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|   art / design / music  | 3

The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes The Art of Alan Aldridge By Alan Aldridge Over the course of his 40-year career, Alan Aldridge has been the design guru for the Beatles; a designer of gigs and album covers for the Rolling Stones, Elton John, the Who, Cream, and Led Zeppelin; the target of police prosecution for his notorious Chelsea Girls poster; the author of the bestselling children’s book The Butterfly Ball; and a graphic designer for the Hard Rock Cafe, the House of Blues, and the New York Times. Here is the definitive visual survey of the art of Alan Aldridge, whose signature style came to define the Psychedelic Era for a generation, and for generations to come. The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes charts Aldridge’s extraordinary life with extraordinary images, giving the complete portrait of a graphic genius who fully expressed the spirit of his time. Brimming with the very best tripped-out, pulsating illustrations and designs culled from all corners of his varied body of work, the resulting visual feat will astonish and delight fans of all ages. ˘ Online promotion

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 421 four-color illustrations

Alan Aldridge was raised in London’s

• 240 pages, 8 FŠi * 11"

East End. His inimitable and unmistak-

• Hardcover with jacket

able work is widely regarded as the main

˘ Targeted music industry mailings

IsbN: 978-0-8109-0596-2

˘ Target graphic design, music, and

Us $35.00

pop culture publications ˘ Poster available ˘ Author events

CAN $39.00

exponent of psychedelic graphic style. Among his bestselling publications are The Pengiun Book of Comics; The Beatles

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA

Illustrated Lyrics; The Butterfly Ball;

PUB MONTH: mARCH

and The Gnole, a novel. He is a double Grammy and Emmy nominee and now lives in Los Angeles.

aLsO aVaILabLE:

The Art of Peter Max IsbN: 978-0-8109-3270-8 Us $50.00 CAN $55.00 www.abramsbooks.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams


|   art / design / music  | 3

The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes The Art of Alan Aldridge By Alan Aldridge Over the course of his 40-year career, Alan Aldridge has been the design guru for the Beatles; a designer of gigs and album covers for the Rolling Stones, Elton John, the Who, Cream, and Led Zeppelin; the target of police prosecution for his notorious Chelsea Girls poster; the author of the bestselling children’s book The Butterfly Ball; and a graphic designer for the Hard Rock Cafe, the House of Blues, and the New York Times. Here is the definitive visual survey of the art of Alan Aldridge, whose signature style came to define the Psychedelic Era for a generation, and for generations to come. The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes charts Aldridge’s extraordinary life with extraordinary images, giving the complete portrait of a graphic genius who fully expressed the spirit of his time. Brimming with the very best tripped-out, pulsating illustrations and designs culled from all corners of his varied body of work, the resulting visual feat will astonish and delight fans of all ages. ˘ Online promotion

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 421 four-color illustrations

Alan Aldridge was raised in London’s

• 240 pages, 8 FŠi * 11"

East End. His inimitable and unmistak-

• Hardcover with jacket

able work is widely regarded as the main

˘ Targeted music industry mailings

IsbN: 978-0-8109-0596-2

˘ Target graphic design, music, and

Us $35.00

pop culture publications ˘ Poster available ˘ Author events

CAN $39.00

exponent of psychedelic graphic style. Among his bestselling publications are The Pengiun Book of Comics; The Beatles

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA

Illustrated Lyrics; The Butterfly Ball;

PUB MONTH: mARCH

and The Gnole, a novel. He is a double Grammy and Emmy nominee and now lives in Los Angeles.

aLsO aVaILabLE:

The Art of Peter Max IsbN: 978-0-8109-3270-8 Us $50.00 CAN $55.00 www.abramsbooks.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams


|   perForming arts / art  | 5

4 |  Fashion  |

Hats

Satchmo

An Anthology By Stephen Jones and Oriole Cullen

The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong

A Victoria and Albert Museum

By Steven Brower

Publication

Foreword by Hilton Als

Using radical materials and designs

Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art

that range from refined to whimsical,

of Louis Armstrong is a biography in the

Stephen Jones’s exquisitely crafted hats

form of an art book. it tells the story of

ignited a revival of British millinery in

Armstrong’s life through his writings,

the early 1980s and reclaimed the hat’s

scrapbooks, and artworks, many of

place as an essential article for fashion-

which have never been published before.

able people everywhere. Today Jones’s

Armstrong was the single greatest cre-

edgy, compelling designs continue to

ative artist in the history of jazz and the

attract stylish celebrities, including

American popular song. A true American

Gwen Stefani, Boy George, Kylie minogue,

original, he was prolific in coining colorful

Dita von Teese, and madonna. Jones has

expressions that entered the lexicon; he

also collaborated with a who’s-who of

wrote long, colorful prose pieces about

legendary designers, including Vivienne

his experiences; and he made hundreds

Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, John

of collages using marvelous photographs

Galliano for Dior, and marc Jacobs.

that capture archetypal scenes in the life

Published to accompany an

of a jazz musician. Everything he did was

innovative exhibition at the Victoria and

an extension of his artistry.

Albert museum, London, Hats offers

Satchmo is a vivid trip through

an unprecedented view of the world of

American jazz at mid-century, to the beat

millinery from ancient Egypt to a Tudor

of Armstrong’s own jazzy words. The book

knitted beret and a 1950s Balenciaga

also includes photographs of Armstrong

hat to Jones’s own creations. Drawing on Jones’s own archive and the V&A’s extensive collection, along with iconic headgear from around the world, this vividly illustrated book celebrates

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 150 full-color illustrations

Stephen Jones’s work is in the perma-

• 128 pages, 8 V * 11"

nent collections of the V&A, the Louvre,

• Hardcover with jacket

the Fashion institute of Technology, the

the universal appeal and delight of

IsbN: 978-1-85177-557-6

hat wearing.

Us $39.95

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA

V&A Museum, London

PUB MONTH: mARCH

February 24–may 10, 2009

CAN $43.95

Brooklyn museum, the Kyoto Costume

and is framed by a text that describes his significance. it will be enjoyed not only by jazz fans but also by art lovers, who will welcome Armstrong into the pantheon of American visual artists.

institute, and the Australian National

˘ National radio and print campaign

Gallery. Oriole Cullen is the V&A curator

˘ Cross promotions with the Louis

of Fashion in motion and modern

Armstrong House (Queens, NY)

Fashion. Her fashion exhibitions include

˘ Online promotion to jazz fan sites

Vivienne Westwood: A London Fashion,

˘ Targeted mailings

Stolen Skins: Fur in Fashion, and the

˘ Target jazz, African American, and

London Look.

general interest publications

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 200 full-color illustrations

Steven Brower is a seasoned writer

• 256 pages, 9 V * 10 V"

and designer, and creator of the award-winning book Woody Guthrie

• Hardcover IsbN: 978-0-8109-9528-4 Us $35.00

CAN $39.00

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: mARCH

Artworks. He currently teaches design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Hilton Als is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He is the author of The Women, and was the recipient of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism in 2002–03.

aLsO aVaILabLE:

Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats IsbN: 978-0-8109-7235-3 Us $19.95 CAN $21.95 abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

www.abramsbooks.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams


|   perForming arts / art  | 5

4 |  Fashion  |

Hats

Satchmo

An Anthology By Stephen Jones and Oriole Cullen

The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong

A Victoria and Albert Museum

By Steven Brower

Publication

Foreword by Hilton Als

Using radical materials and designs

Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art

that range from refined to whimsical,

of Louis Armstrong is a biography in the

Stephen Jones’s exquisitely crafted hats

form of an art book. it tells the story of

ignited a revival of British millinery in

Armstrong’s life through his writings,

the early 1980s and reclaimed the hat’s

scrapbooks, and artworks, many of

place as an essential article for fashion-

which have never been published before.

able people everywhere. Today Jones’s

Armstrong was the single greatest cre-

edgy, compelling designs continue to

ative artist in the history of jazz and the

attract stylish celebrities, including

American popular song. A true American

Gwen Stefani, Boy George, Kylie minogue,

original, he was prolific in coining colorful

Dita von Teese, and madonna. Jones has

expressions that entered the lexicon; he

also collaborated with a who’s-who of

wrote long, colorful prose pieces about

legendary designers, including Vivienne

his experiences; and he made hundreds

Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, John

of collages using marvelous photographs

Galliano for Dior, and marc Jacobs.

that capture archetypal scenes in the life

Published to accompany an

of a jazz musician. Everything he did was

innovative exhibition at the Victoria and

an extension of his artistry.

Albert museum, London, Hats offers

Satchmo is a vivid trip through

an unprecedented view of the world of

American jazz at mid-century, to the beat

millinery from ancient Egypt to a Tudor

of Armstrong’s own jazzy words. The book

knitted beret and a 1950s Balenciaga

also includes photographs of Armstrong

hat to Jones’s own creations. Drawing on Jones’s own archive and the V&A’s extensive collection, along with iconic headgear from around the world, this vividly illustrated book celebrates

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 150 full-color illustrations

Stephen Jones’s work is in the perma-

• 128 pages, 8 V * 11"

nent collections of the V&A, the Louvre,

• Hardcover with jacket

the Fashion institute of Technology, the

the universal appeal and delight of

IsbN: 978-1-85177-557-6

hat wearing.

Us $39.95

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA

V&A Museum, London

PUB MONTH: mARCH

February 24–may 10, 2009

CAN $43.95

Brooklyn museum, the Kyoto Costume

and is framed by a text that describes his significance. it will be enjoyed not only by jazz fans but also by art lovers, who will welcome Armstrong into the pantheon of American visual artists.

institute, and the Australian National

˘ National radio and print campaign

Gallery. Oriole Cullen is the V&A curator

˘ Cross promotions with the Louis

of Fashion in motion and modern

Armstrong House (Queens, NY)

Fashion. Her fashion exhibitions include

˘ Online promotion to jazz fan sites

Vivienne Westwood: A London Fashion,

˘ Targeted mailings

Stolen Skins: Fur in Fashion, and the

˘ Target jazz, African American, and

London Look.

general interest publications

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 200 full-color illustrations

Steven Brower is a seasoned writer

• 256 pages, 9 V * 10 V"

and designer, and creator of the award-winning book Woody Guthrie

• Hardcover IsbN: 978-0-8109-9528-4 Us $35.00

CAN $39.00

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: mARCH

Artworks. He currently teaches design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Hilton Als is a staff writer for the New Yorker. He is the author of The Women, and was the recipient of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism in 2002–03.

aLsO aVaILabLE:

Three Wishes: An Intimate Look at Jazz Greats IsbN: 978-0-8109-7235-3 Us $19.95 CAN $21.95 abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

www.abramsbooks.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams


WO RL D From the Libr ary of Congress by M argaret e. Wagner

3 6 5 DAY S

WA R

| historY  | 7

Introduction by DaviD M. KenneDy

the best of the Library of Congress’s extensive collection of World War ii materials in a classic format.

Drawn from the vast collections of the Library of Congress, World War II 365 Days is a unique compilation of riveting text and more than 500 images, many in color, that reveals the drama and complexity of the greatest war in human history. Photographs, lithographs, political cartoons, maps, on-the-scene combat art, and other visual materials from all the major combatants—including much material rarely seen—combine to tell the interlocking stories of people caught in this epic conflict that raged across all the world’s oceans and in countries from Norway to North Africa, Britain to Burma. Quotes from letters, diaries, speeches, and memoirs are included in the text and help capture the drama and scale of the war: the carnage and wo desperate bravery on battlefields from Normandy to iwo Jima, the epic air and sea battles, the unparalleled brutality of the major Axis nations, the home-front sacrifices made by people in all walks of life and in all combatant countries—and the miracle of mobilization that made the United States the “arsenal of democracy.” The book is organized into twelve chronological and thematic chapters that extend from prewar events that led to the conflict, through a year-by-year examination of the war itself, and into its aftermath. A timeline running throughout the book highlights pivotal events. World War II 365 Days is much more than a gallery of major figures and events—it is a vivid mosaic of the battlefield and home front experiences of the “ordinary” people who endured years of destruction and rending uncertainty.

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

Margaret E. Wagner is the author of The American Civil War: 365 Days and coauthor of The Library of Congress World War II Companion. She

sPECIFICaTIONs:

˘ Co-promotions with the Library of Congress

illustrations

is a senior editor and writer in the Publishing Office of the Library of

˘ National print media campaign

• 752 pages, 9 W * 6 W"

Congress. David M. Kennedy is the Donald J. macLachlan Professor of

˘ Target military, history, and general

• Hardcover

History at Stanford University. His book Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.

interest publications ˘ Father’s Day promotions and gift round-ups ˘ An alternate selection of the History Book Club

aLsO aVaILabLE:

• 600 color and black-and-white The American Civil War: 365 Days IsbN: 978-0-8109-5847-0 Us $29.95 CAN $32.95

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9637-3 Us $29.95

CAN $32.95

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: mARCH

z Abrams

365

See pages 88–89 for other titles available in this format.


WO RL D From the Libr ary of Congress by M argaret e. Wagner

3 6 5 DAY S

WA R

| historY  | 7

Introduction by DaviD M. KenneDy

the best of the Library of Congress’s extensive collection of World War ii materials in a classic format.

Drawn from the vast collections of the Library of Congress, World War II 365 Days is a unique compilation of riveting text and more than 500 images, many in color, that reveals the drama and complexity of the greatest war in human history. Photographs, lithographs, political cartoons, maps, on-the-scene combat art, and other visual materials from all the major combatants—including much material rarely seen—combine to tell the interlocking stories of people caught in this epic conflict that raged across all the world’s oceans and in countries from Norway to North Africa, Britain to Burma. Quotes from letters, diaries, speeches, and memoirs are included in the text and help capture the drama and scale of the war: the carnage and desperate bravery on battlefields from Normandy to iwo Jima, the epic air and sea battles, the unparalleled brutality of the major Axis nations, the home-front sacrifices made by people in all walks of life and in all combatant countries—and the miracle of mobilization that made the United States the “arsenal of democracy.” The book is organized into twelve chronological and thematic chapters that extend from prewar events that led to the conflict, through a year-by-year examination of the war itself, and into its aftermath. A timeline running throughout the book highlights pivotal events. World War II 365 Days is much more than a gallery of major figures and events—it is a vivid mosaic of the battlefield and home front experiences of the “ordinary” people who endured years of destruction and rending uncertainty.

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

Margaret E. Wagner is the author of The American Civil War: 365 Days and coauthor of The Library of Congress World War II Companion. She

sPECIFICaTIONs:

˘ Co-promotions with the Library of Congress

illustrations

is a senior editor and writer in the Publishing Office of the Library of

˘ National print media campaign

• 752 pages, 9 W * 6 W"

Congress. David M. Kennedy is the Donald J. macLachlan Professor of

˘ Target military, history, and general

• Hardcover

History at Stanford University. His book Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.

interest publications ˘ Father’s Day promotions and gift round-ups ˘ An alternate selection of the History Book Club

aLsO aVaILabLE:

• 600 color and black-and-white The American Civil War: 365 Days IsbN: 978-0-8109-5847-0 Us $29.95 CAN $32.95

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9637-3 Us $29.95

CAN $32.95

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: mARCH

z Abrams

365

See pages 88–89 for other titles available in this format.


|   sports  | 9

8 |  design  |

The Worst Hotel in the World

Yankee Colors The Glory Years of the mantle Era

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam

Photographs by Marvin E. Newman Text by Al Silverman

By KesselsKramer

Foreword by Yogi Berra

A Booth-Clibborn Editions Book

Here is an intimate pictorial history

For 15 years, the Hans Brinker Budget

featuring rare and many unpublished

Hotel in Amsterdam has gained

color photographs of the Yankees from

worldwide recognition for its daring,

the golden age of the celebrated baseball

confrontational, and occasionally just

team. Yankee Colors tells the story of the

plain offensive advertising. Through

legendary period from 1949 to 1964

press, posters, TV, and even flags stuck

when New York baseball was supreme

in dog poop, the hotel’s advertising has

and the New York Yankees were in the

been picked up on CNN, mTV, and other

World Series almost every year. Now,

global stations, garnering awards and

this glorious period of Yankees history

press on the most miniscule of budgets.

is captured through the intimate lens

The reason for all the fuss? Honesty. By

of famed sports photographer marvin

daring to tell the truth and describe the

Newman. He was one of the only sports

hotel as the rat-infested dive it is, the

photographers of the time shooting in

campaign connected with its target

color and capturing the Yankee greats

market: young, cynical, media-savvy

such as mickey mantle, Roger maris,

backpackers.

Casey Stengel, and Yogi Berra. images

Since launching the campaign, the

of regular season games, pennant races,

hotel’s dormitories are rarely empty—

World Series competition, and Yankee

not bad for a place that doesn’t even

Stadium are included.

guarantee toilet paper. This frank and often humorous collection of the hotel’s

sPECIFICaTIONs: sPECIFICaTION a aTION s:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

advertising celebrates everything that’s

• 200 full-color illustrations • 200 full-color

The Amsterdam communications agency

good about a very bad hotel and proves

• 280 pages, 7 BŠi * 9 DŠi"

KesselsKramer has been creating adver-

that innovative, successful marketing

• Flexibind

tisements for the Hans Brinker Budget

requires neither a jaw-dropping budget nor a sugarcoated version of the truth.

IsbN: 978-1-86154-311-0 Us $45.00

CAN $48.95

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA PUB MONTH: mARCH

Hotel since proprietor Rob Penris first hired them in 1995. This book presents the best of the campaign, which has increased occupancy by 42 percent.

This book is a must for every Yankee— and baseball—fan, with behind-thescenes moments and photos of the greatest baseball icons of the time. ˘ Pursue first serial in major New York publication ˘ Target sports, men’s interest, and New York media ˘ Sports radio promotions ˘ Outreach to Yankee websites and fan blogs ˘ in-stadium marketing

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 200 full-color and 35 black-and-white photographs

Marvin E. Newman’s work has been exhibited at museums across the U.S.

• 208 pages, 9 * 11"

including the metropolitan museum

• Hardcover with jacket

of Art. He has been a national president

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9638-0 Us $35.00

CAN $39.00

of the American Society of media Photographers and was a contributing photographer for Sports Illustrated.

RIGHTS: WORLD

Al Silverman coauthored Gale Sayer’s

PUB MONTH: mARCH

bestselling autobiography, I Am Third. He was a sportswriter and editor of Sport Magazine, and later the publisher of Viking.

aLsO aVaILabLE:

Mickey Mantle: Stories & Memorabilia from a Lifetime with the Mick IsbN: 978-1-58479-547-6 Us $35.00 CAN $39.00 abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

www.abramsbooks.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams


|   sports  | 9

8 |  design  |

The Worst Hotel in the World

Yankee Colors The Glory Years of the mantle Era

The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel, Amsterdam

Photographs by Marvin E. Newman Text by Al Silverman

By KesselsKramer

Foreword by Yogi Berra

A Booth-Clibborn Editions Book

Here is an intimate pictorial history

For 15 years, the Hans Brinker Budget

featuring rare and many unpublished

Hotel in Amsterdam has gained

color photographs of the Yankees from

worldwide recognition for its daring,

the golden age of the celebrated baseball

confrontational, and occasionally just

team. Yankee Colors tells the story of the

plain offensive advertising. Through

legendary period from 1949 to 1964

press, posters, TV, and even flags stuck

when New York baseball was supreme

in dog poop, the hotel’s advertising has

and the New York Yankees were in the

been picked up on CNN, mTV, and other

World Series almost every year. Now,

global stations, garnering awards and

this glorious period of Yankees history

press on the most miniscule of budgets.

is captured through the intimate lens

The reason for all the fuss? Honesty. By

of famed sports photographer marvin

daring to tell the truth and describe the

Newman. He was one of the only sports

hotel as the rat-infested dive it is, the

photographers of the time shooting in

campaign connected with its target

color and capturing the Yankee greats

market: young, cynical, media-savvy

such as mickey mantle, Roger maris,

backpackers.

Casey Stengel, and Yogi Berra. images

Since launching the campaign, the

of regular season games, pennant races,

hotel’s dormitories are rarely empty—

World Series competition, and Yankee

not bad for a place that doesn’t even

Stadium are included.

guarantee toilet paper. This frank and often humorous collection of the hotel’s

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

advertising celebrates everything that’s

• 200 full-color illustrations

The Amsterdam communications agency

good about a very bad hotel and proves

• 280 pages, 7 BŠi * 9 DŠi"

KesselsKramer has been creating adver-

that innovative, successful marketing

• Flexibind

tisements for the Hans Brinker Budget

requires neither a jaw-dropping budget nor a sugarcoated version of the truth.

IsbN: 978-1-86154-311-0 Us $45.00

CAN $48.95

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA PUB MONTH: mARCH

Hotel since proprietor Rob Penris first hired them in 1995. This book presents the best of the campaign, which has increased occupancy by 42 percent.

This book is a must for every Yankee— and baseball—fan, with behind-thescenes moments and photos of the greatest baseball icons of the time. ˘ Pursue first serial in major New York publication ˘ Target sports, men’s interest, and New York media ˘ Sports radio promotions ˘ Outreach to Yankee websites and fan blogs ˘ in-stadium marketing

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 200 full-color and 35 black-and-white photographs

Marvin E. Newman’s work has been exhibited at museums across the U.S.

• 208 pages, 9 * 11"

including the metropolitan museum

• Hardcover with jacket

of Art. He has been a national president

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9638-0 Us $35.00

CAN $39.00

of the American Society of media Photographers and was a contributing photographer for Sports Illustrated.

RIGHTS: WORLD

Al Silverman coauthored Gale Sayer’s

PUB MONTH: mARCH

bestselling autobiography, I Am Third. He was a sportswriter and editor of Sport Magazine, and later the publisher of Viking.

aLsO aVaILabLE:

Mickey Mantle: Stories & Memorabilia from a Lifetime with the Mick IsbN: 978-1-58479-547-6 Us $35.00 CAN $39.00 abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

www.abramsbooks.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams


|   art  | 11

10 |  art  |

The Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art

By Simon Wilson and Jessica Lack

Decoding the Old masters from Giotto to Goya

From Tate Publishing How many times have you read the caption next to a work of art in a museum,

By Patrick De Rynck

or a review of a contemporary art exhibition in a magazine and found yourself

in How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in

none the wiser? For many, the language

Art, Patrick De Rynck explores the roots

in which modern art is described can

of Western civilization from three differ-

be as mystifying as the art itself. How

ent angles: He introduces the reader to

necessary, then, to find a reliable guide

the best-known stories from the Bible

through the confusing terminology that

and mythology; he presents a selection of exquisite masterpieces by some of

bedevils so much art writing. Drawing on the expertise of the most

the world’s greatest painters; and he

visited modern art museum in the world,

shows the reader how these painters

The Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

interpreted these famous scenes. Using the same highly visual approach

provides a comprehensive, authoritative,

that made his How to Read a Painting a

and up-to-date resource for museum goers, art students, and general readers

popular success, De Rynck shows how

alike, comprehensive in scope but small

artists portrayed the main subjects of

enough to fit into a bag or pocket. From

Western art. Old masters such as Titian,

Abstract Expressionism and Body Art

Rubens, Rembrandt, and countless

through Young British Artists (YBAs) and

others rendered these stirring, poignant,

Group Zero, with hundreds of topics

bloodthirsty, and even erotic tales on

in between, every term, whether it be

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|   art  | 11

10 |  art  |

The Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms

How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art

By Simon Wilson and Jessica Lack

Decoding the Old masters from Giotto to Goya

From Tate Publishing How many times have you read the caption next to a work of art in a museum,

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in How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in

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of Western civilization from three differ-

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the best-known stories from the Bible

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and mythology; he presents a selection of exquisite masterpieces by some of

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the world’s greatest painters; and he

visited modern art museum in the world,

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interpreted these famous scenes. Using the same highly visual approach

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Abstract Expressionism and Body Art

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|   design  | 13

Sagmeister: Made You Look By Stefan Sagmeister Text by Peter Hall The groundbreaking monograph—now back in print Just as film, art, music, and literature have the power to move people, Stefan Sagmeister’s innovative work shows that graphic design, too, can cut to the emotional quick. His desire is to transform stale thinking, and Sagmeister: Made You Look does just that. Compelling, honest, and intensely personal, Made You Look covers 20 years of Sagmeister’s graphic design. With a text by design historian Peter Hall and annotated with Sagmeister’s own writing, the book features images from the studio archive, as well as specific influences and reference points for his projects and ideas. Fully illustrated with a red PVC slipcase and silver-gilded pages, this monograph is a compilation of practically all the work Sagmeister and his studio ever designed up to 2001,

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|   design  | 13

Sagmeister: Made You Look By Stefan Sagmeister Text by Peter Hall The groundbreaking monograph—now back in print Just as film, art, music, and literature have the power to move people, Stefan Sagmeister’s innovative work shows that graphic design, too, can cut to the emotional quick. His desire is to transform stale thinking, and Sagmeister: Made You Look does just that. Compelling, honest, and intensely personal, Made You Look covers 20 years of Sagmeister’s graphic design. With a text by design historian Peter Hall and annotated with Sagmeister’s own writing, the book features images from the studio archive, as well as specific influences and reference points for his projects and ideas. Fully illustrated with a red PVC slipcase and silver-gilded pages, this monograph is a compilation of practically all the work Sagmeister and his studio ever designed up to 2001,

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|   architecture  | 15

14 |  design  |

DesignDesign Furniture & Lights

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14 |  design  |

DesignDesign Furniture & Lights

New Architecture

Available Now!

An international Atlas

By Oscar Asensio

Available Now!

By Fransisco Asensio

What happens when form follows

in New Architecture, author Francisco

function—and the only boundaries

Asensio presents a survey of the most

are the laws of physics? As innovative

significant work by leading architects

materials and manufacturing techniques

from around the world since the turn of

become readily available, the limitations

the 21st century. included here are the

of design are rapidly falling away. These

most remarkable examples of public and

advances have led to a redefinition of

private architecture of our time, includ-

the spaces we inhabit, as everyday items

ing houses, bridges, cultural centers and

become objects of art.

parks, and skyscrapers.

