Fall 2021 Books on Black Arts & Culture

Afro-Atlantic Histories
Edited with text by Adriano Pedrosa, Tomás Toledo. Text by Ayrson Heráclito, Deborah Willis, Hélio Menezes, Kanitra Fletcher, Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Vivian Crockett.

Afro-Atlantic Histories brings together a selection of more than 400 works and documents by more than 200 artists from the 16th to the 21st centuries that express and analyze the ebbs and flows between Africa, >>more

DelMonico Books/Museu de Arte de São Paulo
ISBN 9781636810027
US $65.00 CAN $83.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 400 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 11/16/2021 Awaiting stock

Faith Ringgold
Foreword by Emily Wei Rales, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Katarina Pierre. Text by Michele Wallace.

Lauded internationally for her narrative quilts and her colorful paintings of African American life, New York artist Faith Ringgold has explored and sabotaged perceptions of identity and gender inequality through her experiences in the feminist >>more

Glenstone Museum/Serpentine/Bildmuseet
ISBN 9780999802960
US $50.00 CAN $68.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 10.25 in. / 220 pgs / 90 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46
Edited by Dan Leers. Text by Philip Brookman, Mark Whitaker, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Eric Crosby.

By 1944, Gordon Parks had established himself as a photographer who freely navigated the fields of press and commercial photography, with an unparalleled humanist perspective. That year, Roy Stryker—the former Farm Security Administration official who >>more

Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/Carnegie Museum of Art
ISBN 9783969990056
US $48.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 110 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2022 Awaiting stock

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint Is Family In Three Acts
Edited with text by Michal Raz-Russo. Text by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Community Members of Flint, Leigh Raiford, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Flint Is Family in Three Acts chronicles the ongoing manmade water crisis in Flint, Michigan, from the perspective of those who live and fight for their right to access free, clean water. >>more

Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation
ISBN 9783958297531
US $65.00 CAN $88.00 TRADE
Clth, 10.5 x 12.5 in. / 312 pgs / 56 color / 120 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 Awaiting stock

Mel D. Cole: American Protest

Mel D. Cole has spent the last 20 years documenting music, nightlife and more. In April 2020, during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, Cole started driving around New York City documenting the >>more

ISBN 9788862087544
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 11.5 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/19/2021 Awaiting stock

Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks
Text by Joseph Gergel, Emmanuel Iduma, Mary Trent.

Accompanying the first solo exhibition of Swiss Guinean artist Namsa Leuba (born 1982) in the United States, Crossed Looks features Leuba’s major projects to date, including photography series in Guinea, South Africa, Nigeria and Benin, >>more

ISBN 9788862087520
US $55.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 92 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/19/2021 Awaiting stock

Edited by Sereina Rothenberger, David Schatz, Catherine Morand, Flurina Rothenberger. Text by Chayet Chiénin, Denise Epote, Anne Grossfilley, Genevieve Hill-Thomas, Saidi Mamadou Ouédraogo, Victoria Rovine. Interview by Catherine Morand. Photographs by Flurina Rothenberger, Kader Diaby, Ben Idriss, Nuits Balnéaires.

This book traces, for the very first time, the extraordinary life and brand of Côte d'Ivoire–based fashion designer Pathé’O (born 1950). Known for his connection to former South African president Nelson Mandela, for whom he >>more

Edition Patrick Frey
ISBN 9783907236239
US $65.00 CAN $88.00 TRADE
Clth, 8.25 x 11 in. / 420 pgs / 260 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 Awaiting stock

Nigeria: The Cover Art of Nigerian Music
Edited by Stuart Baker.

This unique large-format book features hundreds and hundreds of unique and stunning record sleeve designs from Nigeria that span a period from the country’s independence in 1960 through much of the second half of the >>more

Soul Jazz Books
ISBN 9780957260078
US $50.00 CAN $68.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11.75 x 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 11/23/2021 Awaiting stock

Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style
Text by Jason Jules, Graham Marsh.

From the most avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists and poets to architects, philosophers and writers, Black Ivy: The Birth of Cool charts a period in American history when Black men across the country adopted the >>more

Reel Art Press
ISBN 9781909526822
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 208 pgs / 100 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/12/2021 Awaiting stock

Adam Pendleton: Pasts, Futures, and Aftermaths
Introduction by Adam Pendleton. Interviews with Thomas Hirschhorn, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Joan Jonas, Lorraine O’Grady, and Joan Retallack.

