00 RETAIL

Pub Date: 00/00/0000 Limited Quantity/In stock


Positioning the Art Gallery
Text by Jan van Adrichem, Dominic van den Boogerd, Xander Karskens, Noor Mertens, Tineke Reijnders, Olav Velthuis, et al. Positioning the Art Gallery traces the history of galleries in Amsterdam beginning around 1960. American artists such as Lawrence Weiner, Sol LeWitt and Allen Ruppersberg, as well as Dutch artists such as Jan Dibbets and >>more

Valiz
ISBN 9789078088394
US $27.50 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 8 in. / 224 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2013 In stock


Art as Urban Strategy
Text by Henriette Heezen, Tom van Gestel, Nathalie Zonnenberg. Initiated in 1997, the Beyond program for the arts at Leidsche Rijn is unique in its organization and scale. This book documents the project's first decade, investigating how Beyond's flexible scenario has functioned, and analyzing >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056627058
US $40.00 CAN $54.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 188 pgs / 200 color / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/31/2010 In stock


The Curator's Egg
Text by Karsten Schubert.

Tracing the development of the museum concept from the opening of The Louvre to the launch of Tate Modern, this accessible and succinct publication explores the museum’s role and evolution within society.
Encompassing curatorial, scholarly, political >>more

Ridinghouse
ISBN 9781905464203
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/01/2009 In stock


History Rising
Edited by Marjolijn Dijkman, Jes Fernie. Text by Jonathan Watkins, Krzystof Fijalkowski, Jes Ferni.

History Rising is an engaging study of museum display by artist Marjolijn Dijkman and curator Jes Fernie. Readers are invited to reconsider their view of history by looking at the mechanisms museums put in place >>more

Onomatopee
ISBN 9789491677304
US $19.95 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.8 x 11.2 in. / 96 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/20/2015 In stock


Take Me (I'm Yours)
Text by Alan Pauls, Roberta Tenconi, Chiara Parisi. Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lea Vergine, Lewis Hyde, Christian Boltanski, Arnaud Esquerre, Patrice Maniglier.

The result of conversations between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Christian Boltanski, Take Me (I’m Yours) rewrites the rulebook for experiencing a work of art. Published on the occasion of the exhibition's latest iteration in Milan, >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867493104
US $30.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 272 pgs / 60 color / 212 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock


Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe
By Zdenka Badovinac. Edited by J. Myers-Szupinska. Foreword by Kate Fowle. Conversation by Zdenka Badovinac, J. Myers-Szupinska.

Comradeship collects 16 essays by the forward-thinking Slovenian curator, museum director and scholar Zdenka Badovinac (born 1958). Appointed director of Ljubljana’s Museum of Modern Art in 1993 in the wake of Slovenian independence, Badovinac has >>more

Independent Curators International (ICI), New York
ISBN 9780692042250
US $19.95 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8 in. / 250 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/23/2019 In stock


The Constituent Museum
Edited with text by John Byrne, Elinor Morgan, November Paynter, Aida Sánchez de Serdio, Adela Železnik.

The Constituent Museum is inspired by a simple question: What would happen if museums put relationships at the center of their operations? Museums often organize their relationships with the public as "educational," but this role >>more

Valiz/L'internationale
ISBN 9789492095428
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 TRADE
Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 384 pgs / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock


The Transhistorical Museum
Edited with text by Eva Wittocx, Ann Demeester, Melanie Bühler. Text by Mieke Bal, Peter Capreau, Maria Iñigo Clavo, Bice Curiger, Penelope Curtis, Hendrik Folkerts, Hanneke Grootenboer, et al.

Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been a significant expansion in the field of transhistorical exhibition practice—that is, exhibitions in which objects from various art-historical periods and cultural contexts are put on >>more

Valiz/vis-à-vis
ISBN 9789492095527
US $33.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock


René d'Harnoncourt and the Art of Installation
By Michelle Elligott.

D'Harnoncourt redefined exhibition making and the parameters of art itself

René d'Harnoncourt served as the director of the Museum of Modern Art from 1949 to 1968, and was known for his conscientious approach to curating exhibitions >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9781633450509
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 204 color.
Pub Date: 11/20/2018 In stock


Blessing and Transgressing: A Live Institute
By Defne Ayas. Contributions by Eric Baudelaire, AA Bronson, Bik Van der Pol, Heman Chong, Douglas Coupland, Rana Hamadeh, Goshka Macuga, et al.

