Thames & Hudson Distributed Catalogue: Autumn 2015

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Front cover image: Søren Dahlgaard, Katrine, National Gallery of Art, Denmark, 2008. Courtesy the artist. From Dough Portraits, published by Art / Books. See page 16.

The Museum of Modern Art


The Museum of Modern Art

Young Charlotte, Filmmaker Frank Viva

Children’s Illustrated throughout • 30.0 x 23.0cm • 40pp ISBN 978 0 870 709500 • September

£12.95 Young Charlotte is a filmmaker who loves everything that’s black and white, including spiders, penguins and the old movies that she sees with her dad at the Golden Theatre (where the floors are sticky). With her camera at the ready wherever she goes, she finds inspiration for movies everywhere she looks. But when her colourful parents and colourful classmates just don’t ‘get’ her, she’s ready to give up – until a lucky encounter with a film curator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York changes her perspective. Inspired by the films she sees at MoMA and stories

of other pioneering directors, Charlotte gets to work. And it’s hard work! But when her movie finally premieres at the Museum, Charlotte is thrilled to be doing exactly what she loves best. A follow up to Frank Viva’s Young Frank, Architect and perfect for film lovers, aspiring directors and creative souls, Young Charlotte, Filmmaker is an inspiring tale of a girl with a camera and a vision. In addition to illustrating ten New Yorker covers in the past two years, illustrator and designer Frank Viva has published two award-winning and bestselling children’s books – Along a Long Road was named one of the New York Times’ Ten Best Illustrated Books of 2011. Viva is also founder of the branding and design agency Viva & Co. and cofounder of Whigby, a stationery company.


The Museum of Modern Art

Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern Edited by Luis Pérez-Oramas Contributions by Alexander Alberro, Sergio Chejfec, Estrella de Diego and Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães

Art Monograph 220 illustrations • 26.7 x 22.9cm • 240pp ISBN 978 0 870 709753 • October

£40.00 Joaquín Torres-García is one of the most complex and emblematic modern masters from the first half of the 20th century, whose work determined transformational paths for modern art on both sides of the Atlantic. His personal involvement with a significant number of early Modern and avant-garde movements, from Catalan Noucentismo to Cubism, Ultraism, Vibrationism and Neo-Plasticism, make him an unparalleled figure in the history of modernism in the Americas. 4

Published in conjunction with the first major, all-inclusive retrospective of the artist’s work in the US since the 1970s, this richly illustrated publication presents Torres-García’s long and wide-ranging career, from the late 19th century to the 1940s, and includes drawings, paintings, objects and sculptures. Combining a chronological presentation with a thematic approach, the book is organized into five separate essays with interspersed plates, followed by an illustrated chronology and an extensive bibliography. Luis Pérez-Oramas is the Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Picasso Sculpture Edited by Ann Temkin and Anne Umland Contributions by Luise Mahler and Virginie Perdrisot

Art Monograph 500 illustrations • 30.5 x 24.1cm • 352pp ISBN 978 0 870 709746 • October

£55.00 Published in conjunction with the first large-scale retrospective of Picasso’s sculpture in the United States since The Museum of Modern Art’s historic show of 1967, Picasso Sculpture is a sweeping survey of the artist’s profoundly innovative and influential work in three dimensions. It presents approximately 150 sculptures – many of them captured in newly commissioned and sometimes multi-view photographs – alongside a selection of works on paper and photographs. Organized into chapters that correspond to distinct periods during which Picasso devoted himself

to sculpture, the book features an introduction by the exhibition curators as well as a richly illustrated documentary chronology focusing on the sculptures included in the exhibition. A comprehensive bibliography and list of historic exhibitions related to Picasso’s work in sculpture closes the volume, advancing the understanding of Picasso’s practice and lifelong commitment to constant reinvention. Ann Temkin is The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Anne Umland is The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 5

The Museum of Modern Art

Grapefruit Yoko Ono

Art Monograph Illustrated throughout • 14.0 x 14.0cm • 180pp ISBN 978 0 870 709784 • July

£100.00 Yoko Ono is a seminal figure in the development of conceptual art, performance and Fluxus, as well as film and new music. Her artist’s book Grapefruit, first published in 1964 in Tokyo by Wunternaum Press, in an edition of 500 copies, contains more than 150 works divided into five sections: MUSIC, PAINTING, EVENT, POETRY, OBJECT. These works – conceptual instructions – are the culmination of a process that dispensed with the physical and arrived at the idea. Since the initial publication of Grapefruit, numerous expanded editions have been produced 6

in many different languages. Today, first-edition copies are nearly impossible to find. This specialedition facsimile of that first edition, produced from a copy of the 1964 book in The Museum of Modern Art Library, is an exacting replica of Grapefruit as Ono first envisioned it. Published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971’, the publication is available in a limited edition of 500 copies. Yoko Ono is a multimedia artist, musician and performer. She was a key contributor to the Fluxus movement and worked on a number of additional projects, including the Plastic Ono Band with John Lennon.

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Walid Raad Eva Respini Contributions by Finbarr Barry Flood and Walid Raad

Art Monograph 200 illustrations • 30.5 x 24.1cm • 192pp ISBN 978 0 870 709739 • October

£35.00 Published to accompany a comprehensive exhibition of his work at MoMA, this catalogue surveys three decades of Walid Raad’s practice in a variety of mediums. It features his most momentous bodies of work, beginning with his groundbreaking project The Atlas Group (1989–2004), to his recent sweeping work on the history of art in the Arab world (2007–ongoing). Essays by curators and scholars place Raad’s art in the context of contemporary image making in photography and video, as well as art made in his native Lebanon since the 1960s; provide

an overview of Raad’s performance lectures in relationship to his oeuvre; and examine Raad’s most recent bodies of work made in the Islamic galleries at the Louvre and Metropolitan Museum of Art, which explores the history, collecting, and display of historical and modern art and artifacts from the Arab world and Iran. A special contribution by Raad presents a fictional interview with multiple artists, curators and writers, which provides rare insight into the artist’s working method and addresses various themes that run throughout his work. Eva Respini is the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and former Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 7

The Museum of Modern Art

Family of Man 60th Anniversary Edition Edward Steichen Prologue by Carl Sandburg

Photography 503 illustrations • 28.0 x 21.0cm • 192pp ISBN 978 1 633 450011 • October

£22.50 Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, ‘The Family of Man’ opened at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955. Presenting what Edward Steichen referred to as a ‘collective portrait’ of humanity, the exhibition featured 503 photographs from 68 countries, 273 of which were taken by amateur photographers. As the permanent embodiment of this monumental exhibition, this book reproduces every one of the images that Steichen described as ‘a mirror of 8

the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world. Photographs made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death.’ This hardback edition is published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this landmark exhibition and book. Edward Steichen was an American photographer, painter, designer and curator. He began as a self-taught photographer and gained recognition after his work was discovered by photographers Clarence H. White and Alfred Stieglitz. Steichen’s work was often featured in Stieglitz’s influential magazine Camera Work. Steichen became the director of MoMA’s photography department in 1947. Carl Sandburg was an American writer, poet and editor. He was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln, and two for his poetry.

