Spring 2019 Featured Books on Asian Artists, Art & Culture

For collectors of books on or by Asian artists or writers, or on Asian culture in general, the Spring 2019 catalogue has much to offer. New monographs are on Nobuyoshi Araki, Kenro Izu, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Ai Weiwei, Haegue Yang, Masao Yamamoto, Sohei Nishino, Liu Hueng Shing, Koki Tanaka, Yan Pei-Ming and Zeng Fanzhi, while FUEL will release "Soviet Asia," documenting the modernist architecture of Central Asia, and Kaya Press is publishing "SKULLFUCK," Japanese-American filmmaker Jon Moritsugu's vivid memoir.

Soviet Asia
Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Photography by Roberto Conte, Stefano Perego.

Brutalism East: majestic concrete meets ornament and color in the revelatory world of Soviet Asian architecture
Soviet Asia explores the Soviet modernist architecture of Central Asia. Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego crossed the >>more

FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780995745551
US $32.50 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8 x 6.5 in. / 192 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock

Araki: Impossible Love
Text by Felix Hoffmann.

This book combines Araki’s early Tokyo series with a selection of his recent Polaroid collages and newly developed slide shows—all of them exploring the contradictions between anonymity and intimacy, the public and private sphere, reality >>more

Steidl/C/O Berlin
ISBN 9783958295537
US $65.00 CAN $82.00 TRADE
Clth, 8 x 10.25 in. / 368 pgs / 97 color / 222 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/19/2019 In stock

Nobuyoshi Araki: Polarnography
Edited by Filippo Maggia.

In a limited edition of 1,000, nestled in a jewelry-box-proportioned precious object itself protected by a larger canvas and acetate container, 100 never-before-published Polaroids, taken by erotic master Nobuyoshi Araki (born 1940), divide their surfaces >>more

ISBN 9788857234885
US $100.00 CAN $135.00 SDNR40
Boxed, Special edition, 12 x 15 in. / 100 Polaroids / 100 color.
Pub Date: 04/23/2019 In stock

By Jon Moritsugu.

Glimmering with candor and dead-on humor, this memoir tells the story of the meteoric rise of Japanese American filmmaker Jon Moritsugu (born 1965), from 1980s teenage delinquent in Honolulu to Ivy League slumster to take-no-prisoners >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030603
US $29.95 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 7.5 in. / 304 pgs / 25 color / 84 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 Awaiting stock

Kenro Izu: Seduction
Introduction by Eikoh Hosoe.

This special edition of Kenro Izu’s Seduction is limited to 15 copies and includes a print signed and numbered by Izu. The print itself features a mask facing a pear.
Inspired by 19th-century photography methods, Izu >>more

ISBN 9788862086288
US $600.00 CAN $800.00 SDNR20
Special edition, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

Mrinalini Mukherjee
Edited with introduction by Shanay Jhaveri. Text by Naman Ahuja, Grant Watson, Emilia Terracciano, Deepak Ananth.

This revelatory monograph explores the work of Indian sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee (1949–2015). Committed to sculpture, Mukherjee worked most intensively with fiber, making significant forays into ceramic and bronze toward the middle and latter half of >>more

The Shoestring Publisher
ISBN 9788190472098
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.75 x 10 in. / 320 pgs / 300 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock

Ai Weiwei: Life Cycle
Edited by Stacey Allan. Text by Martin Shaw.

Ai Weiwei (born 1957) is recognized around the globe for his conceptual installations that generate dialogue between the contemporary world and traditional Chinese modes of thought and production. Ai’s multifaceted installation at the Marciano Art >>more

Marciano Art Foundation
ISBN 9780999221525
US $30.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 64 pgs / 25 color.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 Out of stock

Haegue Yang: Anthology 2006–2018
Edited by Bruna Roccasalva. Contributions by Lars Bang Larsen, Nicolas Bourriaud, Binna Choi, Doryun Chong, T. J. Demos, Yilmaz Dziewior, Patricia Falguières, Eungie Joo, Tom McDonough, Ute Meta Bauer, Bart van der Heide, Anne M. Wagner.