Published at the end of curator Defne Ayas’ six-year directorship of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, this richly illustrated publication celebrates the institution’s programs and collaborations while ruminating on their >>more

Witte de With Publishers
ISBN 9789491435553
US $24.00 CAN $33.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 320 pgs / 58 color / 105 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock


WdW Review
Edited by Defne Ayas, Adam Kleinman. Contributions by Natalia Antonova, Orit Gat, Annie Godfrey Larmon, et al.

Following Volume I (2013–2016), this anthology documents reflections published in 2016 and 2017 on WdW Review, the online platform for the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, bringing together the website's four >>more

Witte de With Publishers
ISBN 9789491435539
US $14.00 CAN $19.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 112 pgs / 34 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/22/2018 In stock


The Private Museum of the Future
Edited by Cristina Bechtler, Dora Imhof. Text by Chris Dercon, Soichiro Fututake, Eli Broad, Bernardo Paz, Dakis Joannou, Philippe Méaille, Eugenio Lopez, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Nadia Samdani, Jochen Zeitz.

Private museums like the Menil Collection in Houston, the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence or the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek have existed for a long time, but over the past decade, >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783037645208
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 214 pgs / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock


Look At Me!
Edited with text by Sasa Hanten-Schmidt, Wolfgang Ullrich.

Look at Me! examines how private collections change over time through a case study of the Hanten-Schmidt collection. Sasa Hanten-Schmidt, one half of the collector couple, retraces the genealogy of the collection and describes how >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051613
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 FLAT40
Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018 In stock


Art Is Therapy
Text by Alain de Botton, John Armstrong. Published in the form of a giant yellow post-it block (designed by Irma Boom), Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s Art Is Therapy provoke us into rethinking assumptions about what a museum visit is for. >>more

nai010 publishers/Rijksmuseum
ISBN 9789491714382
US $25.00 CAN $34.50 SDNR40
Pbk, 7 x 7 in. / 500 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/25/2017 In stock


The Anti-Museum: An Anthology
Edited by Mathieu Copeland, Balthazar Lovay. Introduction by Mathieu Copeland. Text by Johannes Cladders, Beatriz Colomina, Henry Flynt, et al. Interviews with John Armleder, Robert Barry, Ben, Genesis P-Orridge.

The museum is a constant target for criticism, whether from artists, thinkers, curators or the public. From the 20th-century avant-gardes to the present, the museum’s suspect position has generated iconoclastic actions, attacks, utopias and alternative >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783960980032
US $49.95 CAN $67.50 FLAT40
Hbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 792 pgs / 30 color / 280 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/23/2017 In stock


The Ocean after Nature
Edited by Alaina Claire Feldman. Text by Kodo Eshwun, Alaina Claire Feldman, Lucy R. Lippard, Allan Sekula, et al. The Ocean after Nature examines the ocean as a site reflecting ecological, political and economic realities through the work of more than 20 artists and collectives, including Ursula Biemann, Drexciya, Renée Green, Peter Hutton, An-My >>more

Independent Curators International (ICI)
ISBN 9780916365936
US $15.00 CAN $21.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 20 duotone.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock


Buy What You Like
Edited by Christoph Noe. Text by Lin Han, et al. The idea of this book is based on a simple question: "What are your tips, thoughts, or words of wisdom on collecting Chinese contemporary art?" Some writers contribute from an institutional background, others from a >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783869845470
US $24.95 CAN $33.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 4 x 6.75 in. / 172 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/26/2016 In stock


Museum of the Future
Edited by Cristina Bechtler, Dora Imhof. Text by John Baldessari, Bice Curiger, Chris Dercon, et al. Museums of contemporary art are expanding and in crisis. They attract ever-larger audiences; architects constantly redesign them; and the ever-swellling ranks of artists are producing a greater quantity of art than ever before. Meanwhile, museum >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783037643839
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 31 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/24/2015 In stock


Helge Achenbach: The Art Agitator
Helge Achenbach (born 1952) is one of the world’s most prominent art consultants. He could even be described as the inventor of this métier. The Art Agitator recounts Achenbach’s experiences with famous artists over the >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775736770
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.5 x 10.5 in. / 240 pgs / 198 color.
Pub Date: 02/28/2014 In stock


Among Others: Blackness at MoMA
Edited with text by Darby English, Charlotte Barat. Text by Mabel O. Wilson, et al.