The Museum of Modern Art

Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now Edited by Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci and Sarah Meister Contributions by David Campany, Noam Elcott, Eva Respini and Robert Slifkin

Photography 350 illustrations • 30.5 x 24.2cm • 368pp ISBN 978 0 870 709692 • October

£50.00 The Museum of Modern Art has one of the greatest collections of 20th-century photography in the world. As one of three volumes dedicated to a new history of photography published by the Museum, this publication comprises a comprehensive catalogue of the collection post-1960s and brings much-needed new critical perspective on the era’s most prominent artists working with the photographic medium.

Photography at MoMA begins with an in-depth introductory chapter and is organized into eight chapters of full-colour plates, each introduced by a short essay. Over 250 artists are featured, including Diane Arbus, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Rineke Dijkstra, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, Helen Levitt, Sigmar Polke, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jeff Wall, Carrie Mae Weems, Hannah Wilke and Garry Winogrand, among many others. Quentin Bajac is The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci and Sarah Meister all work in the Department of Photography at MoMA. 9

Guggenheim Museum

Photo-Poetics An Anthology Preface by Richard Armstrong Contributions by Susan Thompson By Jennifer Blessing

Contemporary Art/Photography 135 illustrations • 26.0 x 19.8cm • 148pp ISBN 978 0 892 075218 • flexibound • October

£32.00 This catalogue presents an important new trend in contemporary photography, offering an opportunity to define the concerns of a younger generation of artists and contextualize them within the history of art and culture. Drawing on the legacies of conceptual and commercial photography, these artists pursue a largely studio-based approach to still-life photography that centres on the representation of objects,


often printed matter such as books, magazines and record covers. The result is images imbued with poetic and evocative personal significance that resonate with larger cultural and historical meanings. Driven by a deep interest in the medium of photography, these artists attempt to rematerialize the photograph through meticulous printing, using film and other disappearing photo technologies, and by creating photosculptures and installations. Artists include Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt, Elad Lassry, Lisa Oppenheim, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag and Sara VanDerBeek. Jennifer Blessing is Senior Curator of Photography at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Guggenheim Museum

Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting Edited by Emily Braun Contributions by Megan M. Fontanella and Carol Stringari

Art Monograph 260 illustrations • 29.3 x 24.7cm • 280pp ISBN 978 0 892 075232 • October

£42.00 Published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition, this title showcases the pioneering work of Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915–1995). Exploring the beauty and complexity of Burri’s process-based works, it positions the artist as a central and singular protagonist of postwar art. Burri is best known for his series of Sacchi (sacks) made of stitched and patched remnants of torn burlap bags, often combined with fragments of discarded clothing. Far less familiar are his

other series, which this book represents in depth: Catrami (tars), Gobbi (hunchbacks), Muffe (molds), Bianchi (whites), Legni (woods), Ferri (irons), Combustioni plastiche (plastic combustions), Cretti and Cellotex works. Burri’s work both demolished and reconfigured the Western pictorial tradition, while reconceptualizing modernist collage. His unprecedented approaches to manipulating humble substances – and his abject pictureobjects – also profoundly influenced Arte Povera, Neo-Dada and Process art. Emily Braun is Distinguished Professor of 20th-century European and American Art at Hunter College, New York. 11

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Contemporary Art

Childe Hassam

MFA Highlights

At Dusk, Boston Common at Twilight

Al Miner, Liz Munsell, Edward Saywell and Emily Zilber

Erica E. Hirshler

Contemporary Art

Art History

100 illustrations • 22.9 x 17.8cm • 176pp ISBN 978 0 878 468164 • paperback • December

35 illustrations • 21.0 x 14.4cm • 76pp ISBN 978 0 878 468379 • paperback • July



Contemporary art is a vast field representing artists, ideas and trends from every imaginable cultural and geographical background. This handy introduction to the art of our times takes the reader through a tour of some seventy examples from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Thematic chapters present artistic categories, concepts and propositions that have been prevalent since the mid-1950s and offer a path toward understanding the subjects, styles, purposes and techniques of contemporary art.

In this vivid account of one of Boston’s bestloved paintings, leading Americana art specialist Erica E. Hirshler illuminates the context of Childe Hassam’s evocative 1880s city scene. Enriched with related paintings and archival illustrations, carefully researched and elegantly presented, this addition to the MFA Spotlight series will delight Hassam fans and history buffs alike.

The authors are all curators in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Erica E. Hirshler is Croll Senior Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Class Distinctions Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer Ronni Baer • Essays by Henk van Nierop, Herman Roodenburg, Eric Jan Sluijter, Marieke de Winkel and Sanny de Zoete

Art History 180 illustrations • 28.0 x 22.9cm • 344pp ISBN 978 0 878 468300 • October

£40.00 The Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century was home to one of the greatest flowerings of painting in the history of Western art. Freed from the constraints of royal and church patronage, artists created a rich outpouring that circulated through a newly open market to patrons and customers at every level of Dutch society. Their closely observed details of everyday

life in naturalistic portraits, genre scenes and landscapes offer a wealth of information about the possessions, activities and circumstances that distinguished members of social classes, from the nobility to the urban poor. The dazzling array of paintings gathered here – from artists such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Gerrit Dou, as well as Rembrandt and Vermeer – illuminated by essays by leading specialists, invite us to explore a vibrant early modern society and its reflection in a golden age of brilliant painting. Ronni Baer is William and Ann Elfers Senior Curator of Paintings, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Ink, Silk & Gold

Made in the Americas

Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The New World Discovers Asia

Laura Weinstein • Contributions by Emine Fetvacı, Marcus Fraser, Jennifer Pruitt, Rocco Rante and Yael Rice

Dennis Carr • Contributions by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Timothy Brook, Mitchell Codding, Karina H. Corrigan and Donna Pierce



150 illustrations • 28.0 x 23.5cm • 192pp ISBN 978 0 878 468065 • July

100 illustrations • 26.0 x 19.7cm • 160pp ISBN 978 0 878 468126 • August



Ink, Silk, and Gold explores the dynamic and complex traditions of Islamic art through more than 115 major works in a dazzling array of media, reproduced in full colour and exquisite detail. Enhanced by texts from an international team of scholars and drawing on the latest technical information, Ink, Silk, and Gold is an inviting introduction to the riches of the Islamic art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Made in the Americas reveals the largely overlooked history of the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Craftsmen from Canada to Perucombined Asian styles with local traditions to produce glorious works of decorative art. The stories these objects tell, compellingly related by leading art historians, bring to life the rich cultural interchange and the spectacular arts of the first global age.

Laura Weinstein is Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Dennis Carr is Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Crafted Objects in Flux Emily Zilber

Contemporary Art/Design 130 illustrations • 26.7 x 22.9cm • 176pp ISBN 978 0 878 468294 • August

£29.95 Contemporary art in craft media presents a profusion of paradoxes. It bridges ancient traditions and state-of-the-art technologies, cutting edge concepts and enduring tenets about skilled making, and in so doing blurs the lines between craft and architecture, art and design. This pioneering publication brings together work by nearly forty international artists, whose varied approaches are not only pushing but redefining the boundaries of what we call craft today.