DesignDesign: Furniture & Lights is a

in his authoritative text, the author

celebration of originality and innova-

examines the design concept of each

tion, featuring hundreds of beautiful

structure, as well as the building’s

full-color photographs of works by

relationship to climate and culture. New

highly acclaimed designers such as

Architecture is lavishly illustrated with

Xavier Lust, David Abad, Guido Rosati,

photographs of exteriors and interiors

Oscar Tusquets, Alvaro Sizaand, ingo

as well as floor plans and concept

maurer, and many more. Curated by

drawings. more than a mere survey, New

renowned design expert Oscar Asensio,

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|   travel / photographY  | 17

16 |  architecture  |

International Beach Houses

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16 |  architecture  |

International Beach Houses

Available Now!

By Louisa Wattson Situated on the shores of glistening seas, oceans, and great lakes, the contemporary beach houses featured in

Bellissima Venice

INTERNATIONAL BEACH HOUSES

By Michel Setboun Venice, with her winding canals and magnificent palaces, has enchanted artists, poets, aristocrats, and visitors for centuries. Turn the pages of this beautifully produced collection of photographs,

this book are as dazzling as the coastal

and it’s easy to see why. For the past

paradises they inhabit. International

two hundred years, Venice has remained

Beach Houses takes readers on a tour of

practically unchanged, a testament

20 fabulous houses located around the

to the glorious, singular design of

world, including Spain, Portugal, France,

La Serenissima. in stunning full-color

mexico, Brazil, Australia, Japan, and

photographs, Bellissima Venice presents

South Africa. included here are views,

the city from numerous dramatic

interiors, and floor plans of the best in

perspectives: From panoramic rooftops,

modern coastline architecture from

unhurried gondolas, and columned

Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Steven Harris,

palace galleries. From the Piazza San

and Barclay & Crousse, among others.

marco to San Giorgio maggiore, from

Each house represents a unique response

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|   religion  | 19

18 |  art  |

Kuniyoshi

The Path of Virtue

By Timothy Clark

The illustrated Tao Te Ching

A Royal Academy of Arts Publication

By Lao Tzu, translated by James

This handsome volume explores the

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|   religion  | 19

18 |  art  |

Kuniyoshi

The Path of Virtue

By Timothy Clark

The illustrated Tao Te Ching

A Royal Academy of Arts Publication

By Lao Tzu, translated by James

This handsome volume explores the

Legge, with illustrations from

life and work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi

the Cleveland Museum of Art

(1798–1861), one of Japan’s greatest

The Path of Virtue: The Illustrated Tao Te

print artists. Alongside such illustrious

Ching presents the classic Chinese text,

names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he

as translated by James Legge, alongside

dominated the 19th-century production

elegant drawings, paintings, and

of the popular genre of woodblock prints

sculptures from the extensive collections

known as ukiyo-e, literally, “pictures of

of the Cleveland museum of Art.

the floating world.”

Composed in the 6th century bC by

The only major book to illustrate the

Lao Tzu, a sage and recordkeeper in

entirety of the artist’s work, Kuniyoshi

the Zhou court, the Tao Te Ching was

explores his extraordinary imagination

originally the basis of Taoist philosophy,

across an impressive range of subject

later adopted by Chinese Buddhists as

matter, from his portraits of Japanese

a complement to their basic religious

warrior heroes and fashionable beauties

tenets. it is now referred to as a hand-

to his satirical themes and innovative

book for political and business strategy,

landscape prints. Published to accom-

as well as a practical guide for daily life.

pany a spectacular exhibition, Kuniyoshi

Legge’s rendering, one of the most poetic

is an essential reference for Japanese art

translations in English, is accompanied

collectors and enthusiasts.

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Rothko Edited by Achim Borchardt-Hume From Tate Publishing A leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, mark Rothko (1903–1970) is widely seen as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. His paintings are famous for the intense, emotional responses they elicit from viewers. Shortly before his death, Rothko donated nine large-scale works to Tate on the condition that they would always hang together in their own space, separate from the work of other artists. This is how the Rothko Room, one of the highlights of Tate’s collection, was born. These paintings form part of a larger series known as The Seagram murals, which were originally intended for the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, a commission from which Rothko famously withdrew. Now, in this landmark reassessment, The Seagram murals are reunited and cast in a new light by leading international critics including Bryony Fer, David Anfam, and morgan Thomas. With revealing new research, this groundbreaking book challenges

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modern in London.

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Rothko Edited by Achim Borchardt-Hume From Tate Publishing A leading figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement, mark Rothko (1903–1970) is widely seen as one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. His paintings are famous for the intense, emotional responses they elicit from viewers. Shortly before his death, Rothko donated nine large-scale works to Tate on the condition that they would always hang together in their own space, separate from the work of other artists. This is how the Rothko Room, one of the highlights of Tate’s collection, was born. These paintings form part of a larger series known as The Seagram murals, which were originally intended for the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, a commission from which Rothko famously withdrew. Now, in this landmark reassessment, The Seagram murals are reunited and cast in a new light by leading international critics including Bryony Fer, David Anfam, and morgan Thomas. With revealing new research, this groundbreaking book challenges

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the mythology surrounding Rothko and

• 130 full-color illustrations

Achim Borchardt-Hume is curator of

his work.

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modern and Contemporary Art at Tate

• Hardcover with jacket

modern in London.

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Tate Modern, London

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Buccellati Timeless Art Edited by Sylvia Luzzatto Introduction by Elena Gagarina From 5 Continents Editions Elegance and refinement, class and harmony: the hallmarks of the Buccellati jewelry tradition, heir to the great masters of antiquity. Since 1750, the Buccellati family has been crafting some of the finest jewelry in the world, and today the name is synonymous with luxury, quality, and craftsmanship. Lavishly illustrated, this beautiful book traces nearly one hundred years and three generations of the company’s haute-couture jewelry production and

Medusa

Wood Sculpture in Nepal

The African Sculpture of Enchantment

Jokers and Talismans

By Boris Wastiau

By Bertrand Goy and Max Itzikovitz

From 5 Continents Editions

From 5 Continents Editions

Just as the mythological Greek figure medusa possessed the

in the 1980s, enigmatic wood masks, similar to those worn by

impassioned work of this internationally

extraordinary power of turning onlookers into stone, the stunning

Siberian and Eskimo shamans, began to appear in Parisian galleries

renowned jewelry house, whose

African artifacts, masks, and statues showcased in this fascinating

that specialized in exotic art. Only the customary red wax affixed

treasures can today be purchased around

book were all created to cast spells on people. The function of

to the objects indicated that their origin was in fact Nepal. Art

the world. Published in conjunction

these objects was not merely to symbolize a person or thing, but

lovers—fascinated by the masks’ expressions and the thickness of

with an exhibition at the moscow State

to incarnate a magical power that could act on people and the

patina—enthusiastically began to collect them, though they were

museum, Buccellati is a worthy tribute

world during religious and medicinal rituals.

still shrouded in mystery. in this beautifully photographed book,

to artists and artisans whose creations

Bertrand Goy and max itzikovitz set out to uncover the history of

have symbolized superb taste and

the masks and to determine their place in Nepalese culture.

craftsmanship for generations.

mysterious and exceptionally crafted, these masks and sculptures are deciphered by African art specialist Boris Wastiau, who examines their symbolism and ritual usage, and explores the

from the 1920s to the present.

The authors also investigate western Nepal’s unsophisticated, anthropomorphic wood sculptures, which can be seen today

drop of allegories are more than 100 beautifully photographed

in temples, on bridges, and on the outskirts of villages. No one

works from the museum of Ethnography in Geneva; Medusa is a

knows if these are protective effigies or tribute to divinities

comprehensive and accessible introduction to African art.

from an antiquated religion. With an insightful text and striking imagery, this book attempts to pull back the veil on one of the world’s most cryptic art forms.

Museum of Ethnography, Geneva

Breathtaking necklaces, gorgeous bracelets, detailed brooches, and magnificent silverware all testify to the

connection between the material and spiritual. Against a back-

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the departments of Africa and

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in the history of primitive

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the Americas at the museum

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arts. His publication Jarai was

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Buccellati Timeless Art Edited by Sylvia Luzzatto Introduction by Elena Gagarina From 5 Continents Editions Elegance and refinement, class and harmony: the hallmarks of the Buccellati jewelry tradition, heir to the great masters of antiquity. Since 1750, the Buccellati family has been crafting some of the finest jewelry in the world, and today the name is synonymous with luxury, quality, and craftsmanship. Lavishly illustrated, this beautiful book traces nearly one hundred years and three generations of the company’s haute-couture jewelry production and

Medusa

Wood Sculpture in Nepal

The African Sculpture of Enchantment

Jokers and Talismans

By Boris Wastiau

By Bertrand Goy and Max Itzikovitz

From 5 Continents Editions

From 5 Continents Editions

Just as the mythological Greek figure medusa possessed the

in the 1980s, enigmatic wood masks, similar to those worn by

impassioned work of this internationally

extraordinary power of turning onlookers into stone, the stunning

Siberian and Eskimo shamans, began to appear in Parisian galleries

renowned jewelry house, whose

African artifacts, masks, and statues showcased in this fascinating

that specialized in exotic art. Only the customary red wax affixed

treasures can today be purchased around

book were all created to cast spells on people. The function of

to the objects indicated that their origin was in fact Nepal. Art

the world. Published in conjunction

these objects was not merely to symbolize a person or thing, but

lovers—fascinated by the masks’ expressions and the thickness of

with an exhibition at the moscow State

to incarnate a magical power that could act on people and the

patina—enthusiastically began to collect them, though they were

museum, Buccellati is a worthy tribute

world during religious and medicinal rituals.

still shrouded in mystery. in this beautifully photographed book,

to artists and artisans whose creations

Bertrand Goy and max itzikovitz set out to uncover the history of

have symbolized superb taste and

the masks and to determine their place in Nepalese culture.

craftsmanship for generations.

mysterious and exceptionally crafted, these masks and sculptures are deciphered by African art specialist Boris Wastiau, who examines their symbolism and ritual usage, and explores the

from the 1920s to the present.

The authors also investigate western Nepal’s unsophisticated, anthropomorphic wood sculptures, which can be seen today

drop of allegories are more than 100 beautifully photographed

in temples, on bridges, and on the outskirts of villages. No one

works from the museum of Ethnography in Geneva; Medusa is a

knows if these are protective effigies or tribute to divinities

comprehensive and accessible introduction to African art.

from an antiquated religion. With an insightful text and striking imagery, this book attempts to pull back the veil on one of the world’s most cryptic art forms.

Museum of Ethnography, Geneva

Breathtaking necklaces, gorgeous bracelets, detailed brooches, and magnificent silverware all testify to the

connection between the material and spiritual. Against a back-

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

showcases 200 stunning, unique pieces

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

The Moscow Kremlin Museums, Moscow September 24, 2008–January 10, 2009 ˘ Buccellati jewelry and silver/tableware

abOUT THE aUTHOrs: aUTHOr:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 180 full-color illustrations

Sylvia Luzzatto was born in Zurich and

• 220 pages including gatefolds,

grew up in New York and Buenos Aires.

11 V * 11 V"

She is an international image consultant

• Hardcover with jacket IsbN: 978-88-7439-508-8 Us $85.00

CAN $95.00

working for mondadori, Perugina, Diamonds inc., missoni, mila Schon, and numerous others. She has worked as a consultant for Buccellati for 25

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years. Elena Gagarina is Director of the

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moscow State museum.

is sold throughout North America

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• 160 full-color illustrations

Boris Wastiau is curator of

• 120 full-color illustrations

Bertrand Goy is a specialist

• 256 pages, 9 V * 11"

the departments of Africa and

• 176 pages, 9 V * 11"

in the history of primitive

• Hardcover with jacket

the Americas at the museum

• Hardcover with jacket

arts. His publication Jarai was

IsbN: 978-88-7439-469-2 Us $65.00

CAN $72.00

RIGHTS: WORLD

of Ethnography in Geneva. He is author of the book Chokwe in the 5 Continents Visions of Africa series.

PUB MONTH: mARCH

IsbN: 978-88-7439-509-5 Us $75.00

CAN $85.00

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Max Itzikovitz is a well-

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known collector of primitive arts; works from his collection are featured in this book.

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Van Dyck in Britain

The Journey of the Highwaymen

Edited by Karen Hearn From Tate Publishing

By Catherine M. Enns

The Flemish Baroque painter Anthony

The widely collected paintings and inspir-

van Dyck (1599–1641) first came to

ing tale of Florida’s Highwaymen is now

Britain in 1620 at the behest of King

fully revealed in this book which includes,

James. When James died in 1625, his

for the first time, works by all 26 artists.

successor, Charles i, recognized van

illustrated with 204 full-color plates, The

Dyck’s skill in capturing the royal image.

Journey of the Highwaymen traces these

After a sojourn in italy, the painter

painters from the early 1950s through

returned to England in 1632, was almost

the Civil Rights movement as they

immediately knighted and provided with

captured a vision of Florida as a paradise

property and a pension, and became the

for new beginnings.

chief painter of the court.

Over the course of two feverish

imbued with an understated author-

decades, these artists produced—and

ity and relaxed elegance, van Dyck’s

sold—an estimated 100,000 paintings

portraits of the royal family were an

of Florida’s semitropical seacoast.

instant success. Charles i was depicted as

mentored by Florida’s preeminent

both a powerful sovereign and “nature’s

landscape artist A.E. “Bean” Backus

gentleman.” Gorgeously illustrated,

and led by the colorful Alfred Hair and

this comprehensive volume is the most

Harold Newton, the Highwaymen forged

thorough examination of van Dyck’s

their own enduring legacy in American

years in Britain to date, and investigates

painting. Through extensive research

the intriguing ways in which van Dyck

and interviews, journalist Catherine Enns

influenced British art and culture in

pieces together this remarkable story of

the centuries following his death. Well-

art and its creators.

known contributors include scholars and art historians Christopher Brown, Diana

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Van Dyck in Britain

The Journey of the Highwaymen

Edited by Karen Hearn From Tate Publishing

By Catherine M. Enns

The Flemish Baroque painter Anthony

The widely collected paintings and inspir-

van Dyck (1599–1641) first came to

ing tale of Florida’s Highwaymen is now

Britain in 1620 at the behest of King

fully revealed in this book which includes,

James. When James died in 1625, his

for the first time, works by all 26 artists.

successor, Charles i, recognized van

illustrated with 204 full-color plates, The

Dyck’s skill in capturing the royal image.

Journey of the Highwaymen traces these

After a sojourn in italy, the painter

painters from the early 1950s through

returned to England in 1632, was almost

the Civil Rights movement as they

immediately knighted and provided with

captured a vision of Florida as a paradise

property and a pension, and became the

for new beginnings.

chief painter of the court.

Over the course of two feverish

imbued with an understated author-

decades, these artists produced—and

ity and relaxed elegance, van Dyck’s

sold—an estimated 100,000 paintings

portraits of the royal family were an

of Florida’s semitropical seacoast.

instant success. Charles i was depicted as

mentored by Florida’s preeminent

both a powerful sovereign and “nature’s

landscape artist A.E. “Bean” Backus

gentleman.” Gorgeously illustrated,

and led by the colorful Alfred Hair and

this comprehensive volume is the most

Harold Newton, the Highwaymen forged

thorough examination of van Dyck’s

their own enduring legacy in American

years in Britain to date, and investigates

painting. Through extensive research

the intriguing ways in which van Dyck

and interviews, journalist Catherine Enns

influenced British art and culture in

pieces together this remarkable story of

the centuries following his death. Well-

art and its creators.

known contributors include scholars and art historians Christopher Brown, Diana

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Dethloff, Emilie Gordenker, Kevin m.

• 200 full-color illustrations

Karen Hearn is Tate curator of 16th and

Sharpe, Susan Sloman, and Aileen Ribero.

• 240 pages, 9 W * 11 X"

17th Century British Art. Contributors

• Hardcover with jacket

to this volume include: Christopher

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Tate Britain, London

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February 4–April 26, 2009

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Brown, Diana Dethloff, Emilie Gordenker, Kevin m. Sharpe, Susan Sloman, and Aileen Ribeiro.

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Graffiti Kings By Jack Stewart

f t h e 1970s o t r a it s N a Y M as s tr N e w Y o r k C it

| art  | 27

Graffiti Kings t, n e m ve o m t ar d t of an undergroun reet art series. st l fu Capturing the hear ss e cc su s’ m adition of Abra continues in the tr

Graffiti Kings is the definitive book on New York’s subway graffiti movement, an unprecedented creative explosion that occurred across the five boroughs during the 1970s. This rare, firsthand account of the birth of this movement is the first and only graffiti book to reveal what happened behind the scenes when writers put their lives on the line to grab a piece of fame from a faceless urban landscape. Through personal interviews and over 275 full-color, previously unpublished photographs, the colorful origins of subway graffiti are brought to life. Legends such as Taki 183, Blade 1, Phase 2, and Co-Co 144—as well as the city officials who saw the writers as public menaces and their art as vandalism—give accounts of everyday struggles, each full of new advancements, excitement, and risk. Although author and photographer Jack Stewart maintained a low profile at the time, his work is now a graffiti-world legend: rumored to exist, seldom seen, a near-equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Alongside archival photographs of everything from vibrant bubble-letter and 3-D pieces to the Holy Grail, the whole-train pieces, are maps, images, and ephemera that help fill out the complete story. A celebration in words and pictures of graffiti’s golden age, Graffiti Kings is a book sure to be coveted by those fascinated and inspired by this uniquely American urban art form.

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Graffiti Kings By Jack Stewart

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| art  | 27

Graffiti Kings t, n e m ve o m t ar d t of an undergroun reet art series. st l fu Capturing the hear ss e cc su s’ m adition of Abra continues in the tr

Graffiti Kings is the definitive book on New York’s subway graffiti movement, an unprecedented creative explosion that occurred across the five boroughs during the 1970s. This rare, firsthand account of the birth of this movement is the first and only graffiti book to reveal what happened behind the scenes when writers put their lives on the line to grab a piece of fame from a faceless urban landscape. Through personal interviews and over 275 full-color, previously unpublished photographs, the colorful origins of subway graffiti are brought to life. Legends such as Taki 183, Blade 1, Phase 2, and Co-Co 144—as well as the city officials who saw the writers as public menaces and their art as vandalism—give accounts of everyday struggles, each full of new advancements, excitement, and risk. Although author and photographer Jack Stewart maintained a low profile at the time, his work is now a graffiti-world legend: rumored to exist, seldom seen, a near-equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Alongside archival photographs of everything from vibrant bubble-letter and 3-D pieces to the Holy Grail, the whole-train pieces, are maps, images, and ephemera that help fill out the complete story. A celebration in words and pictures of graffiti’s golden age, Graffiti Kings is a book sure to be coveted by those fascinated and inspired by this uniquely American urban art form.

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J. W. Waterhouse The modern Pre-Raphaelite Edited by Peter Trippi A Royal Academy of Arts Publication With his grand scale and richly colored canvases and studies, John William Waterhouse (1849–1917) was one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. in this brilliantly illustrated survey, edited by a leading Waterhouse scholar, the painter’s seductive vision of femininity is captured in sumptuous reproductions and illuminated by an engaging and informative text. Published to accompany an important exhibition of the artist’s work, the book explores Waterhouse’s creative

TH 2058

Tea

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

East and West

Edited by Jessica Morgan

responses to such contemporary concerns as medievalism, the classical tradition, and spiritualism. A comprehensive

Now with a new jacket!

From Tate Publishing Best known for using light and sound to create immersive, interactive environments, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is the ninth artist to be invited to transform the massive space of the Turbine Hall in Tate modern with a visionary project of her own. Born in Strasbourg in 1965, Gonzalez-Foerster came to public attention in the mid-1990s as part of a generation of French artists that includes Pierre Huyghe and Phillipe Parreno. Her critically acclaimed piece Seance de Shadows was displayed in Tate modern’s The World as a Stage exhibition in 2007. Her recent work focuses on creating otherworldly environments and often incorporates film to depict scenes of urban life in cities around the world. Her work Riyo was shot on the riverbank of Kyoto, Japan, and shown recently at Expodrome in Paris. With dramatic installation photography and an insightful text, this exciting book follows the artist’s newest project at Tate modern from start to sensational finish.

examination of his life and work, includ-

By Rupert Faulkner

ing his well-known painting The Lady of

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

Shallott, this volume explores also the

Ecstasy is a glassful of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.” Thus the great Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin declared his passion for tea, the beverage that has been the focus of pleasure and leisure in both East and West for centuries, and that today is second only to water in worldwide consumption. This delightfully illustrated volume—the ideal gift for any tea lover—tells the story of tea around the world and celebrates its contribution, past and present, to civilized life. The text explores it all—from the Japanese tea ceremony to the advent of the tea bag—and the wide-ranging illustrations capture the fascinating history of the brew that prompted Samuel Johnson to proclaim: “Tea’s proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute

Brotherhood and his engagement with French art of the period. ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

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• 192 pages, 9 W * 6 BŠi"

contemporary art at Tate

• 128 pages, 7 FŠi * 8 CŠd"

in the Asian Department

• Paperback

modern.

• Hardcover with jacket

IsbN: 978-1-85437-739-5

IsbN: 978-1-85177-398-5

Us $30.00 CAN $33.00

Us $22.50

CAN $24.50

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at the Victoria and Albert museum, where he is responsible for the collections of Japanese ceramics,

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contemporary crafts, and

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ukiyo-e prints.

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artist’s connection to the Pre-Raphaelite

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|   art  | 29

  |  Food and wine  |

J. W. Waterhouse The modern Pre-Raphaelite Edited by Peter Trippi A Royal Academy of Arts Publication With his grand scale and richly colored canvases and studies, John William Waterhouse (1849–1917) was one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. in this brilliantly illustrated survey, edited by a leading Waterhouse scholar, the painter’s seductive vision of femininity is captured in sumptuous reproductions and illuminated by an engaging and informative text. Published to accompany an important exhibition of the artist’s work, the book explores Waterhouse’s creative

TH 2058

Tea

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

East and West

Edited by Jessica Morgan

responses to such contemporary concerns as medievalism, the classical tradition, and spiritualism. A comprehensive

Now with a new jacket!

From Tate Publishing Best known for using light and sound to create immersive, interactive environments, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is the ninth artist to be invited to transform the massive space of the Turbine Hall in Tate modern with a visionary project of her own. Born in Strasbourg in 1965, Gonzalez-Foerster came to public attention in the mid-1990s as part of a generation of French artists that includes Pierre Huyghe and Phillipe Parreno. Her critically acclaimed piece Seance de Shadows was displayed in Tate modern’s The World as a Stage exhibition in 2007. Her recent work focuses on creating otherworldly environments and often incorporates film to depict scenes of urban life in cities around the world. Her work Riyo was shot on the riverbank of Kyoto, Japan, and shown recently at Expodrome in Paris. With dramatic installation photography and an insightful text, this exciting book follows the artist’s newest project at Tate modern from start to sensational finish.

examination of his life and work, includ-

By Rupert Faulkner

ing his well-known painting The Lady of

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

Shallott, this volume explores also the

Ecstasy is a glassful of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.” Thus the great Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin declared his passion for tea, the beverage that has been the focus of pleasure and leisure in both East and West for centuries, and that today is second only to water in worldwide consumption. This delightfully illustrated volume—the ideal gift for any tea lover—tells the story of tea around the world and celebrates its contribution, past and present, to civilized life. The text explores it all—from the Japanese tea ceremony to the advent of the tea bag—and the wide-ranging illustrations capture the fascinating history of the brew that prompted Samuel Johnson to proclaim: “Tea’s proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute

Brotherhood and his engagement with French art of the period. ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

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Connoisseur, a bimonthly magazine for

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century painting and sculpture.

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the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.”

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Rupert Faulkner is a Curator

• 192 pages, 9 W * 6 BŠi"

contemporary art at Tate

• 128 pages, 7 FŠi * 8 CŠd"

in the Asian Department

• Paperback

modern.

• Hardcover with jacket

IsbN: 978-1-85437-739-5

IsbN: 978-1-85177-398-5

Us $30.00 CAN $33.00

Us $22.50

CAN $24.50

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at the Victoria and Albert museum, where he is responsible for the collections of Japanese ceramics,

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rIgHTs: NORTH AmERiCA

contemporary crafts, and

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|   science / nature  | 31

30 |  photographY / historY  |

Faces from the Land Twenty Years of Powwow Tradition By Ben and Linda Marra

Big Fish

FACES from the LAND TWENTY YEARS OF POWWOW TRADITION

BEN

and

LINDA MARRA

By Richard Ellis From Richard Ellis, America’s foremost painter and chronicler of undersea life, comes Big Fish, a natural history of the

After the success of Powwow: Images

largest fish on Earth. Blending art and

Along the Red Road, this new book by

science with historical, cultural, and per-

the marras presents more photographs

sonal stories, Ellis illustrates the giants

and testimonies. Faces from the Land

of the sea, incorporating anecdotes,

reveals the dancers, who, united by the

archival images, and photos related to

ageless rhythms of the powwow drums,

legendary catches and discoveries.

come from many tribes, different trades,

Along the way, we meet big-game

and every corner of North America and

fishermen like Ernest Hemingway and

celebrate customs both ancient and mod-

Zane Grey, as well as naturalists and

ern, bringing them together as a proud

explorers. We also meet all manner of

community to preserve tribal traditions.

tuna, from bluefin and yellowfin to alba-

Since 1988, photographer Ben marra

core and bigeye; billfish, from marlins to

and his wife, Linda, have crisscrossed

the mighty swordfish; and sharks, from

the nation to document the majestic

the long-extinct megamouth to the very

dance regalia worn at Native American

much extant great white. Perfect for all

powwows. Traveling to over 30 cities a

those enchanted by the mysteries of the

year, Ben marra invites participants into

deep, Big Fish illuminates natural history

his makeshift studio to be photographed

with wit, charm, artistry, and humor.

in full traditional dress, while Linda records the stories behind their outfits

˘ Easelback poster

and dance. The resulting images are

˘ Targeted mailings to maritime

stunning, and capture not only the brilliant colors and incredible craftsmanship of the regalia, but the personal journeys that inspired them. ˘ Promotion to Native American organizations ˘ Academic marketing ˘ Promote with exhibitions ˘ Outreach to art, travel, cultural, and Native American interest publications

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Ben and Linda Marra are a husband-

• 176 pages, 9 * 10 V"

and-wife team who began to document

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powwows in 1988. The marras’ ongoing

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CAN $33.00

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˘ Target local media where powwows are held ˘ media tie-in with authors’ extensive

photography project includes a traveling exhibition for museums, two yearly calendar titles, fine art photographs, and lithographic art prints.

