Distributed Titles January â€“ June 2016
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Front cover image: A whale off the coast of Norway by Alexander Voitsekhovsky, taken from A Visit to the Museum of Electricity and Other Encounters, published by Fontanka. See page 35.
Beauty Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial Edited and with an Introduction by Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton
Design 235 illustrations • 32.5 x 22.5cm • 276pp ISBN 978 1 942 303114 • April
£35.00 Beauty honours the voices of designers from 26 countries around the world by conducting original interviews about their works and processes – showing that aesthetic innovation can drive change, whether materially, structurally or ethically. Beauty is an object to be touched, smelled and savoured. Each of the book’s seven sections is printed on a luxurious Japanese matte paper with its own fifth accent colour. A smaller signature of
pages – printed on its own creamy pink paper at the centre of the book – is called the heart. It contains the responses from designers to the questions: What comes to mind when you hear the word beauty? What is the most beautiful time of day? What is the most beautiful place you’ve visited? The authors have selected the designers for the book and exhibition with a group of international curatorial advisors: Adélia Borges (Brazil), Claire Catterall (England), Kenya Hara (Japan), Mugendi M’Rithaa (South Africa), Sarah Scaturro (United States), Annemartine van Kesteren (Netherlands) and Suvi Saloniemi (Finland). Andrea Lipps is Assistant Curator and Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Degas A Strange New Beauty Edited by Jodi Hauptman
Art 230 illustrations • 25.4 x 20.3cm • 224pp ISBN 978 1 633 450059 • March
£32.00 A towering figure in 19th-century art, Degas is best known as a painter and chronicler of the ballet. In the 1870s, Degas was introduced to the monotype process, a technique in which the artist draws in black ink on a metal plate that is then run through a press, typically resulting in a single print. Captivated by the medium’s potential, Degas took the medium to new and radical heights, inventing a new repertoire of mark-making that included wiping, scratching, abrading, finger printing and rendering via removal. Degas explored a variety of 4
subject matter in these works, including scenes of modern life; harshly illuminated café singers; ballet dancers onstage, backstage, or in rehearsal; the life of the brothel; intimate moments at the bath; and landscapes. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this richly illustrated catalogue presents approximately 120 Degas monotypes along with some 60 related works, including paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks and prints. Essays and case studies by curators, scholars and conservators explore the creative potency of Degas’s rarely seen monotypes, and highlight their impact on his wider practice. Jodi Hauptman is Senior Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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What Degas Saw Samantha Friedman • Illustrations by Cristina Pieropan
Children’s | Art Illustrated throughout • 29.8 x 22.9cm • 40pp ISBN 978 1 633 450042 • March
£12.95 What Degas Saw looks at the world through a beloved artist’s eyes and provides insight into his creative process. Walking through the streets of Paris with cape and cane, the French artist Edgar Degas observes the world around him, finding inspiration at every turn. From the blurry faces of passersby glimpsed through a bus window to the sun-dappled landscape seen from a moving train, from the hunched profiles of laundresses at work to light-bathed ballerinas on the opera house stage, the artist – with open eyes and a curious mind – collects impressions of the people and
places he sees. This book will inspire children to make their own art about the people and places around them. Samantha Friedman is an assistant curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is the author of Matisse’s Garden, among other books on modern art. Cristina Pieropan is a children’s book illustrator who uses the technique of etching to illustrate her prints. She has published more than 20 books and works with publishers in Italy, Switzerland, England, Korea, and Taiwan. Cristina lives in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy with her husband, three children, and a big black dog.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Marcel Broodthaers Edited by Christophe Cherix and Manuel J. Borja-Villel
Art 450 illustrations • 30.5 x 24.1cm • 352pp ISBN 978 0 870 709623 • February
£50.00 Marcel Broodthaers’s extraordinary output across mediums placed him at the center of international activity during the transformative decades of the 1960s and 1970s. Broodthaers occupied a unique position throughout his career, often operating as both innovator and commentator. Setting a precedent for what we call installation art today, his work has had a profound influence on a broad range of contemporary artists, and he remains vitally relevant to cultural discourse at large. Published to accompany the artist’s first retrospective in New York, Marcel Broodthaers
examines the artist’s work across all mediums. Essays by the exhibition organizers Christophe Cherix and Manuel J. Borja-Villel, along with a host of major scholars, including Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Jean François Chevrier, Thierry de Duve and Doris Krystof, provide historical and theoretical context for the artist’s work. The book also features new translations of many of Broodthaers’s texts. Christophe Cherix is The Robert Lehman Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Manuel Borja-Villel is Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. Other contributors: Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Jean-François Chevrier, Thierry de Duve, Doris Krystof, Cathleen Chaffee, Kim Conaty, Rafael García Horrillo, Christian Rattemeyer, Sam Sackeroff, Francesca Wilmott and Teresa Velázquez. 7
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Francis Picabia Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction Edited by Anne Umland and Cathérine Hug
Art 500 illustrations • 30.5 x 24.1cm • 368pp ISBN 978 1 633 450035 • June
£50.00 Among the great modern artists of the past century, Picabia is one of the most elusive, given his extreme eclecticism and persistent acts of self-contradiction. Published in conjunction with the first large-scale retrospective of the artist’s work in the USA since 1970, this volume thoroughly surveys his profoundly innovative and influential career. It presents over 100 paintings, complemented by works on paper, publications and film, exploring the full range of Picabia’s 8
oeuvre in some 500 illustrations and 14 essays. Authors including Anne Umland and Cathérine Hug, distinguished professors George Baker, Briony Fer and David Joselit, and renowned Picabia scholars Carole Boulbès and Arnauld Pierre discuss a varied series of topics, including the corporeal character of Picabia’s abstractions, his unexpected turn to mechanical painting, his experiments with materials and source imagery, the problems of his politics, and his contemporary legacy. A richly illustrated chronology details the expanded nature of Picabia’s visual production – from press polemics to party organizing. Anne Umland is Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Cathérine Hug is a curator at the Kunsthaus, Zürich.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
A Japanese Constellation Toyo Ito, SANAA and Beyond Edited by Pedro Gadanho and Phoebe Springstubb
Architecture 200 illustrations • 30.5 x 24.1cm • 256pp ISBN 978 1 633 450097 • March
£38.00 A Japanese Constellation focuses on the work of a small group of architects and designers influenced by and gravitating around the architect Toyo Ito and the architectural firm SANAA. Beginning with an overview of Ito’s career and his influence as a mentor to a new generation of Japanese architects, it presents a richly illustrated portfolio of recent works by three generations of internationally acclaimed designers, including Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata, and Junya Ishigami.