Author and museum curator Emily Zilber investigates the role of new tools and materials; the connection between craft and performance; and the power of craft to interact with architecture. Along the way, readers encounter a diverse group of works across a wide range of materials and practices, including 3-D printed ceramics, a dancelike performance with molten glass and a piano deconstructed to form jewelry that alternately surrounds and adorns the body. Enhanced with approachable text and abundant illustrations, Crafted forms a tempting invitation to explore these stunning and surprising objects in flux. Emily Zilber is Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



Dough Portraits Søren Dahlgaard

Photography 350 illustrations • 30.0 x 22.5cm • 256pp ISBN 978 1 908 970220 • October

£24.99 This visually stunning, hilarious and outlandish book of photography presents Danish performance and conceptual artist Søren Dahlgaard’s ongoing series of ‘Dough Portraits’, in which he creates absurdist portraits of people with their heads encased in dough. Since 2008 he has photographed more than 2,000 sitters of all ages and backgrounds in diverse settings all over the world. Collaboration, process and performance are as much elements of the work as the finished image itself, with each participant ‘co-creating’ their own portrait, first by kneading the dough,


then by placing it on their head or having it put in place by others, and then by carefully selecting a pose – all before of an audience of amused or bemused onlookers. This book reproduces in lavish detail selected portraits from all the main projects in the series, alongside photos and stills of the shoots as they took place. Commentaries by some of those who commissioned the work as well as participants and witnesses recount their experiences, and reflect on the various aesthetic, ethical and social issues raised by Dahlgaard’s transformation of this everyday material into the stuff of art. Søren Dahlgaard (b.1973, Denmark) has had solo shows, projects and commissions at prestigious institutions and biennales all over the world.


Want More Alex Schneideman • Text by Paul Dolan and Harry Eyres

Photography 100 illustrations • 24.0 x 20.0cm • 144pp ISBN 978 1 908 970237 • October

£22.50 Positioned somewhere between documentary and art photography, Want More is a stark and hard-hitting portrayal of 21st-century capitalism in action. In a series of arresting, atmospheric and beautiful images, London-based photographer Alex Schneideman captures the numbing and denaturing effects of mass consumerism by photographing shoppers at large. Despite the instant beauty of each frame, tedium, misery, anxiety, frustration and occasional anger seem to be the dominant emotion, as they appear ground down by their duty to spend, spend, spend.

A text by behavioural scientist Paul Dolan examines Schneideman’s photographs as demonstrations of the social and psychological effects of boundless consumerism, and the addictive and herd-like behaviour it demands, and evidence that as we become richer, we do not necessarily become happier. Writer Harry Eyres addresses what the photographs tell us about 21st-century life and considers alternatives to the culture of constantly wanting more. Alex Schneideman has produced two books, Hardlight and Skin, and is founding editor of the magazines Smack. Paul Dolan is Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Harry Eyres is a journalist, writer and poet. For eleven years until 2015, he wrote a column for the Financial Times titled ‘Slow Lane’.



Gideon Rubin Gabriel Coxhead, Martin Herbert, Aya Lurie, Sarah Suzuki

Art Monograph 178 illustrations • 26.0 x 21.0cm • 204pp ISBN 978 1 908 970206 • July

£29.99 Coinciding with a touring exhibition, this book is the first monograph on the acclaimed Israeli painter Gideon Rubin. After witnessing the events of 9/11 in New York first hand, Rubin turned his back on his realist way of working and embarked on a method that has become his signature style. Using found photographs, magazines and newspapers as his primary source material, he paints portraits – faceless portraits. These small, unnerving paintings of featureless figures, full of life but empty of expression, are charming and chilling in equal measure. 18

This exquisite book features high-quality reproductions of dozens of works and numerous photographs of the artist and the studio. Four writers examine how Rubin both challenges and extends the traditions of European painted portraiture. They also consider how he employs oil paint to stake a claim for the renewed relevance and enduring value of the hand-crafted picture, and to question the relative status of photography as the supposed carrier of ‘truth’. Gabriel Coxhead is a writer, art critic and curator based in London. Martin Herbert is a writer and critic based in Tunbridge Wells and Berlin. Aya Lurie is Director and Chief Curator of Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. Sarah Suzuki is an associate curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, New York.


Luc Tuymans: Intolerance Edited by Lynne Cooke Essays by Jan Avgikos and Nick Cullinan

Art Monograph 1,000 illustrations • 29.5 x 24.0cm • 528pp ISBN 978 9 491 819353 • October

£65.00 This catalogue is published to accompany the major Tuymans exhibition opening in Doha, Qatar, in October 2015. Spanning some thirty years of the artist’s career, Intolerance speaks to abiding preoccupations long mined by the Belgian painter in response to a rapidly changing world. Aware from the outset of his career that painting as an art form was in crisis, and recognizing that the role and ubiquity of the image in contemporary culture was shifting in reponse to technological developments, Tuymans took a fighting stance. In a contrarian move, painting became for him

a vehicle through which the most urgent and volatile issues – whether relating to history, identity, nationalism and belief, or to social and political events – could be eloquently probed. This ambitious retrospective includes an interview by the curator of the exhibition, Lynne Cooke, essays by Jan Avgikos and Nick Cullinan, and catalogue entries by Donna Wingate. Organized around key themes in Tuymans’ stringent practice, it will cast new light on Luc Tuymans’ singular trajectory. Lynne Cooke is senior curator, special projects in modern art, at the National Gallery of Art. Nick Cullinan is the Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Jan Avgikos is currently a visiting critic at Yale’s School of Fine Art. 19

Cahiers d’Arts

Ellsworth Kelly Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculpture Volume 1, 1940–1953 Yve-Alain Bois

Art Monograph 450 illustrations • 29.5 x 27.9cm • 384pp ISBN 978 2 851 171900 • July

£275.00 Written by Kelly scholar Yve-Alain Bois in direct collaboration with the artist, this is the first volume of the most important publication to date on Ellsworth Kelly’s work. Encompassing Kelly’s work up to his return to the United States from France in 1954, it covers the artist’s formative years as a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston


and as a young artist living in Paris, where he began painting the abstract forms which would later define his career. Kelly’s remarkable pace of production during this early period resulted in an especially diverse oeuvre, which is discussed in depth throughout this publication. The catalogue includes insightful texts and high-quality images of individual works and preparatory drawings, along with provenance information, exhibition history and bibliographic information, making it sure to be an irreplaceable reference tool for institutions, collectors and admirers. Yve-Alain Bois (b. 1952) is co-editor of the Journal October, and noted philosopher of art and professor of Art History at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Cahiers d’Arts

Cahiers d’Art N°1, 2015 Calder in France Alexander S. C. Rower, Susan Braeuer Dam, Alfred Pacquement, Raphaël Bouvier, Robert Rubin, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Joan Simon

Art 150 illustrations • 31.5 x 24.5cm • 194pp ISBN 978 2 851 171818 • July

£50.00 Produced in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, this tribute to Alexander Calder focuses on the artist’s long-standing relationship with France, beginning in 1926. After the war, Calder spent significant periods of time in Paris in 1946, in Aix-en-Provence in 1953, and finally in Saché in the Loire Valley, where in 1963 he designed his final monumental studio. In 1989, the studio became the Atelier Calder residency programme. The book contains copious images of Calder’s

work; interviews with Tadashi Kawamata, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Rachel Harrison; and a selection of images of past residents’ work, including a special portfolio of models for new sculptures by 2014 resident Monika Sosnowska. It reproduces pivotal essays on Calder published by Cahiers d’Art during the artist’s lifetime, as well as texts by Alexander S. C. Rower, Calder’s grandson and President of the Calder Foundation. Contemporary essays by distinguished art historians are illustrated by photographs of Calder and his work by Ugo Mulas and Agnès Varda. Alexander S. C. Rower is president and founder of the Calder Foundation and Alexander Calder’s grandson. Also available: Cahiers d’Art N°1-2, 2013: Rosemarie Trockel: 37th year ISBN: 978 2 851 171764 Cahiers d’Art N°1, 2014: Hiroshi Sugimoto: 38th Year, 100th issue ISBN: 978 2 851 171795 21

Actes Sud

Nils-Udo Nils-Udo • Preface by John K Grande

Art Monograph 59 illustrations • 28.0 x 22.0cm • 140pp ISBN 978 2 330 050566 • paperback • July

£22.00 Published on the occasion of a new installation on the French Riviera by renowned German land artist Nils-Udo, this volume offers an overview of the artist’s forty-year career. His Riviera installation – mossy wooden rafts, installations of turf, flowers and bamboo on the Ile Sainte-Marguerite – is fully documented here.