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• 144 pages, 11 * 10"

believed to be the most popular books

• Hardcover with jacket IsbN: 978-0-8109-9626-7 Us $35.00

CAN $39.00

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on sharks and whales ever written, and he has contributed to or been featured in over eighty magazines and journals. Among his many accomplishments, he designed the beloved life-size blue whale that hangs in the Hall of Ocean Life in the American museum of Natural History. He lives in New York City.

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|   science / nature  | 31

30 |  photographY / historY  |

Faces from the Land Twenty Years of Powwow Tradition By Ben and Linda Marra

Big Fish

FACES from the LAND TWENTY YEARS OF POWWOW TRADITION

BEN

and

LINDA MARRA

By Richard Ellis From Richard Ellis, America’s foremost painter and chronicler of undersea life, comes Big Fish, a natural history of the

After the success of Powwow: Images

largest fish on Earth. Blending art and

Along the Red Road, this new book by

science with historical, cultural, and per-

the marras presents more photographs

sonal stories, Ellis illustrates the giants

and testimonies. Faces from the Land

of the sea, incorporating anecdotes,

reveals the dancers, who, united by the

archival images, and photos related to

ageless rhythms of the powwow drums,

legendary catches and discoveries.

come from many tribes, different trades,

Along the way, we meet big-game

and every corner of North America and

fishermen like Ernest Hemingway and

celebrate customs both ancient and mod-

Zane Grey, as well as naturalists and

ern, bringing them together as a proud

explorers. We also meet all manner of

community to preserve tribal traditions.

tuna, from bluefin and yellowfin to alba-

Since 1988, photographer Ben marra

core and bigeye; billfish, from marlins to

and his wife, Linda, have crisscrossed

the mighty swordfish; and sharks, from

the nation to document the majestic

the long-extinct megamouth to the very

dance regalia worn at Native American

much extant great white. Perfect for all

powwows. Traveling to over 30 cities a

those enchanted by the mysteries of the

year, Ben marra invites participants into

deep, Big Fish illuminates natural history

his makeshift studio to be photographed

with wit, charm, artistry, and humor.

in full traditional dress, while Linda records the stories behind their outfits

˘ Easelback poster

and dance. The resulting images are

˘ Targeted mailings to maritime

stunning, and capture not only the brilliant colors and incredible craftsmanship of the regalia, but the personal journeys that inspired them. ˘ Promotion to Native American organizations ˘ Academic marketing ˘ Promote with exhibitions ˘ Outreach to art, travel, cultural, and Native American interest publications

museums and deep sea fishing outfits sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 155 full-color photographs

Ben and Linda Marra are a husband-

• 176 pages, 9 * 10 V"

and-wife team who began to document

• Hardcover with jacket

powwows in 1988. The marras’ ongoing

IsbN: 978-0-8109-8335-9 Us $30.00

CAN $33.00

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRiL

˘ Target local media where powwows are held ˘ media tie-in with authors’ extensive

photography project includes a traveling exhibition for museums, two yearly calendar titles, fine art photographs, and lithographic art prints.

˘ Online promotions ˘ National TV, radio, and print campaign ˘ Target art, nature, marine life, and fishing publications

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• Over 40 full-color and 50 black-and-

Richard Ellis is an artist and writer. His

white illustrations

Book of Sharks and Book of Whales are

• 144 pages, 11 * 10"

believed to be the most popular books

• Hardcover with jacket IsbN: 978-0-8109-9626-7 Us $35.00

CAN $39.00

RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: APRiL

on sharks and whales ever written, and he has contributed to or been featured in over eighty magazines and journals. Among his many accomplishments, he designed the beloved life-size blue whale that hangs in the Hall of Ocean Life in the American museum of Natural History. He lives in New York City.

tour schedule aLsO aVaILabLE:

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|   art  | 33

32 |  Fashion  |

Longchamp

Barnaby Furnas

By Marie-Claire Aucouturier

Essay by Shamim M. Momin

Photographs by Phillippe Garcia

Interview by Carroll Dunham

Longchamp, the French leather goods

Known for his epic canvases, vibrant

company, is perhaps best known for its

palette, and explosive brushwork,

Le Pliage line, a collection of foldable

Barnaby Furnas is one of the most

travel bags made of vinyl with leather

visually audacious painters working

trim; two billion Le Pliage bags have been

today. This first monograph, which spans

sold since 1993. This lavish book retraces

the course of his skyrocketing career,

and celebrates the history of this famous

traces the evolution of his oeuvre and

company as it marks its 60th anniversary.

reveals the intricacies of his complex

From its beginnings creating leather

compositions. Dramatic and provocative,

goods for smokers, to its expansion into

the paintings in Barnaby Furnas radiate

small leather goods in the 1950s, to the

with frenetic energy and turbulence,

opening of the first Longchamp boutiques

while exploring archetypal themes of

in the 1970s and ’80s, the company has

love, death, and war.

always been known for quality and style.

These powerful images, which have

Today, Longchamp has cultivated a

been exhibited in galleries and museums

devoted following. its partnerships with

around the world, flirt with the boundar-

artists Thomas Heatherwick and Tracey

ies of abstraction and figuration, while

Emin and advertising campaigns with

challenging the conventions and limits

supermodel Kate moss have cemented

of expressionist painting. From the

the company’s reputation as a stylish

apocalyptic violence of epic battlefield

innovator.

scenes to the driving ecstasy of rock

in the early 1970s, Philippe Cassegrain,

concerts, Furnas’s paintings are dramatic

Longchamp’s founder, designed a line

spectacles of line, color, and movement.

of bags called “Lm,” destined for the Japanese market. its success gave

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

Longchamp a solid reputation as a cre-

• 120 full-color and 80 black-and-white

Marie-Claire Aucouturier is a journalist

ator of women’s handbags and enabled

who works with the French publications

illustrations

the company to expand throughout the

• 208 pages, 9 V * 10 HŠi"

Citizen K and Journal du Dimanche. This is

rest of Asia. To celebrate the company’s

• Hardcover with jacket

her first book. Philippe Garcia is a French

60th anniversary Longchamp is reprising the bag and updating its unique logo in conjunction with the pioneering Belgian artist Jean-Luc moerman. ˘ Outreach to fashion websites

IsbN: 978-0-8109-2107-8 Us $75.00

CAN $85.00

photographer whose work is seen regularly in Marie Claire House and who has photographed advertising campaigns for

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLiSH

Absolut Vodka and other companies. This

PUB MONTH: APRiL

is his second book.

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco September 2009 ˘ Target art and high-end lifestyle publications ˘ Outreach to San Francisco media in conjunction with 2009 exhibition ˘ National radio campaign ˘ Promote at CAA

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 100 full-color illustrations

Barnaby Furnas has had numerous solo

• 160 pages, 12 * 10 FŠi"

and group exhibitions in the U.S. and

• Hardcover with jacket

abroad. He is represented by marianne

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9625-0 Us $50.00

CAN $55.00

Boesky Gallery, Stuart Shave/modern Art, and Anthony meier Fine Arts. Shamim M. Momin is the Associate

RIGHTS: WORLD

Curator at the Whitney museum of

PUB MONTH: APRiL

American Art. Carroll Dunham is an artist whose work has been widely exhibited internationally.

and blogs ˘ Target fashion and style media aLsO aVaILabLE:

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John Currin IsbN: 978-0-8109-9188-0 Us $40.00 CAN $44.00

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|   art  | 33

32 |  Fashion  |

Longchamp

Barnaby Furnas

By Marie-Claire Aucouturier

Essay by Shamim M. Momin

Photographs by Phillippe Garcia

Interview by Carroll Dunham

Longchamp, the French leather goods

Known for his epic canvases, vibrant

company, is perhaps best known for its

palette, and explosive brushwork,

Le Pliage line, a collection of foldable

Barnaby Furnas is one of the most

travel bags made of vinyl with leather

visually audacious painters working

trim; two billion Le Pliage bags have been

today. This first monograph, which spans

sold since 1993. This lavish book retraces

the course of his skyrocketing career,

and celebrates the history of this famous

traces the evolution of his oeuvre and

company as it marks its 60th anniversary.

reveals the intricacies of his complex

From its beginnings creating leather

compositions. Dramatic and provocative,

goods for smokers, to its expansion into

the paintings in Barnaby Furnas radiate

small leather goods in the 1950s, to the

with frenetic energy and turbulence,

opening of the first Longchamp boutiques

while exploring archetypal themes of

in the 1970s and ’80s, the company has

love, death, and war.

always been known for quality and style.

These powerful images, which have

Today, Longchamp has cultivated a

been exhibited in galleries and museums

devoted following. its partnerships with

around the world, flirt with the boundar-

artists Thomas Heatherwick and Tracey

ies of abstraction and figuration, while

Emin and advertising campaigns with

challenging the conventions and limits

supermodel Kate moss have cemented

of expressionist painting. From the

the company’s reputation as a stylish

apocalyptic violence of epic battlefield

innovator.

scenes to the driving ecstasy of rock

in the early 1970s, Philippe Cassegrain,

concerts, Furnas’s paintings are dramatic

Longchamp’s founder, designed a line

spectacles of line, color, and movement.

of bags called “Lm,” destined for the Japanese market. its success gave

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

Longchamp a solid reputation as a cre-

• 120 full-color and 80 black-and-white

Marie-Claire Aucouturier is a journalist

ator of women’s handbags and enabled

who works with the French publications

illustrations

the company to expand throughout the

• 208 pages, 9 V * 10 HŠi"

Citizen K and Journal du Dimanche. This is

rest of Asia. To celebrate the company’s

• Hardcover with jacket

her first book. Philippe Garcia is a French

60th anniversary Longchamp is reprising the bag and updating its unique logo in conjunction with the pioneering Belgian artist Jean-Luc moerman. ˘ Outreach to fashion websites

IsbN: 978-0-8109-2107-8 Us $75.00

CAN $85.00

photographer whose work is seen regularly in Marie Claire House and who has photographed advertising campaigns for

RIGHTS: WORLD ENGLiSH

Absolut Vodka and other companies. This

PUB MONTH: APRiL

is his second book.

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco September 2009 ˘ Target art and high-end lifestyle publications ˘ Outreach to San Francisco media in conjunction with 2009 exhibition ˘ National radio campaign ˘ Promote at CAA

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 100 full-color illustrations

Barnaby Furnas has had numerous solo

• 160 pages, 12 * 10 FŠi"

and group exhibitions in the U.S. and

• Hardcover with jacket

abroad. He is represented by marianne

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9625-0 Us $50.00

CAN $55.00

Boesky Gallery, Stuart Shave/modern Art, and Anthony meier Fine Arts. Shamim M. Momin is the Associate

RIGHTS: WORLD

Curator at the Whitney museum of

PUB MONTH: APRiL

American Art. Carroll Dunham is an artist whose work has been widely exhibited internationally.

and blogs ˘ Target fashion and style media aLsO aVaILabLE:

aLsO aVaILabLE:

Louis Vuitton IsbN: 978-0-8109-5950-7 Us $125.00 CAN $135.00

John Currin IsbN: 978-0-8109-9188-0 Us $40.00 CAN $44.00

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Fashion in Detail Series Victoria and Albert Museum Publications The bestselling books in the acclaimed Fashion in Detail series are now all available in paperback with gorgeous new covers. The series features the Victoria and Albert Museum’s world-famous collection of historical dress, seen in glorious close-up, with line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment. RIGHTS: North America  PUB MONTH: April

“Meticulously detailed as well as gorgeous. . . . The color photographs—which cover page after page and capture these intricate designs in close-up—are the main source of delight.” —Time Out (London)

World Dress Fashion in Detail By Rosemary Crill, Jennifer

“A visual feast for all fashion lovers, and an essential resource for curators, collectors, students and designers.”­—Antique Dealer and Collectors’ Guide

Wearden, and Verity Wilson This sumptuous illustrated volume showcases an extraordinary range of traditional ethnic clothing from Central Europe, India, and the Far East. Featuring 150 color photographs, many specially commissioned, this beautiful book spotlights an astounding array of ornamentation, from elaborate buttons and embroidered borders to architectural pleating, gold-threaded tassels, and more. Arranged thematically, breathtaking close-ups are coupled with accurate line drawings of each garment’s underlying structure. Highlighting examples of decoration from disparate cultures, the text explores the ceremonial roles

Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail

of the clothing. This book is a resource without peer.

By Valerie D. Mendes and Claire Wilcox With a gorgeous new cover, this extensively illustrated book is a celebration of the V&A’s magnificent collection of 20th-century fashion. The latest title in the highly successful Fashion in Detail series, this book offers a detailed look at some of the most

ABOUT THE AUTHORs:

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail By Avril Hart and Susan North

By Lucy Johnston “Perfect for those who want an

Here is a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-intensive craftsmanship that characterizes fine clothing. In fascinating detail, perfect decorative seams, minute stitching, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery are displayed alongside more unusual techniques such as stamping, pinking, and slashing. Many of today’s fashion designers take their inspiration from these garments, adapting details from the past to a more contemporary idiom and the realities of modern manufacturing. Drawing from the V&A’s world-famous collections, this book contains a gallery of exquisite photographs, accompanied by clear line drawings of the complete garment.

authentic take on the latest Victorian trend.” –In Style Now in paperback with a new cover, this volume celebrates 19th-century fashion in lavishly illustrated detail. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are explored as never before in this exquisite book. Featuring specially commissioned color photographs of garments from the V&A’s superb collection and many close-up details, alongside accurate line drawings of each garment’s underlying structure, the book’s 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Valerie D. Mendes is a fashion and textiles

Rosemary Crill is a curator in the depart-

Avril Hart is an expert in historical

Lucy Johnston is curator of 19th Century

historian who became Chief Curator of the

ment of Asian art at the V&A. Jennifer

dress. Her published work includes

fashion in the V&A’s Department of

former Textiles and Dress Department at

Wearden is a curator in the department

Englishmen’s Fashionable Dress:

Furniture, Textiles & Fashion.

1600–1799, Ties, and Fans. Susan North

stunning garments in the collection. In meticulous detail, the

the V&A. Claire Wilcox is a leading expert

of furniture, textiles, and dress at the

book features line drawings of each garment’s structure and

in contemporary fashion who has curated

V&A. Verity Wilson is a curator in the

is Curator, Department of Furniture,

department of Asian art at the V&A.

Textiles and Fashion, at the V&A.

specially commissioned close-up photographs of each item’s most

Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail

several V&A exhibitions.

impressive aspects: fastenings, necklines, cuffs, hemlines, fringes, and more. Arranged thematically, the authors provide information

SPECIFICATIONS:

SPECIFICATIONS:

SPECIFICATIONS:

SPECIFICATIONS:

about everything from seams, buttons and collars, to beads, tucks,

• 83 full-color illustrations and 100 line

• 150 full-color illustrations

• 159 full-color illustrations

• 150 full-color illustrations

and pleats. The result is a visual banquet of textures, patterns,

drawings

and 300 line drawings

and 350 line drawings

and 300 line drawings

and craftsmanship and an eye-opening testament to the variety

• 144 pages, 9 * 11 X"

• 224 pages, 9 * 11 X"

• 224 pages, 9 * 11 X"

• 224 pages, 9 * 11 X"

and creativity of modern dress. An essential visual reference for

• Paperback with flaps

• Paperback with flaps

• Paperback with flaps

• Paperback with flaps

designers, students, and fashionistas everywhere.

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ISBN: 978-1-85177-571-2

ISBN: 978-1-85177-568-2

ISBN: 978-1-85177-567-5

ISBN: 978-1-85177-572-9

US $39.95  CAN $43.95

US $39.95  CAN $43.95

US $39.95  CAN $43.95

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|   FASHIon  | 35

Fashion in Detail Series Victoria and Albert Museum Publications The bestselling books in the acclaimed Fashion in Detail series are now all available in paperback with gorgeous new covers. The series features the Victoria and Albert Museum’s world-famous collection of historical dress, seen in glorious close-up, with line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment. RIGHTS: North America  PUB MONTH: April

“Meticulously detailed as well as gorgeous. . . . The color photographs—which cover page after page and capture these intricate designs in close-up—are the main source of delight.” —Time Out (London)

World Dress Fashion in Detail By Rosemary Crill, Jennifer

“A visual feast for all fashion lovers, and an essential resource for curators, collectors, students and designers.”­—Antique Dealer and Collectors’ Guide

Wearden, and Verity Wilson This sumptuous illustrated volume showcases an extraordinary range of traditional ethnic clothing from Central Europe, India, and the Far East. Featuring 150 color photographs, many specially commissioned, this beautiful book spotlights an astounding array of ornamentation, from elaborate buttons and embroidered borders to architectural pleating, gold-threaded tassels, and more. Arranged thematically, breathtaking close-ups are coupled with accurate line drawings of each garment’s underlying structure. Highlighting examples of decoration from disparate cultures, the text explores the ceremonial roles

Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail

of the clothing. This book is a resource without peer.

By Valerie D. Mendes and Claire Wilcox With a gorgeous new cover, this extensively illustrated book is a celebration of the V&A’s magnificent collection of 20th-century fashion. The latest title in the highly successful Fashion in Detail series, this book offers a detailed look at some of the most

ABOUT THE AUTHORs:

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail By Avril Hart and Susan North

By Lucy Johnston “Perfect for those who want an

Here is a rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-intensive craftsmanship that characterizes fine clothing. In fascinating detail, perfect decorative seams, minute stitching, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery are displayed alongside more unusual techniques such as stamping, pinking, and slashing. Many of today’s fashion designers take their inspiration from these garments, adapting details from the past to a more contemporary idiom and the realities of modern manufacturing. Drawing from the V&A’s world-famous collections, this book contains a gallery of exquisite photographs, accompanied by clear line drawings of the complete garment.

authentic take on the latest Victorian trend.” –In Style Now in paperback with a new cover, this volume celebrates 19th-century fashion in lavishly illustrated detail. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are explored as never before in this exquisite book. Featuring specially commissioned color photographs of garments from the V&A’s superb collection and many close-up details, alongside accurate line drawings of each garment’s underlying structure, the book’s 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Valerie D. Mendes is a fashion and textiles

Rosemary Crill is a curator in the depart-

Avril Hart is an expert in historical

Lucy Johnston is curator of 19th Century

historian who became Chief Curator of the

ment of Asian art at the V&A. Jennifer

dress. Her published work includes

fashion in the V&A’s Department of

former Textiles and Dress Department at

Wearden is a curator in the department

Englishmen’s Fashionable Dress:

Furniture, Textiles & Fashion.

1600–1799, Ties, and Fans. Susan North

stunning garments in the collection. In meticulous detail, the

the V&A. Claire Wilcox is a leading expert

of furniture, textiles, and dress at the

book features line drawings of each garment’s structure and

in contemporary fashion who has curated

V&A. Verity Wilson is a curator in the

is Curator, Department of Furniture,

department of Asian art at the V&A.

Textiles and Fashion, at the V&A.

specially commissioned close-up photographs of each item’s most

Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail

several V&A exhibitions.

impressive aspects: fastenings, necklines, cuffs, hemlines, fringes, and more. Arranged thematically, the authors provide information

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about everything from seams, buttons and collars, to beads, tucks,

• 83 full-color illustrations and 100 line

• 150 full-color illustrations

• 159 full-color illustrations

• 150 full-color illustrations

and pleats. The result is a visual banquet of textures, patterns,

drawings

and 300 line drawings

and 350 line drawings

and 300 line drawings

and craftsmanship and an eye-opening testament to the variety

• 144 pages, 9 * 11 X"

• 224 pages, 9 * 11 X"

• 224 pages, 9 * 11 X"

• 224 pages, 9 * 11 X"

and creativity of modern dress. An essential visual reference for

• Paperback with flaps

• Paperback with flaps

• Paperback with flaps

• Paperback with flaps

designers, students, and fashionistas everywhere.

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|   art  | 37

Baroque Performance, Pomp and Power By Michael Snodin and Nigel Llewellyn A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication Lavish, opulent, and unabashedly dramatic, the Baroque style developed out of the Renaissance with the primary goal of inspiring awe. The most complex and sophisticated movement of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Baroque encompassed all forms of artistic expression, from painting to music to literature.

Published to accompany a major

traveling exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, this richly illustrated book traces the evolution and spread of Baroque, examines the defining motifs and characteristics of the style, and reviews the importance of performance and spectacle. Like many artistic movements, the lifeblood of the Baroque style was patronage, both papal and princely, and the authors explore in detail the gorgeous churches and splendid palaces that resulted from such commissions. With previously unseen objects from public and private collections worldwide, Baroque is an unparalleled critical look at an inimitable period in art.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Michael Snodin is Senior Research

• 368 pages, 10 * 11 V"

Fellow in the Research Department at

• Hardcover with jacket ISBN: 978-1-85177-558-3 US $85.00  CAN $95.00

Exhibition Schedule:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London April 4–July 19, 2009 Detroit Institute of Arts September 2009–January 2010 Museé National des Beaux-Arts

ABOUT THE AUTHORs:

• 350 full-color illustrations

the V&A. His V&A publications include Design and the Decorative Arts: Britain 1500–1900 and Exploring Architecture. Nigel Llewellyn is Head of Research at

RIGHTS: North America

Tate. His publications include Funeral

PUB MONTH: April

Monuments in Post-Reformation England and his current research focuses on art and identity in 18thcentury Italy.

due Québec February–May 2010

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|   art  | 37

Baroque Performance, Pomp and Power By Michael Snodin and Nigel Llewellyn A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication Lavish, opulent, and unabashedly dramatic, the Baroque style developed out of the Renaissance with the primary goal of inspiring awe. The most complex and sophisticated movement of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Baroque encompassed all forms of artistic expression, from painting to music to literature.

Published to accompany a major

traveling exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, this richly illustrated book traces the evolution and spread of Baroque, examines the defining motifs and characteristics of the style, and reviews the importance of performance and spectacle. Like many artistic movements, the lifeblood of the Baroque style was patronage, both papal and princely, and the authors explore in detail the gorgeous churches and splendid palaces that resulted from such commissions. With previously unseen objects from public and private collections worldwide, Baroque is an unparalleled critical look at an inimitable period in art.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Michael Snodin is Senior Research

• 368 pages, 10 * 11 V"

Fellow in the Research Department at

• Hardcover with jacket ISBN: 978-1-85177-558-3 US $85.00  CAN $95.00

Exhibition Schedule:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London April 4–July 19, 2009 Detroit Institute of Arts September 2009–January 2010 Museé National des Beaux-Arts

ABOUT THE AUTHORs:

• 350 full-color illustrations

the V&A. His V&A publications include Design and the Decorative Arts: Britain 1500–1900 and Exploring Architecture. Nigel Llewellyn is Head of Research at

RIGHTS: North America

Tate. His publications include Funeral

PUB MONTH: April

Monuments in Post-Reformation England and his current research focuses on art and identity in 18thcentury Italy.

due Québec February–May 2010

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|   nature  | 39

38 |  architecture  |

The Architects Who Made London

Mushroom Magick A Visionary Field Guide

By Will Palin, with an introduction

By Arik Roper

by Maxwell Hutchinson

Introduction by Erik Davis

A Royal Academy of Arts Publication

Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck Notes by Gary Lincoff

They shape the skyline, line the streets,

For centuries hallucinogenic mushrooms

and give one of the world’s greatest cities its timeless, distinctive character.

have participated in a sublime relation-

in this essential, easy-to-use guidebook,

ship with humankind, thanks to their

London’s magnificent architectural

psychoactive chemicals that shift and

jewels are revealed as spectacular

modify the human mind. Arik Roper’s

innovations, achievements in both

exquisite painted portraits of magic

engineering and inspiration.

mushrooms illustrate more than 90 of the known hallucinogenic species from

Author Will Palin explores the most notable buildings in London and

around the world. He captures their

examines the work of key architects

powerful auras, adding to a tradition

such as inigo Jones, Christopher Wren,

of ’shroom art that stretches back more

Robert Adam, John Nash, Charles Barry,

than 400 years. Popular culture critics Erik Davis and

and George Gilbert Scott. Detailed photographs and architect’s drawings illumi-

Daniel Pinchbeck provide background

nate each building’s grandest features,

and testimony in elegant essays, and

and also draw attention to lesser-known

mushroom expert Gary Lincoff contributes notes. This beautifully designed

aspects of these architectural wonders.

and profusely illustrated ’shroom bible

With a small, handy format, and 30 clear maps, plus directions to each build-

will appeal to nature lovers, mushroom

ing, The Architects Who Made London is

hunters, and enthusiasts of all things

the ideal companion for exploring the city firsthand or from afar.

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 150 full-color and black-and-white

Will Palin was a curator at Sir John

illustrations, 30 maps

Soane’s museum in London before his

• 160 pages, 5 V * 8"

recent appointment as Secretary of SAVE

• Flexibind

Britain’s Heritage. Maxwell Hutchinson

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CAN $21.95

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was President of the Royal institute of British Architects from 1989 until 1991.

psychedelic. ˘ Target nature, alternative lifestyle, new age, and music publications ˘ Online marketing campaign

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abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 95 full-color illustrations

Arik Roper is a visionary artist known

• 144 pages, 7 * 10"

for his CD covers, posters, and animation.

• Hardcover

He lives in New York City. Erik Davis

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9631-1 Us $19.95

CAN $21.95

is the author, most recently, of The Visionary State. He posts regularly at www.techgnosis.com. Daniel Pinchbeck

He is a practicing architect and founder

RIGHTS: WORLD

is the bestselling author of Breaking

and Chairman of Architects for Aid.

PUB MONTH: APRiL

Open the Head and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. He posts at www. realitysandwich.com. Gary Lincoff is the author of the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.