It also reveals a network of influence and crosspollination that has become particularly relevant at the start of the 21st century. Essays by curators, architectural historians, and critics reflect on the transmission of an architectural sensibility, and suggest an alternative model to what has been commonly described as an individuality-based ‘star-system’ in architecture. Offering a panorama of interlinked settled or up-and-coming stars, the publication reveals how shared architectural themes travel across generations of architects, creating a strong identity for a regional practice with global impact. Pedro Gadanho is a Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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An Auteurist History of Film Charles Silver
Cinema 50 illustrations • 25.4 x 20.3cm • 256pp ISBN 978 0 870 709777 • paperback • April
£22.50 Beginning in 2009, The Museum of Modern Art offered a weekly series of film screenings titled An Auteurist History of Film. Inspired by Andrew Sarris’ seminal work The American Cinema, which developed on the idea of ‘auteur theory’ first discussed by the critics of Cahiers du Cinéma in the 1950s, the series presented cinematic works from MoMA’s expansive collection with particular focus on the role of the director as artistic author. For the five years that the series was presented, film curator Charles Silver wrote a concise post to accompany each screening. These texts described
the place of each film in the oeuvre of its director as well as its significance to wilder film history. Following the end of the series’ long run, the Museum has collected these posts for publication, bringing together Silver’s insightful and often humorous readings of the series’ films into a single volume. This volume is an invaluable guide to key directors and works of cinema as well as an excellent introduction to auteur theory. Charles Silver is a former curator in Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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MoMA Dance Dance
Each book: c. 40 illustrations • 24.8 x 16.5cm • 160pp Paperback • June
Edited and with text by Ana Janevski. Text by Gilles Almavi, Jérôme Bel, Cosmin Costinas, Bojana Cvejić, Tim Etchells, Mark Franko, Gabriella Giannachi, Adrian Heathfield, Noémi Solomon, Peter Tolmie, Christophe Wavelet, Catherine Wood
£19.95 MoMA Dance is a new series of monographs exploring dance makers in the twenty-first century. Each volume focuses on a single contemporary choreographer, presenting a rich collection of newly commissioned texts along with a definitive catalogue of the artist’s projects. Accessible, informative, and inspiring, they are indispensible guides to contemporary dance for fans and scholars alike.
Ralph Lemon Edited and with text by Thomas J. Lax. Text by Doryun Chong, Adrienne Edwards, Saidiya Hartman, Deborah Jowitt, Ralph Lemon, André Lepecki, Fred Moten, Okwui Okpokwasili, Katherine Profeta, Will Rawls
Sarah Michelson Edited and with text by David Velasco. Text by Ralph Lemon, Gia Kourlas, Jay Sanders, Debra Singer
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William Merritt Chase
European Painting and Sculpture after 1800
Erica E. Hirshler
Emily A. Beeny and Marietta Cambareri
55 colour illustrations • 24.1 x 19.0cm • 84pp ISBN 978 0 878 468393 • paperback • June
125 colour illustrations • 22.8 x 17.7cm • 208pp ISBN 978 0 878 468409 • paperback • June
Praised for his jewel-like landscapes, park scenes, and sympathetic images of women, William Merritt Chase was a leading American Impressionist painter and an influential teacher in the late 19th century. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a compact introduction to Chase’s paintings and pastels, reproducing 45 works in brilliant colour, grouped by five thematic chapters.
This new title in the MFA HIGHLIGHTS series presents 100 important works of painting and sculpture from the MFA, Boston, with emphasis on its stellar collections of Impressionist art. With an introduction that describes the phenomena that helped chart the course of art in the period, it includes such masterpieces as Renoir’s Dance at Bougival, Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, Degas’s Little Dancer and Turner’s Slave Ship.
Erica E. Hirshler is Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Emily A. Beeny is Associate Curator at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California. Marietta Cambareri is Curator, Decorative Arts and Sculpture, and Jetskalina H. Phillips Curator of Judaica, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Megacities Asia Al Miner and Laura Weinstein
Art 68 colour illustrations • 24.1 x 17.8cm • 120pp ISBN 978 0 878 468355 • paperback • April
£12.00 More than half of the world’s megacities – cities with populations of ten million or more – are in Asia. This compact and dynamically designed book introduces the work of several artists from the megacities of Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi and Mumbai who are fuelling their practices with materials found in those places and responding with large, immersive sculptures indelibly marked by their urban contexts. Like the cities in which they were conceived, the towering accumulations of stainless steel vessels, plastic wares, discarded architectural elements, grocery products and
other found objects by artists Ai Weiwei, Choi Jeong Hwa, Subodh Gupta, Han Seok Hyun, Hu Xiangcheng, Aaditi Joshi, Song Dong, Hema Upadhyay, Asim Waqif, Yin Xiuzhen and the collective flyingCity dazzle us with their sheer mass and strange transformative power, and envelop us in complex global issues of migration, consumption, sustainability and cultural heritage. Al Miner is Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Laura Weinstein is Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
The Great Animal Orchestra Bernie Krause, Bruce Albert and Vinciane Despret
Art 150 illustrations • 28.0 x 22.0cm • 264pp ISBN 978 2 869 251236 • June
£30.00 Published to accompany the exhibition opening in June 2016 at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, this catalogue introduces an exclusive acoustic and sensory experience, unveiling the fascinating musical complexity of the living world. Highlighting the incomparable work of musician and bio acoustician Bernie Krause, it offers an aesthetic, scientific and philosophical exploration of the animal world. Following Bernie Krause’s approach, this cri du coeur argues that the secrets hidden in the natural world’s shrinking sonic environment
must be preserved, not only for our scientific understanding, but for our cultural heritage and humanity’s physical and spiritual welfare. With powerful illustrations and in-depth and original contributions by specialists from different scientific fields, this book is a manifesto for the appreciation and protection of biodiversity. Bernie Krause has been travelling the world recording and archiving the sounds of living creatures and natural environments since 1968. Working in different research sites, he identified the concept of biophony based on the relationships of individual creatures to the total biological soundscape as each establishes frequency and/or temporal bandwidth within a given habitat.