In 2011, artist Adam Pendleton (born 1984) assembled Black Dada Reader, a compendium of texts, documents and positions that elucidated a practice and ethos of "Black Dada." Resembling a school course reader, the book was >>more

DABA/Koenig Books
ISBN 9781734681710
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 448 pgs / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

Adam Pendleton: As Heavy as Sculpture

A new artist's book by Adam Pendleton (born 1984), As Heavy as Sculpture follows Pendleton's 2021 installation of the same title, exhibited at the New Museum in New York. The book collects, repeats and processes >>more

ISBN 9781636810270
US $100.00 CAN $136.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 480 pgs / 270 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/21/2021 Awaiting stock

Adam Pendleton: Who Is Queen?
Edited by Adam Pendleton with Alec Mapes-Frances. Introduction by Stuart Comer. Text by Adrienne Edwards, Mario Gooden, Danielle A. Jackson, Adam Pendleton, Lynne Tillman.

Adam Pendleton draws on visual culture and historical archives to explore the ways in which context influences meaning. Referencing a broad range of artistic and cultural currents—including Dada, Minimalism and Black Power—Pendleton reconfigures words, forms >>more

The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633451100
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 10.25 in. / 272 pgs / 235 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/12/2021 Awaiting stock

Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?
Edited by Claudia Schmuckli.

Wangechi Mutu takes viewers on journeys of material, psychological and sociopolitical transformation; this volume explores her most recent groundbreaking work. Over the past two decades, Mutu has created chimerical constellations of powerful female characters, hybrid >>more

DelMonico Books/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
ISBN 9781636810058
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 176 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 10/12/2021 Awaiting stock

Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied with Seeing
Edited by Melissa Blanchflower, Natalia Grabowska. Text by Rizvana Bradley, bell hooks, Dona Nelson, Christina Sharpe, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Through a uniquely textural style of oil painting that evokes the fluidity of watercolors, Jennifer Packer recasts classical genres in a fresh political and contemporary light while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960989035
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 172 pgs / 79 color / 3 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979
Introduction by Laura Hoptman. Conversation by Linda Goode Bryant, Senga Nengudi. Photographs and essay by Bruce W. Talamon.

The first book dedicated to these pivotal early works on paper, David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979 brings together the monoprints and collages in which the artist used the body as both a drawing tool and >>more

The Drawing Center
ISBN 9780942324419
US $28.00 CAN $38.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 36 color / 18 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/30/2021 In stock

Art on the Frontline: Mandate for a People´s Culture
By Angela Y. Davis. Edited by Amber Husain. Art by Tschabalala Self.

In her stirring and influential essay “Art on the Frontline,” American scholar and activist icon Angela Y. Davis (born 1944) asked, “how do we collectively acknowledge our popular cultural legacy and communicate it to the >>more

Walther König, Köln/Afterall Books
ISBN 9783960989011
US $18.00 CAN $24.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 36 color.
Pub Date: 07/20/2021 In stock

Jonathan Moller: Black Lives Matter

Award-winning Denver-based photographer and human rights activist Jonathan Moller (born 1963) turns away from his usual social documentary work in Central America with a new collection of images recording the Black Lives Matter movement in >>more

ISBN 9788418428678
US $40.00 CAN $54.50 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 9 in. / 192 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date: 11/09/2021 Awaiting stock

Crowns: My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom
Edited by Anne Morin. Foreword by Angela Bassett. Poem by Patricia Smith.

In Crowns: My Hair, My Soul, My Freedom American photographer Sandro Miller (born 1958) celebrates the social endurance, cultural heritage and self-expression of Black women through their hairstyles. In this series of portraits, each subject >>more

ISBN 9788857245584
US $75.00 CAN $102.00 TRADE
Hbk, 12 x 13.5 in. / 180 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date: 12/14/2021 Awaiting stock

Reggie Burrows Hodges
Text by Hilton Als. Interview by Suzette McAvoy.

Maine-based painter Reggie Burrows Hodges (born 1965) explores storytelling and visual metaphor, often drawing inspiration from his childhood in Compton, California. Starting from a black ground, Hodges develops the scene around his figures, who materialize >>more

Karma Books, New York
ISBN 9781949172560
US $40.00 CAN $54.50 TRADE
Hbk, 10.25 x 11 in. / 112 pgs / 53 color.
Pub Date: 04/06/2021 In stock

No Humans Involved
Foreword by Ann Philbin. Text by Erin Christovale, Anthony Bogues, Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Sylvia Wynter.