This expansive collection of essays on nearly 200 works in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art is the first substantial exploration of MoMA’s uneven historical relationship with black artists, black audiences and the >>more

The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450349
US $65.00 CAN $82.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 488 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock


The Future of the New
Edited with text by Thijs Lijster. Text by Lietje Bauwens, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Robin Celikates, Wouter De Raeve, Elena Esposito, Boris Groys, Alice Haddad, Akiem Helmling, Bojana Kunst, Suhail Malik, Benjamin Noys, Hartmut Rosa, Nick Srnicek, Carolyn F. Strauss, Rolando Vázquez, Alex Williams.

In The Future of the New, artists, theorists and professionals working the art field reflect on the role of the arts in a world that is speeding up and changing through the joint forces of >>more

Valiz/Antennae
ISBN 9789492095589
US $28.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 304 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 In stock


Better Books / Better Bookz
Edited by Rozemin Keshvani, Axel Heil, Peter Weibel. Text by Rozemin Keshvani, Barry Miles. Contributions by Stephen Dwoskin, John Hopkins, Graham Keen, Bruce Lacey, Gustav Metzger, Jeff Nuttall, Frank Popper, Criton Tomazos, Islwyn Watkins.

In the 1960s and ‘70s, the legendary independent London bookstore Better Books, located on the Charing Cross Road, was the hub for Britain’s counterculture, with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi, >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960984580
US $55.00 CAN $75.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 320 pgs / 165 color / 180 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


The Legacy of Transgressive Objects
Edited with text by Katja Müller-Helle. Contributions by Beatriz Colomina, Tacita Dean, Helmut Lethen, Dennis Göttel, Jeannie Moser, Claus Pias, Eva Wilson.

The Legacy of Transgressive Objects traces the afterlife and historicization of the concept of transgression in the art, architecture, technology, music and psychedelic practices of 1968 and its legacy, by looking at the objects, materials >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783941360648
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Pbk, 5 x 7 in. / 180 pgs.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock


Unlearning Exercises
Edited with text by Binna Choi, Annette Krauss, Yolande van der Heide. Text by Liz Allan, Yollotl Alvarado, Jacob Apostol, Joy Melanie Escani, Andrés García, Brigitta Isabella, Faisol Iskandor, Ismiatun, Nancy Jouwe, Emily Pethick, Andrea Phillips, Kerstin Stakemeier, Sakiko Sugawa, Syafiatudina, et al.

Learning is the accumulation of knowledge, skills and behavior; it is often progress-oriented and institutionally driven. In contrast, unlearning is directed toward embodied forms of knowledge and the unconscious operation of ways of thinking and >>more

Valiz/Casco
ISBN 9789492095534
US $24.95 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 232 pgs / 10 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology
Edited with text by Michael Connor, Aria Dean, Dragan Espenschied. Text by manuel arturo abreu, Josephine Bosma, Megan Driscoll, Ceci Moss, Lila Pagola, Paul Soulellis, Elvia Wilk.

This richly illustrated volume retells the history of net art from the 1980s to the present day through thematic essays and interview extracts. It centers around the 100 works selected, restored and presented as part >>more

Rhizome
ISBN 9780692173084
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Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 400 pgs / 325 color / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/23/2019 In stock


No Internet, No Art
Edited with text by Melanie Buhler. Contributions by Philipp Albers, Kari Altmann, Karen Archey, Aram Bartholl, Michael Bell-Smith, David M. Berry, Natalie Bookchin, Andreas Broeckmann, Melanie Bühler, Harry Burke, Adam Cruces, Michel van Dartel, Annet Dekker, Niels van Doorn, Raffael Dörig, Claire L. Evans, Kenneth Goldsmith, Joel Holmberg, Paul Kneale, Katja Kwastek, Monica Lam, Geert Lovink, Pierre Lumineau, m-a-u-s-e-r, Greg Niemeyer, Nicolas Nova, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Christiane Paul, Daniel Pinkas, Domenico Quaranta, Jon Rafman, Rafaël Rozendaal, Cornelia Sollfrank, Jenna Sutela, Douglas Thomas, Mark Tribe, Brad Troemel, UBERMORGEN, Ben Vickers, Bernadette Wegenstein, Peter Weibel, Elvia Wilk.