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Daido Tokyo Daido Moriyama
Photography 377 illustrations • 27.0 x 18.0cm • 248pp ISBN 978 2 869 251229 • February
£26.00 Daido Moriyama, a legendary figure in Japanese photography, is to be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain from February to May 2016. Moriyama invented a new visual language in his work from the mid-1960s onwards; frenetic and tormented, it depicted a reality that was grainy, blurry and out-of-focus. In 2003, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain organized a landmark solo exhibition of Moriyama’s black and white work. His lesser-known colour photography will feature
in this latest exhibition, ‘Daido Tokyo’. Depicting underground neighbourhoods in the Japanese capital – a favourite location for the photographer – these images reference the motifs that are omnipresent in the artist’s work, as well as his penchant for textures and shaky compositions. Daido Moriyama (b. 1938, Japan) has published more than 150 monographs so far. He has had major solo exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Fotomuseum of Winterthur in Switzerland and SFMoMA in San Francisco. His work is in the collections of MoMA, New York, the Getty Museum of Los Angeles, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.
Marthe Donas A Woman Artist in the Avant Garde Peter J. H. Pauwels with Kristien Boon
Art 320 illustrations • 32.0 x 24.0cm • 320pp ISBN 978 9 491 819414 • April
£35.00 This is the first monograph in English on Belgian artist Marthe Donas (1885–1967), a pioneer of avant-garde art who is finally achieving the international recognition she deserves. It encompasses both her surviving work and much of what was lost and probably destroyed during the Second World War. Written by the secretary of the Marthe Donas Foundation, Peter J. H. Pauwels, it features high-quality reproductions of the artist’s drawings and paintings – including Nature Morte M, Portrait de Georgette, Jeux 16
and Composition abstraite N°5 – as well as a chronological list of her exhibitions. In clear, accessible language, the authors interweave close biographical details with insightful criticism, allowing us to understand the evolution of her style from cubism to the abstract. Donas was a friend of many important figures in the avant-garde, and exhibited with all the greats of the period, from Picasso to Mondrian, Braque to Modigliani. But more importantly, she was an exceptional artist in her own right, as this luxuriously produced book so emphatically demonstrates. Peter J. H. Pauwels is the secretary of the Marthe Donas Foundation, created in 2003 to ensure the preservation and promotion of the works of the painter Marthe Donas.
Bosch in Detail Till-Holger Borchert
Art 200 illustrations • 32.0 x 25.0cm • 256pp ISBN 978 9 491 819513 • April
£29.95 Hieronymus Bosch (1450–1516) is one of the most important and famous artists in the history of Netherlandish painting. This book, the latest in the successful series that began with Van Eyck in Detail and Bruegel in Detail, explores his bestknown paintings and drawings, showing them as never before in stunning, full-page details. It is organized by typical themes in Bosch’s work, such as faces, heaven and hell, the four elements, landscapes, and creatures both fantastic and monstrous. Readers are treated to an exceptional view of masterpieces like The Garden of Earthly
Delights, The Haywain Triptych, The Temptation of St Anthony and The Seven Deadly Sins. Till-Holger Borchert, Director of the Bruges Museums and an expert on Netherlandish art, guides us through the painter’s oeuvre in clear and accessible language, and from less familiar and surprising angles. Till-Holger Borchert is the director of Musea Brugge, which comprises the museums and historic sites of Bruges, Belgium. A noted art historian and authority on Netherlandish art of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, he has curated a number of major exhibitions, including ‘Memling’s Portraits’, which showed in Bruges, New York and Madrid. Available again Bruegel: The Complete Paintings, Drawings and Prints ISBN 978 9 461 300423 £45.00
Cahiers d’Art Special Issue, 2015 Picasso: In the Studio Brigitte Léal, Ann Hindry, Marilyn McCully, Elizabeth Cowling, Vérane Tasseau and Cécile Godefroy
Art 225 illustrations • 31.5 x 24.5cm • 286pp ISBN 978 2 851 171832 • paperback • April
£50.00 This special issue of the revue reveals rare and previously unpublished photographs of Picasso in his studio and his work in progress, offering a rich and detailed exploration of the artist’s creative process. Each of its seven chapters is devoted to a particular technique examined through photographs by such leading 20thcentury photographers as Yves Manciet, Edward Quinn, David Douglas Duncan, Lee Miller, Lucien Clergue and Nick de Morgoli, as well as images from the Archives of Olga Ruiz-Picasso. Each 18
chapter is followed by an illustrated interview with a contemporary artist, including Miquel Barceló, George Condo, Sheila Hicks, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo and Tatiana Trouvé, all of whom comment on their work and their relationship to Picasso. Picasso’s relationship with former Cahiers d’Art publisher Christian Zervos is also examined through key articles published during the artist’s lifetime. Brigitte Léal, Ann Hindry, Marilyn McCully, Elizabeth Cowling, Vérane Tasseau and Cécile Godefroy are all noted art historians. Also available Cahiers d’Art N°1, 2014: Hiroshi Sugimoto ISBN 9782851171795 Cahiers d’Art N°1, 2015: Calder in France ISBN 9782851171818 Cahiers d’Art N°1-2, 2013: Rosemarie Trockel ISBN 9782851171764
Calder Discipline of the Dance Alexander Calder, Alexander S.C. Rower, Jose Esparza, Chong Cuv, Juan Garcia Ponce and Jose Revueltas
Art 200 illustrations • 28.0 x 24.5cm • 430pp ISBN 978 8 416 282265 • April
£35.00 Published to accompany and build on the exhibition ‘Calder: derechos de la danza’ at the Museo Jumex, Mexico City, this catalogue not only offers a vision of the American artist’s wide-ranging production, but also explores his participation in the Cultural Olympiad organized by Mathias Goeritz on the occasion of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. It includes reproductions of around 100 works presented at the exhibition, in addition to
numerous photographs and documents from the archive of the International Meeting of Sculptors which was held at the Olympiad. Finally, the book details the design process, fabrication and installation of El sol rojo, a sculpture by Alexander Calder that was part of the ‘Route of Friendship’ and can still be seen on the esplanade of the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of moving sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended shapes that move in response to touch or air currents.
