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PARADISE AND BACK

Rheingold at Dyck Castle

Snoeck, Germany
2008 / Softcover / 8 1/2 x 11 inches / 160 pp / 134 color
ISBN: 978-3-936859-94-2 · Retail Price: $45.00

JORGE PARDO

Tecoh

Alex Coles (Ed.)

Tecoh is a sprawling series of buildings designed by Jorge Pardo deep in the Yucatán jungle. Taking over six years to fabricate and engaging existing ruins of a nineteenth-century hacienda, the project is by far the artist’s most ambitious work to date. Over 100 color images guide the reader around its myriad buildings and landscaping—from subterranean concrete forms peaking out of the wild jungle grasses to quiet details of tiles and furniture to Pardo’s iconic bulbous lamps. Michael Govan, the director of LACMA, sets Tecoh within a deeper history the artist’s work, while Alex Coles proposes a critical framework for its interpreta- tion. This handsome publication offers the only available in-depth document of the project.

STERNBERG PRESS
BERLIN LA VACA INDEPEDIENTE, MEXICO
January 2013/ Exhibition catalog Hardcover/
9 x 11 1/2 inches/ 186 pp/ 119 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-44-3 · Retail Price: $52.00

Siôn Parkinson

Head in the Railings

BOOK WORKS, UNITED KINGDOM
2005 / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches / 64 pp / 30 b&w
ISBN: 1-870699-85-8 · Retail Price: $16.00

Philippe Parreno

Maria Lind

This exhibition catalog for the influential French artist Philippe Parreno spans a year-long retrospective to be held in five venues: the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (New York), Kunsthalle Zurich, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and the Serpentine Gallery in London. Parreno’s wide-ranging, highly experimental work is rooted in Conceptual Art, and ranges across media including film, video, science fiction, art theory and drawing. The catalog focuses on Parreno’s recent film, June 8, 1968, which reinterprets Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train procession, as well as No Ghost, Just a Shell, a collaboration between Parreno and Pierre Huyghe. Commentary on program of related events is included, as well as texts by Maria Lind, Tom Eccles, Simon Critchley, Jörn Schaffaff and others.

Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York
2010 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 4 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches / 58 pp / 4 color
ISBN: 978-1-934105-13-9 · Retail Price: $14.95

JÜRGEN PARTENHEIMER

Seeds and Tracks and Folded Spirits: South African Diary

Jochen Kienbaum & Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Eds.)

Part of the Kienbaum Artists’ Books series, this illustrated hardcover compiles drawings and diary entries from 2011 made during an inspiring sojourn in South Africa by the multi-faceted German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. His writing complements the subtle nuances, delicate lines and tones of his graphic work, oils, graphite on canvas and sculptures in bronze, wood or wire. The symbolic essence of Partenheimer’s work is the fragility that derives from the line, visible even in his great stele towering some seven meters above the ground. Now based near Cologne, Partenheimer has long been noted for his literary endeavors, such as his diary when he was guest artist at the famous residential complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer in São Paulo, or his drawings and notes from 2007, when he was invited to the Nietzsche House in Sils-Maria. Writings by Jürgen Partenheimer and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen.

SNOECK, GERMANY
January 2013/ German & English
Exhibition catalog/ Hardcover
9 2/3 x 13 inches/ 82 pp/ 65 color
ISBN: 978-3-86642-035-1 · Retail Price: $45.00

JÜRGEN PARTENHEIMER

Calliope

Anne-Claire Schumacher

At the invitation of the Nymphenburg porcelain factory in Munich, renowned German artist Jürgen Partenheimer (b. 1947) created three sculptural vessels that convey his minimalist, yet highly personal and poetic vocabulary. In drawings and documentary photographs, Calliope documents the history of the factory, the eponymous exhibition and Partheimer’s working process in which the hand-turned vessels undergo a quite unpredictable transformation during their shaping, firing and glazing. The exhibition at the Musée Ariana in Geneva and this publication are part of the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory’s invitational in which artists are invited to create a new work based on an historical object from their archives. Partenheimer approaches his subject matter at the very boundary of its corporeality as it transitions between immateriality and materiality.