Nils-Udo (b. 1937) has been working directly with nature since 1972. He turned from painting nature to creating site-specific pieces using natural materials. His stunning and lyrical artworks have appeared in Europe as well as Japan, Israel, India and Mexico. The artist works on site using found berries, leaves, sticks, the movement of water, the growth of plants. Each piece is in response to the landscape and materials he finds around him. The beauty of nature and the gently altered landscapes revealed in Nils-Udo’s work are entrancing and mysterious. It is a seductive world of ‘potential utopias’, colourful mounds, giant nests and dreamy days in the forest. Nature is his source and inspiration.

Actes Sud

Van Gogh Drawings Influences and Innovations Edited by Sjraar van Heugten

Art Monograph 76 illustrations • 22.0 x 28.0cm • 160pp ISBN 978 2 330 052546 • July

£22.00 This book considers the influence of other artists’ prints and drawings on Van Gogh’s graphic œuvre. The book juxtaposes a selection of Van Gogh’s work – some forty drawings and prints – with a range of works that inspired him. These include prints from illustrated magazines and 19thcentury prints, which he avidly collected and which strongly influenced his early work, as well as replicas of 17th-century prints, Japanese prints and other works which inspired his remarkable drawings with the reed pen in Provence.

Van Gogh absorbed a multitude of influences, which combined to create drawings that are highly innovative, not only in style but often also in technique. The exhibition and this accompanying publication will pay close attention to those and other aspects of one of the most remarkable drawn œuvres of the 19th century. Sjraar van Heugten was Head of Collections at the Van Gogh Museum from 1999 to 2010. In 2010 he became an independent art historian. He was curator of the opening exhibition at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles, Van Gogh: Colours of the North, Colours of the South. Most recently he curated the exhibition Van Gogh in The Borinage: The birth of an artist, which opened in Mons, Belgium, in January 2015. 23

Walther König

Markus Lüpertz: A Retrospective


Foreword by Fabrice Hergott • Texts by Eric Darragon, Julia Garimorth, Elfriede Jelinek, Pamela Kort, Philippe Vergne and Pierre Wat • Interview with the artist by Peter Doig

Edited by Dirk Pörschmann and Margriet Schavemaker Texts by Antoon Melissen, Johan Pas, Francesca Pola and Thekla Zell • Interview between Mattijs Visser and Daniel Birnbaum

Art Monograph

Modern Art

200 illustrations • 29.5 x 23.0cm • 464pp ISBN 978 3 863 357146 • July

954 colour illustrations • 25.0 x 25.0cm • 954pp ISBN 978 3 863 356972 • paperback • July



The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is presenting Markus Lüpertz’s first retrospective in France. This artist’s imagination and creativity have long made him a major figure on the European art scene, whose paintings, sculptures, drawings and poems involve a constant questioning of art and the role of the artist. Comprising some 140 iconic works, this catalogue retraces Lüpertz’s career from his most recent pieces – including the Arcadia series of 2012 – back to his beginnings in the 1960s.

Published to accompany this year’s exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, here is the most comprehensive publication on the ZERO movement, which thrived from 1958 to 1966. It explores the work of the founders Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker, alongside international artists who were close to ZERO such as Yves Klein and Lucio Fontana, and such lesser-known artists as Hermann Goepfert, Oskar Holweck and Hans Salentin.

Fabrice Hergott is Director of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.


Dirk Pörschmann and Margriet Schavemaker are curators.

Walther König

Museum in a Box Marcel Duchamp From or by Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy

Modern Art Illustrated throughout • 37.5 x 37.0 x 7.4cm • 69 items ISBN 978 3 863 355180 • October

£200.00 With his Boîte-en-valise, or Museum in a Box, Duchamp embarked on one of his more ambitious projects: a portable museum of miniature replicas and facsimiles created with the help of elaborate reproduction techniques as pochoir (a type of hand stencilling) and comprising his most important works. Conceived in the mid-1930s and consisting of up to sixty-nine items, it was first released in 1941 and continued to be assembled in various editions until after his death, with the final seven different series totalling about 300 items.

This publication is a facsimile of the series D, 1961 edition. Created with the full approval of the Duchamp Estate, it contains a reproduction of The Large Glass on Plexiglas, colour reproductions of his pictures, reproductions of his drawings and a selection of his humorous texts, a glass vial of Parisian air, a urinal, a small sugar dispenser, ‘canned chance’ and other miscellanea, all housed in a green cardboard box. Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture. 25

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Gerhard Richter: Atlas In 4 volumes + supplement with the 10 most recent plates (2015) Gerhard Richter

Art Monograph Over 800 illustrations • 45.0 x 32.5cm Vol 1: 224pp; Vol 2: 232pp; Vol 3: 228pp; Vol 4: 144pp ISBN 978 3 863 355203 • slipcased • October

£700.00 This monumental publication maps the ideas, processes, life and times of one of the most important painters of our time. Conceived and closely edited by Gerhard Richter himself, Atlas cuts straight to the heart of the artist’s thinking, collecting more than 5,000 photographs, drawings and sketches that he has compiled or created since the moment of his creative breakthrough in 1962. Year by year, the images closely parallel

the subjects of Richter’s paintings, revealing the orderly but open-ended analysis that has been so central to his art. From pictures of family and friends to images from the mass media, Richter’s photographs – sometimes found, sometimes original – have provided the basis for many of his paintings, often re-emerging in a luminous, monochromatic palette, and falling ambiguously between documentary and historical painting. Offering invaluable insight into Richter’s working process, this magnificent new edition has been newly conceptualized by the artist. An accompanying commentary volume by Helmut Friedel will be published in 2016. Gerhard Richter is a German visual artist.


