Fall 2019 Featured Books on Asian Artists, Art & Culture

Hokusai’s Landscapes
Text by Sarah E. Thompson.

The first book to focus exclusively on Hokusai’s landscapes, by one of the world’s leading ukiyo-e specialists

The best known of all Japanese artists, Katsushika Hokusai was active as a painter, book illustrator and print designer >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468669
US $45.00 CAN $62.00 TRADE
Hbk, 10 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 150 color.
Pub Date: 11/19/2019 In stock

Kenya Hara: Designing Japan

The story of Japan's design ethos, by Muji's celebrated art director

As Art Director for Muji since 2002, Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara (born 1958) and his aesthetic of pared-back, beautifully functional objects has taken the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786116
US $35.00 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Hbk, 5 x 7.25 in. / 208 pgs / 45 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park
Introduction by Yossi Milo. Text by Vince Aletti. Interview by Nobuyoshi Araki.

“A brilliant piece of social documentation, capturing perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships." –Martin Parr, The Photobook

For his notorious Park photos, taken at night in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, >>more

Radius Books/Yossi Milo
ISBN 9781942185482
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 12.5 in. / 158 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Last of Her Name
By Mimi Lok.

Mimi Lok’s Last of Her Name is an eye-opening story collection about the intimate, interconnected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born into. Set in a wide range of time periods and >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030610
US $16.95 CAN $24.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 192 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/22/2019 Out of stock

David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend until He Gets into an Ivy League College
By Ed Lin.

“You’re not allowed to have a girlfriend until college,” my mother warned. “And you’d better get into an Ivy League school!”

David Tung Can’t Get a Girlfriend until He Gets into an Ivy League College is >>more

Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030627
US $16.95 CAN $24.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.75 x 7.25 in. / 240 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/31/2020 Awaiting stock

Gap-Chul Lee
Text by Sujong Song.

Korean photographer Gap-Chul Lee (born 1959) creates formidable, intense black-and-white photographs that search for the spirit of Korean culture. Lee approaches his subjects intuitively and directly, without prior aesthetic consideration; he prefers rough cropping to >>more

ISBN 9788862086868
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Clth, 10 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 90 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock

Tobi Wilkinson: Gyuto
Foreword by the Dalai Lama. Text By Gyuto Monastery, Tobi Wilkinson.

The Tibetan monks of the Gyuto Monastery in Dharamsala, northwestern India, are well known for their strict discipline and their maintenance and practice of the tantric tradition as transmitted within the Gelugpa order. The monastery >>more

Lustrum Press
ISBN 9780692041376
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 128 pgs / 51 color / 21 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/23/2019 In stock

RongRong's Diary: Beijing East Village
Text by RongRong, Silvia Fok. Afterword by Artur Walther, Christopher Phillips.

RongRong's Diary: Beijing East Village presents a selection of images and diary entries made by Chinese photographer RongRong (born 1968) between 1993 and 1998, within the artistic community known as Beijing East Village—now poignantly described >>more

Steidl/The Walther Collection, New York/Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
ISBN 9783958295926
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Clth, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 248 pgs / 124 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Dayanita Singh: Zakir Hussain Maquette
Text by Shanay Jhaveri.

The book is well known as Dayanita Singh’s (born 1961) primary medium, one she explores to create new relationships between photography, publishing, the exhibition and the museum. But where did her passion for the book >>more

ISBN 9783958296237
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 9.5 in. / 88 pgs / 94 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/01/2020 Awaiting stock

The Gaze of Things
Text by Nuria Enguita, Miryam Sas, Akihito Yasumi.

Focusing on the two most influential groups of postwar Japanese photographers—the Vivo group (1957–61) and the editorial collective responsible for the short-lived but legendary Provoke journal (1968)—The Gaze of Things supplies an overview of Japanese >>more

La Fábrica
ISBN 9788417048860
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

Yun Hyong-keun
Text by David Anfam, Kim Inhye.

Yun Hyong-keun (1928–2007) was one of the most prominent abstract monochromists. Internationally admired during his life (Donald Judd was an advocate and friend), he belongs to a generation of artists whose influence has been crucial >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775745819
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 200 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 10/08/2019 In stock

Lee Chang-dong
Edited by Daniele Riviere. Text by Jean-Philippe Cazier, Véronique Bergen. Interview by Antoine Coppola.

