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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 The book—both a covetable art object and an important historical document—is designed to reflect its premise.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
 

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

Hubert Kiecol

Golden

German sculptor Hubert Kiecol is a new-style minimalist. The works of minimalist pioneers like Carl Andre or Donald Judd were simply “there” – certainly not symbols for something else. Yet Kiecol’s work, by contrast, is rich in association, and yet it is also evident that the emotional labor of association, the investigation of the archetypal, is left to the viewer. The interplay of form and openness connects Kiecol’s sculpture to his two-dimensional work. The artist’s balancing act, creating meaning and moods from minimalism, makes his work unique. A rich and comprehensively illustrated exhibition catalog.

Snoeck, Germany
2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches / 104 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-50-6 · Retail Price: $49.95

KIKI KOGELNIK

I Have Seen The Future

I Have Seen The Future

In a riot of electric color, collage, stencils and spray paints, this joyful book celebrates the manic universe created by Austrian-born artist Kiki Kogelnik, whose work explodes with the energy of the 1960s. Kogelnik settled in New York in 1962, just in time to tap the euphoria of Pop Art, women’s lib and comic books, among other influences, with these remarkable works. Just about every work includes a childlike handprint—the kind of thing a kid might press onto a plate or a finger-painting—a Kogelnik signature creating a bridge between the viewer and the art. Utopia is the magic word that sums up Kogelnik’s formal and thematic wanderings; she is interested in transformation, in overcoming the perplexities of space and time. She always considered the present to be the start of a better future. Kogelnik died in Vienna in 1997. This wonderful little jewel of a book is the document of her 2012 retrospective at the Kunstverein Hamburg.

SNOECK, GERMANY
KUNSTVEREIN HAMBURG, GERMANY
January 2013/ German & English/ Exhibition catalog Softcover/ 6 1/2 x 9 2/3inches/ 216 pp/ 100 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-024-5 · Retail Price: $45.00

PER KIRKEBY

Ute Riese (Ed.)

Danish painter, poet, filmmaker, architect, and sculptor Per Kirkeby is one of Scandinavia’s most celebrated living artists. His engagement with natural and geologic processes is highlighted in this beautiful new exhibition catalog from Kunsthalle Giessen featuring photographs of his brick sculpture Gießen (1996) and large-scale charcoal drawings relating to in a series titled Masonites (1977–97). Earlier works are also featured including tempera paintings, bronze models, drawings, and several intensely colored monotypes. The sculpture, created to connect two building complexes at Justus Leibig University, stands as built metaphor of Kirkeby’s career-long focus on nature’s processes from sediment to culture. This excellent look into Kirkeby’s work, which has appeared at Documenta and in the collections of the Tate Modern, Phillips Collection, MOMA, NY and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, includes beautiful color plates and essays by Ute Riese and Marcel Baumgartner on the artist’s processes and ideas.

SNOECK, GERMANY
KUNSTHALLE GIESSEN , DEN MARK
January 2015 / English & German
Exhibition catalog, Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 inches
102 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-090-0 · Retail Price: $49.95