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|   nature  | 39

38 |  architecture  |

The Architects Who Made London

Mushroom Magick A Visionary Field Guide

By Will Palin, with an introduction

By Arik Roper

by Maxwell Hutchinson

Introduction by Erik Davis

A Royal Academy of Arts Publication

Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck Notes by Gary Lincoff

They shape the skyline, line the streets,

For centuries hallucinogenic mushrooms

and give one of the world’s greatest cities its timeless, distinctive character.

have participated in a sublime relation-

in this essential, easy-to-use guidebook,

ship with humankind, thanks to their

London’s magnificent architectural

psychoactive chemicals that shift and

jewels are revealed as spectacular

modify the human mind. Arik Roper’s

innovations, achievements in both

exquisite painted portraits of magic

engineering and inspiration.

mushrooms illustrate more than 90 of the known hallucinogenic species from

Author Will Palin explores the most notable buildings in London and

around the world. He captures their

examines the work of key architects

powerful auras, adding to a tradition

such as inigo Jones, Christopher Wren,

of ’shroom art that stretches back more

Robert Adam, John Nash, Charles Barry,

than 400 years. Popular culture critics Erik Davis and

and George Gilbert Scott. Detailed photographs and architect’s drawings illumi-

Daniel Pinchbeck provide background

nate each building’s grandest features,

and testimony in elegant essays, and

and also draw attention to lesser-known

mushroom expert Gary Lincoff contributes notes. This beautifully designed

aspects of these architectural wonders.

and profusely illustrated ’shroom bible

With a small, handy format, and 30 clear maps, plus directions to each build-

will appeal to nature lovers, mushroom

ing, The Architects Who Made London is

hunters, and enthusiasts of all things

the ideal companion for exploring the city firsthand or from afar.

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 150 full-color and black-and-white

Will Palin was a curator at Sir John

illustrations, 30 maps

Soane’s museum in London before his

• 160 pages, 5 V * 8"

recent appointment as Secretary of SAVE

• Flexibind

Britain’s Heritage. Maxwell Hutchinson

IsbN: 978-1-905711-45-1 Us $19.95

CAN $21.95

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA PUB MONTH: APRiL

was President of the Royal institute of British Architects from 1989 until 1991.

psychedelic. ˘ Target nature, alternative lifestyle, new age, and music publications ˘ Online marketing campaign

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 95 full-color illustrations

Arik Roper is a visionary artist known

• 144 pages, 7 * 10"

for his CD covers, posters, and animation.

• Hardcover

He lives in New York City. Erik Davis

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9631-1 Us $19.95

CAN $21.95

is the author, most recently, of The Visionary State. He posts regularly at www.techgnosis.com. Daniel Pinchbeck

He is a practicing architect and founder

RIGHTS: WORLD

is the bestselling author of Breaking

and Chairman of Architects for Aid.

PUB MONTH: APRiL

Open the Head and 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl. He posts at www. realitysandwich.com. Gary Lincoff is the author of the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.

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40 |  science / nature  |

The foresTs of Times square, The meadows of harlem, and The weTlands of downTown come alive using breakThrough Technology. welcome To mannahaTTa, 1609.

mannahatta, c. 1609

manhattan, c. 2009

MANNAHATTA a naTural hisTory of new york ciTy

By Eric W. SandErSon illusTraTions by markley boyer On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become manhattan. it’s difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing, in words and images, the wild island that millions of New Yorkers now call home. By geographically matching an 18th-century map of manhattan’s landscape to the modern cityscape, combing through historical and archaeological records, and applying modern principles of ecology and computer modeling, Sanderson is able to re-create the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown. Filled with breathtaking illustrations that show what manhattan looked like 400 years ago, Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that gives readers not only a window into the past, but inspiration for green cities and wild places of the future.

˘ Tie-in to manhattan’s quadricentennial celebration and events ˘ Tie-in to exhibition at the museum of the City of New York, April–September, 2009 ˘ Academic marketing: teachers guide, Abrams e-newsletter ˘ Reading group guide, including walking tour ˘ major online promotion, including dedicated website with mapping capabilities

Tribeca

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sPECIFICaTIONs:

˘ Pursue first serial in major New York publication

Eric W. Sanderson is the Associate Director for Landscape Ecology

• 120 full-color illustrations

˘ National TV, radio, and print media campaign

and Geographic Analysis in the Living Landscape Program of the

• 352 pages, 7 V * 10"

˘ Target green, historical, and ecological publications

Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo. He is an expert

• Hardcover with jacket

˘ Feature article in National Geographic magazine

in the application of geographic principles and techniques to

(September 2009) ˘ Coordinate booksigning events with author’s lecture schedule

problems in wildlife, landscape, and ecological conservation. He lives in New York City. Markley Boyer has worked with the

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Wildlife Conservation Sociey creating maps and visualizations for

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a new series of National Parks in Gabon. He lives in Brooklyn.

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harlem


40 |  science / nature  |

The foresTs of Times square, The meadows of harlem, and The weTlands of downTown come alive using breakThrough Technology. welcome To mannahaTTa, 1609.

mannahatta, c. 1609

manhattan, c. 2009

MANNAHATTA a naTural hisTory of new york ciTy

By Eric W. SandErSon illusTraTions by markley boyer On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become manhattan. it’s difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing, in words and images, the wild island that millions of New Yorkers now call home. By geographically matching an 18th-century map of manhattan’s landscape to the modern cityscape, combing through historical and archaeological records, and applying modern principles of ecology and computer modeling, Sanderson is able to re-create the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown. Filled with breathtaking illustrations that show what manhattan looked like 400 years ago, Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that gives readers not only a window into the past, but inspiration for green cities and wild places of the future.

˘ Tie-in to manhattan’s quadricentennial celebration and events ˘ Tie-in to exhibition at the museum of the City of New York, April–September, 2009 ˘ Academic marketing: teachers guide, Abrams e-newsletter ˘ Reading group guide, including walking tour ˘ major online promotion, including dedicated website with mapping capabilities

Tribeca

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

˘ Pursue first serial in major New York publication

Eric W. Sanderson is the Associate Director for Landscape Ecology

• 120 full-color illustrations

˘ National TV, radio, and print media campaign

and Geographic Analysis in the Living Landscape Program of the

• 352 pages, 7 V * 10"

˘ Target green, historical, and ecological publications

Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo. He is an expert

• Hardcover with jacket

˘ Feature article in National Geographic magazine

in the application of geographic principles and techniques to

(September 2009) ˘ Coordinate booksigning events with author’s lecture schedule

problems in wildlife, landscape, and ecological conservation. He lives in New York City. Markley Boyer has worked with the

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9633-5 Us $40.00

CAN $44.00

Wildlife Conservation Sociey creating maps and visualizations for

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a new series of National Parks in Gabon. He lives in Brooklyn.

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|   mY thologY  | 43

Sacred Symbols Edited by Robert Adkinson Throughout history, symbols have formed and shaped our mental and emotional states—and influenced our behavior. Robert Adkinson’s compendium of religious, philosophical, and cultural emblems from a variety of contexts reveals the universal power of these elemental images, bridging the gap between languages and civilizations all over the world. With illuminating commentary, Adkinson positions each image within its cultural context, from the early societies of the Egyptians, the Celts and the maya—who used visual metaphors to explain natural phenomena and illustrate concepts of good and evil—to the iconography of Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity as found in art and architecture, concluding with the complex spiritual puzzles of the mandala, sacred sex, and the Tarot. ˘ Academic marketing ˘ Promote at CAA ˘ Outreach to spirituality and new age websites

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|   mY thologY  | 43

Sacred Symbols Edited by Robert Adkinson Throughout history, symbols have formed and shaped our mental and emotional states—and influenced our behavior. Robert Adkinson’s compendium of religious, philosophical, and cultural emblems from a variety of contexts reveals the universal power of these elemental images, bridging the gap between languages and civilizations all over the world. With illuminating commentary, Adkinson positions each image within its cultural context, from the early societies of the Egyptians, the Celts and the maya—who used visual metaphors to explain natural phenomena and illustrate concepts of good and evil—to the iconography of Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity as found in art and architecture, concluding with the complex spiritual puzzles of the mandala, sacred sex, and the Tarot. ˘ Academic marketing ˘ Promote at CAA ˘ Outreach to spirituality and new age websites

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 950 black-and-white illustrations

Robert Adkinson is a writer, translator,

• 792 pages, 7 * 6 V"

and editor working in Paris and London.

• Hardcover IsbN: 978-0-8109-9628-1 Us $24.95

CAN $27.50

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aLsO aVaILabLE:

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|   nature / photographY  | 45

44 |  photographY / historY  |

Mug Shots

Storm Chaser

An Archive of the Famous, infamous, and most Wanted

A Photographer’s Journey

By Raynal Pellicer

By Jim Reed

At the end of the 19th century, Alphonse

issues of global warming continue to be

Now in paperback, revised and updated with 16 pages of new images

Bertillon created the first police labora-

relevant, and every day brings front-page

tory for the scientific identification of

stories about the weather, generating

criminals and developed the “anthropo-

new research, raising even more

metric photo,” with which the accused

questions and possible solutions. Storm

were inventoried by their measurements

Chaser is a mesmerizing look at some of

and physical markings. The mug shot,

the catastrophic consequences of our

as it came to be known, was quickly

planet’s increasing temperature, cap-

adopted around the globe, and is today

tured by an expert in the field. Through

an essential police procedure.

breathtaking photos, quotes, letters,

This revealing collection presents over

and journal entries from climatologists,

250 mug shots of some of the most infa-

researchers, political leaders, spiritual

mous suspects in modern history, from

advisors, and storm survivors—Storm

mafia bosses to cold-blooded killers, as

Chaser chronicles photographer Jim

well as enemies of the state and promi-

Reed’s most thrilling, beautiful, memo-

nent political activists. From Dreyfus to

rable, and dramatic adventures to date.

O.J. Simpson, this international selection

From extraordinary tornadoes to historic

includes notables like Lenin, Al Capone,

hurricanes, remarkable floods, geomag-

Frank Sinatra, Fidel Castro, Rosa Parks,

netic storms, and magnificent lightning,

martin Luther King Jr., Janis Joplin, Elvis,

Reed captures not only the mercilessness

the Russian Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman, French assassin Raoul Villain, Dutch exotic dancer and spy mata Hari, Polish war criminal Amon Goeth, and the “Birdman of Alcatraz,” Robert Stroud. Accompanying these gripping images

of America’s sometimes deadly weather, sPECIFICaTIONs:

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but also the magnificence and meaning

• 270 photographs

Raynal Pellicer is a director who has

behind the tempests.

• 320 pages, 7 V * 9 W"

produced many documentaries, films,

• Hardcover with jacket

and television shows, including a series

received critical acclaim and wide media

of one hundred short films of people

attention. The New York Times wrote

reacting to various art works. He was

“These are the images that demonstrate

honored with the 1993 TV Director’s

the heart of weather’s primal draw, and

Grant in France.

that hold the power to make weather

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the Today Show, the 700 Club, 20⁄20,

fanatics out of even those of us whose

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and numerous other TV and radio

is illuminating commentary that puts

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documenting almost every type of meteorological phenomena. He has appeared on Good Morning America,

first instinct is to run.” Repackaged as a

programs to discuss his work. He is the

paperback with 16 pages of new mate-

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rial, this revised edition of Storm Chaser

the Eyes of Storm Chasers, and lives in

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Wichita, Kansas.

and the astonishing stories behind them. ˘ Online promotions ˘ Tie-in with author’s storm reporting on national and regional TV, radio, online, and print outlets ˘ Promotion on author’s website, www.stormchaserbook.com

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|   nature / photographY  | 45

44 |  photographY / historY  |

Mug Shots

Storm Chaser

An Archive of the Famous, infamous, and most Wanted

A Photographer’s Journey

By Raynal Pellicer

By Jim Reed

At the end of the 19th century, Alphonse

issues of global warming continue to be

Now in paperback, revised and updated with 16 pages of new images

Bertillon created the first police labora-

relevant, and every day brings front-page

tory for the scientific identification of

stories about the weather, generating

criminals and developed the “anthropo-

new research, raising even more

metric photo,” with which the accused

questions and possible solutions. Storm

were inventoried by their measurements

Chaser is a mesmerizing look at some of

and physical markings. The mug shot,

the catastrophic consequences of our

as it came to be known, was quickly

planet’s increasing temperature, cap-

adopted around the globe, and is today

tured by an expert in the field. Through

an essential police procedure.

breathtaking photos, quotes, letters,

This revealing collection presents over

and journal entries from climatologists,

250 mug shots of some of the most infa-

researchers, political leaders, spiritual

mous suspects in modern history, from

advisors, and storm survivors—Storm

mafia bosses to cold-blooded killers, as

Chaser chronicles photographer Jim

well as enemies of the state and promi-

Reed’s most thrilling, beautiful, memo-

nent political activists. From Dreyfus to

rable, and dramatic adventures to date.

O.J. Simpson, this international selection

From extraordinary tornadoes to historic

includes notables like Lenin, Al Capone,

hurricanes, remarkable floods, geomag-

Frank Sinatra, Fidel Castro, Rosa Parks,

netic storms, and magnificent lightning,

martin Luther King Jr., Janis Joplin, Elvis,

Reed captures not only the mercilessness

the Russian Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman, French assassin Raoul Villain, Dutch exotic dancer and spy mata Hari, Polish war criminal Amon Goeth, and the “Birdman of Alcatraz,” Robert Stroud. Accompanying these gripping images

of America’s sometimes deadly weather, sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

but also the magnificence and meaning

• 270 photographs

Raynal Pellicer is a director who has

behind the tempests.

• 320 pages, 7 V * 9 W"

produced many documentaries, films,

• Hardcover with jacket

and television shows, including a series

received critical acclaim and wide media

of one hundred short films of people

attention. The New York Times wrote

reacting to various art works. He was

“These are the images that demonstrate

honored with the 1993 TV Director’s

the heart of weather’s primal draw, and

Grant in France.

that hold the power to make weather

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the Today Show, the 700 Club, 20⁄20,

fanatics out of even those of us whose

PUB MONTH: mAY

and numerous other TV and radio

is illuminating commentary that puts

IsbN: 978-0-8109-2109-2

both the criminals and their crimes in

Us $35.00

historical context, and reconstructs some of the most dramatic trials of the 20th century.

CAN $39.00

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|   l andscape architecture / nature  | 47

  |  art / design  |

Seeing Central Park The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park By Sara Cedar Miller For more than 150 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, drawing more than 25 million visitors each year. in Seeing Central Park, Sara Cedar miller, the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy, takes readers through America’s most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular

European Ceramics

Japanese Art and Design

Now in Paperback

Now in Paperback

work of public art. Combining superb research and writing with breathtaking photographs, Seeing Central Park is not only a gorgeous gift book, but also a guide through every significant design

By Robyn Hildyard

Edited by Joe Earle

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

The history of ceramics is wonderfully diverse, spanning crude

An overview of Japanese art from the last four centuries, this

such as the intricate carvings in the

clay utensils to highly decorative pieces of immense beauty and

newly updated edition is an indispensable survey of the V&A’s

stonework surrounding Bethesda Terrace.

craftsmanship. This quintessential V&A book, now in paperback

greatest treasures from the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art. The

with a new cover, draws on the V&A’s extensive collection to trace

museum’s superb Japanese holdings, acquired over a period of

newly renovated and restored designs,

the story of European ceramics from the end of the middle Ages

150 years, begin with the international exhibitions of the second

including Bow Bridge, which has been

to the present day. Key developments, techniques, discoveries

half of the 19th century and continue to the present day. Among

canonized in countless films, and the

and styles—from earthenware, stoneware, and tin glaze to the

its treasures are exciting contemporary works by leading artists as

minto Tile Arcade near the famous

invention of porcelain and the impact of industrialization—are

well as historical masterpieces. Brilliantly illustrated, this book is

Bethesda Fountain.

highlighted in this richly illustrated, essential volume.

an unrivalled panorama of Japan’s achievements in art and design

Looking at the complicated 20th-century relationship between designer, manufacture and artist, the book also explores the mod-

from the earliest times, showcasing netsuke, ceramics, lacquerware, textiles and dress, woodblock prints, armor, and metalwork.

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|   l andscape architecture / nature  | 47

  |  art / design  |

Seeing Central Park The Official Guide to the World’s Greatest Urban Park By Sara Cedar Miller For more than 150 years, Central Park has been the centerpiece of New York City, drawing more than 25 million visitors each year. in Seeing Central Park, Sara Cedar miller, the official historian and photographer of the Central Park Conservancy, takes readers through America’s most popular and celebrated park, where natural and manmade features are interwoven into a spectacular

European Ceramics

Japanese Art and Design

Now in Paperback

Now in Paperback

work of public art. Combining superb research and writing with breathtaking photographs, Seeing Central Park is not only a gorgeous gift book, but also a guide through every significant design

By Robyn Hildyard

Edited by Joe Earle

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

The history of ceramics is wonderfully diverse, spanning crude

An overview of Japanese art from the last four centuries, this

such as the intricate carvings in the

clay utensils to highly decorative pieces of immense beauty and

newly updated edition is an indispensable survey of the V&A’s

stonework surrounding Bethesda Terrace.

craftsmanship. This quintessential V&A book, now in paperback

greatest treasures from the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art. The

with a new cover, draws on the V&A’s extensive collection to trace

museum’s superb Japanese holdings, acquired over a period of

newly renovated and restored designs,

the story of European ceramics from the end of the middle Ages

150 years, begin with the international exhibitions of the second

including Bow Bridge, which has been

to the present day. Key developments, techniques, discoveries

half of the 19th century and continue to the present day. Among

canonized in countless films, and the

and styles—from earthenware, stoneware, and tin glaze to the

its treasures are exciting contemporary works by leading artists as

minto Tile Arcade near the famous

invention of porcelain and the impact of industrialization—are

well as historical masterpieces. Brilliantly illustrated, this book is

Bethesda Fountain.

highlighted in this richly illustrated, essential volume.

an unrivalled panorama of Japan’s achievements in art and design

Looking at the complicated 20th-century relationship between designer, manufacture and artist, the book also explores the mod-

from the earliest times, showcasing netsuke, ceramics, lacquerware, textiles and dress, woodblock prints, armor, and metalwork.

ernism of the Bauhus style, the opposing influence of Art Deco, and

photography supported by related engravings and pattern-books,

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• 170 full-color and 30 black-

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• 210 full-color illustrations

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• 236 pages, 10 X * 8 V"

Director of the Japan Society

• 144 pages, 8 V * 10 V"

Glass Department at the

• Paperback

Gallery at the Japan Society

• Paperback

V&A and a leading expert

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photographer and historian for the

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metalwork. He is the author of The Japanese Sword and Japanese Cloisonné.

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author of English Pottery

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landscape/gardening, and travel/

Europeans Ceramics is an authoritative and indispensable reference.

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˘ Cross-promotion with the Central Park

˘ Target decorative arts, sculpture,

made as recently as 1998, and featuring specially commissioned

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Seeing Central Park also reveals many

˘ Outreach to New York media

the explosion of new design following World War ii. including works

in English pottery and early

feature in the park, from the largest, such as the Reservoir, to the smallest,

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|   architecture  | 49

New Treehouses of the World By Pete Nelson Since the publication of Treehouses of the World, the community of treehouse builders has grown tremendously, and many more innovative treehouses have been built around the world. in New Treehouses of the World, world-renowned treehouse designer and builder Pete Nelson takes readers on an exciting, international tour of more than 35 new treehouses that reveal how treehouses are designed, constructed, and appreciated in a wide array of cultures and settings. Both beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written by Pete Nelson, New Treehouses of the World documents Nelson’s travels, discoveries, and epiphanies, and explores the evergrowing new frontier of arboreal architecture. The message that Nelson promotes is simple: As sustainable living issues stand poised to become the most important challenges facing the post-millenial age, the positive power and goodwill that a simple treehouse engenders is of greater importance than ever before. ˘ Online promotions ˘ National radio and print campaign ˘ Target architectural/design, high-end lifestyle, and green publications ˘ Local media tie-in with author’s speaking engagements and travel

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|   architecture  | 49

New Treehouses of the World By Pete Nelson Since the publication of Treehouses of the World, the community of treehouse builders has grown tremendously, and many more innovative treehouses have been built around the world. in New Treehouses of the World, world-renowned treehouse designer and builder Pete Nelson takes readers on an exciting, international tour of more than 35 new treehouses that reveal how treehouses are designed, constructed, and appreciated in a wide array of cultures and settings. Both beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written by Pete Nelson, New Treehouses of the World documents Nelson’s travels, discoveries, and epiphanies, and explores the evergrowing new frontier of arboreal architecture. The message that Nelson promotes is simple: As sustainable living issues stand poised to become the most important challenges facing the post-millenial age, the positive power and goodwill that a simple treehouse engenders is of greater importance than ever before. ˘ Online promotions ˘ National radio and print campaign ˘ Target architectural/design, high-end lifestyle, and green publications ˘ Local media tie-in with author’s speaking engagements and travel

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|   Fashion  | 51

50 |  Fashion  |

King of Fashion

The Golden Age of Couture

The Autobiography of Paul Poiret

Paris and London 1947–57

By Paul Poiret A Victoria and Albert Museum

Now in paperback

Publication

Edited by Claire Wilcox

“He redesigned the twentieth-

A Victoria and Albert Museum

century woman and became the

Publication

first fashion designer to create a

“A fascinating account of the history

seductive lifestyle world to reinforce

of couture.”

his exceptional vision” —Vogue

—Wall Street Journal

An extraordinary story, Paul Poiret’s

“Illuminating and sumptously

1931 autobiography describes the

illustrated.” —New York Times

meteoric rise of a draper’s son to become

in 1947, Christian Dior’s “New Look” was

the “King of Fashion.” From his humble Parisian childhood to his debut as a

greeted with both shock and delight,

couturier to his experiences during WWi,

making headlines around the world.

Poiret reveals all in this captivating tale.

Now available in paperback, this lavish book focuses on Parisian and British

A remarkable testament to the

couture between 1947 and 1957, the

energy of the Art Deco movement, Poiret’s memoir recounts how his artistic

decade Dior hailed as fashion’s “golden

flair, coupled with his exceptional and

age.” it offers a rare glimpse behind

highly original cutting skills, enabled

the scenes of some of the world’s most

him to translate the spirit of the era

exclusive fashion houses and reveals

into revolutionary garments. An astute

the inspiration, skill, and craftsmanship

businessman, Poiret describes the expansion of his fashion empire to encompass furniture, decor, and the first designer Oriental garden parties at which his guests would parade his latest creations. This book, out of print for decades, offers celebrated figure in fashion history.

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Stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring

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Paul Poiret established his own fashion

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• 97 full-color and 80 black-

Claire Wilcox is senior curator in the

house in 1903 and dominated the

course Dior, among others, are captured

and-white illustrations

V&A’s Textiles and Fashion department.

illustrations

perfume, and recalls the extravagant

an evocative inside look at the life of a

required to create these iconic styles. sPECIFICaTIONs:

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• 216 pages, 5 * 7 X"

fashion world in the first decades of

in photographs by irving Penn, Cecil

• 224 pages, 9V * 12"

She curated the Vivienne Westwood,

• Paperback

the 20th century. He died in Paris in

Beaton, and Richard Avedon. This book is

• Paperback with flaps

The Art and Craft of Gianni Versace, and

1944. The metropolitan museum of

a not-to-be missed delight.

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Radical Fashion exhibitions, and edited the accompanying books. She is also the author of Bags and Modern Fashion in Detail with Valerie mendes.

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|   Fashion  | 51

50 |  Fashion  |

King of Fashion

The Golden Age of Couture

The Autobiography of Paul Poiret

Paris and London 1947–57

By Paul Poiret A Victoria and Albert Museum

Now in paperback

Publication

Edited by Claire Wilcox

“He redesigned the twentieth-

A Victoria and Albert Museum

century woman and became the

Publication

first fashion designer to create a

“A fascinating account of the history

seductive lifestyle world to reinforce

of couture.”

his exceptional vision” —Vogue

—Wall Street Journal

An extraordinary story, Paul Poiret’s

“Illuminating and sumptously

1931 autobiography describes the

illustrated.” —New York Times

meteoric rise of a draper’s son to become

in 1947, Christian Dior’s “New Look” was

the “King of Fashion.” From his humble Parisian childhood to his debut as a

greeted with both shock and delight,

couturier to his experiences during WWi,

making headlines around the world.

Poiret reveals all in this captivating tale.

Now available in paperback, this lavish book focuses on Parisian and British

A remarkable testament to the

couture between 1947 and 1957, the

energy of the Art Deco movement, Poiret’s memoir recounts how his artistic

decade Dior hailed as fashion’s “golden

flair, coupled with his exceptional and

age.” it offers a rare glimpse behind

highly original cutting skills, enabled

the scenes of some of the world’s most

him to translate the spirit of the era

exclusive fashion houses and reveals

into revolutionary garments. An astute

the inspiration, skill, and craftsmanship

businessman, Poiret describes the expansion of his fashion empire to encompass furniture, decor, and the first designer Oriental garden parties at which his guests would parade his latest creations. This book, out of print for decades, offers celebrated figure in fashion history.

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

Stunning gowns and exquisite tailoring

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 16 pages of black-and-white

Paul Poiret established his own fashion

by Balenciaga, Balmain, Givenchy, and of

• 97 full-color and 80 black-

Claire Wilcox is senior curator in the

house in 1903 and dominated the

course Dior, among others, are captured

and-white illustrations

V&A’s Textiles and Fashion department.

illustrations

perfume, and recalls the extravagant

an evocative inside look at the life of a

required to create these iconic styles. sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 216 pages, 5 * 7 X"

fashion world in the first decades of

in photographs by irving Penn, Cecil

• 224 pages, 9V * 12"

She curated the Vivienne Westwood,

• Paperback

the 20th century. He died in Paris in

Beaton, and Richard Avedon. This book is

• Paperback with flaps

The Art and Craft of Gianni Versace, and

1944. The metropolitan museum of

a not-to-be missed delight.

IsbN: 978-1-85177-564-4 Us $15.95

CAN $17.95

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Art’s exhibition Poiret: King of Fashion was the world’s leading decorative arts exhibition of 2007.