Grayson Perry My Pretty Little Art Career Rachel Kent, Grayson Perry, Julian Baggini and Louisa Buck
Art 250 illustrations • 27.0 x 21.5cm • 260pp ISBN 978 1 921 034787 • slipcased • April
£32.00 Grayson Perry is one of the best known artists of his generation, acclaimed for his ceramics, sculptures, drawings, prints and tapestries. With a keen eye for detail and a love of the popular and vernacular, Perry infuses his artworks with a sly humour and reflection on society past and present. The artist’s highly decorated pots in particular reveal a panoply of imagery ranging from the highly personal to the political, their subjects including his own family, the art world, 20
Biblical stories, the royal family, and images of warfare and sexual fantasy. Perry’s feminine alter ego ‘Claire’ emerges through his practice as a recurring visual motif. He has forged a distinctive career that sits apart from the cooler theoretical approach of some of his peers, favouring a more flamboyant, accessible aesthetic that blurs the division of high art and popular culture. This volume, published to accompany Perry’s first major Australian exhibition, covers the full spectrum of his practice from the early 1980s to the present, including new work. Rachel Kent is Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia. Julian Baggini is editorin-chief of The Philosophers’ Magazine. Louisa Buck is contemporary art correspondent for The Art Newspaper.
Olafur Eliasson: Reality Machines Edited by Matilda Olof-Ors Texts by Daniel Birnbaum, Olafur Eliasson and TImothy Morton
Art 75 illustrations • 29.7 x 21.0cm • 300pp ISBN 978 3 863 358624 • paperback • January
£38.00 Olafur Eliasson’s diverse artworks – in sculpture, painting, photography, film and installations – have been exhibited widely throughout the world. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects and interventions in civic space. Olafur Eliasson: Reality Machines was conceived and designed by Irma Boom, one of the world’s most celebrated graphic designers, to bring to life in book form Eliasson’s artwork
and ideas. Published by Moderna Museet and König Books on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Verklighetsmaskiner / Reality machines’ at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, it takes the form of an artist’s book in which essays and images interact with tactile papers and transparent films. Essays by Timothy Morton and Matilda Olof-Ors, as well as a conversation between Eliasson and Daniel Birnbaum, director of Moderna Museet, accompany Anders Sune Berg’s vivid installation photography. Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967, Denmark/Iceland) is one of the world’s most acclaimed artists. Daniel Birnbaum has been the director of Moderna Museet since the autumn of 2010. Timothy Morton is the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University, in Houston. Matilda Olof-Ors is a curator at Moderna Museet. 21
Wolfgang Tillmans: What’s Wrong with Redistribution? Text by Tom McDonough
Art | Photography 250 illustrations • 24.0 x 28.0cm • 336pp ISBN 978 3 863 358228 • January
£38.00 Since Wolfgang Tillmans first exhibited his multi-part installation on tables with the title ‘Truth Study Centre’ ten years ago, this group of works has become an integral component of his exhibitions. Frequently rooted in the local conditions and the period of their inception, these collages composed of texts, images and objects seek to gain a clear perspective on our increasingly complex age. The question of redistribution also plays an important role for Tillmans in the majority of his other truth study 22
centre installations: ‘asking this question kind of innocently, may remind oneself that the specific way something is distributed today, is not done so by following a law of nature, but by a complex set of moral and political choices’, states Tillmans. The scope and complexity of this long-term project is revealed for the first time in this book and in the parallel exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof. An essay by Thomas McDonough places Tillmans’ project within the context of 20thcentury collage, from Hannah Höch to Robert Rauschenberg. Thomas McDonough is professor for comparative literature at Birmingham University, New York, and regularly publishes articles on contemporary art in magazines such as Afterall, Artforum and OSMOS.
Francesca Woodman On Being an Angel Edited by Anna Tellgren Foreword by Daniel Birnbaum and Ann-Sofie Noring Introduction by Lena Esseling Texts by Anna Tellgren, Anna-Karin Palm and George Woodman
Photography 105 illustrations • 23.5 x 17.0cm • 232pp ISBN 978 3 863 357504 • January
£22.50 Francesca Woodman (1958–1981) created a fascinating body of photographic work in a few intense years before her premature death. Her oeuvre has been the subject of numerous in-depth studies and exhibitions in recent years, and her photographs have inspired artists all over the world. Woodman’s photographs explore gender, representation, sexuality and the body. Her work
includes several self-portraits, using herself and her friends as models. The figures are often placed behind furniture and other interior elements; occasionally, the images are blurred in such a way that their identity is hidden from the viewer. Woodman worked in unusual settings such as derelict buildings, using mirrors and glass to evoke surrealist and occasionally claustrophobic moods. This book accompanies and augments a major exhibition at the Moderna Museet, which has been produced in association with the Woodman Estate. It presents a compilation of photography from the Museum’s collection that shows Woodman in context and which will increase our understanding of her work. Francesca Woodman studied at the Rhode Island School of Design from1975 to 1978.
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Donald Judd: Complete Writings 1959–1975
On Curating 2
300 illustrations • 27.9 x 21.6cm • 240pp ISBN 978 1 938 922930 • paperback • April
88 illustrations • 24.1 x 16.5cm • 136pp ISBN 978 1 938 922909 • paperback • April
Originally published in 1975, reprinted in 2005 and out of print for many years, this collection of Donald Judd’s writings is now a sought after classic. His uncompromising reviews avoid the familiar generalizations so often associated with artistic styles emerging during the 1950s and 60s. Here, Judd discusses in detail the work of more than 500 artists showing in New York at that time, and provides a critical account of this significant era in American art.
On Curating 2, Carolee Thea’s new volume of interviews with 14 of today’s leading curators, explores the lively system of art biennials that is thriving around the world – particularly outside Europe and America. The new generation of curators hail from cities as diverse as Bogotá, Dakar, Havana, Jakarta, Jerusalem, Lagos, Mumbai, Seoul and Zagreb, and they are the subjects of the interviews collected in this book.
Donald Judd (1928–1994) began his artistic career as a painter, but switched to making objects in the early 1960s, convinced that ‘colour could continue no further on a flat surface … colour to continue had to occur in space.’ 24
Interviews with Fourteen International Curators
Carolee Thea is the author of On Curating: Interviews with Ten International Curators and foci: interviews with ten international curators.
