Let the Other Thing In
Rosemary Heather & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)
In Kate Newby’s site-responsive installations, handcrafted and found objects are often combined with words or phrases to form artworks that engage with the particularities of place. The New Zealand artist’s intimate engagement with materials and nonhierarchical involvement with space exhibit a sophisticated understanding of the role that architecture plays in the shaping of thought and perception, our sense of self in the body and in community.
FOGO ISLAND ARTS, NEWFOUNDLAND
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches
144 pp / 63 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-87-0 · Retail Price: $30.00
Gwynneth Porter (Ed.)
Existing somewhere between a survey of recent work and artist’s book, Incredible Feeling is punctuated with four new photographic essays by New Zealand artist Kate Newby. The entire photo-based book is interspersed with specimens from Newby’s recent series, Skim Stones—delicate ceramic facsimiles of gems and common rocks found across her travels. Previously presented in a more traditional taxonomical format, here the stones are given to the artist’s friends to toss across the water at meaningful locations of their choice. These joyful, personal snapshots are interspersed with illustrations of a full range of Newby’s other recent projects including Let the other thing in (2013), the subject of her last publication from an artist residency on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Creative texts from Sarah Hopkinson, Chris Kraus and Tahi Moore contribute to Newby’s winsome approach to making art in the everyday world.
HOPKINSON MOSSMAN, NEW ZEALAND
July 2014 / Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 144 pp / 90 color
ISBN: 978-0-9876593-8-5 · Retail Price: $35.00
2008 / Softcover / 7 1/2 x 10 inches
128 pp / 60 color
ISBN: 978-0-911291-33-9 · Retail Price: $35.00
Escalier du Chant
Eva Wilson (Ed.)
How do songs reflect political events? How does a song become a political song? Artist Olaf Nicolai invited 11 international composers to write songs referencing political events of current relevance to them. Without prior announcement, a total of 58 songs were performed as a cappella pieces on 12 Sundays in 2011 on the central staircase of the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. Visitors to the museum found themselves as actors in a staged performance for brief instances of time. A smartly designed three-volume boxed set, Escalier du Chant, works almost like a scrapbook of the event. Included are excerpts from the songs and commentaries by the composers in the form of 58 music sheets along with a booklet featuring photographs of the performances. Including songs by Tony Conrad, Georg Friedrich Haas, Georg Katzer, Liza Lim, Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Enno Poppe with Marcel Beyer, Rolf Riehm, James Saunders, Elliott Sharp, Mika Vainio and Jennifer Walshe.
January 2015 / 3-volume set / English & German
Softcovers w/slipcase / 7 x 9 ¾ inches
120 pp / 42 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-940064-65-3 · Retail Price: $130.00
Le Pigment de la Lumière
A collaboration between sculptor Olaf Nicolai and photographer Heidi Specker, this artist book poetically captures Nicolai’s intervention during the reconstruction of the Bauhaus Masters’ Houses—once home to Moholy-Nagy, Kandinsky and Klee, among others—in Dessau. Coating the walls with marble dust with varying degrees of granulation to create geometrical patterns, Nicolai produced a subtle relief that responds to the homes changing light conditions. Specker in turn gives the camouflaged surfaces a heightened sense of presence through her photographic renderings that direct the viewer’s gaze to the interplay of contour, surface, space and light. In Nicolai and Specker’s joint publication, an aesthetic intervention in a reconstructed space finds another iteration through the medium of photography in book form. The soft cover and Chinese fold give this elegant artist book and abstract journey through an iconic space a supple, organic feel.
July 2015 / English & German
Softcover w/Chinese fold / 8 x 10 1/2 inches / 48 pp / 35 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-58-8 · Retail Price: $45.00
It’s Always Night, Or We Wouldn’t Need Light
This beautiful, softcover catalog documents a joint presentation of Astrid Nippoldt’s films accompanied by painted installations by Hansjoerg Dobliar at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen. It showcases two artists who follow in the footsteps of Romantic traditions, creating art which inspires dreaming. Dobliar, for his part, harnesses his large over-paintings of magazine photographs in colorfully gloomy constructions to form the effect of cosmic space with these seemingly crystalline structures. Nippoldt, whose films are evocative fragmented narratives, uses witty detail to define, gently, the absurdity of existence. Don’t miss Hans-Jurgen Hafner’s marvelous essay, written from the imagined future. Includes several photographs of the installations along with essays by Andreas Baur, Doris Krystof and Johannes Meinhardt.
2010 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 64 pp / 35 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-37-7 · Retail Price: $32.00
On the Work of Marie-Louise Ekman
No Is Not an Answer is the largest presentation of Marie-Louise Ekman’s art ever featured in the form of a book. As one of the most influential artists in Sweden in the postwar period, Ekman was both part of Swedish pop and the rebellious underground in the ’60s and ’70s.
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
288 pp / 30 b&w and 122 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-06-1 · Retail Price: $37.00
Works So Far
American artist Nils Nova takes the idea of trompe l’oeil to an extreme, very conceptual place in his first comprehensive monograph to date. Imagine a photo of the gallery you’re in, blown up to life size and placed in exactly the same spot as the real-life space. You’re walking into a wall that looks like the space behind it. In his outstanding and insightful essay, Max Wechsler comments that it is not just the imposing dimensions of the work that disarm the imagination, but the succession of mirror images that throws off the viewer’s sense of what’s real and what’s not. Eventually, even a real photograph hanging on a real wall starts to look like an illusion floating in space. This extensively illustrated publication invites the viewer into Nova’s oddly parallel universe.
November 2011 / English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 3/8 x 11 inches / 224 pp / 180 color
ISBN: 978-3-940953-87-2 · Retail Price: $85.00
Legendary for craftsmanship and quality, Nymphenburg is the Bavarian royal family’s porcelain factory, acclaimed since its founding in 1747 for precious, handmade pieces. This new, comprehensively illustrated book shows how Nymphenburg developed its world-renowned reputation over almost 300 years, becoming synonymous with refinement, sophistication and brilliance in porcelain. With concise attention to detail, photographer Frank Stolle guides the reader through the entire factory (located since 1761 in the northern wing of the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich), covering the intricacies of molding, turning, luting, painting, firing, glazing and gilding. The factory’s master workshops own 15,000 color formulas and 30,000 different molds, and are still producing stylistically influential and custom works for artists, architects and designers from around the world.
PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG, GERMANY
January 2013/ German French & English/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/ 9x 11 1/2 inches/ 184 pp/ 150 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-025-2 · Retail Price: $52.00
Thomas Dane Gallery, London
2008 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches / 5 two-sided color posters
ISBN: 978-1-905464-14-2 · Retail Price: $65.00