IsbN: 978-1-85177-521-7 Us $39.95

CAN $43.95

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Radical Fashion exhibitions, and edited the accompanying books. She is also the author of Bags and Modern Fashion in Detail with Valerie mendes.

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From A to Biba: The Autobiography of Barbara Hulanicki IsbN: 978-1-85177-514-9 Us $15.95 CAN $18.95

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|   l andscape architecture  | 53

52 |  art  |

Arthur Carter

Hearst’s San Simeon

Sculptures, Drawings, and Paintings

The Gardens and the Land

Essays by Charles A. Riley II

Photography by Victoria Garagliano

and Peter Kaplan

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California,

By Victoria Kastner

With more than 170 sculptures, draw-

was more than just a country house, and

ings, and paintings, this is the first com-

many of its finest features were outside,

prehensive view of the art of Renaissance

not inside. in Hearst’s San Simeon: The

man Arthur Carter. Successful in

Gardens and the Land, the castle’s official

journalism and business, and trained as

historian Victoria Kastner takes readers

a classical pianist, Carter is an accom-

on a time-traveling tour of the estate,

plished artist in the modernist tradition.

from the beginning of its construction to

His abstract sculptures allude to human

the present.

grounded, they appear on the verge

pools, 120 acres of luxuriant gardens,

of flight. Though silent, they suggest

and 450 square miles of pristine coastal

song. His lyrical drawings and rigorous

landscape, it’s no wonder that the estate

paintings, often studies for sculptures,

was named “La Cuesta Encantada” (The

are informed by a deep familiarity with

Enchanted Hill). From the 1920s through

the artists he admires most—mondrian,

the 1940s, publisher William Randolph

A N D

T H E

L A N D

the country’s elite here, encouraging

Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley ii explores Carter’s work, and Peter

them to enjoy the outdoors at “the

Kaplan, editor of the New York Observer,

ranch,” which Hearst created with the

contributes an illuminating biographical

architect Julia morgan. With stunning

essay. Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Drawings,

photographs, original drawings, and sPECIFICaTIONs:

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been exhibited in New York and Paris.

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• Hardcover with jacket

He is currently chairman of the Board

˘ Target art media

G A R D E N S

Hearst and actress marion Davies hosted

Kandinsky, Arp, Bracque, and Picasso.

artistic vision of a fascinating man.

T H E

Featuring two spectacular swimming

gestures and interactions. Though firmly

and Paintings presents the compelling

H EA RST’S S A N S I M EON

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lively anecdotes, Hearst’s San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land tells the story of one of California’s most beautiful and unspoiled treasures.

of Overseers of the Faculty of Arts and

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Sciences at New York University. Charles

˘ Outreach to architecture and

A. Riley II is an art historian, journalist,

California tourism websites

and entrepreneur. He is the author of

˘ Target California, high-end lifestyle,

Color Codes; The Saints of Modern Art;

shelter, and gardening publications

VICTORIA KASTNER Photographs by

VICTORIA GARAGLIANO

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• 250 full-color and black-and-white

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The Jazz Age in France; and two art monographs from Abrams. Peter Kaplan

about San Simeon’s land and buildings for nearly thirty years. She has master’s degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and George Washington University. She lives in Los Osos, California. Victoria Garagliano has photographed the Hearst estate since 1994. She is a graduate of Brooks

is the editor of the New York Observer.

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|   l andscape architecture  | 53

52 |  art  |

Arthur Carter

Hearst’s San Simeon

Sculptures, Drawings, and Paintings

The Gardens and the Land

Essays by Charles A. Riley II

Photography by Victoria Garagliano

and Peter Kaplan

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California,

By Victoria Kastner

With more than 170 sculptures, draw-

was more than just a country house, and

ings, and paintings, this is the first com-

many of its finest features were outside,

prehensive view of the art of Renaissance

not inside. in Hearst’s San Simeon: The

man Arthur Carter. Successful in

Gardens and the Land, the castle’s official

journalism and business, and trained as

historian Victoria Kastner takes readers

a classical pianist, Carter is an accom-

on a time-traveling tour of the estate,

plished artist in the modernist tradition.

from the beginning of its construction to

His abstract sculptures allude to human

the present.

grounded, they appear on the verge

pools, 120 acres of luxuriant gardens,

of flight. Though silent, they suggest

and 450 square miles of pristine coastal

song. His lyrical drawings and rigorous

landscape, it’s no wonder that the estate

paintings, often studies for sculptures,

was named “La Cuesta Encantada” (The

are informed by a deep familiarity with

Enchanted Hill). From the 1920s through

the artists he admires most—mondrian,

the 1940s, publisher William Randolph

A N D

T H E

L A N D

the country’s elite here, encouraging

Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley ii explores Carter’s work, and Peter

them to enjoy the outdoors at “the

Kaplan, editor of the New York Observer,

ranch,” which Hearst created with the

contributes an illuminating biographical

architect Julia morgan. With stunning

essay. Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Drawings,

photographs, original drawings, and sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 170 full-color illustrations

Arthur Carter is an artist whose work has

˘ Feature at CAA

• 208 pages, 9 * 10 V"

been exhibited in New York and Paris.

˘ Targeted mailings to collectors

• Hardcover with jacket

He is currently chairman of the Board

˘ Target art media

G A R D E N S

Hearst and actress marion Davies hosted

Kandinsky, Arp, Bracque, and Picasso.

artistic vision of a fascinating man.

T H E

Featuring two spectacular swimming

gestures and interactions. Though firmly

and Paintings presents the compelling

H EA RST’S S A N S I M EON

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lively anecdotes, Hearst’s San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land tells the story of one of California’s most beautiful and unspoiled treasures.

of Overseers of the Faculty of Arts and

˘ Cross-promote with Hearst Castle

Sciences at New York University. Charles

˘ Outreach to architecture and

A. Riley II is an art historian, journalist,

California tourism websites

and entrepreneur. He is the author of

˘ Target California, high-end lifestyle,

Color Codes; The Saints of Modern Art;

shelter, and gardening publications

VICTORIA KASTNER Photographs by

VICTORIA GARAGLIANO

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• 250 full-color and black-and-white

Victoria Kastner, Hearst Castle’s historian, has written and lectured

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CAN $55.00

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The Jazz Age in France; and two art monographs from Abrams. Peter Kaplan

about San Simeon’s land and buildings for nearly thirty years. She has master’s degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and George Washington University. She lives in Los Osos, California. Victoria Garagliano has photographed the Hearst estate since 1994. She is a graduate of Brooks

is the editor of the New York Observer.

institute in Santa Barbara and lives in San Simeon, California. aLsO aVaILabLE:

Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House IsbN: 978-0-8109-3415-3 Us $50.00 CAN $55.00 abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

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54 |  art  |

Futurism

Told

Edited by Didier Ottinger

By Simon Aboud and Paul Wilson

Text by Ester Cohen, Matthew Gale,

A Booth-Clibborn Editions Book

Didier Ottinger, Giovanni Lista, and

Great business, brands, fashion, art,

Jean-Claude Marcadé

film, literature, advertising, and design

From 5 Continents Editions

are all about brilliantly told stories. Told

impassioned, polemical, and rebellious,

explains through words and pictures the

the Futurist movement exalted the

importance of story and the universal

modern world by placing machines, speed,

role it plays as the secret of success.

and technology at the heart of its artistic

Told is about the art of story, not the

experimentations. Futurism embodied

science. It defines the 20 great principles

the same reality that it tried to capture:

of story telling and then shows how

a dynamism that reflected the changing

they work by weaving them into 30

structure of the visible world. This land-

illustrated short stories that vary in

mark survey, published to commemorate

format from poetry to screenplay. It is

the 100th anniversary of Filippo Tommaso

show, not tell, in action.

marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurism, traces

From genre to premise, from charac-

the movement from its origins in italy to

ter to plot, Told shows how story works

the international creative forum.

by bringing the principles to life. It takes the art beyond the logical.

Richly illustrated with 130 works by

Reading Told and understanding the

luminaries such as Boccioni, Balla, Picasso, Braque, Leger, Sonia and Robert Delaunay,

power of story will unlock the most

Duchamp, and malevich, the book

amazing creative tool within and open

explores different modes of expression

readers up to a whole new world of

within shared themes: the lighting of

creative possibilities through storytelling.

modern cities, dance, crowd movement, and the speed of new mechanical means abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

of transport. Featuring essays by the

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world’s leading authorities on Futurism

• 182 full-color and 62 black-and-white

Ester Cohen is Professor of Contemporary

• 150 illustrations

Simon Aboud and Paul Wilson are

Art History at the University of L’Aquila

• 192 pages, 7 X * 10 X"

brand storytellers and their company

• Hardcover

mAKE BELiEVE works for a diverse range

and the avant-garde, Futurism is a radical

illustrations

reassessment of the movement and

• 360 pages, 9 W * 12"

and is a leading expert on Futurism

essential for understanding the genesis

• Paperback

and metaphysics. Matthew Gale is

of many of modernism’s greatest works.

IsbN: 978-88-7439-496-8

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

Us $60.00

Centre Pompidou, Paris

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CAN $65.00

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February 20–may 24, 2009 Tate Modern, London

Head of Displays at Tate modern. Didier Ottinger is Chief Curator at the Centre

IsbN: 978-1-86154-304-2 Us $50.00

CAN $55.00

of clients from the BBC to microsoft, for whom they create and bring to life compelling brand stories through

Pompidou. Giovanni Lista is Director of

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communication, service innovations, and

Research at the C.N.R.S. and is a specialist

PUB MONTH: mAY

new product development. Simon Aboud

in early 20th century avant-garde

also writes and makes films and his first

art. Jean-Claude Marcadé is Director

feature starts shooting in 2008.

Emeritus of Research at the C.N.R.S.

June 12–September 20, 2009

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54 |  art  |

Futurism

Told

Edited by Didier Ottinger

By Simon Aboud and Paul Wilson

Text by Ester Cohen, Matthew Gale,

A Booth-Clibborn Editions Book

Didier Ottinger, Giovanni Lista, and

Great business, brands, fashion, art,

Jean-Claude Marcadé

film, literature, advertising, and design

From 5 Continents Editions

are all about brilliantly told stories. Told

impassioned, polemical, and rebellious,

explains through words and pictures the

the Futurist movement exalted the

importance of story and the universal

modern world by placing machines, speed,

role it plays as the secret of success.

and technology at the heart of its artistic

Told is about the art of story, not the

experimentations. Futurism embodied

science. It defines the 20 great principles

the same reality that it tried to capture:

of story telling and then shows how

a dynamism that reflected the changing

they work by weaving them into 30

structure of the visible world. This land-

illustrated short stories that vary in

mark survey, published to commemorate

format from poetry to screenplay. It is

the 100th anniversary of Filippo Tommaso

show, not tell, in action.

marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurism, traces

From genre to premise, from charac-

the movement from its origins in italy to

ter to plot, Told shows how story works

the international creative forum.

by bringing the principles to life. It takes the art beyond the logical.

Richly illustrated with 130 works by

Reading Told and understanding the

luminaries such as Boccioni, Balla, Picasso, Braque, Leger, Sonia and Robert Delaunay,

power of story will unlock the most

Duchamp, and malevich, the book

amazing creative tool within and open

explores different modes of expression

readers up to a whole new world of

within shared themes: the lighting of

creative possibilities through storytelling.

modern cities, dance, crowd movement, and the speed of new mechanical means abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

of transport. Featuring essays by the

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

world’s leading authorities on Futurism

• 182 full-color and 62 black-and-white

Ester Cohen is Professor of Contemporary

• 150 illustrations

Simon Aboud and Paul Wilson are

Art History at the University of L’Aquila

• 192 pages, 7 X * 10 X"

brand storytellers and their company

• Hardcover

mAKE BELiEVE works for a diverse range

and the avant-garde, Futurism is a radical

illustrations

reassessment of the movement and

• 360 pages, 9 W * 12"

and is a leading expert on Futurism

essential for understanding the genesis

• Paperback

and metaphysics. Matthew Gale is

of many of modernism’s greatest works.

IsbN: 978-88-7439-496-8

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

Us $60.00

Centre Pompidou, Paris

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CAN $65.00

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February 20–may 24, 2009 Tate Modern, London

Head of Displays at Tate modern. Didier Ottinger is Chief Curator at the Centre

IsbN: 978-1-86154-304-2 Us $50.00

CAN $55.00

of clients from the BBC to microsoft, for whom they create and bring to life compelling brand stories through

Pompidou. Giovanni Lista is Director of

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA

communication, service innovations, and

Research at the C.N.R.S. and is a specialist

PUB MONTH: mAY

new product development. Simon Aboud

in early 20th century avant-garde

also writes and makes films and his first

art. Jean-Claude Marcadé is Director

feature starts shooting in 2008.

Emeritus of Research at the C.N.R.S.

June 12–September 20, 2009

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Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am By Sara Fanelli, with Steven Heller and Marina Warner From Tate Publishing Already a sensation in the UK and winner of the prestigious 2008 Design & Art Direction award for outstanding achievement in illustration and book design, Sara Fanelli’s Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am is an extraordinary new creation, a book unlike any other. Known for her often-imitated, never duplicated experimental techniques, renowned illustrator Fanelli finds inspiration not only in the visual arts but also in literature and theater. From Dante and Goethe to Calvino and Beckett, Fanelli draws on her favorite quotations and aphorisms to create a work of utter originality—previously unpublished sketches, collages, paintings, and drawings, at the heart of which lies a beautiful miniature book-within-a-book. Famed art director Steven Heller provides an illuminating introduction while critic marina Warner introduces each of the book’s five “chapters”—“Devils and Angels,” “Love,” “Color,” “myth,” and “The Absurd.” Eclectic, dynamic, and full of creative energy, Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am speaks to the power of

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• 200 full-color illustrations, includes mini-book

Sara Fanelli is an award-winning artist and illustrator. Her unique contribution

• 176 pages, 8 W * 10 V"

to book illustration is evident in Dear

• Paperback with flaps

Diary and My Map Book. Marina Warner

inspiration and the capacity for books to

IsbN: 978-1-85437-728-9

embody it.

Us $37.50

CAN $41.50

is a writer, critic, professor, and commentator on the arts. Her most recent book is Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions,

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Metaphors and Media. Steven Heller is

PUB MONTH: mAY

a distinguished art and design historian and senior art director of The New York Times. He has written, co-authored, and edited over a hundred books on design, including Abrams’ Illustration: A Visual History and Graphic Style.

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Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am By Sara Fanelli, with Steven Heller and Marina Warner From Tate Publishing Already a sensation in the UK and winner of the prestigious 2008 Design & Art Direction award for outstanding achievement in illustration and book design, Sara Fanelli’s Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am is an extraordinary new creation, a book unlike any other. Known for her often-imitated, never duplicated experimental techniques, renowned illustrator Fanelli finds inspiration not only in the visual arts but also in literature and theater. From Dante and Goethe to Calvino and Beckett, Fanelli draws on her favorite quotations and aphorisms to create a work of utter originality—previously unpublished sketches, collages, paintings, and drawings, at the heart of which lies a beautiful miniature book-within-a-book. Famed art director Steven Heller provides an illuminating introduction while critic marina Warner introduces each of the book’s five “chapters”—“Devils and Angels,” “Love,” “Color,” “myth,” and “The Absurd.” Eclectic, dynamic, and full of creative energy, Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am speaks to the power of

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 200 full-color illustrations, includes mini-book

Sara Fanelli is an award-winning artist and illustrator. Her unique contribution

• 176 pages, 8 W * 10 V"

to book illustration is evident in Dear

• Paperback with flaps

Diary and My Map Book. Marina Warner

inspiration and the capacity for books to

IsbN: 978-1-85437-728-9

embody it.

Us $37.50

CAN $41.50

is a writer, critic, professor, and commentator on the arts. Her most recent book is Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions,

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA

Metaphors and Media. Steven Heller is

PUB MONTH: mAY

a distinguished art and design historian and senior art director of The New York Times. He has written, co-authored, and edited over a hundred books on design, including Abrams’ Illustration: A Visual History and Graphic Style.

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|   FAshion / sports / music  | 59

How the sneaker company that invented laid back chic

has been changing

the face of pop culture

By Doug Palladini Vans: Off the Wall illustrates through vivid photography and a compelling oral history how a casual canvas shoe and a do-it-yourself spirit have helped turn pop culture inside out.

Vans: Off the Wall tells the multi-generational

story of the community that encompasses boards, bikes, art, music, and street culture, as well as the iconic shoes keeping it all together. With oral histories from Tony Alva, Joel Tudor, Steve Caballero, Stacy Peralta, Oliver Peck and others, Vans: Off the Wall provides an intimate, visually stunning account of how the company has changed the face of pop culture since its founding in 1966. The book features photography by the top action sports and lifestyle photographers in the world, including Craig Stecyk, Bryce Kanights, Grant Brittain, Art Brewer, and Trevor Graves, all presented with an energetic design that evokes both a punk ’zine aesthetic and California coastal cool.

˘˘ Print advertising ˘˘ Street poster campaign in New York and Los Angeles ˘˘ Extensive online campaign, including dedicated website, promotions on Vans.com, and podcasts on iTunes ˘˘ In-store signage ˘˘ Coordinate efforts with Vans publicity team

SPECIFICATIONS:

• 365 full-color illustrations • 208 pages, 9 * 9 X" • Hardcover with canvas covering ISBN: 978-0-8109-8375-5

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who are spearheading major national PR campaign ˘˘ Secure national TV, radio, print, and online media ˘˘Target men’s interest, surfing, extreme sports, music, product design, and in-flight publications

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Doug Palladini has been a leader in action-sports media for more than two decades. Palladini was the founding editor of Snowboarder magazine and later served as publisher for Snowboarder, Surfer, Skateboarder, Powder, Bike, Box, and Gravity magazines. From 2000 to 2002, he served as executive vice president at Swell.com. BrandWeek named Palladini Marketer of the Year in 2006.

abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

since 1966.


|   FAshion / sports / music  | 59

How the sneaker company that invented laid back chic

has been changing

the face of pop culture

By Doug Palladini Vans: Off the Wall illustrates through vivid photography and a compelling oral history how a casual canvas shoe and a do-it-yourself spirit have helped turn pop culture inside out.

Vans: Off the Wall tells the multi-generational

story of the community that encompasses boards, bikes, art, music, and street culture, as well as the iconic shoes keeping it all together. With oral histories from Tony Alva, Joel Tudor, Steve Caballero, Stacy Peralta, Oliver Peck and others, Vans: Off the Wall provides an intimate, visually stunning account of how the company has changed the face of pop culture since its founding in 1966. The book features photography by the top action sports and lifestyle photographers in the world, including Craig Stecyk, Bryce Kanights, Grant Brittain, Art Brewer, and Trevor Graves, all presented with an energetic design that evokes both a punk ’zine aesthetic and California coastal cool.

˘˘ Print advertising ˘˘ Street poster campaign in New York and Los Angeles ˘˘ Extensive online campaign, including dedicated website, promotions on Vans.com, and podcasts on iTunes ˘˘ In-store signage ˘˘ Coordinate efforts with Vans publicity team

SPECIFICATIONS:

• 365 full-color illustrations • 208 pages, 9 * 9 X" • Hardcover with canvas covering ISBN: 978-0-8109-8375-5

RIGHTS: World

US $24.95  CAN $27.50

PUB MONTH: JUNE

who are spearheading major national PR campaign ˘˘ Secure national TV, radio, print, and online media ˘˘Target men’s interest, surfing, extreme sports, music, product design, and in-flight publications

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Doug Palladini has been a leader in action-sports media for more than two decades. Palladini was the founding editor of Snowboarder magazine and later served as publisher for Snowboarder, Surfer, Skateboarder, Powder, Bike, Box, and Gravity magazines. From 2000 to 2002, he served as executive vice president at Swell.com. BrandWeek named Palladini Marketer of the Year in 2006.

abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

since 1966.


|   Fashion  | 61

60 |  decorative arts  |

Chinese Trade Ceramics for Southeast Asia, I–XVII Centuries

Lucile Ltd London, Paris, New York and Chicago

Collection of Ambassador and mrs. Charles müller

A Victoria and Albert Museum

By Valerie D. Mendes and Amy de la Haye Publication

By Monique Crick

in the early 20th century, Lucile, Lady

From 5 Continents Editions

Duff Gordon (1863–1935), was an international fashion sensation. She

Known for their beauty, subtle colors, and astonishing forms, Chinese export

created some of the most lavish, pro-

ceramics are some of the most exquisite

vocative, and controversial fashions of

and delicate works of art ever created,

the Edwardian era—lingerie, tea-gowns

and are the subject of admiration for

and evening wear that attracted famous

generations of art lovers, collectors,

beauties like Lillie Langtry and mary

and scholars. in this extraordinary

Pickford. A flamboyant and eccentric

book, a wide range of porcelain created

character who survived the sinking of

and decorated exclusively for export

the Titanic, wrote a column for Hearst

to Southeast Asian markets—not to

newspapers, and designed costumes for

the West—is presented in vibrant

the Ziegfeld Follies, Lucile also trained the first professional fashion models,

photographs.

staged the first runway shows, and

These fascinating, finely crafted

introduced revolutionary elements to

pieces, from the müller Collection in Geneva, are designed for daily use:

women’s dress such as lower necklines,

plates, cups, saucers, and teapots.

slit skirts, and less-restrictive corsets. This fascinating and long-overdue

The richly illustrated essays trace the evolution of Chinese ceramics produced expressly for export from the so-called swatow porcelain to the translucent pale green gres of the Song and Yuan period (11th–14th centuries) to the famous blue-and-white pottery of the ming dynasty (14th–17th centuries).

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abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 230 full-color illustrations

Monique Crick, an art historian and

• 256 pages, 8 V * 10 V"

Chinese porcelain expert, founded

• Hardcover with jacket

the Société Française d’Étude de la

IsbN: 978-88-7439-463-0 Us $125.00 CAN $135.00 RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE

Céramique Orientale in Paris in 1998. She is Director of the Baur Foundation in Geneva.

study of Lucile’s work includes a remarkable facsimile of her Fall 1905 fashion album, printed on special paper, and featuring over 60 watercolor illustrations and reproductions of luxurious fabric samples and trimmings. The book also draws on Lucile’s own autobiography,

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 160 full-color and 20 black-and-white

Valerie D. Mendes is a fashion and textiles

illustrations, 128-page facsimile

historian who became Chief Curator of

fashion album

the former Textiles and Dress Department

• 208 pages, 9 X * 12"

at the V&A. She has curated numerous

• Hardcover with jacket

exhibitions and published widely on 20th

Discretions and Indiscretions, a

IsbN: 978-1-85177-561-3

captivating window into the rarefied

Us $60.00

world of high Edwardian society and the extraordinary mind of one its most notable characters.

CAN $65.00

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century dress and textiles. Amy de la Haye is Reader of Fashion Curation and material Culture, and joint Director of the m.A. in Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion. She also works as a writer and creative consultant and was formerly Curator of 20th Century Fashion at the V&A.

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|   Fashion  | 61

60 |  decorative arts  |

Chinese Trade Ceramics for Southeast Asia, I–XVII Centuries

Lucile Ltd London, Paris, New York and Chicago

Collection of Ambassador and mrs. Charles müller

A Victoria and Albert Museum

By Valerie D. Mendes and Amy de la Haye Publication

By Monique Crick

in the early 20th century, Lucile, Lady

From 5 Continents Editions

Duff Gordon (1863–1935), was an international fashion sensation. She

Known for their beauty, subtle colors, and astonishing forms, Chinese export

created some of the most lavish, pro-

ceramics are some of the most exquisite

vocative, and controversial fashions of

and delicate works of art ever created,

the Edwardian era—lingerie, tea-gowns

and are the subject of admiration for

and evening wear that attracted famous

generations of art lovers, collectors,

beauties like Lillie Langtry and mary

and scholars. in this extraordinary

Pickford. A flamboyant and eccentric

book, a wide range of porcelain created

character who survived the sinking of

and decorated exclusively for export

the Titanic, wrote a column for Hearst

to Southeast Asian markets—not to

newspapers, and designed costumes for

the West—is presented in vibrant

the Ziegfeld Follies, Lucile also trained the first professional fashion models,

photographs.

staged the first runway shows, and

These fascinating, finely crafted

introduced revolutionary elements to

pieces, from the müller Collection in Geneva, are designed for daily use:

women’s dress such as lower necklines,

plates, cups, saucers, and teapots.

slit skirts, and less-restrictive corsets. This fascinating and long-overdue

The richly illustrated essays trace the evolution of Chinese ceramics produced expressly for export from the so-called swatow porcelain to the translucent pale green gres of the Song and Yuan period (11th–14th centuries) to the famous blue-and-white pottery of the ming dynasty (14th–17th centuries).

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

• 230 full-color illustrations

Monique Crick, an art historian and

• 256 pages, 8 V * 10 V"

Chinese porcelain expert, founded

• Hardcover with jacket

the Société Française d’Étude de la

IsbN: 978-88-7439-463-0 Us $125.00 CAN $135.00 RIGHTS: WORLD PUB MONTH: JUNE

Céramique Orientale in Paris in 1998. She is Director of the Baur Foundation in Geneva.

study of Lucile’s work includes a remarkable facsimile of her Fall 1905 fashion album, printed on special paper, and featuring over 60 watercolor illustrations and reproductions of luxurious fabric samples and trimmings. The book also draws on Lucile’s own autobiography,

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 160 full-color and 20 black-and-white

Valerie D. Mendes is a fashion and textiles

illustrations, 128-page facsimile

historian who became Chief Curator of

fashion album

the former Textiles and Dress Department

• 208 pages, 9 X * 12"

at the V&A. She has curated numerous

• Hardcover with jacket

exhibitions and published widely on 20th

Discretions and Indiscretions, a

IsbN: 978-1-85177-561-3

captivating window into the rarefied

Us $60.00

world of high Edwardian society and the extraordinary mind of one its most notable characters.

CAN $65.00

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA PUB MONTH: JUNE

century dress and textiles. Amy de la Haye is Reader of Fashion Curation and material Culture, and joint Director of the m.A. in Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion. She also works as a writer and creative consultant and was formerly Curator of 20th Century Fashion at the V&A.