Could Have, Would Have, Should Have Inside the World of the Art Collector Tiqui Atencio
Art 30 illustrations • 23.0 x 15.2cm • 240pp ISBN 978 1 908 970244 • May
£22.50 Based on interviews with around 80 of the world’s best-known and influential collectors active today, this entertaining book by the prominent international collector Tiqui Atencio reveals the myriad ups and downs, joys and heartaches of buying and owning contemporary art. In a series of thirty chapters – among them ‘Serendipity’, ‘Obsessions’, ‘Auction moments’, ‘What was I thinking?’, ‘To sell or not sell’, ‘Being custodians’ – the collectors reveal to Atencio their highs
and lows, the successes and regrets, the shared passions and intense rivalries, the works that got away … and the ones that perhaps should have done. Their anecdotes and recollections reveal the many practical and emotional aspects of collecting art, all the unexpected pleasures and challenges. What emerges is a frank and honest, surprising and eye-opening, and sometimes hilarious account of a lifelong dedication that is described by some as a heroic commitment and by others as a crazy sickness. Cartoons throughout the book by celebrated artist and satirist Pablo Helguera complement the humorous and enjoyable tone of the text. Tiqui Atencio is a collector of Latin American, preColumbian and contemporary art. 25
Clare Woods Strange Meetings Texts by Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Daniels, Jennifer Higgie, Andrew Marr and Simon Martin
Art 200 illustrations • 28.0 x 22.0cm • 240pp ISBN 978 1 908 970268 • April
£29.99 Clare Woods is internationally regarded as one of the most significant painters working today. Her highly colouristic paintings hover somewhere between abstraction and representation, expressing both a poetic romanticism and an unnerving psychic charge. This beautifully designed and illustrated volume is the first monograph on her art. It presents all the major works from her career to date, from small-scale intimate paintings and prints to ambitious large-scale architectural 26
projects. The dynamic layout of the book, with a varied mix of close-up detail and installation shots, gives the reader a strong sense of the diverse scale and immersive, push-pull nature of the paintings. Five prominent writers consider various aspects of her practice, including her use of photographic source material; her engagement with the traditions of landscape and figurative art; her relationship with artistic forebears; the context of painting practice today and 21st-century culture; and the connections between her life and work. Clare Woods is a British artist. Michael Bracewell is the author of Perfect Tense and England Is Mine. Rebecca Daniels is an art historian. Jennifer Higgie is co-editor of frieze magazine. Andrew Marr is a British broadcaster and journalist. Simon Martin is the Artistic Director of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
Strand Stuart Haygarth Texts by Robert Macfarlane and Deyan Sudjic
Art 56 colour illustrations • 21.0 x 26.0cm • 128pp ISBN 978 1 908 970251 • April
£28.00 Stuart Haygarth gathers discarded or overlooked objects and elevates them into art. He makes exquisite designs and stunning installations out of common detritus and everyday waste. For Strand, he walked the entire length of the English south coast, from Gravesend to Land’s End, picking up hundreds of man-made items left washed up on the shore. Combs, lighters and baby dolls, plastic balls, toys, containers and shoes were just some of the many objects he gathered on the 450-mile trip. Back in the studio, he categorized every item by type and colour before arranging them into
precise compositions and photographing them. Displaying the formal rigour of the designer and the aesthetic eye of the artist, the resulting images seduce with their beauty and visual immediacy. The objects form an archive of sorts, a fragmented narrative of unknown people’s lives, as well as a material document of Haygarth’s journey. But his beautiful pictures tell another tale too: the story of our reckless pollution of the environment, for each of these manufactured objects has been thrown away and then carried by the world’s oceans and seas. They are the flotsam and jetsam of daily life. Stuart Haygarth is an award-winning British artist and designer. Robert Macfarlane is an academic and awardwinning travel writer. Deyan Sudjic OBE is the director of the Design Museum in London. 27
International Space Station Architecture Beyond Earth David Nixon
Architecture 300 illustrations • 23.5 x 23.5cm • 416pp ISBN 978 0 993 072130 • March
£65.00 In 1984 President Ronald Reagan gave NASA the go-ahead to build a Space Station. A generation later, the International Space Station is an established and highly successful research centre in Earth orbit. The history of this extraordinary project is a complex weave of powerful threads – political, diplomatic, financial and technological among them – but none is more fascinating than the story of its design. This book provides the first comprehensive account of the International Space Station’s conception, development and assembly 28
in space. As a highly accessible chronicle of a complex piece of design and engineering, it will appeal to readers far beyond the space field. NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, a veteran of International Space Station Expeditions 20 and 21 and Shuttle Missions STS-128, STS-129 and STS133, introduces the book with a personal memoir – ‘A Home in Space’. David Nixon is an architect with a particular interest in designing for space exploration. In 1978 he co-founded Future Systems with Jan Kaplický and was among a handful of architects to collaborate on the design of the International Space Station. In 2000 he formed a space venture named Astrocourier to develop miniature spaceflight experiments for schools. His book on the International Space Station is the result of seven years of work.
An Igloo on the Moon Exploring Architecture David Jenkins Illustrator: Adrian Buckley
Children’s | Architecture 57 illustrations • 25.5 x 25.5cm • 132pp ISBN 978 0 993 072116 • January
£19.95 Aimed at young, enquiring minds, An Igloo on the Moon explores how and why we build. Beginning with the igloo, whose origins are lost in time, and culminating in the latest 3D-printing technology for building dwellings on the Moon, the book weaves together themes and ideas to create an unfolding visual narrative. Illustrated with a sequence of extraordinary images, specially created for the book by artist Adrian Buckley, An Igloo on the Moon is structured under seven thematic headings, each of which
ranges through history and across architectural styles: Simple Forms of Shelter; Keeping Cool and Staying Warm; Exploring New Types of Structure; Living Beneath the Ground; Habitable Bridges and Heroic Spans; Reaching up to the Sky; and Visions of the Future. Underlying the narrative is an acute awareness of environmental issues and the need to reconnect with sustainable patterns of building. It is a book to engage and excite the next generation of architects – and their parents and grandparents. David Jenkins has written and edited numerous books, including Norman Foster Works (Volumes 1 to 6), The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism and a monograph on the architect Pierre Koenig. Adrian Buckley is a graphic artist whose work collages images and references from across time and disciplines. 29
Jan Kaplický Drawings Ivan Margolius and Richard Rogers
Architecture 300 illustrations • 30.0 x 30.0cm • 212pp, plus 32 tippedin pages • ISBN 978 0 993 072109 • January
£95.00 Jan Kaplický (1937–2009) was a visionary architect with a passion for drawing. It was his way of discovering, describing and constructing; and through drawing he presented beguiling architectural imagery of the highest order. Many of his sketches, cutaway drawings and photomontages are brought together and celebrated in Jan Kaplický Drawings. These drawings date from the early years of his independent practice, Future Systems, in the 1970s, to his final ink drawings, executed in the mid-1990s. Featured projects range from design
studies for the International Space Station, undertaken with NASA, to the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, winner of the 1999 Stirling Prize. Kaplický was one of the world’s last great architect-poet-draughtsmen, upholding a heritage that has its roots in the early Renaissance and has since all but vanished with the advent of computer-aided design. If this book has one central message for architects, it is that drawing as an art and a discipline must not be forgotten. Richard Rogers is an architect of global renown. He was one of the first people to recognise Jan Kaplický’s talent and offer him a place in his studio. Ivan Margolius is an architect and author. He collaborated on a number of books with Jan Kaplický, including For Inspiration Only.