The term “no humans involved” emerged shortly after the 1991 beating of Rodney King, when it was discovered that the Los Angeles Police Department was using the term as a shorthand for casework that involved >>more

DelMonico Books/Hammer Museum
ISBN 9781942884767
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 188 pgs / 75 color.
Pub Date: 10/12/2021 Awaiting stock

Theaster Gates: Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories
Edited by Daisy Desrosiers. Introduction by Theaster Gates. Contributions by Krista Aronson, Dorothy Berry, Danielle M. Conway, Elizabeth Finch, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Lareese Hall, Lynn McKinley-Grant, Erin Murphy, Asma Naeem, Ellen Y. Tani, Arisa White, Briana Williams.

This book features essays and other reflections commissioned in response to the Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories, a monumental participatory work by Theaster Gates (born 1973). The Cabinet includes nearly 3,000 framed images of >>more

DelMonico Books/Colby College Museum of Art
ISBN 9781636810089
US $24.95 CAN $33.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 144 pgs / 6 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/31/2021 Awaiting stock

Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon
Edited by Lydia Yee, Cameron Foote.

This publication accompanies a major new Theaster Gates exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, focusing on his clay-based work.
The transformation of clay—from geological substance into utilitarian and artistic material—is the basis for much of Gates' art >>more

Whitechapel Gallery
ISBN 9780854882960
US $50.00 CAN $68.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.75 x 11.25 in. / 200 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2021 Awaiting stock

Armando Alleyne: A Few of My Favorites
Text by Tiona Nekkia McClodden.

With bright patches of acrylic paint and carefully placed found ephemera, New York–based artist Armando Alleyne’s (born 1959) multimedia portraits are immediately eye-catching, drawing viewers in to inspect and appreciate the layers of meaning collaged >>more

Edition Patrick Frey
ISBN 9783907236253
US $60.00 CAN $82.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 234 pgs / 155 color.
Pub Date: 12/07/2021 Awaiting stock

Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water
Edited with text by Adeze Wilford. Text by Howardena Pindell, Ashley James, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Alex Poots.

Since the beginning of her creative career in the 1970s, American artist and curator Howardena Pindell (born 1943) has been planning the titular film at the core of this volume. The film, an examination of >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960988953
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 FLAT40
Clth, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 120 pgs / 41 color / 8 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/20/2021 In stock

Renée Green: Inevitable Distances
Text by Renée Green.

Since the late 1980s, Berlin-based American artist Renée Green (born 1959) has imagined and expanded the ways in which art can surface and give form to underwritten histories, collective memory and cultural exchange, through immensely >>more

Hatje Cantz/DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program/KW Institute for Contemporary Art
ISBN 9783775750615
US $40.00 CAN $54.50 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 02/22/2022 Awaiting stock

Karyn Olivier: Everything That's Alive Moves
Edited with text by Anthony Elms. Introduction by John McInerney. Text by Andrianna Campbell-LaFleur, Karyn Olivier, Liz Park.

This publication documents the first solo museum exhibition of Philadelphia-based sculptor Karyn Olivier (born 1968), focusing on recent trajectories of her investigation into scale and public memory, particularly as activated for monuments and memorials. After >>more

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
ISBN 9780884541530
US $25.00 CAN $34.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 150 pgs / 49 color.
Pub Date: 10/25/2021 Awaiting stock

Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning
Foreword by Steven Matijcio. Text by Grace Deveney, Ciarán Finlayson, Ana Tuazon, Jamillah James, Steven Matijcio. Interview by Alvia Wardlaw.

The first full-length monograph of Houston-based visual artist Jamal Cyrus (born 1973), this publication features an overview of Cyrus’ practice of cobbling modern artifacts that trace the evolution of Black identity as it migrates across >>more

Inventory Press/Blaffer Art Museum
ISBN 9781941753446
US $35.00 CAN $47.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10.5 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date: 01/04/2022 Awaiting stock

Sadie Barnette: Legacy and Legend
Edited with introduction by Rebecca McGrew and Ciara Ennis. Foreword by Ciara Ennis, Victoria Sancho Lobis. Text by Sadie Barnette, Rujeko Hockley.

Oakland-based multimedia artist Sadie Barnette (born 1984) has made groundbreaking explorations of her own family’s history and archives. She situates her father Rodney Barnette’s activism, including his founding of the Black Panther chapter in Compton, >>more

Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College/Pitzer College Art Galleries
ISBN 9780997930658
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 TRADE
Hbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 75 color.
Pub Date: 11/09/2021 Awaiting stock

Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation
Edited with text by Erin Christovale and Meg Onli. Foreword by Anne Philbin and Zoë Ryan. Text by Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, Ikechukwu Onyewuenyi, Cauleen Smith, David Hammons, The Charles White Archives, Kellie Jones. Reprint of text by Aria Dean.