DAP/Walker Art Center

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia Edited by Andrew Blauvelt

Art History 280 illustrations • 33.0 x 25.4cm • 336pp ISBN 978 1 935 963097 • paperback • November

£35.00 Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the Walker Art Center, this book examines the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. It includes the counter-design proposals of Victor Papanek and the anti-design polemics of Global Tools; the radical architectural visions of Archigram, Superstudio, Haus Rucker Co and ONYX; the media-based installations of Ken Isaacs, Joan Hills and Mark Boyle and Helio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida; the experimental 28

films of Jordan Belson, Bruce Conner and John Whitney; posters and prints by Emory Douglas, Corita Kent and Victor Moscoso; documentation of performances staged by the Diggers and the Cockettes; publications such as Oz magazine and books by Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller; and much more. Andrew Blauvelt, Greg Castillo, Esther Choi, Alison Clarke, Hugh Dubberly, Ross Elfline, Craig Peariso, Tina Rivers Ryan, Catharine Rossi, Simon Sadler, Felicity Scott, Lorraine Wild with David Karwan contribute text, and there are interviews by Adam Gildar, Susan Snodgrass, Elizabeth Glass. Andrew Blauvelt is Senior Curator, Design, Research, and Publishing at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

DAP/Walker Art Center

International Pop Edited by Darsie Alexander and Bartholomew Ryan

Art History 345 illustrations • 29.8 x 22.8cm • 352pp ISBN 978 1 935 963080 • August

£55.00 This dynamic new volume is the first major survey to chronicle the emergence and migration of Pop art from an international perspective, focusing on the period from the 1950s through the early 1970s. It provides important new scholarship on the period, examining production by artists across the globe who were simultaneously confronting radical cultural and political developments that would lay the foundation for the emergence of an art form embracing figuration, media strategies and mechanical processes with a new spirit of urgency and/or exuberance. International

Pop amplifies the scope and tenor of what we understand to be ‘Pop’, exposing the tremendous complexity of this pivotal period and subject matter, and revealing how artists alternatively celebrated, cannibalized, rejected or assimilated some of the presumed qualities of Pop advanced in the US and Britain. Anchored by a 48-page visual chronology, the book features original texts by Godfre Leung, Darsie Alexander, Maria Jose Herrera, Claudia Calirman, Erica Battle, Dávid Fehér, Luigia Lonardelli, Hiroko Ikegami, Ed Halter, Charlotte Cotton, Martin Harrison, Tomá Pospiszyl. Darsie Alexander is Director of The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York. Bartholomew Ryan is assistant curator in the visual arts department of the Walker Art Center.



The Future of the Skyscraper SOM Thinkers Series Edited by Philip Nobel • Text by Bruce Sterling, Tom Vanderbilt, Matthew Yglesias, Diana Lind, Will Self, Emily Badger & Dickson Despommier Illustrations selected by Michael Govan

Architecture 7 illustrations • 17.8 x 10.8cm • 144pp ISBN 978 1 938 922787 • paperback • July

£12.95 Engines of industry, expressions of ego or will, tall towers are nonetheless – when they pierce the shared skies – intensely public. In this volume, Bruce Sterling describes four possible futures that might shape future towers, presenting a choose-your-own-adventure of potential futures for architecture, some of them terrifying in their nearness. We peer up at skyscrapers old and new, visit their highest floors, turn them this way and 30

that to see them clearly through the psychology (Tom Vanderbilt) and physiology (Emily Badger) of living and working on high, and through the lens of policy in the low-rise counterexample of Washington, DC (Matthew Yglesias). Diana Lind tests the idea of tall against the more sprawling needs of industry. Will Self looks back in literature, film and recent urban history to write towards a new understanding of the tower in the popular imagination. Dickson Despommier shares a comprehensive vision of an ecological future, in which towers, perhaps supertalls, would necessarily play a crucial role. Philip Nobel is a New York-based architecture critic.

DAP/Cooper Hewitt

How Posters Work By Ellen Lupton Text by Caitlin Condell, Gail Davidson and Ellen Lupton

Design History 300 illustrations • 31.8 x 22.9cm • 224pp ISBN 978 0 910 503822 • July

£19.95 How Posters Work is more than a standard exhibition catalogue. Conceived as a useful and illuminating primer in visual thinking, it explores principles of design through a range of historical and contemporary works, uncovering ideas relevant not just to the design of posters but to 2D design more generally. How Posters Work has a unique focus on visual language. Rather than provide a history of the genre or a compilation of collectibles, the book is organized around active design principles. Concepts such as ‘Simplify’, ‘Focus the eye’,

‘Exploit the diagonal’, ‘Reverse expectations’ and ‘Say two things at once’ are illustrated with a diverse range of posters, from avant-garde classics and rarely seen international works to pieces by today’s leading graphic designers. Illustrated with over 150 works from the collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, it provides a stunning education in seeing and making, demonstrating how some of the world’s most creative designers have mobilized principles of layout, composition, psychology and rhetoric to produce powerful acts of visual communication. Caitlin Condell is Associate Curator, Drawings & Prints & Graphic Design at the Smithsonian Design Museum. Ellen Lupton is director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore. 31


Soviet Bus Stops Christopher Herwig Editors Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell

Photography 157 illustrations • 16.0 x 20.0cm • 192pp ISBN 978 0 993 191107 • September

£19.95 From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, the bus stops of the former Soviet Union comprise a varied and exciting architectural document of an era. Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000km by car, bike, bus and taxi in thirteen former Soviet countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. The book represents the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled from: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,


Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Writer, critic and television presenter Jonathan Meades contributes a foreword. Christopher Herwig is a Canadian born photographer and videographer determined to find beauty and inspiration in all aspects of life. A firm believer that the thrill of exploration is still alive in the world has sent him hitch-hiking from Vancouver to Cape Town, across Iceland by foot and raft, and through Europe on a bike. Currently based in Jordan, his previous homes have included Liberia and Kazakhstan.


CCCP Cook Book True Stories of Soviet Cuisine Olga and Pavel Syutkin Editors: Damon Murray and Stephen Sorrell

Food/Culture 85 illustrations • 20.5 x 12.5cm • 192pp ISBN 978 0 993 191114 • September

£18.95 As the Soviet Union struggled along the path to Communism, food supplies were often sporadic and shortages commonplace. Day to day living was hard, and both the authorities and citizens had to apply every ounce of ingenuity to maximize often inadequate resources. Illustrated using images sourced from original Soviet recipe books collected by the author, this book contains over sixty recipes from the Soviet era, spanning such delicacies as aspic, borscht,

caviar and herring, by way of bird’s milk cake and pelmeni. The stories and recipes contained here reflect turbulent times. They range from basic subsistence meals consumed by the average citizen (okroshka), to extravagant banquets held by the political elite (suckling pig with buckwheat), with a smattering of classics (beef stroganoff) in between. Many of these sometimes extraordinarylooking pictures depict dishes whose recipes used unobtainable ingredients, placing them firmly in the realm of ‘aspirational’ fantasy for the average Soviet household; they act as a window into cuisine of the day, in turn revealing the unique political and social attitudes of the era. Olga and Pavel Sutkin are historians and culinary experts who specialize in traditional Russian cuisine.


Scriptum Editions

Vintage Paper Toys 64 French Models to Make at Home Franck Friès

Children’s 80 illustrations • 29.7 x 20.0cm • 160pp ISBN 978 1 902 686837 • paperback • September

£12.95 In recent years, papercraft has been making a comeback, and is flourishing on sites all over the internet. Both children and adults have fun making these little paper toys; creating a smiling robot, comic hero, or an animal. Some collect them, others use them to decorate their office, or to give to friends and colleagues. Paper toys appeal to a wide audience due to their simplicity, beauty and originality, thus ensuring their spectacular success worldwide. But make no mistake, it is not just hobby involving the cutting of A4 sheets and the 34

gluing of a few tabs – it is an art form rooted in origami and practised by graphic artists from all backgrounds. It takes imagination and talent to create these little figures in paper! This book contains over 60 vintage designs suitable for all abilities including cars, animals, trains and airplanes. All that is required is a pair of scissors, some glue and – most importantly – a little patience… Franck Friès is a designer and paper engineer.