Death Drive There Are No Accidents Stephen Bayley
Design | Culture 75 illustrations • 21.0 x 16.0cm • 232pp ISBN 978 0 993 072123 • March
£29.95 Cars have a talismanic quality. No other manufactured object has the same disturbing allure. More emotions are involved in cars and car design than in any other product: vanity, cupidity, greed, social competitiveness and cultural modelling. But when all this perverse promise ends in catastrophe, these same talismanic qualities acquire an extra dimension. The car crash is a defining phenomenon of popular culture. Death Drive is both an appreciative essay about the historic place of
the automobile in the modern imagination and a detailed exploration of the circumstances of twenty celebrity car crashes, from Isadora Duncan in an Amilcar, in 1927, to Helmut Newton in a Cadillac SRX, in 2004. En route the narrative traces one very big arc – the role of the car in extending or creating the personality of a celebrity – and concludes by confronting the imminent death of the car itself. Stephen Bayley is an author, critic, columnist, consultant, broadcaster, curator and founding director of the influential Design Museum. Over the past thirty years his writing has changed the way the world thinks about design. 31
The Music Library Revised and Expanded Edition Jonny Trunk Editors: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell Foreword by Jerry Dammers
Music | Design 640 illustrations • 25.0 x 25.0cm • 248pp ISBN 978 0 993 191138 • April
£35.00 The first edition of The Music Library came out in 2005. It brought together over 325 sleeves with information about these rare and elusive albums. This highly sought after book influenced both graphic artists and music collectors around the world, quickly becoming known as the music library ‘bible’. The Music Library sparked a resurgence of interest in the subject over the last ten years, with many new libraries and recordings
coming to light. As a result this revised and expanded edition contains twice the content, featuring 625 rare sleeves from 230 music library companies of the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. The amazing cover designs of over 100 newly discovered libraries are beautifully reproduced (alongside all the sleeves contained in the first book) accompanied by exhaustive updated captions. Jonny Trunk started Trunk Records in 1995. The first release was the library compilation ‘The Super Sounds Of Bosworth’. Still obsessed by library and film music, Trunk continues to issue rare lost recordings, DJs internationally, broadcasts on television and radio and sources beautiful and often strange music for television and film.
Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files Volume I Arkady Bronnikov Edited by Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell
Popular Culture 186 illustrations • 20.0 x 12.0cm • 256pp ISBN 978 0 956 896292 • March
£19.95 This book features over 180 photographs and accompanying texts of Russian criminal tattoos from the Arkady Bronnikov collection. From the mid-1960s to the late-1980s Bronnikov worked as a senior expert in criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs. It was here that he interviewed, gathered information and took photographs of convicts and their tattoos, building one of the most comprehensive archives of this phenomenon. The Bronnikov collection was made exclusively for police use, to further the understanding of the
language of these tattoos and to act as an aid in the identification and apprehension of criminals in the field. Unimpeded by artistry, these vernacular photographs present a guileless representation of criminal society. Every image discloses evidence of an inmate’s character: aggressive, vulnerable, melancholic, conceited. Their bodies display an unofficial history, told not just through tattoos, but also in scars and missing digits. Closer inspection only confirms our inability to comprehend the unimaginable lives of this previously unacknowledged caste. Arkady Bronnikov is Russia’s leading expert on tattoo iconography. Also available Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I ISBN 978 0 955 862076 £18.95 Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume II ISBN 978 0 955 006128 £18.95 Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III ISBN 978 0 955 006197 £18.95 33
Capability Brown and Hampton Court Mikhail Dedinkin and David Jacques
Landscape Design 130 illustrations • 32.0 x 23.0cm • 160pp ISBN 978 1 906 257224 • April
£32.00 This album publishes, for the very first time, 100 hitherto unknown watercolours/drawings of Capability Brown’s designs for Hampton Court Palace gardens. These were purchased by Empress Catherine the Great of Russia through her own gardener James Meader, a disciple of Capability Brown, and then forgotten in the Hermitage stores. John Spyers, the artist to whom the albums have been attributed by Hermitage curator Mikhail Dedinkin, was Brown’s surveyor. Catherine the Great paid the huge sum of 1,000 roubles for 34
them in the early 1780s and they were clearly bought as Capability Brown drawings. Almost no other visual material about Hampton Court and its gardens and park at the period when Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown was the resident Royal Gardener has survived, so the importance of these views, which have never been published or on exhibition before, cannot be overstated. This book accompanies the exhibition ‘The Empress and The King’s Gardener’ at Hampton Court Palace from 27 April to 4 September 2016. Mikhail Dedinkin is Deputy Head of Western European Fine Art at The Hermitage Museum. David Jacques is a garden historian and consultant.
A visit to the Museum of Electricity and other encounters Alexander Voitsekhovsky
Art 55 illustrations • 32.5 x 24.5cm • 120pp ISBN 978 1 906 257170 • March
£24.00 Alexander Voitsekhovsky was originally a doctor who drew in his spare time. In 1994 Alexander’s friends, without his knowledge, assembled the pictures he’d given them, put them in frames, transferred the commentaries he’d written on the back to labels, and hung them in a gallery on the Moika river in St Petersburg. Then they invited people along, including the artist. In 2000 Alexander quit his job and started to travel the world with his pictures. He has exhibited widely, in the UK, USA and Europe, as well as Russia.
Wherever he goes, the charming, idiosyncratic humour of his work finds an appreciative audience. This beautifully designed book showcases these paintings and drawings and allows them to speak for themselves – for they genuinely create an entire world of their own. Alexander Voitsekhovsky lives in St Petersburg. He trained as a doctor in the Emergency Services and only started working as a full-time artist in 2000.