This is the first major retrospective on the groundbreaking Los Angeles–based video artist Ulysses Jenkins (born 1946). Since the 1970s, Jenkins has interrogated questions of race and gender as they relate to ritual, history and >>more

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania/Hammer Museum
ISBN 9780884541554
US $40.00 CAN $54.50 TRADE
Hbk, 7 x 10 in. / 304 pgs / 176 color.
Pub Date: 10/25/2021 Awaiting stock

Leslie Hewitt and Bradford Young: Untitled (Structures)
Edited by Leslie Hewitt, Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder. Text by Leah Meisterlin, Uzma Rizvi. Conversations with Dawoud Bey, Bradford Young, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt.

In 2012, Leslie Hewitt (born 1977) and Bradford Young (born 1977) produced Untitled (Structures), a series of silent, nonlinear film vignettes that grew out of an invitation from the Menil Collection, Houston, to consider the >>more

Dancing Foxes Press
ISBN 9781954947009
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 7.75 x 10 in. / 140 pgs / 60 color / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 12/14/2021 Awaiting stock

Diedrick Brackens: darling divined
Edited with interview by Margot Norton. Foreword by Lisa Phillips and Simone Wicha. Text by Derrick Austin, Essex Hemphill, Danielle Jackson, Veronica Roberts.

Diedrick Brackens (born 1989) constructs intricately woven textiles that speak to the complexities of Black and queer identity in the United States. He foregrounds the loaded associations of cotton, which is enmeshed in the history >>more

New Museum/Blanton Museum
ISBN 9780915557271
US $25.00 CAN $34.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.25 x 9.75 in. / 188 pgs / 59 color.
Pub Date: 09/28/2021 Awaiting stock

From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys
By Mykki Blanco.

From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys is the first book of poetry by New York–based performance artist and writer Mykki Blanco. Coinciding with the release of Blanco’s two new albums—their first >>more

Mykki Blanco LLC/KMEC
ISBN 9781736840818
US $20.00 CAN $27.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

Darrel Ellis
Text by Derek Conrad Murray, Steven G. Fullwood, Tiana Reid. Contributions by Sadie Barnette, Alanna Fields, S*an D. Henry-Smith, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Ariel Goldberg.

Known for his experimental approach to painting and photography, New York–based mixed-media artist Darrel Ellis (1958–92) explored the psychic terrain between surface, memory and lyric self-representation. Working in part from his late father’s photographs, Ellis >>more

Visual AIDS, New York
ISBN 9781732641556
US $49.95 CAN $67.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 210 color.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye
Text by Andrea Andersson, Tina Campt. Interview by Brent Edwards. Afterword by Cameron Shaw.

To tailor a garment by “rock of eye” is to rely on the drape—on experience over mathematical measurement—in the fitting process. It is a kind of drawing in space—a freehand, an intuition, a trust of >>more

ISBN 9781938221323
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 128 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 11/30/2021 Awaiting stock

Barthélémy Toguo
Edited with text by Philippe Dagen.

French Cameroonian artist Barthélémy Toguo (born 1967) uses a multidisciplinary approach to address complex subjects such as colonialism and race. He paints in a manner that is both fluid and skillfully controlled to depict genderless >>more

skira paris
ISBN 9782370741448
US $60.00 CAN $82.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10.75 x 12 in. / 308 pgs / 215 color.
Pub Date: 06/29/2021 In stock

Beyond the Door of No Return
Edited by Selene Wendt.

The artists featured in this book create compelling narratives that shed light on the entangled colonial histories that connect Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. Collectively, these artists provide crucial insight into some of >>more

Skira/The Africa Institute/Sharjah
ISBN 9788857245607
US $35.00 CAN $47.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 151 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 09/28/2021 Awaiting stock

A View from the Forest
Text by David A. Binkley.

The Kuba of the Democratic Republic of Congo are recognized throughout the world for the beauty and inventiveness of their figure sculptures, decorative arts and surface design traditions. However, only a few scholarly articles have >>more

ISBN 9781646570232
US $65.00 CAN $88.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 10.5 in. / 240 pgs / 169 color.
Pub Date: 11/16/2021 Awaiting stock

The Faculty of Sensing
Edited with text by Jule Hillgärtner, Nele Kaczmarek, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. Text by Paulin J. Hountondji, et al.

This book looks into the work and life of Anton Wilhelm Amo (c. 1700–53)—a figure of the early 18th-century German Enlightenment and the first African philosopher to study and teach in European universities. It brings >>more

Mousse Publishing
ISBN 9788867494385
US $29.95 CAN $39.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 328 pgs / 17 color / 26 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/17/2021 Awaiting stock


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