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JUDY FISKIN

Some More Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1994, Softcover, 9 x 7 1/2 inches
36 pp, 14 duotone plates
ISBN: 0-914357-28-X · Retail Price: $19.95

JULIA SCHER

Always There

Lukas & Sternberg, New York
2002, English and German text
Softcover, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
128 pp, 16 b&w and 51 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-9711193-7-6 · Retail Price: $30.00

KANDINSKY MALEVICH MONDRIAN

The Infinite White Abyss

“The white, free abyss—infinity lies before us,” wrote Supremacist painter Kazimir Malevich in 1919. This compelling catalog from the German museum K20 presents the work of three of the 20th-century avant-garde’s great artists, focusing on their use of white surfaces in major works between 1860 and 1945. The materiality and immateriality of the color white is also analyzed through surprising new research from leading painting conservators. The book—both a covetable art object and an important historical document—is designed to reflect its premise. Its subtly varying off-white tones and finishes from glossy to vellum and dramatically kerned type suggest a constructivist painting. The color’s cultural symbolism across art, science and para-religions is explored through extensive primary documentation and reprinted ephemera as well as essays by curator Marion Ackermann, art historian Linda Darlrymple Henderson, cultural historian Margareta Tillberg and Stedelijk paintings conservator Meta Chavannes, among others.

SNOECK, GERMANY
K20 KUNSTSAMMLUNG NORTH-RHINE–WESTPHALIA, GERMANY
July 2014 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 8 1/4 x 11 inches / 296 pp / 30 b&w and 130 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-081-8 · Retail Price: $85.00
 

Airan Kang

The Bookshelf Enlightened

Nohara Co., Ltd. Japan
2010 / English and Japanese
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 5 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches
60 pp / 19 color
ISBN: 978-4-904257-06-7 · Retail Price: $29.95

DAVIDE CASCIO & CHRISTIAN KATHRINER

Transposition

Paris-based artists Davide Cascio and Christian Kathriner’s 2009 installation involving the legendary Santa Casa—the house in which Mary received the Angel of Annunciation—is the subject of this elegantly designed, oversized soft-cover book. Color details and installation shots of the massive tapestries they designed and installed in the middle of the opulent baroque pilgrimage chapel of Our Lady of Hergiswald (a replica of the Santa Casa in Loreto), are interspersed with texts on their process, a discussion on the theory of images, Santa Casa stories and a history of the chapel. Their dramatic brightly colored tapestries reproduced as double-page gate-fold show people at the edge of a riverbed in various states of unease, a contemporary moment couched in the materials of the past that both absorbs and refracts the chapel. Contributors include theorist Jorg H. Gleiter, art historians Stanislaus von Moos and Robert Suckale plus artist Birgit Szepanski.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
February 2016 / English, German, Italian & Latin
Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover / 10 ¼ x 14 inches
96 pp / 31 b&w and 16 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-41-0 · Retail Price: $45.00

MATT KEEGAN

OR

The first significant survey to explore the career of Matt Keegan, the New York– based artist known for his work across mediums and as co-founding editor of the acclaimed art journal North Drive Press, this monograph also expands on his recent solo exhibition in Norway (2015) for which the artist remade his sheetrock and steel sculptures from 2006–15 in cardboard. Essays and interviews by Tom McDonough, John Miller, Sara VanDerBeek and Anna Craycroft, Uri Aran, Leslie Hewitt and James Richards frame Keegan’s production and ongoing engagement. Full-color installation photos and repro- ductions of his work introduce and provide a layered overview of the artist’s multifac- eted practice. Rooted in Keegan’s strong interest in language as it relates to cognition, communication and exchange, his sculptures include familiar phrases and translate open-ended phrases into iconic signage to highlight its materiality. In collections of the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and included in the New Museum’s pivotal inaugural triennial, The Generational: Younger than Jesus.

INVENTORY PRESS, NEW YORK
ROGALAND KUNSTSENTER, NORWAY
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 ½ x 10 inches / 124 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-1-941753-10-1 · Retail Price: $30.00

 

KELLY WOOD

The Continuous Garbage Project 1998-2003

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
March 2003, Exhibition catalog
Softcover, 9 x 11 1/4 inches
48 pp, 30 b&w and 44 color reproductions
ISBN: 0-88865-626-2 · Retail Price: $15.00
 

SEAN KERR

Pop

Clouds, New Zealand
Michael Lett, New Zealand
2009 / Hardcover / 7 3/ 4 x 10 1/ 4 inches / 64 pp / 4 b&w and 26 color
ISBN: 978-0-9582981-3-1 · Retail Price: $25.00

Aisha Khalid

Name, Class, Subject

This very subtle book looks, at first glance, like a children’s exercise book with ruled pages. However, each page is actually a painting in the Mughal miniature tradition. But in stark contrast to the ornate decoration usually associated with the miniature, Pakistani artist Aisha Khalid’s painted pages are a clever response to the line widths found in handwriting exercise books: half of the pages adhere to the rules employed to teach English, while the rest correspond to those used to teach Urdu. Meeting in the middle, the centerfold reveals a space akin to a no-man’s-land in print. Characterizing the two cultures in relation to the subtle variations of the ruled lines, Khalid’s book project presents a series of juxtapositions that comment on the tensions underlying Pakistan’s past and present.

Raking Leaves, London
2010 / Hardcover / 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 280 pp / 220 color
ISBN: 978-0-9556674-2-8 · Retail Price: $49.95

KIDS

Any era’s representation of children in art says more about the adults than the kids. This handsome, full-color exhibition catalog from Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin brings together portraits of children from the last century or so, in all their frightening, stifling, monstrous, sinister, ambiguous and explicitly sexual glory. Pieces range from Paula Modersohn-Becker’s turn-of-the-20th-century portraits, which trailblaze in abandoning the myth of the carefree childhood, to paintings, sculpture, film and photography from artists including Larry Clark, Chaim Soutine, TAL R, Cuny Janssen, Raymond Pettibon, Gert & Uwe Tobias and Andy Warhol. This bold show takes children out of the category of cuddly status symbols and gives them their full birthright of complexity. The oversized volume includes text in English and German, and installation photos. Text by Estelle Blaschke and Kito Nedo.

SNOECK, GERMANY
CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, BERLIN
January 2013/ German & English/
Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover
9x 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches/ 64 pp/ 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-023-8 · Retail Price: $39.95