Editions Didier Millet
Indonesian Tribal Art Bruce W. Carpenter
World Art Over 400 illustrations • 30.0 x 28.0cm • 332pp ISBN 978 9 814 610100 • January
£55.00 Illustrated by more than 400 beautifully photographed masterpieces from one of the world’s largest private collections and published in a large and sumptuous folio, Indonesian Tribal Art promises to be one of the most important books ever published on the subject. The works, which were collected by Rodger Dashow of Boston over a period of 30 years, not only include many unpublished pieces but also types that have been rarely seen. Bruce W. Carpenter provides the main text. The book also features an introduction by Andrew
Gurevich and Robert Walter, the president and chairperson of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, concerning the continuing relevance of the work of that seminal philosopher and bestselling author in the field of tribal studies. Written for the interested layman, the book provides a clear overview of the subject and also discusses the significance of the recent scientific discovery that Indonesia is home to some of the oldest art on earth. Every art piece illustrated in the book is accompanied by descriptive captions and measurements. Bruce W. Carpenter is the author or co-author of more than twenty books and scores of articles on Indonesia’s art, history and culture.
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Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust Nick Brandt
Photography | Natural History 66 illustrations • 33.6 x 38.7cm • 128pp ISBN 978 0 692 520543 • April
£45.00 With Inherit The Dust, Nick Brandt returns to East Africa to photograph, in a unique and dramatically different way, the escalating changes to the continent’s natural world and its animals. In a series of epic panoramas, Brandt photographs in places where the animals used to roam, but due to the impact of man, no longer do. In each location, Brandt erects a life-size panel of portrait photographs that include groups of elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and zebra setting the panels within a world of explosive urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries.
The panoramas constitute two thirds of the book. The final third features portraits of the animals that were featured in the panels, the kind of iconic animal portraiture for which Brandt is globally recognized. Kathryn Bigelow, Film Director (The Hurt Locker), writes: ‘Nick Brandt’s unvarnished, harrowing but stunning new work brings us face to face with a crisis, both social and environmental, demanding the renewal of humanity itself.’ Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa, using medium format black-and-white film without telephoto or zoom lenses. Born in Britain and currently based in Southern California, Brandt co-founded the Big Life Foundation in September 2010, which helps protect the endangered wildlife inhabiting a large area of East Africa.
Braun | Niggli
Building Berlin, Vol 5
Modern Architecture Kuwait
The latest architecture in and out of the capital
Roberto Fabbri, Sara Saragoça Soares and Ricardo Camacho
350 illustrations • 27.0 x 21.0cm • 192pp ISBN 978 3 037 682050 • paperback • March
950 illustrations • 26.0 x 20.0cm • 416pp ISBN 978 3 721 209488 • paperback • February
As it does every year, Building Berlin presents the most important and interesting projects from the past year in Berlin. Approximately 70 projects in eight chapters are accompanied by essays on specific aspects. Particularly noteworthy are an analysis on postwar buildings and ‘XS Living’, which looks at the current trend of living in the city in limited space and its consequences.
This book features more than 150 Kuwaiti buildings, all fully illustrated and analysed in order to understand the dynamics of change and innovation they represent. It examines a wide range of buildings selected as examples of particular design methodologies or typologies, or for the various forms of adaptation to the peculiarities of local environmental conditions.
Architektenkammer Berlin – the Berlin Chamber of Architects – is made of approximately 8,100 architects, interior designers, landscape architects and urban planners.
Roberto Fabbri is a UN Development Programme consultant for the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s (DAI) galleries in Kuwait. Ricardo Camacho is curator of the Conference on Kuwait Modern Architecture. Sara Saragoça Soares has been working in Kuwait since 2012.
United Nations The Story Behind the Headquarters of the World Photography by Åke E:son Lindman Text by Mark Isitt
Architecture | Photography 207 illustrations • 30.6 x 23.0cm • 244pp ISBN 978 9 171 263438 • April
£35.00 This lavish book tells the dramatic story behind the building of the UN Headquarters, never before related as revealingly as it is here. The authors take us on an exclusive tour around the entire complex through 150 specially commissioned photographs. The idea for locating the United Nations Headquarters in an evil-smelling slaughterhouse district sprang from an astute real estate broker; the finance came from the Rockefeller family; and the architecture from Le Corbusier, Oscar
Niemeyer and Sven Markelius, among others. In a few months of intense creativity the team conjured up a symbol for peace in the form of a set of ultramodern buildings that still inspire hope for a better future. This large-format book is probably the most exquisite book on the architecture of the UN Headquarters ever published. Åke E:son Lindman’s photographs are published internationally, and he has contributed to a large number of books, including Seventeen Swedish Embassies and the retrospective Pure Architecture. Mark Isitt has contributed to books on Gert Wingårdh, Monica Förster and White arkitekter among others, and in 2008 was awarded the Spot City Prize for his articles in the daily GöteborgsPosten on urban planning and segregation.
Gloria Cortina – Mexico Gloria Cortina, Carlos Amorales and Jay Merrick
Interior Design 176 illustrations • 39.1 x 26.7cm • 296pp ISBN 978 8 416 282326 • slipcased • April
£80.00 Designed in London by the studio Aloof Design to the highest production standards, this huge, lavishly illustrated slipcased volume is the first survey of the work of Gloria Cortina, Mexico’s most renowned interior designer. ‘If I can contribute something beautiful in my designs that relates to my Mexico, that the world can see, I’m going to do it because it’s in my DNA,’ says Cortina. Her compositions arise from a strong, deeply rooted commitment to the history, physical beauty and craft-skills of Mexico in ways that create meaningful connections between
history and modernity. This commitment is equally evident in the design of her collectable GC Ediciones furniture, which has also been successfully exhibited internationally. There is no look-at-me-but-don’t-touch about Cortina’s designs: they are the antithesis of bling. The moment you sit in one of her chairs, or run your palm across one of her handcrafted tabletops, or walk across a hand-loomed rug, you feel at home. Her work carries an immediate sense of tactile, visual and spatial invitation – and so does this beautiful, covetable book. Gloria Cortina is the principal of her eponymous design studio. She worked under architects David Ling and Ricardo Legorreta before forming the multidisciplinary design firm A5 Arquitectura with a group of peers.