Scriptum Editions

Bookcases From Salvage to Storage Aurélie Drouet and Jérôme Blin

Interior Design 350 illustrations • 23.7 x 18.5cm • 192pp ISBN 978 1 902 686820 • paperback • September

£19.95 Bookshelves showcase our favourite books and most treasured objects, are useful and practical – but, far from reducing them to their simplest function, we love the fact that they reflect our style and individuality, becoming design features in their own right and, yet, harmoniously fitting into our living spaces. They are also relatively easy to make and accessible to everyone. There is no need to be an experienced handyman to realize these original designs: this book presents fourteen do-it-yourself

projects with step-by-step photos, plans and technical tips. And for inspiration, Aurélie Drouet, presents some of the more ambitious library and bookcase projects by leading designers and architects. Aurélie Drouet writes widely on interior decoration and vintage and flea-market style. Jérôme Blin is a member of the photography collective Bellavieza.


8 Books

Mindful Design of Japan 40 Modern Tea-Ceremony Rooms Michael Freeman

Design/Mindfulness 300 colour illustrations • 23.0 x 25.0cm • 256pp ISBN 978 0 957 471757 • October

£19.95 The Japanese tea-ceremony, or Way of Tea, is one of the most profound manifestations of mindfulness. The ceremony, with its roots in Zen Buddhism, dates as far back as the 15th century and takes place within a traditional tea-ceremony room. Here, in a fully updated edition of New Zen, are forty outstanding examples of contemporary Japanese tea rooms, many located within private homes. The book highlights all aspects of the subject – the design, architecture, garden design and the ceremony itself. And with many different 36

materials featured, it is itself an inspirational sourcebook for modern homes. Every tea-ceremony room included is by a well-known artist, designer or architect, making this a unique compendium of the best modern interior design in Japan – designs by Kengo Kuma, Kisho Kurokawa, Terunobu Fujimori, Takashi Sugimoto and Shigeru Uchida. In these pages you can glimpse the rare world of Japanese mindful design, modern interpretations of the fascinating tea room – an empty space designed for meditation, contemplation and the appreciation of the art of tea drinking. Michael Freeman is the author of the bestselling The Photographer’s Eye, among many other books.

Vendome Press

Tropical Chic Palm Beach at Home Jennifer Ash Rudick Photography by Jessica Klewicki Glynn

Interior Design 375 illustrations • 30.5 x 23.5cm • 312pp ISBN 978 0 865 653184 • October

£40.00 Palm Beach interiors have long reflected the travels, penchants and whimsies of the town’s worldly inhabitants. But as property on this tiny barrier island becomes increasingly valuable, residents are calling upon world-class designers to help fine-tune their visions, giving rise to a fresh tropical design vernacular. Palm Beach Chic captures the enduring charm of newly restored seaside fantasies by Mizner, Fatio and Volk, celebrated for their Cuban coquina

courtyards and soaring miradors overlooking tiled pools and arching fountains. Jennifer Ash Rudick leads an insider’s tour of twenty-five houses, cottages, Moorish casbahs, artists’ compounds, and Mad Men-era vintage condos. Jessica Klewicki captures extraordinary gardens, verandas, lakeside pavilions, a rustic ranch,and simple pastel Bermudan houses sheltered by dense thickets of Norfolk pines and age-old banyans. It is this eclectic mix of old and new, of Spanish and Caribbean, of contemporary design and sun-faded WASP thrift, that makes Palm Beach chic. Jennifer Ash Rudick is a writer and editor who has spent years in Palm Beach. She is the author of Tropical Style: Private Palm Beach, which has been reprinted numerous times since its publication in 1992, and a contributing editor to Veranda magazine. Jessica Klewicki Glynn, also a Palm Beach resident, specializes in interior design and architectural photography.


Vendome Press


Carrier and Company

Decorating With Carpets

Positively Chic Interiors

A Fine Foundation

Judith Nasatir • Foreword by Anna Wintour Photographs by Eric Piasecki, Francesco Lagnese, et al

Heather Smith MacIsaac • Foreword by Chad Stark Introduction by Ashley Stark and Chad Stark

Interior Design

Interior Design

275 illustrations • 30.5 x 25.4cm • 248pp ISBN 978 0 865 653207 • September

200 illustrations • 30.5 x 24.5cm • 240pp ISBN 978 0 865 653221 • November



Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husbandand-wife design duo who create rooms that are a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design. Illustrated with some 275 full-colour photographs and featuring a foreword by Anna Wintour, this book introduces the reader to the Carriers’ unique aesthetic and shows why they are the designers of choice for so many of America’s most discriminating arbiters of taste.

This book taps the extensive and remarkable archive of Stark Carpet, the premier purveyor of carpets to the trade, to demonstrate the essential role a carpet plays as the bedrock of any design scheme. Illustrated with photographs of rooms designed by America’s finest decorators, this handsomely designed volume explores the full range of carpet types and textures and shows the impact the choice of carpet has on the colour, texture and atmosphere of a space.

Judith Nasatir is executive editor of New York Spaces magazine.

Heather Smith MacIsaac is the author of Vendome’s Lars Bolander’s Scandinavian Style and Katie Ridder Rooms.

Vendome Press

Painting Central Park

John Baeder’s Road Well Taken

Roger Pasquier • Foreword by Amanda Burden

Jay Williams



110 illustrations • 31.1 x 23.5cm • 202pp inc 1 gatefold ISBN 978 0 865 653146 • October

300 illustrations • 25.4 x 25.4cm • 272pp ISBN 978 0 865 653191 • October



Central Park has been called ‘one of the greatest works of art in America’, and it, in turn, has inspired many of America’s greatest painters. But until now, no book has shown the importance of Central Park to American art or illustrated the wide range of work it has generated. From Impressionists and members of the Ashcan School to 21st-century conceptual artists and Photorealists, Painting Central Park provides a rich and varied visual history reflecting much of the American social experience.

In this authoritative volume, Jay Williams provides a full account of Paul Baeder’s remarkable life and, through many interviews, the inside story of his multifaceted career. With more than 300 illustrations of his highly collectible paintings, watercolours, photographs, printed ephemera and three-dimensional memorabilia, John Baeder’s Road Well Taken is as fully a fascinating first-hand trip through the evocative remnants of a vanishing America as it is the deserving portrait of an artist who so successfully captured for the general public the nostalgic essence of what’s been lost.

Roger F. Pasquier is the author of several books, including Masterpieces of Bird Art. Amanda Burden is the former director of the New York City Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission.

Jay Williams has developed and overseen more than forty major exhibitions during his thirty-year career as a university and art museum curator.


