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In Search of the Ecstatic, Sublime & Uncanny

BibliOdyssey: Amazing Archival Images from the Dusty Corners of the Internet!BibliOdyssey: Amazing Archival Images from the Dusty Corners of the Internet!
The Sick RoseThe Sick Rose
The Anatomical VenusThe Anatomical Venus
The Morbid Anatomy AnthologyThe Morbid Anatomy Anthology
Images of Death in Mexican PrintsImages of Death in Mexican Prints
The Grotesque FactorThe Grotesque Factor
Remedios Varo: The Mexican YearsRemedios Varo: The Mexican Years
Russian Criminal Tattoo Police FilesRussian Criminal Tattoo Police Files
Matthias Buchinger: “The Greatest German Living”Matthias Buchinger: “The Greatest German Living”
Mark Ryden: The Tree ShowMark Ryden: The Tree Show

BibliOdyssey: Amazing Archival Images from the Dusty Corners of the Internet!BibliOdyssey: Amazing Archival Images from the Dusty Corners of the Internet!

Published by FUEL Publishing.
Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Dinos Chapman. Text by PK.

With just a few select books to date, the British publisher (and design company) Fuel has already made a splash with its beautifully produced books on such ephemeral or popular arts as tattooing (Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Volumes I and II), soccer programs (Match Day) and improvised domestic implements (Home-Made). Fuel's latest publication extends this visual anthropology to the Internet, specifically the blog BibliOdyssey. Across the world, libraries and institutions are only recently starting to make their collections available online, and the bulk of this amazing material goes unnoted by the casual surfer. BibliOdyssey's mission over the past two years has been to diligently trawl the dustier corners of the Internet and retrieve these materials for our attention. Thanks to the daily efforts of this singular blog, a myriad of long-forgotten imagery has now re-surfaced, from eighteenth-century anatomical and architectural drawing to occult and alchemical engravings and proto-Surrealist depictions of the horrors of industrialization (for example, the half-plant, half-people illustrations of J.J. Grandville). Each of the images is accompanied by commentary from "PK," author and curator of the BibliOdyssey blog. The book also provides details for each image and links to the source website. With a foreword by artist Dinos Chapman, BibliOdyssey is a true cabinet of curiosities and a journey in discovery and delight.

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The Sick RoseThe Sick Rose

Disease and the Art of Medical Illustration

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
By Richard Barnett.

Bizarre and captivating images, including close-up details and revealing cross-sections, make all too clear the fascinations of both doctors and artists of the time

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 256 pgs / 250 color.

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The Anatomical VenusThe Anatomical Venus

Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers.
By Joanna Ebenstein.

"Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, finds her peculiar subject at the intersection of science and art in 18th-century Florence." –Publishers Weekly

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Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 224 pgs / 250 color.

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The Morbid Anatomy AnthologyThe Morbid Anatomy Anthology

Published by Morbid Anatomy Press.
Edited by Joanna Ebenstein, Colin Dickey. Text by Chiara Ambrosio, Stephen T. Asma, Zoe Beloff, Elizabeth L. Bradley, Simon Chaplin, Mark Dery, Colin Dickey, Caitlin Doughty, Joanna Ebenstein, Richard Faulk, Kate Forde, Mel Gordon, Richard Harris, Amy Herzog, Amber Jolliffe, Vadim Kosmos, Paul Koudounaris, Ross MacFarlane, Dániel Margócsy, Evan Michelson, Pat Morris, Salvador Olguín, David Pescovitz, Carl Schoonover, Daniel K. Smith, Shannon Taggart, Ronni Thomas, John Troyer.

Since 2008, the Morbid Anatomy Library of Brooklyn, New York, has hosted some of the best scholars, artists and writers working along the intersections of the history of anatomy and medicine, death and the macabre, religion and spectacle. The Morbid Anatomy Anthology collects some of the best of this work in 28 lavishly illustrated essays. Included are essays by Evan Michelson (star of Science Channel's hit show Oddities) on the catacombs of Palermo; Simon Chaplin (head of the Wellcome Library in London) on public displays of corpses in Georgian England; mortician Caitlin Doughty on demonic children; and Paul Koudounaris (author of Empire of Death) on a truck stop populated with human skulls. In addition are pieces on books bound in human skin, death-themed cafes in fin-de-siècle Paris, post-mortem photography, eroticized anatomical wax models, taxidermied humans and other animals, Santa Muerte, "artist of death" Frederik Ruysch, and much more.

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Clth, 6 x 8.5 in. / 491 pgs / 108 color / 64 bw.

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Images of Death in Mexican PrintsImages of Death in Mexican Prints

Published by Editorial RM.
Foreword by Gregory Dechant. Text by Mercurio López Casillas.

Over the past two centuries, Mexican culture has kept up a unique dialogue with the fact of death, rather than defying it as most contemporary cultures are wont to do. Today, Mexico even boasts a Museum of Death (in Aguascalientes), filled with pre-Columbian sculpture and pottery, reproductions of ancient Indian codices depicting human sacrifices, colonial-era artworks, skeletons, artisan’s toys and works by the countless Modern artists who have treated the theme. It is, of course, in Mexico’s arts that the blend of respect and irreverence for death and the afterlife is made most clear. Here, Mercurio López Casillas, expert on nineteenth-century Mexican graphic art and the author of studies of José Guadalupe Posada and Manuel Manilla, surveys the subject from pre-Hispanic times to the comic pages of contemporary Mexican newspapers. López Casillas examines the long tradition of representing death and skeleton figures that leads up to Posada, and traces the influence of this great popular engraver in the work of many other twentieth-century artists, including those of the Taller de Gráfica Popular workshop, like Leopoldo Méndez. Readers of this richly illustrated book will also be fascinated by early colonial examples of calaveras, or skeleton caricatures. Images of Death is a colorful and lively deterrent against our habitual inclination to take the Grim Reaper too seriously. For enthusiasts of Mexican folk art, underground comics, tattoo art, the occult and more.