Today almost everybody has some kind of connection to the internet. No Internet, No Art explores what this situation entails with respect to one cultural field in particular: art.
By opening up the often narrowly defined >>more

Onomatopee
ISBN 9789491677960
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 416 pgs / 88 color / 107 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/23/2019 In stock


Artist, Authorship & Legacy: A Reader
Edited with introduction by Daniel McClean. Text by Joan Kee, Donn Zaretsky, Martha Buskirk, Christian Viveros-Fauné, Nate Harrison, John C. Welchman, Lisa Rosendahl, Penelope Curtis, Alessandra Donati, Shane Burke, Guy Brett, Georgina Adam, Judith Bresler, Corinne Hershkovitch, Giuseppe Calabi, Loretta Würtenberger and Karl Von Trott Zu Solz, Christine J. Vincent, Daniel McClean, Dawn Ades, Agency, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Gilane Tawadros.

This anthology of interdisciplinary essays examines the interlocking themes of artistic authorship, authenticity and legacy from legal, art market and art historical perspectives. It is structured in three sections: Authorship and Artists’ Rights; The Artwork, >>more

Ridinghouse
ISBN 9781909932456
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 324 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


The Art of Being a World Culture Museum
Edited with text by Barbara Plankensteiner. Text by Wayne Modest, Wolfgang Thaler.

With a host of pressures and issues facing them, European ethnographic museums and museums of world cultures are, despite their 19th-century roots, uniquely timely, fully belonging to our present moment in the West.
The Art >>more

Kerber
ISBN 9783735605122
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Hbk, 8.75 x 11.75 in. / 248 pgs / 211 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective
By Nathalie Zonnenberg.

Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective focuses on the curatorial practice of exhibiting conceptual art. The fact that conceptual works are frequently not object-based creates challenges when exhibiting them. This book offers various perspectives on >>more

Valiz/vis-à-vis
ISBN 9789078088769
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/23/2019 In stock


Joanna Drew and the Art of Exhibitions
By Caroline Hancock.

This book celebrates the life and work of the English art gallery director and arts administrator Joanna Drew (1929–2003). Drew began her impressive career at the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1952 and during >>more

Skira
ISBN 9788857239521
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


You, Me and Art
Edited with text by Marta Gnyp.

As the art world shifts and expands, the position of everyone in its orbit—from viewers to critics and curators to artists themselves—is continuously reinvented and transformed. Though the artist remains at the center of the >>more

Skira Paris
ISBN 9788857238326
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 300 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


Art Work
Edited by Isabella Villafranca di Soissons.

To speak of “restoration” in relation to contemporary art seems almost oxymoronic. On the one hand, it is commonly assumed that the art produced in our own time is still too new to need conservation. >>more

Marsilio Editori
ISBN 9788831729451
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Pbk, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 304 pgs / 107 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


Endless Shout
Edited with text by Anthony Elms. Text by Raúl de Nieves, Cynthia Oliver, The Otolith Group, taisha paggett. Conversations with George Lewis, Jennie C. Jones, Charles Gaines, Fred Moten, Wadada Leo Smith.

Endless Shout asks how, why and where performance and improvisation can take place inside a museum. The book documents a six-month series of experimental performances organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, >>more

Inventory Press / Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Philadelphia
ISBN 9781941753163
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Pbk, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 226 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock


Art Cologne 1967–2016
Edited by Günter Herzog, Brigitte Jacobs van Renswou. Introduction by Rudolf Zwirner. Foreword by Gerald Böse, Daniel Hug, Heinz Schnock. Now into its 50th edition, after its historical beginnings as Kunstmarkt Köln ’67, Art Cologne is still one of the most important art fairs in the world. And it still has its roots in Kunstmarkt >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863359225
US $50.00 CAN $67.50 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 408 pgs / 328 color / 254 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/14/2016 In stock


100 Secrets of the Art World
Edited by Thomas Girst, Magnus Resch. What do major artists consider their best-kept secret? What is regarded as confidential knowledge among the key players of the global art market? In 100 Secrets of the Art World, the most powerful international individuals >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863359614
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Pbk, 4.75 x 6.75 in. / 144 pgs / 8 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016 In stock


Private Art Museum Report
Text by Claire Bouchara, Max Bossier, Christine Howald, Shasha Liu, Christoph Noe, Kaisha Woo, Cuiyun Xu. There are currently 317 privately founded contemporary art museums in the world, with the largest numbers in South Korea, the United States and Germany. Who founds these museums, and why? How big are these museums, >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903004948
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Pbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 106 pgs / 66 color.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock


Exhibition, Design, Participation
Edited with text by Elena Crippa. Text by David Sylvester, Martin Beek, Owen Hatherly, Lucy Steeds. The radical project an Exhibit (mounted in 1957 at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London) emerged from a decade of testing the formats and possibilities of exhibition making, resulting in a >>more