Editions Didier Millet

7 Days in Myanmar

China From Mao to Modernity


Denis D. Gray, John Falconer and Nicholas Grossman

Bruno Barbey • Foreword by Jonathan Fenby

Travel Photography


300 illustrations • 27.8 x 22.1cm • 276pp ISBN 978 9 814 385701 • July

120 illustrations • 28.0 x 21.0cm • 184pp ISBN 978 9 814 610094 • July



Myanmar has made a remarkable return to the global stage following a political transformation that represents a watershed moment in the country’s history. Now, for the first time ever, its rich culture, stunning landscapes and diverse peoples are presented in a unique visual time capsule. Here is the new Myanmar as seen over a single week by thirty famous photographers from eleven different countries.

Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey first discovered China in 1973. Barbey returned to China many times and noted on each visit, with his photos as evidence, the profound changes that were transforming the country. This book comprises a selection of the photographs he has taken over the past forty years. It is a portrait of a country on the move – from postrevolutionary state to world economic superpower.

Denis D. Gray has been a member of Associated Press in Albany, New York, since 1972. John Falconer is Lead Curator Visual Arts and Curator of Photographs at the British Library, London. Nicholas Grossman is a writer and editor.

Bruno Barbey has been a Magnum photographer since 1968. Jonathan Fenby is the author of several books on China, and was editor of the South China Morning Post from 1995 to 2000.

Editions Didier Millet

Berlin Sketchbook Paintings by Fabrice Moireau Text by Boris von Brauchtisch

Travel Illustrated throughout • 24.4 x 28.0cm • 96pp ISBN 978 9 814 610025 • July

£19.95 Berlin, the capital city of Germany, can be seen as a 25-year-old city. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city’s identity evolved to be modern, tolerant and at times even eccentric. This identity was forged by the reunion of two close but disparate populations. On one side, Berliners lived in a city of right angles: grey, dull, comfortless, with uniformity as dogma. On the other, the architecture was more traditional and eclectic, and the lifestyle much more comfortable. Today, thanks to the successful reunification, Berlin is becoming one of the most visited

capitals in Europe. In his Berlin Sketchbook, artist Fabrice Moireau – ever passionate about urban architecture – captures both the iconic sites and hidden corners of Germany’s capital, bringing out the best of the city. Fabrice Moireau is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art in Paris. A great lover of architecture and Roman history, he strives in his watercolours to convey the subtle play of light and the atmosphere of a city or landscape. He has illustrated many publications in the Sketchbook series including Paris Sketchbook, Rooftops of Paris, Loire Valley Sketchbook, Provence Sketchbook, Venice Sketchbook and New York Sketchbook, also published by Editions Didier Millet. Boris von Brauchtisch is a German art historian, curator, photographer and writer. He lives in Berlin and has published more than thirty books. 41


Another Green World – Linn Botanic Gardens Encounters with a Scottish Arcadia Alison Turnbull with Philip Hoare • Text by Ian Edwards Photographs by Ruth Clark • Plant list by Jamie Taggart

Gardening/Art 115 illustrations • 26.0 x 20.0cm • 176pp ISBN 978 1 908 970213 • October

£18.99 Situated beside a Scottish loch, Linn Botanic Gardens is a horticultural treasure trove that is home to 300 rhododendron species and thousands of exotic plants. Carefully constructed over forty years by Jim and Jamie Taggart, the garden is shaped by the subtle interplay of science and art, botany and design, mathematics and theatre. At its heart stands Linn Villa, the Victorian house that appears to have lain untouched for decades. 42

Artist Alison Turnbull first encountered this secluded idyll several years ago. Since then, she and writer Philip Hoare have visited several times and got to know the garden, and the otherwise private Taggarts, well. Another Green World is their lyrical portrait of this enchanted and enchanting place. Turnbull’s intimate photographs and her drawings are complemented by Ruth Clark’s stunning doublepage photos of the plants in all their seasonal variety. Hoare’s evocative account of a visit weaves its way through these arresting images, taking us on a walk through the garden and house as if we were actually there. Completing this volume are botanist Ian Edwards’ appreciation of Linn’s importance and a separate appendix listing every plant type found in the garden. It was the younger Taggart, Jamie, who composed this list until he disappeared on a plant-finding expedition to Vietnam in November 2013. He has never been seen since. Alison Turnbull is an artist. Philip Hoare is an awardwinning writer and broadcaster.

Double-Barrelled Books

Garden Magic How to Make the Ordinary Special George Carter

Gardening 60 illustrations • 29.0 x 21.0cm • 160pp ISBN 978 0 957 150058 • July

£25.00 The garden designer George Carter, a Gold Medallist at the Chelsea Flower Show, is noted for his subtle and witty approach to garden design. Presently engaged in restoring the gardens at the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, he has designed and made gardens for Burleigh, Penshurst and other stately homes, together with many smaller gardens, all using ingenious ideas for their embellishment and decoration. He also designs the annual exhibition at Buckingham Palace.

Garden Magic has been photographed in his own beautiful Norfolk garden, which exemplifies his approach to garden design. In it, George not only shows how he created the garden but also – in lavish photographs by Harry Cory Wright – demonstrates quick and easy ways to decorate and transform your garden with originality and paint. From urns to statues and cut-outs, to humble flowerpots and chain store-bought garden sheds, George’s ideas bring the theatre to the garden in the best possible way. George Carter is a leading garden designer. He is a multiple Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist.


Soul Jazz Books

Cuban Music in Revolution: 70 Years of Cuban Record Cover Art Stuart Baker

Popular Culture 400 illustrations • 30.0 x 30.0cm • 208pp ISBN 978 0 957 260054 • October

£30.00 From the vibrant and exciting imagery of pre-Revolution Cuba and the social realist and geometric abstract art designs of the 1960s, to folkloric Afro-Cuban roots styles, 1970s and 80s salsa, jazz and more, this book brings together a stunning collection of Cuban record cover art, most of which has never been seen outside the island itself. During the 20th century, Cuban music developed at a fast rate with a seemingly endless variety of styles, the most profound being the 44

Rumba, Mambo and Son, which became the basis of Salsa – a musical form that blazed through Latin America, West Africa and North America. Bandleader Machito set New York’s jazz scene on fire, while Chano Pozo’s entry into Dizzy Gillespie’s group led to the birth of Latin Jazz. Other figures such as Mario Bauza, Mongo Santamaria, Celia Cruz, Arsenio Rodriguez, Isreal ‘Cachao’ Lopez all first made their mark in Cuba. This glorious collection of record cover art forms a cohesive visual collection of a musical form in an almost constant state of flux. Stuart Baker is the founder of Soul Jazz Records.

Max Ström

Studio 54 Hasse Persson

Photography 64 illustrations • 30.0 x 23.0cm • 104pp ISBN 978 9 171 263292 • October

£40.00 In 1977, at the height of the disco craze, a club opened at 254 West 54th Street in New York City. Studio 54 was – and, arguably, remains – the world’s most renowned and legendary disco. Regularly attended by celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones, Michael Jackson, Calvin Klein, Elton John, John Travolta, Brooke Shields and Tina Turner, the club fostered an atmosphere of unadulterated hedonism for New York’s art and fashion set. Hasse Persson and his camera were frequent club guests

from 1977–80. The images he photographed there have become legendary, capturing the club’s famed revellers, dancers in costume and general, drunken exhilaration – and yet, incredibly, Studio 54 marks the first time in history that they have seen publication. Almost thirty-five years after the club’s unceremonious and sudden closure, this beautiful hardback volume superbly documents the zeitgeist. Hasse Persson has had a long career as a photojournalist. Though Swedish born, he spent nearly a quarter century, from 1967 to 1990, working in New York. He worked as the artistic director of the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg and today he is the artistic director of Strandverket Konsthall in Marstrand, Sweden.