This is the first full monograph on the widely acclaimed South Korean director Lee Chang-dong (born 1954), whose 2018 film Burning was the first Korean production shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. >>more

ISBN 9782914563925
US $39.95 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 50 color / 37 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/08/2019 In stock

Liu Xiaodong: Weight of Insomnia
Introduction by Zhang Ga. Text by James Bridle, Liu Xiaodong. Interview by Karen Archey.

Since 2015, Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong (born 1963) has been developing a technologically radical project to create landscape paintings using robotic arms and surveillance cameras. Collectively entitled Weight of Insomnia, this series of paintings is >>more

Lisson Gallery
ISBN 9780947830717
US $45.00 CAN $62.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 12.75 in. / 152 pgs / 62 color / 34 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/08/2019 In stock

Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii
Edited with text by Jérome Neutres. Text by Achille Bonito Oliva, Jurgen Shilling. Interview by Jérome Neutres.

In 2019, New York–based Chinese artist Cai-Guo Qiang (born 1957) was invited to create a work of art in the amphitheater of the Pompeii archaeological site. Inspired by the fate of the ancient Roman city, >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836640591
US $65.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Clth, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 176 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date: 03/17/2020 Awaiting stock

Junya Ishigami
Text by Kayoko Ota, Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami (born 1974) became known for his proposal for the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2008. The following year, he completed the Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, and with these >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783960980964
US $55.00 CAN $75.00 FLAT40
Flexi, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 160 pgs / 175 color.
Pub Date: 10/08/2019 In stock

Tokyo: An Urban Portrait
Text by Naomi C. Hanakata.

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive analysis of the urbanization processes that have shaped Tokyo. Presenting the city as a megastructure of smaller communities, Tokyo: An Urban Portrait considers the social and >>more

ISBN 9783868595758
US $40.00 CAN $55.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 304 pgs / 70 color / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock

Towers of Choices
Edited with text by Winy Maas, Tihamér Salij. Text by Tris Kee, Wah Sang Wong, Weijen Wang, Martine Vledder.

Here, architects and urban planners explore innovative design concepts and creative solutions to combat the architectural uniformity of Hong Kong resulting from strict housing regulations and increasing population density.


nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462083745
US $35.00 CAN $39.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

Kim Beom
Edited by Jacob Fabricius.

In his series Water from Ganges River in the Cup Made with Newspaper from Congo, Seoul-based multimedia artist Kim Beom (born 1963) comically and intelligently addresses humanity’s central existential questions. Sculptures, prints, photographs, paintings and >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775745598
US $45.00 CAN $62.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 128 pgs / 83 color.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock

He Xiangyu: Yellow Book
Text by Yuka Kadoi, Neha Vermani, Carl Vadivella Belle, Johannes Pommeranz, Abdulkarim G. Mairiga, Minna Salami, Robyn Williams, Sabine Doran, Lianming Wang, Yue Sun, Liza Wing Man Kam, Xuansu Zhang, Maryan Abdulkarim, Mi You, Rosalind Chou.

In 2016, Berlin-based Chinese artist He Xiangyu (born 1986) began producing an encyclopedic collection of the meanings and functions of lemons and the color yellow. This Japanese-bound monograph collects a number of these writings, presented >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775745376
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 448 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 10/08/2019 In stock

Capturing the Moment
Edited with text by Xiaohui Guo. Text by Alexandra Grimmer, Mingjun Lu.

Capturing the Moment presents selected works from the BMCA Collection, dedicated to the exhibition of young Chinese artists. Texts by London-based curator Xiaohui Guo, Swedish curator Alexandra Grimmer and Chinese art historian Mingjun Lu offer >>more

ISBN 9783735605498
US $60.00 CAN $85.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 264 pgs / 154 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/18/2019 In stock

Reinhard Becker: Irrawaddy
Text by Reinhard Becker.

In Irrawaddy, German photographer Reinhard Becker chronicles the 1,348-mile Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (formerly Burma), the second longest river in Southeast Asia and the country’s most important transport route. His color photographs offer a glimpse >>more

ISBN 9783735604965
US $100.00 CAN $135.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 13.75 x 9.75 in. / 304 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock

David Lurie: Karoo
Text by Dirk Klopper, Loretta Ferris, Ashraf Jamal.

In his latest photographic series, South African photographer David Lurie (born 1951) turns his attention to two of the most pressing issues facing South Africa: land and drought. Presented here, Lurie’s color photographs capture the >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775745949
US $65.00 CAN $90.00 FLAT40
Hbk, 12.75 x 10 in. / 134 pgs / 60 color.
Pub Date: 01/21/2020 Awaiting stock


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