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Shocking Life: The Autobiography of Elsa Schiaparelli IsbN: 978-1-85177-515-6 Us $18.95 CAN $22.95 abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

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Street Art San Francisco mission muralismo Edited by Annice Jacoby Foreword by Carlos Santana With 600 stunning photographs, this comprehensive book showcases more than three decades of street art in San Francisco’s legendary mission District. Beginning in the early 1970s, a provocative street-art movement combining elements of mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, eco-warrior, cartoon, and graffiti has flourished in this dynamic, multicultural community. Rigo, Las mujeres muralistas, Gronk, Barry mcGee (Twist), R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, the Billboard Liberation Front, Swoon, Sam Flores, Neckface, Shepard Fairey, Juana Alicia, Os Gemeos, Reminesce, and Andrew Schoultz are among the many artists who have made the streets of the mission their public gallery. Essays and commentaries by insiders involved with the movement document the artistic, social, and political forces that have shaped mission muralismo. ˘ Partner with Precita Eyes mural Arts Center walking tours ˘ Outreach to skate/punk/graffiti communities and Latino art organizations ˘ Academic marketing ˘ Promote at CAA ˘ Target San Francisco, music, art, and pop-culture media

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• 600 full-color illustrations

Annice Jacoby has directed innovative

• 304 pages, 8 V * 9 W"

public art projects incorporating visual

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arts, literature, theater, and media.

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Her work includes City of Poets, for the San Francisco Library, and the Fort Point Project, for the Hague Appeal for

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Peace. Carlos Santana is a Grammy

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Award–winning musician. Raised in San Francisco’s mission District, he is a longtime mural aficionado.

˘ San Francisco events

z Abrams bestsellers

See inside back cover for other graffiti titles.

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Street Art San Francisco mission muralismo Edited by Annice Jacoby Foreword by Carlos Santana With 600 stunning photographs, this comprehensive book showcases more than three decades of street art in San Francisco’s legendary mission District. Beginning in the early 1970s, a provocative street-art movement combining elements of mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, eco-warrior, cartoon, and graffiti has flourished in this dynamic, multicultural community. Rigo, Las mujeres muralistas, Gronk, Barry mcGee (Twist), R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, the Billboard Liberation Front, Swoon, Sam Flores, Neckface, Shepard Fairey, Juana Alicia, Os Gemeos, Reminesce, and Andrew Schoultz are among the many artists who have made the streets of the mission their public gallery. Essays and commentaries by insiders involved with the movement document the artistic, social, and political forces that have shaped mission muralismo. ˘ Partner with Precita Eyes mural Arts Center walking tours ˘ Outreach to skate/punk/graffiti communities and Latino art organizations ˘ Academic marketing ˘ Promote at CAA ˘ Target San Francisco, music, art, and pop-culture media

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 600 full-color illustrations

Annice Jacoby has directed innovative

• 304 pages, 8 V * 9 W"

public art projects incorporating visual

• Hardcover with jacket

arts, literature, theater, and media.

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A Line in the Water By Norman Ackroyd and Douglas Dunn A Royal Academy of Arts Publication majestic, dramatic, and undeniably beautiful, the British coastline has inspired artists and writers for centuries. in this exquisite volume, it gives birth to a landmark collaboration between award-winning poet Douglas Dunn and one of Britain’s foremost artists, Norman Ackroyd. This eagerly awaited new collection of Dunn’s poems finds perfect harmony with Ackroyd’s atmospheric landscapes, which provide a visual response to the evocative beauty of Dunn’s verse. An

Royal Academy Illustrated 2009

Telling Tales

Text by Frank Whitford

Narrative in Design Art

introduction by Dunn examines the rich literary and artistic tradition of chronicling the variety and splendor of the British coastline, and Ackroyd’s subtle

A Royal Academy of Arts Publication

By Gareth Williams

aquatints document the wide range of

The Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition in London has

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

natural features that characterize it.

been an annual event since 1769. Today, about a thousand works are selected to be shown each year from over 10,000 entries. The exhibition, which includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, architectural designs, and models, continues to be the largest open exhibition in the UK. First published in the 1870s, Royal Academy Illustrated presents the highlights of each year’s shows and is an excellent way to stay current with trends in contemporary British art. A fascinating barometer of changing artistic tastes, this colorful collection is a cross-section of the works on display at the Summer Exhibition, accompanied by installation shots of the galleries and an engaging introduction.

Contemporary design practice, the art market, and art itself are becoming more and more integrated, reflecting the merging of art, craft, and design. The links between contemporary design, history, and the imagination form the background for this beautiful and unprecedented exploration of Design Art. Addressing works by visionary contemporary designers including Jurgen Bey, Tord Boontje, Dunne + Raby, and Studio Job, Gareth Williams explores how overtly functional objects—“designed” objects—can be made to carry meanings and associations, or tell tales. Featuring 80 specially commissioned color photographs, this unique and exciting book reads Design Art objects with the critical tools traditionally associated with painting, sculpture, and

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most noted and collected printmakers.

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He has published a number of limited

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edition books recording his travels. Douglas Dunn is a poet whose books include St. Kilda’s Parliament and Elegies,

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winner of the Whitbread Book of

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the Year.

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• 170 full-color illustrations

Frank Whitford is an art

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Gareth Williams is Curator

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historian and the author

• 128 pages, 8 W * 9X"

of Furniture at the V&A. He

• Paperback with flaps

of books on late 19th- and

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has written several books,

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20th-century art.

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including Branded? and The Furniture Machine, and has contributed to numerous

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other books and exhibitions,

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both at the V&A and elsewhere.

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|   art  | 65

  |  design  |

A Line in the Water By Norman Ackroyd and Douglas Dunn A Royal Academy of Arts Publication majestic, dramatic, and undeniably beautiful, the British coastline has inspired artists and writers for centuries. in this exquisite volume, it gives birth to a landmark collaboration between award-winning poet Douglas Dunn and one of Britain’s foremost artists, Norman Ackroyd. This eagerly awaited new collection of Dunn’s poems finds perfect harmony with Ackroyd’s atmospheric landscapes, which provide a visual response to the evocative beauty of Dunn’s verse. An

Royal Academy Illustrated 2009

Telling Tales

Text by Frank Whitford

Narrative in Design Art

introduction by Dunn examines the rich literary and artistic tradition of chronicling the variety and splendor of the British coastline, and Ackroyd’s subtle

A Royal Academy of Arts Publication

By Gareth Williams

aquatints document the wide range of

The Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition in London has

A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication

natural features that characterize it.

been an annual event since 1769. Today, about a thousand works are selected to be shown each year from over 10,000 entries. The exhibition, which includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, architectural designs, and models, continues to be the largest open exhibition in the UK. First published in the 1870s, Royal Academy Illustrated presents the highlights of each year’s shows and is an excellent way to stay current with trends in contemporary British art. A fascinating barometer of changing artistic tastes, this colorful collection is a cross-section of the works on display at the Summer Exhibition, accompanied by installation shots of the galleries and an engaging introduction.

Contemporary design practice, the art market, and art itself are becoming more and more integrated, reflecting the merging of art, craft, and design. The links between contemporary design, history, and the imagination form the background for this beautiful and unprecedented exploration of Design Art. Addressing works by visionary contemporary designers including Jurgen Bey, Tord Boontje, Dunne + Raby, and Studio Job, Gareth Williams explores how overtly functional objects—“designed” objects—can be made to carry meanings and associations, or tell tales. Featuring 80 specially commissioned color photographs, this unique and exciting book reads Design Art objects with the critical tools traditionally associated with painting, sculpture, and

ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

literary theory.

Royal Academy of Arts, London June 8–August 16, 2009

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most noted and collected printmakers.

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He has published a number of limited

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edition books recording his travels. Douglas Dunn is a poet whose books include St. Kilda’s Parliament and Elegies,

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winner of the Whitbread Book of

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the Year.

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Frank Whitford is an art

• 80 full-color illustrations

Gareth Williams is Curator

• 200 pages, 7 HŠi * 9 V"

historian and the author

• 128 pages, 8 W * 9X"

of Furniture at the V&A. He

• Paperback with flaps

of books on late 19th- and

• Hardcover with jacket

has written several books,

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20th-century art.

CAN $39.00

IsbN: 978-1-85177-560-6 Us $39.95

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including Branded? and The Furniture Machine, and has contributed to numerous

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other books and exhibitions,

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both at the V&A and elsewhere.

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Apollo Through the Eyes of the Astronauts Foreword by Stephen Hawking with Lucy Hawking Edited by Robert Jacobs, Michael Cabbage, Constance Moore, and Bertram Ulrich Apollo is a photographic commemoration of the Apollo lunar missions as seen through the eyes of the astronauts. Each of the surviving 21 astronauts from the Apollo missions has chosen a favorite photograph from his space flight especially for this book. These selections are accompanied by other iconic photographs from the Apollo missions. Bestselling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking contribute a foreword on the meaning of the space exploration. July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11. Apollo is the only photographic book on the Apollo missions to be created by NASA, and is the perfect commemorative volume about this epochal program, where legendary achievement was recorded in powerful images. ˘ National print campaign ˘ Target space and science publications ˘ Feature in the Abrams science and library marketing e-newsletters

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Apollo Through the Eyes of the Astronauts Foreword by Stephen Hawking with Lucy Hawking Edited by Robert Jacobs, Michael Cabbage, Constance Moore, and Bertram Ulrich Apollo is a photographic commemoration of the Apollo lunar missions as seen through the eyes of the astronauts. Each of the surviving 21 astronauts from the Apollo missions has chosen a favorite photograph from his space flight especially for this book. These selections are accompanied by other iconic photographs from the Apollo missions. Bestselling astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking contribute a foreword on the meaning of the space exploration. July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11. Apollo is the only photographic book on the Apollo missions to be created by NASA, and is the perfect commemorative volume about this epochal program, where legendary achievement was recorded in powerful images. ˘ National print campaign ˘ Target space and science publications ˘ Feature in the Abrams science and library marketing e-newsletters

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• 80 full-color illustrations

Stephen Hawking is the bestselling

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Lucasian Professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge, England. His daughter Lucy Hawking is a journalist and novelist.

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H I S T O R Y O F C O M I C S AT A B R A M S Since the company’s inception in 1949, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., has identified and celebrated contemporary and groundbreaking art, championing burgeoning creative forms and presenting them to the public in beautifully produced and authoritatively written illustrated books. In 1973 Abrams published The Art of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch, presenting this work as art in the same way we published books on Rockwell, Picasso, and Rembrandt. Since then, Abrams has published many groundbreaking books on comics art, such as The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics by Bill Blackbeard, Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, and Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World’s Greatest Comics by Les Daniels. With the launch of Abrams Comic Ar ts, Abrams will continue to recognize and publish award-winning art books and graphic novels that illuminate the world of comics and comics art. Our goal is to maintain the fine art tradition Abrams is known for, and to define the medium of comics and comics art for generations to come. Editorial vision combined with phenomenal design and production capabilities position Abrams ComicArts to be the industry leader.


H I S T O R Y O F C O M I C S AT A B R A M S Since the company’s inception in 1949, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., has identified and celebrated contemporary and groundbreaking art, championing burgeoning creative forms and presenting them to the public in beautifully produced and authoritatively written illustrated books. In 1973 Abrams published The Art of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch, presenting this work as art in the same way we published books on Rockwell, Picasso, and Rembrandt. Since then, Abrams has published many groundbreaking books on comics art, such as The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics by Bill Blackbeard, Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, and Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World’s Greatest Comics by Les Daniels. With the launch of Abrams Comic Ar ts, Abrams will continue to recognize and publish award-winning art books and graphic novels that illuminate the world of comics and comics art. Our goal is to maintain the fine art tradition Abrams is known for, and to define the medium of comics and comics art for generations to come. Editorial vision combined with phenomenal design and production capabilities position Abrams ComicArts to be the industry leader.


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The Art of Harvey Kurtzman The mad Genius of Comics By Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle Introduction by Harry Shearer Harvey Kurtzman discovered Robert Crumb and gave Gloria Steinem her first job in publishing when he hired her as his assistant. Terry Gilliam also started at his side, met an unknown John Cleese in the process, and the genesis of monty Python was formed. Art Spiegelman has stated on record that he owes his career to him. And he’s one of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner’s favorite artists. Harvey Kurtzman had a midas touch for talent, but was himself an astonishingly talented and influential artist, writer, editor, and satirist. The creator of MAD and Playboy’s “Little Annie Fanny” was called, “One of the most important figures in postwar America” by the New York Times. Kurtzman’s groundbreaking “realistic” war comics of the early ’50s and various satirical publications (MAD, Trump, Humbug, and Help!) had an immense impact on popular culture, inspiring a generation of underground cartoonists. Without Kurtzman, it’s unlikely we’d have had Airplane, SNL, or National Lampoon. The Art of Harvey Kurtzman is the first and only authorized celebration of

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Kurtzman estate, and maintains the archives. in 1986 Kitchen established the nonprofit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and served as its president for its first eighteen years. He lives in western massachusetts. Paul Buhle is a senior lecturer in the American Civilization and History departments at Brown University. He has written and edited thirty-five books, including Jews and American Comics, and lives in Rhode island. Harry Shearer is a comic personality and multiple hyphenate: author, director, satirist, musician, radio host, playwright, multimedia artist, and record label owner.

˘ National radio interview campaign ˘ Cross-promotion with the annual Harvey Awards, held each September at the Baltimore Comic-Con www.abramscomicarts.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams COMICarTs


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The Art of Harvey Kurtzman The mad Genius of Comics By Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle Introduction by Harry Shearer Harvey Kurtzman discovered Robert Crumb and gave Gloria Steinem her first job in publishing when he hired her as his assistant. Terry Gilliam also started at his side, met an unknown John Cleese in the process, and the genesis of monty Python was formed. Art Spiegelman has stated on record that he owes his career to him. And he’s one of Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner’s favorite artists. Harvey Kurtzman had a midas touch for talent, but was himself an astonishingly talented and influential artist, writer, editor, and satirist. The creator of MAD and Playboy’s “Little Annie Fanny” was called, “One of the most important figures in postwar America” by the New York Times. Kurtzman’s groundbreaking “realistic” war comics of the early ’50s and various satirical publications (MAD, Trump, Humbug, and Help!) had an immense impact on popular culture, inspiring a generation of underground cartoonists. Without Kurtzman, it’s unlikely we’d have had Airplane, SNL, or National Lampoon. The Art of Harvey Kurtzman is the first and only authorized celebration of

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Denis Kitchen is a pioneering cartoonist,

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writer, editor, and underground comic

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book publisher. He represents the

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this “master of American Comics.” This

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definitive book includes hundreds of

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never-before-seen illustrations, paintings, pencil sketches, newly discovered lost E.C. Comics layouts, color compositions, illustrated correspondence, and vintage photos from the rich Kurtzman archives. ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con ˘ Academic marketing ˘ Outreach to entertainment and graphic novel/comics media

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Kurtzman estate, and maintains the archives. in 1986 Kitchen established the nonprofit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and served as its president for its first eighteen years. He lives in western massachusetts. Paul Buhle is a senior lecturer in the American Civilization and History departments at Brown University. He has written and edited thirty-five books, including Jews and American Comics, and lives in Rhode island. Harry Shearer is a comic personality and multiple hyphenate: author, director, satirist, musician, radio host, playwright, multimedia artist, and record label owner.

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Secret Identity The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster By Craig Yoe Introduction by Stan Lee Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster showcases rare and recently discovered erotic artwork by the most seminal artist in comics—Joe Shuster. Created in the early 1950s when Shuster was down on his luck after suing his publisher, DC Comics, over the copyright for Superman, he illustrated these images for an obscure series of magazines called “Nights of Horror,” published under the counter until they were banned by the U.S. Senate. Juvenile deliquency, Dr. Fredric Wertham, and the Brooklyn Thrill Killers gang all figure into this sensational story. The discovery of this artwork reveals the “secret identity” of this revered comics creator, and is sure to generate controversy and change the perception of the way we look at Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Jimmy Olsen forever. The book includes reproductions of these images, and an essay that provides a detailed account of the scandal and the murder trial that resulted from the publication of this racy material. ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con ˘ National radio and print campaign ˘ Target entertainment/

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the Gold medal from the Society of illustrators, two Addys, the mobius, and an Eisner Award. Stan Lee is a writer,

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editor, and comic book creator, and

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the former president and chairman of marvel Comics.

pop-culture, erotic, comics, and general interest media ˘ Cross promotion with annual Shuster Awards in Canada ˘ Alternate selection, Science Fiction Book Club

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Secret Identity The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster By Craig Yoe Introduction by Stan Lee Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster showcases rare and recently discovered erotic artwork by the most seminal artist in comics—Joe Shuster. Created in the early 1950s when Shuster was down on his luck after suing his publisher, DC Comics, over the copyright for Superman, he illustrated these images for an obscure series of magazines called “Nights of Horror,” published under the counter until they were banned by the U.S. Senate. Juvenile deliquency, Dr. Fredric Wertham, and the Brooklyn Thrill Killers gang all figure into this sensational story. The discovery of this artwork reveals the “secret identity” of this revered comics creator, and is sure to generate controversy and change the perception of the way we look at Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Jimmy Olsen forever. The book includes reproductions of these images, and an essay that provides a detailed account of the scandal and the murder trial that resulted from the publication of this racy material. ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con ˘ National radio and print campaign ˘ Target entertainment/

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• 125 two-color illustrations plus 32 pages of four-color illustrations

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Craig Yoe runs the New York design firm YOE! Studio with Clizia Gussoni, and is

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the author of over 30 books, including

• Hardcover with jacket

The Art of Mickey Mouse. Yoe has won

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the Gold medal from the Society of illustrators, two Addys, the mobius, and an Eisner Award. Stan Lee is a writer,

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editor, and comic book creator, and

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the former president and chairman of marvel Comics.

pop-culture, erotic, comics, and general interest media ˘ Cross promotion with annual Shuster Awards in Canada ˘ Alternate selection, Science Fiction Book Club

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|   graphic novel  | 75

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Written and illustrated by Brian Fies Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, the long-awaited follow-up to Mom’s Cancer, is a unique graphic novel that tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with his father. Spanning the period from the 1939 New York World’s Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975, it is told through the eyes of a boy as he grows up in an era that was optimistic and ambitious, fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, and the atom bomb. An insightful look at relationships and the promise of the future, award-winning author Brian Fies presents his story in a way that only comics and graphic novels can. interspersed with the comic book adventures of Commander Cap Crater (created by Fies to mirror the styles of the comics and the time periods he is depicting), and mixing art and historical photographs, this groundbreaking graphic novel is a lively trip through a half century of technological evolution. it is also a perceptive look at the changing moods of our nation—and the enduring promise of the future. ˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Online promotion ˘ Father’s Day promotions ˘ Outreach to comics art, science, and entertainment media

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40 pages on special comics paper

and cartoonist whose widely acclaimed

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first graphic novel, Mom’s Cancer, won

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the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital

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Comic (the first web comic to win the award and inaugurate this new category), the Lulu Blooker Prize for Best

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Talent, and the German Youth Literature Prize, among other awards and recognition. He lives in northern California.

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Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Written and illustrated by Brian Fies Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, the long-awaited follow-up to Mom’s Cancer, is a unique graphic novel that tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with his father. Spanning the period from the 1939 New York World’s Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975, it is told through the eyes of a boy as he grows up in an era that was optimistic and ambitious, fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, and the atom bomb. An insightful look at relationships and the promise of the future, award-winning author Brian Fies presents his story in a way that only comics and graphic novels can. interspersed with the comic book adventures of Commander Cap Crater (created by Fies to mirror the styles of the comics and the time periods he is depicting), and mixing art and historical photographs, this groundbreaking graphic novel is a lively trip through a half century of technological evolution. it is also a perceptive look at the changing moods of our nation—and the enduring promise of the future. ˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Online promotion ˘ Father’s Day promotions ˘ Outreach to comics art, science, and entertainment media

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• 200 pages of color illustrations with

Brian Fies is a science writer, illustrator,

40 pages on special comics paper

and cartoonist whose widely acclaimed

• 208 pages, 6 FŠi * 10 DŠbg"

first graphic novel, Mom’s Cancer, won

• Hardcover with jacket

the 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital

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Comic (the first web comic to win the award and inaugurate this new category), the Lulu Blooker Prize for Best

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Talent, and the German Youth Literature Prize, among other awards and recognition. He lives in northern California.

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The Art of Jaime Hernandez The Secrets of Life and Death By Todd Hignite Introduction by Alison Bechdel In 1981 three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book titled Love and Rockets, and “changed American cartooning forever” according to Publishers Weekly. Twentyfive years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success. Jaime Hernandez’s moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California’s Mexican-American culture and the punk milieu. In April 2006 Hernandez began serializing his work in the New York Times Magazine—all of which will be collected here in full color. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the

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first time, revealing never-before-seen

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Todd Hignite is an acclaimed comics

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white illustrations

scholar, and founder and editor of the

unpublished work, alongside his most

• 224 pages, 9 * 12 W"

award-winning publication Comic Art.

famous Love and Rockets material.

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He is the author of In the Studio: Visits

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with Contemporary Cartoonists, and curator of numerous exhibtions. He lives in Dallas. Alison Bechdel is the bestsell-

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ing, critically acclaimed author of the

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graphic novel memoir Fun Home.

Hispanic, and graphic novel/ comics media ˘ Designed by Jordan Crane

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The Art of Jaime Hernandez The Secrets of Life and Death By Todd Hignite Introduction by Alison Bechdel In 1981 three Mexican-American brothers self-published their first comic book titled Love and Rockets, and “changed American cartooning forever” according to Publishers Weekly. Twentyfive years later it is still being published to critical and commercial success. Jaime Hernandez’s moving stories chronicle the lives of some of the most memorable and fully formed characters the comics form has ever seen. His female protagonists, masterfully delineated with humor, candor, and breathtaking realism, come to life within California’s Mexican-American culture and the punk milieu. In April 2006 Hernandez began serializing his work in the New York Times Magazine—all of which will be collected here in full color. The notoriously private artist has opened his archives for the

sPECIFICaTIONs:

aUTHOrs: abOUT THE aUTHOr:

first time, revealing never-before-seen

• Over 200 full-color and black-and-

Todd Hignite is an acclaimed comics

sketches, childhood drawings, and

white illustrations

scholar, and founder and editor of the

unpublished work, alongside his most

• 224 pages, 9 * 12 W"

award-winning publication Comic Art.

famous Love and Rockets material.

• Hardcover with jacket

He is the author of In the Studio: Visits

˘ Poster by Jaime Hernandez

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9570-3

˘ Feature at New York and San Diego

Us $40.00

Comic-Con ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Target entertainment, pop-culture,

CAN $44.00

with Contemporary Cartoonists, and curator of numerous exhibtions. He lives in Dallas. Alison Bechdel is the bestsell-

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ing, critically acclaimed author of the

PUB MONTH: JUNE

graphic novel memoir Fun Home.

Hispanic, and graphic novel/ comics media ˘ Designed by Jordan Crane

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The Laugh-OutLoud Cats Sell Out

Underground Classics

By Adam Koford

The Transformation of Comics into Comix

Introduction by John Hodgman

By James Danky and Denis Kitchen With essays by Paul Buhle, Jay Lynch,

Adam Koford’s The Laugh-Out-Loud

Trina Robbins, and Patrick Rosenkranz

Cats Sell Out is a hilarious and charming mash-up of LOLcats (those ubiquitous

The impact of American underground

online photos of cats, captioned humor-

comix is profound: They galvanized art-

ously and ungrammatically) with the

ists both domestically and abroad; they

stylings of early 20th-century American

forever changed the economics of comic

comics, such as Walt Kelly’s Pogo and

book publishing; and they influenced

George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. These

generations of cartoonists, including

single-panel comic strips, drawn on

their predecessors. While the works of

“vintage” off-white paper and purport-

Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman are

edly created around 1912 by Koford’s

well-known via the New Yorker, Maus,

great-grandfather, Aloysius “Gorilla”

and retrospective collections, the art

Koford, allow familiar jokes—plus refer-

of their contemporaries such as Gilbert

ences to Proust, Star Wars, Lovecraft,

Shelton, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Kim

classical mythology, and everything in

Deitch, S. Clay Wilson, and many other

between—to transcend their origins in a

seminal cartoonists who came of age in

fresh, inventive way.

the 1960s is considerably less known.

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out

Underground Classics provides the first

presents the very best of Koford’s online

serious survey of underground comix

archives, alongside 30 new comics

as art, turning the spotlight on these

produced exclusively for this collection.

influential and largely underappreciated

An introduction by bestselling author

artists. Essays from curators James

and Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, whose “700 Hoboes” project inspired Koford to create The Laugh-OutLoud Cats, frames the strips for both the longtime fan and the LOLinitiate. ˘ Outreach to art, comics, and humor media

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 150 black-and-white illustrations

Adam Koford is an improbably prolific

• 160 pages, 6 V * 6 V"

cartoonist who has been involved

• Hardcover

in several projects, including “700

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9571-0 Us $12.95

CAN $14.50

Hoboes” and “Conan vs. Bear.” He has been featured on Boing Boing TV and is a regular contributor to Drawn.ca. He

˘ Online promotions

RIGHTS: WORLD

resides in Utah. John Hodgman is the

˘ Promote at New York and San Diego

PUB MONTH: mARCH

author of The Areas of My Expertise and

Comic-Con

More Information Than You Require, and a regular contributor to The Daily Show and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.

Danky and Denis Kitchen, alongside essays by Paul Buhle, Patrick Rosenkranz, Jay Lynch, and Trina Robbins, offer a thorough reflection and appraisal of the underground movement. Over 125 original drawings, paintings, sculptures,

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 125 full-color and 30 black-and-white illustrations • 144 pages, 8 X * 12" • Hardcover IsbN: 978-0-8109-0598-6

from private collections and the artists

Us $29.95 CAN $32.95

Classics indispensible for the seriousminded comics fan and for the casual reader alike. ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

James Danky is the author of books on topics as varied as African-American newspapers and women’s publications. He is on the faculty of the School of

and artifacts are featured, loaned themselves, making Underground

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

Journalism and mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-madison. Denis Kitchen—cartoonist, writer,

RIGHTS: WORLD

editor, publisher, and entrepreneur—was

PUB MONTH: mAY

present at the birth of the underground comics movement. Kitchen has worked with every important artist active in producing underground comix.