9 Photographers for the Planet

Italia Metafisica

Gianni Berengo Gardin, Irene Kung, Joel Meyerowitz, Sebastião Salgado, Martin Parr, Alessandra Sanguinetti, George Steinmetz, Ferdinando Scianna & Alex Webb

Photographs by George Tatge Essays by Carlo Sisi and Diego Mormorio



135 illustrations • 24.0 x 20.0cm • 288pp ISBN 978 8 869 656071 • September

66 illustrations • 29.5 x 24.2cm • 120pp ISBN 978 8 869 655951 • July



This book catalogues the exhibitions of nine great photographers at Expo Milano 2015. To meet the Expo’s theme, ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, each exhibition presents the photographer’s take on a common theme or food group: ‘Rice’, Gianni Berengo Gardin; ‘Fruit’, Irene Kung; ‘Grain’, Joel Meyerowitz; ‘Cocoa’, Martin Parr; ‘Coffee’, Sebastiao Salgado; ‘Pacific Islands’, Alessandra Sanguinetti; ‘Bio-Mediterranean’, Ferdinando Scianna; ‘Deserts’, George Steinmetz; and ‘Spices’, Alex Webb.

Like so many stops on a long journey across the Bella Paesa, Italia Metafisica is a collection of images that George Tatge has made over decades of living and working in Italy – its countryside, its cities, its history, its many transformations. Tatge’s eye is attentive, measured, both cultured and passionate. And the Italy that he photographs for us reveals the fascination and mystery of its magnificent and still so fragile equilibrium.

The contributors are all distinguished photographers.


George Tatge has exhibited his work throughout the world. Carlo Sisi was until 2006 Director of the Palazzo Pitti Gallery of Modern Art in Florence. Diego Mormorio is an essayist, historian and photography critic.


Mirrors Windows and Homes Conversations Guido Guidi and Francesco Zanot

Photography 50 illustrations • 21.0 x 15.0cm • 120pp ISBN 978 8 869 656118 • October

£19.00 In a lengthy conversation with Francesco Zanot, Guido Guidi looks back over his artistic career, from his beginnings in design and his architectural studies, to his subsequent collaboration with some of the world’s most famous museums. Author of precise and rational images, the photographer here recounts the genesis of his work and its principal points of reference, broadening the discussion in directions apparently distant and unrelated, ranging from Zen philosophy to Renaissance painting, from Surrealism to contemporary

theatre. The book, organized on the basis of key themes in Guidi’s investigation, thus unfolds in a series of cross-references and influences, overlaps and quotations, in the conviction that no discipline, and in particular photography, can exist independently of any other. The tone of the discussion is apparently light, marked by the rhythm of memories and brief anecdotes, since, like the rest of his work, the substance of Guidi’s words does not lie on the surface, but comes from a remarkable depth. Francesco Zanot is a photography critic and curator. Guido Guidi has taught photography at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Ravenna since 1989. His photographs have been exhibited internationally. 47

Magenta Foundation

Self & Others Portrait as Autobiography Foreword by Karen Sinsheimer • Introduction by Paula Tognarelli • Afterword by Aline Smithson

Photography 125 illustrations • 27.0 x 30.0cm • 208pp + foldout ISBN 978 1 926 856063 • October

£40.00 Self & Others is an almost twenty-year culmination of portrait photographs captured by award-winning photographer Aline Smithson. Beginning with her early forays into black and white work, produced as darkroom silver gelatin prints, she photographed the world around her considering the poignancy of childhood and the pathos of aging and relationships. The book continues with her hand-painted photographs featuring her defining series, Arrangement in 48

Green and Black: Portrait of the Photographer’s Mother, where she combines humour and family to create a universal expression of motherhood. The book is completed by her colour projects that revisit beauty, the essence of childhood, and an examination of created realities. At the heart of Aline’s work is her ability to recognize the inner self of her subjects; she considers all her portraits a reflection of herself and the stories she wants to tell, and in that way, she has created a visual language that is her own unique autobiography. Paula Tognarelli is Executive Director of The Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston. Karen Sinshelmer is Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California. Aline Smithson is represented by galleries in the US and Europe and published throughout the world.

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The Watchers Haley Morris-Cafiero • Essay by Martin Heiferman Introduction by Amanda de Cadenet

Photography 60 illustrations • 22.0 x 27.0cm • 144pp ISBN 978 1 926 856070 • September

£30.00 ‘In 2010, I set up a camera to take a self-portrait in Times Squares in New York City. After I had the film developed, I looked at the images and found that a man was standing behind me and appeared to be sneering at me. I never thought that I would capture a glance that can last a microsecond. Since then, I have been setting up a camera in public to see if I can capture the gazes of the strangers who walk by me while I am doing everyday, mundane acts. I then look at the images to see if anyone who passed by me had a critical or questioning look on their face or in their body

language. I present the images to the world to start a conversation. While I do not know what the passer-by is thinking, I attempt to reverse the gaze back onto the stranger’ Haley Morris-Cafeiro Haley Morris-Cafiero is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at Memphis College of Art. Her series of photographs, ‘Wait Watchers’, has been featured in over fifty articles all over the world and she has appeared on television to discuss her photographs. She has been nominated for the 2014 Prix Pictet and is a finalist for the Renaissance Prize. Martin Heiferman is an independent curator and widely published writer who has focused on the influence of photographic images on culture and history in projects such as ‘Why We Look’, ‘Photography Changes Everything’ and ‘Fame after Photography’ at the Museum of Modern Art. He serves on the faculty of both the International Center of Photography/Bard College and the School of Visual Art’s MFA programs in photography. 49


Both Sides of Sunset Photographing Los Angeles Edited by Jane Brown and Marla Hamburg Kennedy Foreword by Ed Ruscha • Introduction by David L. Ulin

Photography 287 illustrations • 26.0 x 31.8cm • 288pp ISBN 978 1 938 922732 • July

£50.00 Los Angeles is a city of dualities – sunshine and noir, coastline beaches and urban grit, natural beauty and suburban sprawl, the obvious and the hidden. Both Sides of Sunset reveals these dualities and more, in images by master photographers such as Bruce Davidson, Lee Friedlander, Daido Moriyama, Julius Shulman and Garry Winogrand, as well as many younger artists, among them Matthew Brandt, Katy Grannan, Alex Israel, Lise Sarfati and Ed Templeton. Taken together, these 50

individual views by more than 130 artists form a collective vision of a place where myth and reality are often indistinguishable. Spinning off the highly acclaimed Looking at Los Angeles, Both Sides of Sunset presents an updated and equally unromantic vision of this complex metropolis. It showcases many of the artists featured in the original book – such as Lewis Baltz, Catherine Opie and Stephen Shore – but also incorporates new images that portray a city that is at once unhinged and driven by irrepressible exuberance. Jane Brown is Vice President, National Accounts Director, Artbook|DAP. Marla Hamburg Kennedy is a consultant, advisor and major photography collector. David L. Ulin is book critic of the Los Angeles Times. Ed Ruscha is an American artist.



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