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Clothbound, 9 x 13.5 in. / 256 pgs / 98 color / 247 bw.

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The Grotesque FactorThe Grotesque Factor

Published by Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga/Legado Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso.
Text by Valeriano Bozal, Martin Clayton, Frances S. Connelly, Emmanuel Dreux, Werner Hofmann, José Lebrero Stals, Michel Melot, Luis Puelles, Xavier Tricot.

Despite its longevity as a tradition stretching back to at least the eighteenth century, the Grotesque has only recently become a non-pejorative term in art and academia. The Grotesque Factor takes a close look at the evolution of the Grotesque, examining early caricature (Hogarth, Goya), abject, scatological and black humor, nineteenth-century French art and literature (Grandville, Baudelaire, Jarry), Jame Ensor, the grotesque in early film and the grotesque turn in recent British art. It includes 175 extraordinary works by more than 76 artists, including Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Otto Dix, James Ensor, Max Ernst, José Gutiérrez Solana, Victor Hugo, Paul Klee, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, René Magritte, Man Ray, Franz Xavier Messerschmidt, Juan Muñoz, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Juan Sánchez Cotán, Antonio Saura, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Viola and Franz West, among others.

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Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga/Legado Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso

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Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 368 pgs / 157 color / 21 duotone.

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Remedios Varo: The Mexican YearsRemedios Varo: The Mexican Years

Published by RM.
Text by Masayo Nonaka.

Between mysticism and modernity: the magical surrealism of Remedios Varo

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RM

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Russian Criminal Tattoo Police FilesRussian Criminal Tattoo Police Files

Volume I

Published by FUEL Publishing.
Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Text by Arkady Bronnikov.

Continuing Fuel’s exploration of Soviet culture, unforgettable photographs of extraordinary tattoos

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Hardcover, 5 x 8 in. / 256 pgs / 186 color.

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Matthias Buchinger: “The Greatest German Living”Matthias Buchinger: “The Greatest German Living”

By Ricky Jay Whose Peregrinations in Search of the “Little Man of Nuremberg” are Herein Revealed

Published by Siglio.

Matthias Buchinger (1674–1739) performed on more than a half-dozen musical instruments, some of his own invention. He exhibited trick shots with pistols, swords and bowling. He danced the hornpipe and deceived audiences with his skill in magic. He was a remarkable calligrapher specializing in micrography—handsome, precise letters almost impossible to view with the naked eye—and he drew portraits, coats of arms, landscapes and family trees, many commissioned by royalty. Amazingly, Buchinger was just 29 inches tall, and born without legs or arms. He lived to the ripe old age of 65, survived three wives, wed a fourth and fathered 14 children. Accompanying the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Inventive Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay, the book is a cabinet containing a single, multifaceted wonder, refracted through author Ricky Jay’s scholarship and storytelling. Alongside an unprecedented and sumptuously reproduced selection of Buchinger’s marvelous drawings and etchings, Jay delves into the history and mythology of the "Little Man," while also chronicling his encounters with the many fascinating characters whom he meets in his passionate search for Buchinger.
Ricky Jay is considered one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand artists. His career is further distinguished by his accomplishments as author, actor and historian of "unusual entertainments." He has appeared in films directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Gus Van Sant and David Mamet. His Jay’s Journal of Anomalies and Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women were New York Times "Notable Books." The subject of the documentary Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practices, Jay is the only conjurer to be profiled in the PBS series American Masters.

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Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Mark Ryden: The Tree ShowMark Ryden: The Tree Show

Published by Porterhouse Fine Art Editions.
Text by Holly Meyers.

Absorbing Roman poet Ovid's tales of transformation in Metamorphoses and adding his own dash of art-historical figuration and contemporary pop culture, Mark Ryden broaches new terrain with The Tree Show. "Arcadian Gothic" might hint at the nature of this new work, and fans of Ryden will find familiar preoccupations in these new paintings, drawings and sculptures--made since his first solo show in 1998--transposed to new pastures. Never reluctant to freight his work with layers of reference that range from Renaissance landscape and Neoclassical portrait painting to occultism and literature, in his latest works Ryden combines the arcane with pop-cultural images as ground from which to make his carefully executed leaps into fantasy. Ryden's series includes depictions of oak trees consuming children, floating tree stumps with "seeing" eyes, imaginary wood nymphs and mythological characters who personify Nature herself. Ryden paints his characters with a masterful, porcelain glow reminiscent of Ingres and renders his trees with a care that evokes Audubon's botanical illustration. Several of his paintings are presented in elaborately carved frames that project their narratives beyond the canvas. The Tree Show offers reproductions of these paintings and sculptures alongside the fruits of Ryden's research on the tree as myth--drawing from the Buddha's Bodhi Tree to Adam and Eve, the Sephiroth of the Kabbalah and matters of ecological science. As such, this volume constitutes an enticing dossier on Ryden's encyclopedic exploration of the subject and reproduces in its entirety this series centered around the arboreal world.
Mark Ryden was born in Medford, Oregon, and received a BFA in 1987 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Porterhouse Fine Art Editions

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Hardcover, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 128 pgs / 138 color.

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