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI may 2, 2009–July 12, 2009 ˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Target alternative, graphic/comics, and art media ˘ Local madison media around exhibit ˘ Cover art by R. Crumb

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The Laugh-OutLoud Cats Sell Out

Underground Classics

By Adam Koford

The Transformation of Comics into Comix

Introduction by John Hodgman

By James Danky and Denis Kitchen With essays by Paul Buhle, Jay Lynch,

Adam Koford’s The Laugh-Out-Loud

Trina Robbins, and Patrick Rosenkranz

Cats Sell Out is a hilarious and charming mash-up of LOLcats (those ubiquitous

The impact of American underground

online photos of cats, captioned humor-

comix is profound: They galvanized art-

ously and ungrammatically) with the

ists both domestically and abroad; they

stylings of early 20th-century American

forever changed the economics of comic

comics, such as Walt Kelly’s Pogo and

book publishing; and they influenced

George Herriman’s Krazy Kat. These

generations of cartoonists, including

single-panel comic strips, drawn on

their predecessors. While the works of

“vintage” off-white paper and purport-

Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman are

edly created around 1912 by Koford’s

well-known via the New Yorker, Maus,

great-grandfather, Aloysius “Gorilla”

and retrospective collections, the art

Koford, allow familiar jokes—plus refer-

of their contemporaries such as Gilbert

ences to Proust, Star Wars, Lovecraft,

Shelton, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Kim

classical mythology, and everything in

Deitch, S. Clay Wilson, and many other

between—to transcend their origins in a

seminal cartoonists who came of age in

fresh, inventive way.

the 1960s is considerably less known.

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out

Underground Classics provides the first

presents the very best of Koford’s online

serious survey of underground comix

archives, alongside 30 new comics

as art, turning the spotlight on these

produced exclusively for this collection.

influential and largely underappreciated

An introduction by bestselling author

artists. Essays from curators James

and Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, whose “700 Hoboes” project inspired Koford to create The Laugh-OutLoud Cats, frames the strips for both the longtime fan and the LOLinitiate. ˘ Outreach to art, comics, and humor media

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

• 150 black-and-white illustrations

Adam Koford is an improbably prolific

• 160 pages, 6 V * 6 V"

cartoonist who has been involved

• Hardcover

in several projects, including “700

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9571-0 Us $12.95

CAN $14.50

Hoboes” and “Conan vs. Bear.” He has been featured on Boing Boing TV and is a regular contributor to Drawn.ca. He

˘ Online promotions

RIGHTS: WORLD

resides in Utah. John Hodgman is the

˘ Promote at New York and San Diego

PUB MONTH: mARCH

author of The Areas of My Expertise and

Comic-Con

More Information Than You Require, and a regular contributor to The Daily Show and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.

Danky and Denis Kitchen, alongside essays by Paul Buhle, Patrick Rosenkranz, Jay Lynch, and Trina Robbins, offer a thorough reflection and appraisal of the underground movement. Over 125 original drawings, paintings, sculptures,

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 125 full-color and 30 black-and-white illustrations • 144 pages, 8 X * 12" • Hardcover IsbN: 978-0-8109-0598-6

from private collections and the artists

Us $29.95 CAN $32.95

Classics indispensible for the seriousminded comics fan and for the casual reader alike. ExHIbITION sCHEdULE:

James Danky is the author of books on topics as varied as African-American newspapers and women’s publications. He is on the faculty of the School of

and artifacts are featured, loaned themselves, making Underground

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

Journalism and mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-madison. Denis Kitchen—cartoonist, writer,

RIGHTS: WORLD

editor, publisher, and entrepreneur—was

PUB MONTH: mAY

present at the birth of the underground comics movement. Kitchen has worked with every important artist active in producing underground comix.

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI may 2, 2009–July 12, 2009 ˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con ˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure ˘ Target alternative, graphic/comics, and art media ˘ Local madison media around exhibit ˘ Cover art by R. Crumb

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Erotic Comics 2 A Graphic History from the Liberated ’70s to the internet By Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Foreword by Alan Moore For over four decades, erotic comics have flourished around the world. Erotic Comics 2 examines how this budding art form exploded from the California comix scene to become an international publishing phenomenon. Beginning with an exploration of newly liberated American artists in the ’70s, this overview examines the gay and lesbian comics scene, current artists and publishers in Europe, and Japanese erotica. After delving into the sexual mores of Japanese Hentai—from tentacle sex to Yaoi—the book looks to the future, where erotic comic creators are sidestepping legal issues by producing work solely for the internet. Filled with rarely seen art from international forerunners such as Dave Stevens, Jordi Bennet, Frank Thorne, Tom of Finland, Ralf König, and milo manara, Erotic Comics 2 is perfect for fans of adult comics, art history, and erotic illustration. As Alan moore urges in his foreword:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr: aUTHOrs:

• 300 full-color illustrations

Tim Pilcher is the co-author of The

• 192 pages, 9 W * 9 W"

Essential Guide to World Comics, and

• Hardcover with jacket

has contributed to numerous other

“Absorb the contents of this book, and do

IsbN: 978-0-8109-7277-3

so shamelessly.”

Us $29.95

˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con

CAN $32.95

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA PUB MONTH: mARCH

books. He was an assistant editor at Vertigo Comics and an associate editor on Comics international. He lives in Brighton, England. Gene Kannenberg, Jr., is a respected historian of comics and the director of ComicsResearch.org. He

˘ Online promotion to comics websites

serves on the board of the international

and blogs

Journal of Comic Art, and lives in Hudson

˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure

Valley, New York. Alan Moore is the

˘ Target graphic art, erotic, men’s, and

author of the acclaimed graphic novels

general interest publications

Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. His long-awaited erotic graphic

aLsO aVaILabLE:

novel, Lost Girls, was published in 2006. He lives in Northampton, England.

Erotic Comics: A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Undergound Comix IsbN: 978-0-8109-9515-4 Us $29.95 CAN $32.95 www.abramscomicarts.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams COMICarTs


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Erotic Comics 2 A Graphic History from the Liberated ’70s to the internet By Tim Pilcher with Gene Kannenberg, Jr. Foreword by Alan Moore For over four decades, erotic comics have flourished around the world. Erotic Comics 2 examines how this budding art form exploded from the California comix scene to become an international publishing phenomenon. Beginning with an exploration of newly liberated American artists in the ’70s, this overview examines the gay and lesbian comics scene, current artists and publishers in Europe, and Japanese erotica. After delving into the sexual mores of Japanese Hentai—from tentacle sex to Yaoi—the book looks to the future, where erotic comic creators are sidestepping legal issues by producing work solely for the internet. Filled with rarely seen art from international forerunners such as Dave Stevens, Jordi Bennet, Frank Thorne, Tom of Finland, Ralf König, and milo manara, Erotic Comics 2 is perfect for fans of adult comics, art history, and erotic illustration. As Alan moore urges in his foreword:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

abOUT THE aUTHOr: aUTHOrs:

• 300 full-color illustrations

Tim Pilcher is the co-author of The

• 192 pages, 9 W * 9 W"

Essential Guide to World Comics, and

• Hardcover with jacket

has contributed to numerous other

“Absorb the contents of this book, and do

IsbN: 978-0-8109-7277-3

so shamelessly.”

Us $29.95

˘ Feature at New York and San Diego Comic-Con

CAN $32.95

RIGHTS: NORTH AmERiCA PUB MONTH: mARCH

books. He was an assistant editor at Vertigo Comics and an associate editor on Comics international. He lives in Brighton, England. Gene Kannenberg, Jr., is a respected historian of comics and the director of ComicsResearch.org. He

˘ Online promotion to comics websites

serves on the board of the international

and blogs

Journal of Comic Art, and lives in Hudson

˘ Feature in the ComicArts brochure

Valley, New York. Alan Moore is the

˘ Target graphic art, erotic, men’s, and

author of the acclaimed graphic novels

general interest publications

Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. His long-awaited erotic graphic

aLsO aVaILabLE:

novel, Lost Girls, was published in 2006. He lives in Northampton, England.

Erotic Comics: A Graphic History from Tijuana Bibles to Undergound Comix IsbN: 978-0-8109-9515-4 Us $29.95 CAN $32.95 www.abramscomicarts.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams COMICarTs


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Final image TK—replace in proofs!

Hello Kitty® Hello 2010!

Hello Kitty® Hello 2010!

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 mini Wall Calendar

Through winter, spring, summer, and fall, this super-sweet

Let Hello Kitty add a touch of sweetness to your day—each and

calendar features Hello Kitty at her cutest. Everyone’s favorite,

every day of the year. This adorable mini calendar is just the right

she and her friends are sure to inspire you and your friends all year

size to hang anywhere!

long. includes stickers.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 7 * 7"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes stickers, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3023-0

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3021-6

US $7.99

CAN $8.99

2009 mini wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-9556-7

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7046-5

All calendars are published in August, unless otherwise noted

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Final image TK—replace in proofs!

Hello Kitty® Hello 2010!

Hello Kitty® Hello 2010!

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 mini Wall Calendar

Through winter, spring, summer, and fall, this super-sweet

Let Hello Kitty add a touch of sweetness to your day—each and

calendar features Hello Kitty at her cutest. Everyone’s favorite,

every day of the year. This adorable mini calendar is just the right

she and her friends are sure to inspire you and your friends all year

size to hang anywhere!

long. includes stickers.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 7 * 7"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes stickers, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3023-0

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3021-6

US $7.99

CAN $8.99

2009 mini wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-9556-7

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7046-5

All calendars are published in August, unless otherwise noted

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William Wegman Calendars Abrams is proud to be the exclusive publisher of William Wegman’s calendars. An art world superstar and beloved fixture in the popular culture, Wegman has exhibited his photographs, videos, and drawings in museums and galleries all over the world. For over twenty years, he has been photographing his personable Weimaraners, work that has brought the artist—and his dogs—into the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Equus

Extraordinary Chickens

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Renowned photographer Tim Flach has traveled the globe to

Have you ever met a Polish Frizzle, a Cuckoo Brabant,

By Tim Flach

Photographs by Stephen Green-Armytage

capture the rich diversity and breathtaking beauty of the equine

or an Owlbeard? A perennial favorite, this bestselling

world. The stunning photographs in this unusual calendar, based

calendar features many new photographs of the world’s

on Abrams’ groundbreaking book Equus, are a testament to the

most extraordinary chickens.

raw magnificence of nature.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3574-7

US $13.99

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3592-1 CAN $15.99

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7044-1

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7987-1

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William Wegman Man’s Best Friend

William Wegman Puppies

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Available only from Abrams, this bestselling calendar features

Adorable and artful, William Wegman’s puppies are as cuddly and

many new photographs by William Wegman. includes 6 postcards.

irresistible as ever. includes poster.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes postcards, 10V * 14V"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes poster, 12 * 12"

Photographs by William Wegman

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3787-1

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7049-6

Photographs by William Wegman

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3791-8

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7220-9

image TK

Treehouses of the World

Farm Sanctuary

By Pete Nelson

2010 Wall Calendar This calendar features compellingly gentle photographs—and the touching life stories—of the animals that live at the shelters of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization.

Go out on a limb in 2010! Treehouses bring out the kid in all of us, and no one has done more to spread the word than master treehouse-builder Pete Nelson. Highlighting thirteen of the most amazing structures from his newest book, New Treehouses of

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7998-7

William Wegman’s 2010 Family Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

US $13.99

the World. CAN $15.99

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7248-3

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be where and when, this delightful William Wegman calendar features not only the artist’s photographs, but also his drawings. The 250 reminder stickers will ensure you and your busy family keep it all together in 2010.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 10V * 14V" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3599-0

Photographs and drawings by William Wegman

A practical and fun way for a family to keep track of who will

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes stickers, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3773-4

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 family calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7249-2

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William Wegman Calendars Abrams is proud to be the exclusive publisher of William Wegman’s calendars. An art world superstar and beloved fixture in the popular culture, Wegman has exhibited his photographs, videos, and drawings in museums and galleries all over the world. For over twenty years, he has been photographing his personable Weimaraners, work that has brought the artist—and his dogs—into the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Equus

Extraordinary Chickens

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Renowned photographer Tim Flach has traveled the globe to

Have you ever met a Polish Frizzle, a Cuckoo Brabant,

By Tim Flach

Photographs by Stephen Green-Armytage

capture the rich diversity and breathtaking beauty of the equine

or an Owlbeard? A perennial favorite, this bestselling

world. The stunning photographs in this unusual calendar, based

calendar features many new photographs of the world’s

on Abrams’ groundbreaking book Equus, are a testament to the

most extraordinary chickens.

raw magnificence of nature.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3574-7

US $13.99

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3592-1 CAN $15.99

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7044-1

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7987-1

! N ew

William Wegman Man’s Best Friend

William Wegman Puppies

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Available only from Abrams, this bestselling calendar features

Adorable and artful, William Wegman’s puppies are as cuddly and

many new photographs by William Wegman. includes 6 postcards.

irresistible as ever. includes poster.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes postcards, 10V * 14V"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes poster, 12 * 12"

Photographs by William Wegman

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3787-1

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7049-6

Photographs by William Wegman

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3791-8

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7220-9

image TK

Treehouses of the World

Farm Sanctuary

By Pete Nelson

2010 Wall Calendar This calendar features compellingly gentle photographs—and the touching life stories—of the animals that live at the shelters of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization.

Go out on a limb in 2010! Treehouses bring out the kid in all of us, and no one has done more to spread the word than master treehouse-builder Pete Nelson. Highlighting thirteen of the most amazing structures from his newest book, New Treehouses of

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7998-7

William Wegman’s 2010 Family Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

US $13.99

the World. CAN $15.99

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7248-3

abrams calendars  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

be where and when, this delightful William Wegman calendar features not only the artist’s photographs, but also his drawings. The 250 reminder stickers will ensure you and your busy family keep it all together in 2010.

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 10V * 14V" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3599-0

Photographs and drawings by William Wegman

A practical and fun way for a family to keep track of who will

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes stickers, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3773-4

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 family calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7249-2

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Wacky Packages

R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

By The Topps Company, Inc.

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Rivers of America

Planet Golf

By Tim Palmer

Photographs by David Scaletti

Anyone who knows R. Crumb’s work as an illustrator prizes the

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Wacky Packages—a series of collectible stickers featuring

Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country

The texture and movement of water running through America's

This spectacular calendar features photographs by David Scaletti,

parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and

music trading card sets he created in the 1980s. Highlighting the

rivers come to life in this stunning calendar featuring the most

the world’s leading golf course photographer. From the famous

packaging—were first produced by the Topps Company in 1967.

most popular cards in the series, this calendar is a must have for

beautiful photographs from Abrams’ Rivers of America.

This first-ever calendar, based on Abrams’ bestselling book, is sure

comics fans and music lovers alike. includes 6 bonus postcards.

to amuse collectors and fans of all ages. includes 4 bonus stickers. 16-month calendar, 28 pages, 10 V * 13" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7908-9

US $13.99

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 10 V * 13" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7956-7

CAN $15.99

US $13.99

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7820-1

CAN $15.99

US $13.99

links of Great Britain to the hidden gems of Europe to the most breathtaking courses in North and Central America, Scaletti’s stunning images make this calendar is a must have.

CAN $15.99

2008 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-8865-1

2008 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-8875-0

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3596-9

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7254-4

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The Art of Rock Band

Graffiti

Buddhist Offerings

Saints

Highlighting the best artwork to date from the wildly popular

2010 Wall Calendar

This exquisite calendar highlights over sixty of the world’s most

music video game Rock Band, this super cool, hard rockin’ calendar

Featuring the work of thirteen of the most exciting graffiti artists

Spiritual Wisdom for Every Day 2010 Wall Calendar

is sure to wow both new and established fans. Grab your guitar,

painting today, this popular calendar reflects an inside knowledge

advice from great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, this thoughtful

from priests and prophets to virgins and visionaries, their images

your drumsticks, and your microphone!

of a vibrant and ever-evolving art form. This amazing calendar will

and inspiring calendar celebrates peace and hope for 2010

and stories will inspire readers throughout 2010. includes a bonus

inspire anyone who has ever pursued or admired graffiti.

and beyond.

advent calendar!

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes advent calendar, 12 * 12"

By Roger Gastman & Sonja Teri

2010 Wall Calendar

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-8039-6

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3347-7

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7045-8

abrams calendars  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

With stunning photographs by Olivier Föllmi paired with spiritual

IsbN: 978-0-8109-8033-4

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

A Year in Faith and Art 2010 Wall Calendar beloved saints. From angels and abbots to mystics and martyrs,

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3598-3

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7259-9

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Wacky Packages

R. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country

By The Topps Company, Inc.

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Rivers of America

Planet Golf

By Tim Palmer

Photographs by David Scaletti

Anyone who knows R. Crumb’s work as an illustrator prizes the

2010 Wall Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Wacky Packages—a series of collectible stickers featuring

Heroes of the Blues, Early Jazz Greats, and Pioneers of Country

The texture and movement of water running through America's

This spectacular calendar features photographs by David Scaletti,

parodies of consumer products and well-known brands and

music trading card sets he created in the 1980s. Highlighting the

rivers come to life in this stunning calendar featuring the most

the world’s leading golf course photographer. From the famous

packaging—were first produced by the Topps Company in 1967.

most popular cards in the series, this calendar is a must have for

beautiful photographs from Abrams’ Rivers of America.

This first-ever calendar, based on Abrams’ bestselling book, is sure

comics fans and music lovers alike. includes 6 bonus postcards.

to amuse collectors and fans of all ages. includes 4 bonus stickers. 16-month calendar, 28 pages, 10 V * 13" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7908-9

US $13.99

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 10 V * 13" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7956-7

CAN $15.99

US $13.99

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7820-1

CAN $15.99

US $13.99

links of Great Britain to the hidden gems of Europe to the most breathtaking courses in North and Central America, Scaletti’s stunning images make this calendar is a must have.

CAN $15.99

2008 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-8865-1

2008 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-8875-0

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3596-9

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7254-4

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The Art of Rock Band

Graffiti

Buddhist Offerings

Saints

Highlighting the best artwork to date from the wildly popular

2010 Wall Calendar

This exquisite calendar highlights over sixty of the world’s most

music video game Rock Band, this super cool, hard rockin’ calendar

Featuring the work of thirteen of the most exciting graffiti artists

Spiritual Wisdom for Every Day 2010 Wall Calendar

is sure to wow both new and established fans. Grab your guitar,

painting today, this popular calendar reflects an inside knowledge

advice from great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, this thoughtful

from priests and prophets to virgins and visionaries, their images

your drumsticks, and your microphone!

of a vibrant and ever-evolving art form. This amazing calendar will

and inspiring calendar celebrates peace and hope for 2010

and stories will inspire readers throughout 2010. includes a bonus

inspire anyone who has ever pursued or admired graffiti.

and beyond.

advent calendar!

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12"

16-month calendar, 28 pages, includes advent calendar, 12 * 12"

By Roger Gastman & Sonja Teri

2010 Wall Calendar

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 14 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-8039-6

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3347-7

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7045-8

abrams calendars  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

With stunning photographs by Olivier Föllmi paired with spiritual

IsbN: 978-0-8109-8033-4

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

A Year in Faith and Art 2010 Wall Calendar beloved saints. From angels and abbots to mystics and martyrs,

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3598-3

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

2009 wall calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7259-9

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Tiffany Jewels

By John Loring, illustrations from Tiffany & Co.

2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

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First-Class Travel 2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

Pucca

Pucca

By Vooz

By Vooz

This first-class 12-month engagement calendar features vintage

2009-2010 Engagement Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Nothing bedazzles quite like a jewel in a Tiffany setting. This

travel photographs and posters. The slipcase is designed to

The latest cult internet phenomenon, Pucca rollicks and romps

Take one lively girl—Pucca, the daughter of a Chinese

elegant 12-month engagement calendar features photographs,

resemble a well-traveled suitcase “stickered” with souvenir

through 2009 and 2010. Perfect for back to school!

restaurateur—add the object of her affection, Garu (who’s more

sketches, and drawings of antique and contemporary jewelry

luggage tags from all over the world. All aboard!

from the archives of Tiffany & Co. Covered in velveteen, the slipcase is designed to resemble a classic jewel box. Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7997-0

US $19.99

Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7994-9

US $19.99

16-month engagement calendar, 160 pages, 6 X * 8 V" IsbN: 978-0-8109-8038-9

US $15.99

CAN $17.99

CAN $21.99

interested in becoming a ninja), toss in some noodles, and an array of colorful characters, and you have a property that’s gone from cult internet phenomenon to mainstream TV and beyond. This disarmingly charming calendar highlights the best of Pucca’s adventures to date. includes temporary tattoos.

CAN $21.99

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7798-3

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US $13.99

CAN $15.99

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Pop-up r a calend

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World 2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

Gardens Around the World Photographs by Mick Hales

Blue Dog: The Art of George Rodrigue

24 Penguins Before Christmas

2010 Engagement Calendar

A 365 Penguins Advent Calendar

A perennial favorite, this calendar features silkscreen prints by

Countdown to Christmas with the family—and their penguins— from Abrams’ bestselling 365 Penguins.

From the baroque Library of the institut de France in Paris to the

2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

New York Public Library, a Beaux Arts masterpiece, this stunning

Renowned garden photographer mick Hales has traveled the

superstar George Rodrigue, the Big Easy’s most popular artist. The

calendar highlights the world’s most spectacular libraries. The

globe to capture the most beautiful gardens in the world—now

creator of the iconic Blue Dog, Rodrigue is internationally known

slipcase is designed to resemble an antique book.

featured in this stunning 2010 engagement calendar. The slipcase

and admired. This calendar includes the dates and locations of

is designed to resemble a garden gate.

the most popular Cajun festivals and parades held in Louisiana

Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7995-6

US $19.99

CAN $21.99

Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-8036-5

US $19.99

CAN $21.99

throughout the year.

24-day advent calendar, 10 FŠi * 14" IsbN: 978-0-8109-9555-0

US $16.99

CAN $18.99

sHIPs wITH OTHEr CaLENdars

12-month engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 DŠi * 8" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3349-1

US $15.99

CAN $17.99

2009 engagement calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7252-0

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Tiffany Jewels

By John Loring, illustrations from Tiffany & Co.

2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

! N ew

! N ew

First-Class Travel 2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

Pucca

Pucca

By Vooz

By Vooz

This first-class 12-month engagement calendar features vintage

2009-2010 Engagement Calendar

2010 Wall Calendar

Nothing bedazzles quite like a jewel in a Tiffany setting. This

travel photographs and posters. The slipcase is designed to

The latest cult internet phenomenon, Pucca rollicks and romps

Take one lively girl—Pucca, the daughter of a Chinese

elegant 12-month engagement calendar features photographs,

resemble a well-traveled suitcase “stickered” with souvenir

through 2009 and 2010. Perfect for back to school!

restaurateur—add the object of her affection, Garu (who’s more

sketches, and drawings of antique and contemporary jewelry

luggage tags from all over the world. All aboard!

from the archives of Tiffany & Co. Covered in velveteen, the slipcase is designed to resemble a classic jewel box. Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7997-0

US $19.99

Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7994-9

US $19.99

16-month engagement calendar, 160 pages, 6 X * 8 V" IsbN: 978-0-8109-8038-9

US $15.99

CAN $17.99

CAN $21.99

interested in becoming a ninja), toss in some noodles, and an array of colorful characters, and you have a property that’s gone from cult internet phenomenon to mainstream TV and beyond. This disarmingly charming calendar highlights the best of Pucca’s adventures to date. includes temporary tattoos.

CAN $21.99

16-month calendar, 28 pages, 12 * 12" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7798-3

US $13.99

CAN $15.99

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Pop-up r a calend

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World 2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

Gardens Around the World Photographs by Mick Hales

Blue Dog: The Art of George Rodrigue

24 Penguins Before Christmas

2010 Engagement Calendar

A 365 Penguins Advent Calendar

A perennial favorite, this calendar features silkscreen prints by

Countdown to Christmas with the family—and their penguins— from Abrams’ bestselling 365 Penguins.

From the baroque Library of the institut de France in Paris to the

2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar

New York Public Library, a Beaux Arts masterpiece, this stunning

Renowned garden photographer mick Hales has traveled the

superstar George Rodrigue, the Big Easy’s most popular artist. The

calendar highlights the world’s most spectacular libraries. The

globe to capture the most beautiful gardens in the world—now

creator of the iconic Blue Dog, Rodrigue is internationally known

slipcase is designed to resemble an antique book.

featured in this stunning 2010 engagement calendar. The slipcase

and admired. This calendar includes the dates and locations of

is designed to resemble a garden gate.

the most popular Cajun festivals and parades held in Louisiana

Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-7995-6

US $19.99

CAN $21.99

Luxury engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 X * 8 X" IsbN: 978-0-8109-8036-5

US $19.99

CAN $21.99

throughout the year.