Reveal and Detonate Contemporary Mexican Photography Sergio Raúl Arroyo, Ana Casas Broda, Gabriela González Reyes, Sergio González Rodríguez, Gerardo Montiel Klint and Itala Schmelz
Photography 457 illustrations • 32.5 x 24.4cm • 416pp ISBN 978 8 416 282111 • April
£32.00 Reveal and Detonate surveys current photographic production in Mexico from a multitude of perspectives: Mexican photographers of various ages and origins contribute to chart a complex and sometimes contradictory map of contemporary photography in Mexico. This broad constellation of images – almost 200 by 53 different photographers – has not been put together in a methodical or linear way, but by visual groupings
that form and break apart along the main axes of photography: landscape, portraiture, montage and abstraction. Sergio Raúl Arroyo was general director of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History from 2000 to 2005 and 2012 to 2013. He founded and directed the Tlatelolco University Cultural Center of the UNAM. Ana Casas Broda, Gabriela González Reyes and Gerardo Montiel Klintare are photographers. Sergio González Rodríguez is a writer. Itala Schmelz is the director of the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico.
Photography and text by Hannah Modigh
Photography by Erik Johansson Text by Erik Johansson and Göran Segeholm
Photography c. 60 illustrations • 26.5 x 29.5cm • 128pp ISBN 978 9 171 263728 • April
£30.00 The award-winning photographer Hannah Modigh presents here over 60 of her photographs of Louisiana’s idiosyncratic landscape, home to millions of America’s most deprived citizens. Every year the area is flooded by the summer and autumn storms that strike Louisiana. When these storms develop into major hurricanes the poorest and most low-lying parts suffer the hardest, and the inhabitants have adapted to the frequency of the hurricanes in a fatalistic way. This is perhaps the most penetrating depiction of life in southern Louisiana ever made. Hannah Modigh has received numerous awards for her projects Hillbilly Heroin, Honey and Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down. 42
Photography 50 illustrations • 21.0 x 29.0cm • 112pp ISBN 978 9 171 263704 • April
£19.95 This is the first monograph on Erik Johansson, a superstar in the Photoshop community. He has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media and has had TED-talks on Photoshop. His images are created with a camera and refined into absurdity on the computer. Johansson takes numerous pictures, and combines them to create what looks like a real photograph, yet with logical inconsistencies that impart an effect of surrealism. The result: mathematically precise, compelling landscapes where perspectives are always misleading. Erik Johansson is a Swedish-born photography artist based in Prague. Imagine is his first book.
Candida Höfer: Memory Edited by Frank Althaus and Mark Sutcliffe
Photography 30 illustrations • 30.0 x 24.0cm • 72pp ISBN 978 1 906 257194 • January
£28.00 In 2014, during St Petersburg’s White Nights, the renowned German photographer Candida Höfer was invited by the State Hermitage Museum to visit the city. She spent ten days photographing several of the city’s landmarks: the Yusupov Palace, the National Library, the Mariinsky Theatre, Pavlovsk Palace, the Catherine Palace and the Hermitage itself. The 25 mesmerising works that make up this book are the result. They are the latest in a series of iconic interiors that Höfer has photographed throughout the world over several decades, including the Louvre and Uffizi Gallery,
the Royal Portuguese Library in Rio de Janeiro, La Scala in Milan and the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza. They are characterised by the photographer’s interest in communicating cultural memory, and are all linked by the total absence of people. Memory develops the theme of a tripartite relationship between the person, the space and the past. Candida Höfer studied film and photography at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf where she was one of the first students to use colour in her photographs. Under the tutelage of Bernd Becher, Höfer developed the technical perfection for which she has become known. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, especially in Europe and the USA.
Conversations with Joel Meyerowitz Alessia Tagliaventi
Photography 100 illustrations • 21.0 x 15.0cm • 160pp ISBN 978 8 869 656361 • March
£19.00 Here is a journey through the mind and work of Joel Meyerowitz, one of the most famous and versatile photographers at work in the world today. Meyerowitz discusses a raft of themes and issues with the photography critic Alessia Tagliaventi, including storytelling, the use of colour and black and white, and personal and social issues. Meyerowitz’s images and Tagliaventi’s acute questions give the reader an insight into the secrets of Meyerowitz’s art, and a lesson in basic and more advanced photography techniques. 44
The result is an artful melding of text and photos that constitutes both a complex examination of Meyerowitz’s work and a manual on how to read photography itself. Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions around the world. Alessia Tagliaventi is a photography critic and historian, and an editor at Contrasto.
Jack London The Roads of Man Edited by Alessia Tagliaventi
Photography 70 illustrations • 22.4 x 16.0cm • 196pp ISBN 978 8 869 656392 • March
£16.95 Jack London is well-known for his novels. Lesser-known is the fact that he was a prolific photographer, whose camera was his inseparable companion in adventures all over the world. Here, for the first time, is an exploration of Jack London the photographer, merging his visual reportage with his narratives to form a more complete picture of the artist. London witnessed and documented many of the key events of his era – the Russo-Japanese War, the San Francisco earthquake and the incredible Cruise of the
Snark – and his photographs of these cataclysms are included here in over 70 reproductions and introduced by Davide Sapienza. The book is an adventurous journey through the world of Jack London. Jack London (1876–1916) is the author of such classic novels as White Fang and The Call of the Wild. 45
Walker Evans: Labor Anonymous Edited by Thomas Zander • Texts by David Campany, Heinz Liesbrock and Jerry L. Thompson
Photography 123 illustrations • 25.0 x 24.0cm • 170pp ISBN 978 3 863 358716 • January
£35.00 Walker Evans (1903-1975) remains one of the most important and influential photographers in the history of the medium. Without Evans the development of photography would have been very different, particularly in North America. His career spanned the emergence of the modern mass media in the 1920s to the full acceptance of photography as an art form in the 1960s and 70s. Many of Evans’s individual images have become landmarks in both the history of photography and the social history of that era. Where the mass media enjoyed celebrity culture, Evans 46
photographed anonymous citizens. Where the mass media promoted consumerism, Evans valued enduring objects and the persistence of the past in the present. Experimental and yet classical, Evans’s photo-essays have been overlooked until recently. Evans’s series ‘Labor Anonymous’, published in Fortune magazine in November 1946, displayed pictures of walking workers, taken against a featureless wall, on a Saturday afternoon in Detroit. This book presents fifty hitherto unpublished photos from this classic series. David Campany is a writer, exhibitions curator and artist. Heinz Liesbrock is a noted author with a particular interest in Walker Evans. Jerry L. Thompson was Walker Evans’s principal assistant from 1973 to Evans’s death in 1975, and is the author of The Last Years of Walker Evans and Truth and Photography.
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