Afterall Books
ISBN 9783863358976
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Pbk, 6.75 x 8 in. / 240 pgs / 75 color / 75 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock


Great Expectations: Prospects for the Future of Curatorial Education
Edited by Leigh Markopoulos. Almost 30 years after the founding of the first curatorial studies program (at the École du Magasin, Grenoble), with the curator remaining a figure of curiosity and fascination in the contemporary art world, a new >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783863359140
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7 in. / 152 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/14/2016 In stock


Ydessa Hendeles: From Her Wooden Sleep...
This artist’s book interprets From Her Wooden Sleep... Toronto-based artist-curator Ydessa Hendeles’ (born 1948) multilayered meditation on difference, diversity and group dynamics. Central to the show inspired by and mounted at London’s Institute of Contemporary >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775741033
US $95.00 CAN $127.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 480 pgs / 312 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock


René Block: Ich kenne kein Weekend
Edited by Marius Babias, Birgit Eusterschulte, Stella Rollig. Foreword by Marius Babias, Thomas Köhler. Introduction by Birgit Eusterschulte. Text by Philip Ursprung. Having represented Beuys, Richter and Polke. René Block (born 1942) ranks among the central figures of the 1960s avant-garde. This publication collects writings by and interviews with Block, organized chronologically. >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783863358112
US $55.00 CAN $72.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.75 x 12 in. / 540 pgs / 450 color / 300 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/23/2016 In stock


Could Have, Would Have, Should Have
By Tiqui Atencio. Illustrations by Pablo Helguera. What does it take to be a serious art collector? What drives someone to go after a particular work, regardless of the cost? Tiqui Atencio has been collecting since she was 18 years old; decades >>more

Art / Books
ISBN 9781908970244
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Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/29/2016 In stock


The Image-Matter
By Dominique Peysson. Translated by Vanessa Place It is now possible for scientists to control the structure of matter at a scale so minute that previously unimaginable properties emerge. Organic matter may even be hybridized with nonorganic matter, as the border between >>more

Dis Voir
ISBN 9782914563802
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Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 20 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/28/2016 In stock


Greater New York: Curatorial Roundtable
Text by Douglas Crimp, Peter Eleey, Thomas J. Lax, Mia Locks. MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of Greater New York. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Considering the >>more

MoMA PS1
ISBN 9780996893053
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 36 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/26/2017 In stock


On Curating II
By Carolee Thea. Edited by Carolee Thea, Thomas Micchelli. Foreword by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev. On Curating 2, Carolee Thea's new volume of interviews with 14 of today’s leading curators, explores the lively system of art biennials that is thriving around the world—particularly outside Europe and America. Spawned by their >>more

D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
ISBN 9781938922909
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 136 pgs / 84 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 In stock


Curating & Politics
Edited by Gerd Elise Mørland. Text by Heidi Bale Amundsen, Ekaterina Degot, T. J. Demos, Reesa Greenberg, Gerd Elise Mørland, Andrea Phillips, Cecilia Sjöholm. Since the 1990s, exhibition discourse has revolved around the figure of the professional curator. Consequently, curatorial politics is usually considered the direct outcome of a curator’s acts and intentions. Now, however, new institutional models and >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775740791
US $35.00 CAN $47.50 SDNR30
Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 03/22/2016 In stock


Look at Me
Edited by Andrea Sick, Mona Schieren. The mechanisms of celebrity culture at the Venice Biennale are dissected in this merciless critique of art-world logic. Essays by Dorothee Albrecht, Andreas Bernhardt, Beatrice von Bismarck, Jolanka Boeke, Paola Bonino, Anna Bromley, Régis Debray, >>more

Moderne Kunst Nürnberg
ISBN 9783869841779
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 232 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 08/31/2011 In stock


Time Action Vision
By Christian Höller. Edited by Anne-Julie Raccoursier. In Time Action Vision, Christian Höller, of the interdisciplinary Critical Curatorial Cybermedia program at the University of Art and Design in Geneva, conducts 12 conversations on the topics of cultural studies, postcolonialism, globalization, activism and >>more

JRP | Ringier
ISBN 9783037641248
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Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 222 pgs / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/31/2010 In stock


Conservation: MFA Highlights
Text by Richard Newman. Though conservation plays a decisive role in the public's experience of artworks in museums, visitors are often unaware of what it takes to keep them vibrant, intact and in some cases existent, and until now >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467297
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Pbk, 7 x 9 in. / 200 pgs / 150 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2011 In stock


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