24-day advent calendar, 10 FŠi * 14" IsbN: 978-0-8109-9555-0

US $16.99

CAN $18.99

sHIPs wITH OTHEr CaLENdars

12-month engagement calendar, 112 pages, 6 DŠi * 8" IsbN: 978-0-8109-3349-1

US $15.99

CAN $17.99

2009 engagement calendar IsbN: 978-0-8109-7252-0

abrams calendars  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

www.abramsbooks.com  |  spring 2009  |   abrams calendars


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Sports Baseball 365 Days Color Photographs from the Archives of Major League Baseball By Joseph Wallace

Natural World

Space

Underwater Eden 365 Days By Jeffrey L. Rotman

History

Astronomy 365 Days By Jerry T. Bonnell and Robert J. Nemiroff

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9311-2

New! See pages 6-7

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5715-2

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9524-6

Grand Old Game 365 Days of Baseball By Joseph Wallace IsbN: 978-0-8109-5594-3

365 Ways to Save the Earth New & Updated Edition By Philippe Bourseiller

The Universe 365 Days By Jerry T. Bonnell and Robert J. Nemiroff

IsbN: 978-0-8109-8406-6

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4268-4

World War II 365 Days From the Library of Congress By margaret E. Wagner IsbN: 978-0-8109-9637-3

z Abrams

365 aLL aVaILabLE aT

Us $29.95 CAN $32.95

Art Soccer 365 Days By Christian Eichler IsbN: 978-0-8109-5919-4

Gardens Around the World 365 Days By mick Hales

Andy Warhol 365 Takes The Andy Warhol Museum Collection By the Staff of The Andy Warhol museum

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4980-5

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4329-2

except The Jewish World: 365 Days at

New York 365 Days From the Photo Archives of the New York Times introduction by Gay Talese

Us $32.50

CAN $35.95

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4942-3

Golf Courses of the World 365 Days By Robert Sidorsky

African Odyssey 365 Days By Anup and manoj Shah

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5893-7

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9396-9

Chihuly 365 Days By Dale Chihuly IsbN: 978-0-8109-7088-5

Spirituality

The American Civil War 365 Days From the Library of Congress By margaret E. Wagner IsbN: 978-0-8109-5847-0

Pop Culture Golf 365 Days A History By Robert Sidorsky IsbN: 978-0-8109-7281-0

The New Earth from Above 365 Days By Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Jewish World 365 Days From the Collections of The israel museum, Jerusalem

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9291-7

Creating the Worlds of Star Wars® 365 Days By John Knoll IsbN: 978-0-8109-5936-1

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5579-0

Music

Wisdom 365 Thoughts from Indian Masters By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Devotions Wisdom from the Cradle of Civilation By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Origins African Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5620-9

IsbN: 978-0-8109-7113-4

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5945-3

Offerings Buddhist Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Awakenings Asian Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Revelations Latin American Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

IsbN: 978-1-58479-315-1

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9379-2

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3087-2

The Golden Age of DC Comics 365 Days Written and selected by Les Daniels IsbN: 978-0-8109-4969-0

Grateful Dead 365 By Holly George-Warren IsbN: 978-0-8109-7282-7

Punk 365 By Holly George-Warren Foreword by Richard Hell IsbN: 978-0-8109-9404-1

The Beatles 365 Days By Simon Wells and Getty images

The Rolling Stones 365 Days By Simon Wells and Getty images

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5911-8

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3088-9

Roadside America 365 Days Text and photographs by Lucinda Lewis IsbN: 978-0-8109-4540-1

Spanish Language Edition: Revelaciónes IsbN: 978-0-8109-4060-4

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www.abramsbooks.com  |   spring 2009  |   abrams


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Sports Baseball 365 Days Color Photographs from the Archives of Major League Baseball By Joseph Wallace

Natural World

Space

Underwater Eden 365 Days By Jeffrey L. Rotman

History

Astronomy 365 Days By Jerry T. Bonnell and Robert J. Nemiroff

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9311-2

New! See pages 6-7

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5715-2

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9524-6

Grand Old Game 365 Days of Baseball By Joseph Wallace IsbN: 978-0-8109-5594-3

365 Ways to Save the Earth New & Updated Edition By Philippe Bourseiller

The Universe 365 Days By Jerry T. Bonnell and Robert J. Nemiroff

IsbN: 978-0-8109-8406-6

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4268-4

World War II 365 Days From the Library of Congress By margaret E. Wagner IsbN: 978-0-8109-9637-3

z Abrams

365 aLL aVaILabLE aT

Us $29.95 CAN $32.95

Art Soccer 365 Days By Christian Eichler IsbN: 978-0-8109-5919-4

Gardens Around the World 365 Days By mick Hales

Andy Warhol 365 Takes The Andy Warhol Museum Collection By the Staff of The Andy Warhol museum

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4980-5

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4329-2

except The Jewish World: 365 Days at

New York 365 Days From the Photo Archives of the New York Times introduction by Gay Talese

Us $32.50

CAN $35.95

IsbN: 978-0-8109-4942-3

Golf Courses of the World 365 Days By Robert Sidorsky

African Odyssey 365 Days By Anup and manoj Shah

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5893-7

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9396-9

Chihuly 365 Days By Dale Chihuly IsbN: 978-0-8109-7088-5

Spirituality

The American Civil War 365 Days From the Library of Congress By margaret E. Wagner IsbN: 978-0-8109-5847-0

Pop Culture Golf 365 Days A History By Robert Sidorsky IsbN: 978-0-8109-7281-0

The New Earth from Above 365 Days By Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Jewish World 365 Days From the Collections of The israel museum, Jerusalem

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9291-7

Creating the Worlds of Star Wars® 365 Days By John Knoll IsbN: 978-0-8109-5936-1

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5579-0

Music

Wisdom 365 Thoughts from Indian Masters By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Devotions Wisdom from the Cradle of Civilation By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Origins African Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5620-9

IsbN: 978-0-8109-7113-4

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5945-3

Offerings Buddhist Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Awakenings Asian Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

Revelations Latin American Wisdom for Every Day By Danielle and Olivier Föllmi

IsbN: 978-1-58479-315-1

IsbN: 978-0-8109-9379-2

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3087-2

The Golden Age of DC Comics 365 Days Written and selected by Les Daniels IsbN: 978-0-8109-4969-0

Grateful Dead 365 By Holly George-Warren IsbN: 978-0-8109-7282-7

Punk 365 By Holly George-Warren Foreword by Richard Hell IsbN: 978-0-8109-9404-1

The Beatles 365 Days By Simon Wells and Getty images

The Rolling Stones 365 Days By Simon Wells and Getty images

IsbN: 978-0-8109-5911-8

IsbN: 978-0-8109-3088-9

Roadside America 365 Days Text and photographs by Lucinda Lewis IsbN: 978-0-8109-4540-1

Spanish Language Edition: Revelaciónes IsbN: 978-0-8109-4060-4

abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

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Traveling the Freedom Road From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction By Linda Barrett Osborne In association with the Library of Congress

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All in a Day

Beth Levine Shoes

By Cynthia Rylant

By Helene Verin

Illustrated by Nikki McClure

Introduction by Harold Koda

This lovely book illuminates all the pos-

if you love shoes—and who doesn’t?—

sibilities a day offers—the opportunities

you know that nothing says as much

As You Like It

and chances that won’t ever come

about a woman’s style as her taste in

Illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada

again—and also delivers a gentle mes-

footwear. Long before Jimmy Choo and

sage of good stewardship of our planet.

Christian Louboutin, Beth Levine was

Othello and As You Like It are the newest

Newbery medal winner Cynthia Rylant’s

designing shoes that were objects of

knocks, answer the door and offer it

poetic text, alongside Nikki mcClure’s

desire and even lust.

some champagne!” says Karen Bussen,

MANgA SHAkeSPeAre By William Shakespeare Adapted by Richard Appignanesi

Othello Illustrated by Ryuta Osada

Follow the true story of the children,

additions to the imaginative world of

teenagers, and their families who lived

manga Shakespeare. Both plays have

through the injustices of slavery and

been refreshingly updated in the style of

the bloodshed of the Civil War, to the

manga while maintaining Shakespeare’s

stunning, meticulously crafted cut-paper art, makes this picture book not only

Fashion-forward and exquisitely constructed, Levine’s shoes were worn

Simple Stunning Parties at Home

A Table in the Tarn

Recipes, ideas, and inspirations for Creative Entertaining “When the opportunity for celebrating

author of the bestselling “Simple Stunning” wedding series. Bussen now

by stars like marilyn monroe and Barbra

directs her expert’s eye to the at-home

beautiful language.

one to one hundred.

Streisand, favored by designers like

party. Her simple stunning credo, though,

Halston, Oscar de la Renta, and Geoffrey

remains the same.

anti-slavery publications, and other

abOUT THE ILLUsTraTOrs

abOUT THE aUTHOrs:

Beene, and collected by Azzedine Alaïa

19th-century material written by, for,

Ryuta Osada is a Japanese-born manga

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more

and manolo Blahnik.

diaries, slave narratives, schoolwork,

and about young people, Linda Barrett

artist based in London. Chie Kutsuwada

Osborne paints an intimate picture of

is a young manga artist based in London.

African American life, set in the context of major national events.

sPECIFICaTIONs FOr bOTH bOOKs:

• 208 pages, 5 HŠi * 8 W" abOUT THE aUTHOr:

Linda Barrett Osborne is a senior writer and editor in the Library of Congress’s Publishing Office.

• Paperback IsbN: 978-0-8109-8350-2 (Othello)

than a hundred books for children. She won the Newbery medal for Missing May

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

Helene Verin is a designer whose her

Dust. Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist

work has appeared in countless books

who has been making paper-cuts since

and publications.

1996. She is the author and illustrator of Abrams’ Collect Raindrops.

Stunning” wedding series.

• full color

• Hardcover with jacket

rIgHTs: US AND CANADA, ENGLiSH

• 80 color and black-and-white archival

PUb mONTH: mARCH

illustrations • 128 pages 8 V * 10" • Hardcover with jacket IsbN: 978-0-8109-8338-0 Us $24.95 CAN $27.50 rIgHTs: WORLD

• Hardcover with jacket IsbN: 978-0-8109-8321-2 Us $17.95

CAN $19.95

rIgHTs: WORLD PUb mONTH: mARCH

Karen Bussen is a well-known New

• 100 photographs, 75 in color

Us $10.95

IsbN: 978-1-58479-759-3 Us $35.00 CAN $39.00 rIgHTs: WORLD PUb mONTH: mAY

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• Hardcover with jacket IsbN 978-1-58479-674-9 Us $32.50

CAN $35.95

rIgHTs: WORLD PUb mONTH: mAY

leaving the rat race behind to follow our heart’s desire? Orlando murrin, a former journalist and cook, did exactly that when he gave up his life in London to open a gourmet bed-and-breakfast with his partner in southwestern France. A Table in the Tarn is murrin’s intimate account of how he painstakingly transformed the simple 19th-century manoir de Raynaudes into a celebrated gastronomic destination. abOUT THE aUTHOr:

Good Food Magazine, launched the English magazine Olive, and was a writer for Cosmopolitan. He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including the bestseller, No Cook Cookbook.

• 100 color photographs, 70 recipes • 208 pages, 9 * 9"

Photographs by Jonathan Buckley

Orlando Murrin was the editor of BBC

abOUT THE aUTHOr:

author of five books in STC’s “Simple

• 176 pages, 8 V * 10 X"

sPECIFICaTIONs:

dinners, and daytime get-togethers.

sPECIFICaTIONs:

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 32 pages, 10 W * 10"

for four different kinds of parties—cock-

York–based wedding planner and the

IsbN: 978-0-8109-8351-9 (As You Like It) CAN $11.95

The book details 12 complete plans tail gatherings, casual suppers, formal

and the Newbery Honor for A Fine White

By Orlando Murrin

Who among us has not dreamed of

By Karen Bussen

timeless but appealing to all ages, from

turbulence of Reconstruction. Using

Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France

sPECIFICaTIONs:

• 110 color photographs, 80 recipes • 256 pages, 6 W * 8 HŠi" • Hardcover with jacket IsbN 978-1-58479-762-3 Us $30.00 CAN $33.00 rIgHTs: US AND CANADA PUb mONTH: mARCH

PUb mONTH: FEBRUARY

abrams  |   spring 2009  |   www.abramsbooks.com

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Traveling the Freedom Road From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction By Linda Barrett Osborne In association with the Library of Congress

|  also oF interest From stewart, tabori & chang  | 93

All in a Day

Beth Levine Shoes

By Cynthia Rylant

By Helene Verin

Illustrated by Nikki McClure

Introduction by Harold Koda

This lovely book illuminates all the pos-

if you love shoes—and who doesn’t?—

sibilities a day offers—the opportunities

you know that nothing says as much

As You Like It

and chances that won’t ever come

about a woman’s style as her taste in

Illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada

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Simple Stunning Parties at Home

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author of the bestselling “Simple Stunning” wedding series. Bussen now

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diaries, slave narratives, schoolwork,

and about young people, Linda Barrett

artist based in London. Chie Kutsuwada

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1 © Jack Stewart 2–3 all images © Alan Aldridge 4 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 5 all images © the estate of Louis Armstrong 6–7 all images courtesy of the Library of Congress 8 all images courtesy of Booth-Clibborn Editions 9 photographs © Marvin E. Newman 12–13 all images © Sagmeister, Inc. 14, 15, 16 all images © Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 17 photographs © Editions de la Martinière 18 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 19 all images © Cleveland Museum of Art 23 all images courtesy of 5 Continents Editions 24 all images courtesy of Tate Publishing 25 all images courtesy of the Otto Collection 26–27 all images © Jack Stewart 29 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 30 all photographs © Ben Marra 31 all images © Richard Ellis 32 all images courtesy Editions de la Martinière 33 all images © Barnaby Furnas 34 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 36–37 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 38 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 35 all images © Arik Moonhawk Roper 40–41 top left, courtesy Markley Boyer/ Wildlife Conservation Society; top right, © Stephen Amiaga; bottom left, courtesy Markley Boyer/Wildlife Conservation Society; bottom center, courtesy the National Archives of the United Kingdom; bottom right, courtesy Markley Boyer/Wildlife Conservation Society 42 all images courtesy Thames & Hudson

INDEX 44 all images courtesy Editions de la Martinière 45 all photographs © Jim Reed 47 all photographs © Sara Cedar Miller 48–49 all photographs © Pete Nelson 51 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 55 all images © Arthur Carter 53 all images by Victoria Garagliano © Hearst Castle ®/ CA State Parks 54 all images courtesy of 5 Continents Editions 56 all images courtesy of Tate Publishing 59 clockwise from top right: © Trevor Graves, © Wynn Miller, © J. Grant Brittain, © Chris Carnel, © J. Grant Brittain, © Gabe Morford, © Vans, © Ane Jens, © Chris Carnel 60 all images courtesy of 5 Continents Editions 61 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 62 clockwise from top: Maestrapeace artists, Rigoberta Menchu, 1995. Photo by Susan Cerventes; Daniel Galvez, Dan Fontes, James Morgan, Jan Shield, Keith Sklar, Carnaval, 1983. Photo by Jim Prigoff; Barry McGee (Twist), date unknown. Photo by Susan Cervantes; artist unknown, 2007. Photo by Lori B 63 cover, Mats Stromberg, 1995. Photo by Lori B; bottom left, prepped walls for Precita Valley Vision, 1996. Photo by Susan Cervantes; bottom right, Susan Cervantes, Precita Valley Vision, 1996. Photo by Rick Klingerman 65 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 66–67 all images courtesy NASA 69 top to bottom: © Harvey Kurtzman, courtesy of Craig Yoe, © Brian Fies, © Jaime Hernandez, © Adam Koford, © R. Crumb, courtesy Ilex 70–71 all images © Harvey Kurtzman 72–73 all images courtesy Craig Yoe 74–75 all images © Brian Fies 76–77 all images © Jaime Hernandez 78 all images © Adam Koford 79 all image courtesy Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle 80–81 all images courtesy Ilex

ABRAMS 365 series  90 Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts  67 Architects Who Made London The  38 Arthur Carter: Sculptures Drawings and Paintings  52 Barnaby Furnas  33 Baroque: Performance Pomp and Power  37 Bellissima Venice  17 Big Fish  31 Buccellati: Timeless Art  23 Chinese Trade Ceramics for Southeast Asia I-XVII Centuries  60 DesignDesign: Furniture & Lights  14 European Ceramics  46 Faces from the Land: Twenty Years of Powwow Tradition  30 Futurism  54 Golden Age of Couture The: Paris and London 1947–57  51 Graffiti Kings: New York City Mass Transit Art of the 1970s  26 Hats: An Anthology  4 Hearst’s San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land  53 How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art  11 International Beach Houses  16 J. W. Waterhouse: The Modern PreRaphaelite  29 Japanese Art and Design  46 Journey of the Highwaymen The  25 King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret  50 Kuniyoshi  18

Whatever Happened to the World

Field Guide  39

of Tomorrow?  75

New Architecture: An International Atlas  15 New Treehouses of the World  49

ABRAMS CALENDARS

Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail  35

24 Penguins Before Christmas: A 365 Penguins

Path of Virtue The: The Illustrated

Advent Calendar  89

Tao Te Ching  19

Blue Dog: The Art of George Rodrigue 2010

Rothko  21

Engagement Calendar  89

Royal Academy Illustrated 2009  64 Sacred Symbols  43

Every Day 2010 Wall Calendar  87 Equus: 2010 Wall Calendar  84

Satchmo: The Wonderful World of Louis

Extraordinary Chickens: 2010 Wall

Armstrong  5

Calendar  84

Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide to the World's Greatest Park  47 Fashion in Detail  35 Sometimes I Think Sometimes I Am  57

Art of Alan Aldridge  3 York City  41 Medusa: The African Sculpture of Enchantment  22 Mug Shots: An Archive of Famous Infamous and Most Wanted  44

Engagement Calendar  88

Storm Chaser: A Photographer’s Journey  45

Graffiti: 2010 Wall Calendar  86

Street Art San Francisco: Mission

Hello Kitty © Hello 2010! Mini Wall

Muralismo  63

Calendar  83

Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms The  10

Hello Kitty © Hello 2010! Wall Calendar  83

Tea: East and West  28

Planet Golf: 2010 Wall Calendar  87

TH 2058: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster  28

Pucca: 2009–2010 Engagement Calendar  89

Told  56

Pucca: 2010 Wall Calendar  89

Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail  34

R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues Jazz & Country:

Van Dyck in Britain  24

2010 Wall Calendar  86

Vans: Off the Wall  58

Rivers of America: 2010 Wall Calendar  87

Wood Sculptures in Nepal: Jokers and

Saints: A Year in Faith and Art 2010

Talismans  22

Wall Calendar  87

World Dress Fashion in Detail  35

The Art of Rock Band: 2010 Wall Calendar  86

World War II: 365 Days  6

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World: 2010

Worst Hotel in the World The  8

Luxury Engagement Calendar  88

Yankee Colors: The Glory Years of the Mantle Era  9

Tiffany Jewels: 2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar  88 Treehouses of the World: 2010

Art of Harvey Kurtzman The: The Mad Genius

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New

Engagement Calendar  88 Gardens Around the World: 2010 Luxury

ABRAMS COMICARTS

Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes The: The

Farm Sanctuary: 2010 Wall Calendar  84 First-Class Travel: 2010 Luxury

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century

Longchamp  32 and Chicago  61

Buddhist Offerings: Spiritual Wisdom for

Sagmeister: Made You Look  13

Line in the Water A  65 Lucile Ltd: London Paris New York

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Mushroom Magick: A Visionary

Wall Calendar  84 Wacky Packages: 2010 Wall Calendar  86 William Wegman Puppies: 2010

of Comics  71 Art of Jaime Hernandez The: The Secrets of

Wall Calendar  85 William Wegman 2010 Family Calendar  85

Life and Death  77 Erotic Comics 2: A Graphic History from the Liberated ’70s to the Internet  81

William Wegman Man’s Best Friend: 2010 Wall Calendar  85

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out The  78 Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster  73 Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix  79

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PHOTOGRAPH AND ART CREDITS Front cover Back cover

1 © Jack Stewart 2–3 all images © Alan Aldridge 4 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 5 all images © the estate of Louis Armstrong 6–7 all images courtesy of the Library of Congress 8 all images courtesy of Booth-Clibborn Editions 9 photographs © Marvin E. Newman 12–13 all images © Sagmeister, Inc. 14, 15, 16 all images © Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 17 photographs © Editions de la Martinière 18 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 19 all images © Cleveland Museum of Art 23 all images courtesy of 5 Continents Editions 24 all images courtesy of Tate Publishing 25 all images courtesy of the Otto Collection 26–27 all images © Jack Stewart 29 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 30 all photographs © Ben Marra 31 all images © Richard Ellis 32 all images courtesy Editions de la Martinière 33 all images © Barnaby Furnas 34 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 36–37 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 38 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 35 all images © Arik Moonhawk Roper 40–41 top left, courtesy Markley Boyer/ Wildlife Conservation Society; top right, © Stephen Amiaga; bottom left, courtesy Markley Boyer/Wildlife Conservation Society; bottom center, courtesy the National Archives of the United Kingdom; bottom right, courtesy Markley Boyer/Wildlife Conservation Society 42 all images courtesy Thames & Hudson

INDEX 44 all images courtesy Editions de la Martinière 45 all photographs © Jim Reed 47 all photographs © Sara Cedar Miller 48–49 all photographs © Pete Nelson 51 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 55 all images © Arthur Carter 53 all images by Victoria Garagliano © Hearst Castle ®/ CA State Parks 54 all images courtesy of 5 Continents Editions 56 all images courtesy of Tate Publishing 59 clockwise from top right: © Trevor Graves, © Wynn Miller, © J. Grant Brittain, © Chris Carnel, © J. Grant Brittain, © Gabe Morford, © Vans, © Ane Jens, © Chris Carnel 60 all images courtesy of 5 Continents Editions 61 all images courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum 62 clockwise from top: Maestrapeace artists, Rigoberta Menchu, 1995. Photo by Susan Cerventes; Daniel Galvez, Dan Fontes, James Morgan, Jan Shield, Keith Sklar, Carnaval, 1983. Photo by Jim Prigoff; Barry McGee (Twist), date unknown. Photo by Susan Cervantes; artist unknown, 2007. Photo by Lori B 63 cover, Mats Stromberg, 1995. Photo by Lori B; bottom left, prepped walls for Precita Valley Vision, 1996. Photo by Susan Cervantes; bottom right, Susan Cervantes, Precita Valley Vision, 1996. Photo by Rick Klingerman 65 all images courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts 66–67 all images courtesy NASA 69 top to bottom: © Harvey Kurtzman, courtesy of Craig Yoe, © Brian Fies, © Jaime Hernandez, © Adam Koford, © R. Crumb, courtesy Ilex 70–71 all images © Harvey Kurtzman 72–73 all images courtesy Craig Yoe 74–75 all images © Brian Fies 76–77 all images © Jaime Hernandez 78 all images © Adam Koford 79 all image courtesy Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle 80–81 all images courtesy Ilex

ABRAMS 365 series  90 Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts  67 Architects Who Made London The  38 Arthur Carter: Sculptures Drawings and Paintings  52 Barnaby Furnas  33 Baroque: Performance Pomp and Power  37 Bellissima Venice  17 Big Fish  31 Buccellati: Timeless Art  23 Chinese Trade Ceramics for Southeast Asia I-XVII Centuries  60 DesignDesign: Furniture & Lights  14 European Ceramics  46 Faces from the Land: Twenty Years of Powwow Tradition  30 Futurism  54 Golden Age of Couture The: Paris and London 1947–57  51 Graffiti Kings: New York City Mass Transit Art of the 1970s  26 Hats: An Anthology  4 Hearst’s San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land  53 How to Read Bible Stories and Myths in Art  11 International Beach Houses  16 J. W. Waterhouse: The Modern PreRaphaelite  29 Japanese Art and Design  46 Journey of the Highwaymen The  25 King of Fashion: The Autobiography of Paul Poiret  50 Kuniyoshi  18

Whatever Happened to the World

Field Guide  39

of Tomorrow?  75

New Architecture: An International Atlas  15 New Treehouses of the World  49

ABRAMS CALENDARS

Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail  35

24 Penguins Before Christmas: A 365 Penguins

Path of Virtue The: The Illustrated

Advent Calendar  89

Tao Te Ching  19

Blue Dog: The Art of George Rodrigue 2010

Rothko  21

Engagement Calendar  89

Royal Academy Illustrated 2009  64 Sacred Symbols  43

Every Day 2010 Wall Calendar  87 Equus: 2010 Wall Calendar  84

Satchmo: The Wonderful World of Louis

Extraordinary Chickens: 2010 Wall

Armstrong  5

Calendar  84

Seeing Central Park: The Official Guide to the World's Greatest Park  47 Fashion in Detail  35 Sometimes I Think Sometimes I Am  57

Art of Alan Aldridge  3 York City  41 Medusa: The African Sculpture of Enchantment  22 Mug Shots: An Archive of Famous Infamous and Most Wanted  44

Engagement Calendar  88

Storm Chaser: A Photographer’s Journey  45

Graffiti: 2010 Wall Calendar  86

Street Art San Francisco: Mission

Hello Kitty © Hello 2010! Mini Wall

Muralismo  63

Calendar  83

Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms The  10

Hello Kitty © Hello 2010! Wall Calendar  83

Tea: East and West  28

Planet Golf: 2010 Wall Calendar  87

TH 2058: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster  28

Pucca: 2009–2010 Engagement Calendar  89

Told  56

Pucca: 2010 Wall Calendar  89

Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail  34

R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues Jazz & Country:

Van Dyck in Britain  24

2010 Wall Calendar  86

Vans: Off the Wall  58

Rivers of America: 2010 Wall Calendar  87

Wood Sculptures in Nepal: Jokers and

Saints: A Year in Faith and Art 2010

Talismans  22

Wall Calendar  87

World Dress Fashion in Detail  35

The Art of Rock Band: 2010 Wall Calendar  86

World War II: 365 Days  6

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World: 2010

Worst Hotel in the World The  8

Luxury Engagement Calendar  88

Yankee Colors: The Glory Years of the Mantle Era  9

Tiffany Jewels: 2010 Luxury Engagement Calendar  88 Treehouses of the World: 2010

Art of Harvey Kurtzman The: The Mad Genius

Mannahatta: A Natural History of New

Engagement Calendar  88 Gardens Around the World: 2010 Luxury

ABRAMS COMICARTS

Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes The: The

Farm Sanctuary: 2010 Wall Calendar  84 First-Class Travel: 2010 Luxury

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century

Longchamp  32 and Chicago  61

Buddhist Offerings: Spiritual Wisdom for

Sagmeister: Made You Look  13

Line in the Water A  65 Lucile Ltd: London Paris New York

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Mushroom Magick: A Visionary

Wall Calendar  84 Wacky Packages: 2010 Wall Calendar  86 William Wegman Puppies: 2010

of Comics  71 Art of Jaime Hernandez The: The Secrets of

Wall Calendar  85 William Wegman 2010 Family Calendar  85

Life and Death  77 Erotic Comics 2: A Graphic History from the Liberated ’70s to the Internet  81

William Wegman Man’s Best Friend: 2010 Wall Calendar  85

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Sell Out The  78 Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-creator Joe Shuster  73 Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix  79

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