South Korean artist Haegue Yang (born 1971) uses a wide array of mediums—ranging from paper collage, video essays and performative sculptures to large-scale installations—to create images and experiences in which people, places and things are >>more

ISBN 9788857239774
US $39.95 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 416 pgs / 90 color / 300 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 Awaiting stock

Masao Yamamoto: Small Things in Silence
Text by Masao Yamamoto, Jacobo Siruela. Japanese photographer Masao Yamamoto (born 1957) trained as an oil painter before discovering that photography was the ideal medium for the theme that most interested him—the ability of the image to evoke memories. Small Things >>more

ISBN 9788415118831
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/22/2019 Out of stock

Sohei Nishino: Water Line

The Po river flows for nearly 400 miles through four different regions of Northern Italy, from its source in the mountains of Piedmont to its wide delta in the Adriatic Sea. The longest river in >>more

ISBN 9788862086387
US $35.00 CAN $49.95 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs / 80 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 Awaiting stock

Liu Heung Shing: A Life in a Sea of Red
Text by Pi Li, Christopher Phillips, Geoff Raby, Liu Heung Shing.

This book contains the two most important bodies of work by Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist Liu Heung Shing (born 1951): photos that document pivotal decades of Communism in China and Russia, made between 1976 and 2017. >>more

ISBN 9783958295452
US $95.00 CAN $130.00 TRADE
Clth, 12 x 13 in. / 288 pgs / 107 color / 88 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 Awaiting stock

Structured Lineages: Learning from Japanese Structural Design
Edited by Guy Nordenson. Contributions by Sigrid M. Adriaenssens, Sean Anderson, William F. Baker, Seng Kuan, Marc Mimram, Caitlin Mueller, Laurent Ney, Guy Nordenson, John A. Ochsendorf, Mike Schlaich, Jane Wernick.

Structured Lineages: Learning from Japanese Structural Design presents a selection of essays and roundtable discussions by internationally prominent structural engineers on the intertwined traditions of architecture and engineering in postwar Japan.
Originally delivered as talks at >>more

The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN 9781633450561
US $45.00 CAN $62.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.75 in. / 232 pgs / 400 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 Awaiting stock

Koki Tanaka: Vulnerable Histories (An Archive)
Edited with text by Heike Munder. Text by Woohi Chung, Christian Hofer, Elsa Himmer, Koki Tanaka, Tong-Hyon Han.

Since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese artist Koki Tanaka (born 1975) has documented staged participatory actions through photography and video. Presented in this book, Tanaka’s latest project explores pressing issues from his native country >>more

ISBN 9783037645307
US $39.95 CAN $55.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 120 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

Yan Pei-Ming: Dating
Edited by Oona Doyle, Severine Waelchli. Text by Bernard Marcade, Reinhard Spieler.

Franco-Chinese painter Yan Pei-Ming (born 1960) audaciously brings together paintings of popes, female nudes and erotic scenes. These juxtapositions refer to a "date" between power, women and painting. By bringing together these subjects, Pei-Ming reflects >>more

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
ISBN 9782910055769
US $41.00 CAN $60.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 72 pgs / 49 color.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 Awaiting stock

Zeng Fanzhi
Text by David Anfam, Fabrice Hergott.

This exhibition catalog accompanies a trio of simultaneous shows by Chinese painter Zeng Fanzhi (born 1964) across Hauser & Wirth venues in Hong Kong, London and Zurich. Each location focuses on a different theme: abstract >>more

Hauser & Wirth Publishers
ISBN 9783906915289
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 8.25 x 12 in. / 216 pgs / 140 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

Edited by Anna Hofbauer, Bianca Regl. Preface by Clemens Roesch. Text by Ami Barak, Meta Marina Beeck, Katerina Cerny. Contributions by Sonja Alhäuser, Ole Aselmann, Hannes Boeck.

BLACKBRIDGE OFF offers a comprehensive look at the eponymous exhibition space’s eight years of operation in the Heiqiao district of Beijing, between 2010 and 2017, when the area was demolished. This bilingual collection of texts >>more

Verlag für moderne Kunst
ISBN 9783903228467
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 540 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock

Rebecca Sampson: Apples for Sale
Text by Rebecca Sampson.

Apples for Sale, a photographic series by Berlin-based German-American photographer Rebecca Sampson, documents how Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong spend their single day off each week. These color photographs reveal how these migrants have >>more

ISBN 9783735605344
US $45.00 CAN $62.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 144 pgs / 92 color.
Pub Date: 02/19/2019 In stock


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