SNOECK, GERMANY
MUSÉE ARIANA, GENEVA
February 2016 / English & French / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 ½ x 12 ¾ inches / 136 pp / 1 b&w and 105 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-147-1 · Retail Price: $42.00

PASADENA TO SANTA BARBARA:

A Selected History of Art in Southern California, 1951-1969

Decades before today’s major Los Angeles museums realized the potential of contemporary art, the pioneering institutions Pasadena Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art under curator-directors Thomas Leavitt and Walter Hopps championed talented local and internationally recognized painters. Part of the Getty Research Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, this crisp exhibition catalog reconstructs the partially forgotten history through photos and reproductions. Storied moments such as Kienholz’s first solo show (1961), Duchamp’s chess game with a naked Eve Babitz (1963) and Diebenkorn’s first major exhibition (1963) reenter the annals of 20th-century American art history.

THE GETTY FOUNDATION, LOS ANGELES SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, SANTA BARBARA
August 2012/ Hardcover/ 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches/162 pp/ B&W and color
ISBN: 978-0-89951-113-9 · Retail Price: $39.95

PASSENGERS

Dagmar Keller & Martin Wittwer

Backlit, oneiric and softly colored as a Caravaggio painting, the portraits in this striking photo book by Dusseldorf–based artists Dagmar Keller and Martin Wittwer feel lost in time. While staying in Warsaw as artists-in-residence at CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Keller and Wittwer decided to leave the city and hit the road. They traveled by late-night bus, linking the villages, small towns and cities of Poland. During those journeys, they captured passengers obscured behind stained, ice-covered windows in the pale light of the stations: portraits of people, lost in thought, resting or dozing, dazed from lack of sleep or simply bored. The striking contrast between the subtle portraits and the almost-banal circumstances of their creation is what makes this publication so magical, alongside the breathtaking full-bleed reproductions of their pigment inket prints.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
KW INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BERLIN
2014 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 7 1/4 x 10 2/3 inches
164 pp / 109 color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-02-1 · Retail Price: $55.00

PASSINGS TO PRESENTS

Silence & Golden in the Work of Fillipo Minelli

Italian artist Fillipo Minelli has produced a body of land art based work that in his own words, “points out the gap between the reality we still live in and the ephemeral world of technologies.” Travelling to remote and economically strained corners of the world—from Mali to Cambodia—Minelli tags favelas and hillsides with terms from contemporary social media: “Flickr” on a lean-to in Phnom Phen, “Facebook” on a landfill in Barnako. This ephemeral poetry, moving beyond its roots in street art, disseminates our social networks by simultaneously criticizing our misplaced fixation on virtual technology and affirming opportunities for real-life sharing and negotiating. In Minelli’s first artist book, texts are featured on neutralized white pages while their corresponding visual is hidden yet accessible inside Japanese folded pages. This conceptual format confronts the typical hyper-speed of image circulation in our networked society.

ONOMATOPEE, THE NETHERLANDS
October 2014
Softcover
6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 128 pp / 100 color
ISBN: 978-94-91677-18-2 · Retail Price: $39.95

MICHA PATINIOTT

Curiously Human

In 2010, the prestigious Stedelijk Museum Schiedam presented the first solo museum show for young Dutch painter Micha Patiniott along with this slim but wonderfully engaging exhibition catalog. Patiniott’s paintings, rooted in personal experience and imagination, capture reality with a twist. In his work, trivial situations soon get out of hand and lead to poetic, bizarre or amusing images. Patiniott is primarily a story-teller. His paintings are impulses to anecdotes or scenes from a narrative. Viewers can project their emotions on to them or use the ingredients for their own interpretations. Patiniott’s stories are unfinished. They do not confirm images, they create them. Patiniott’s career includes a year residency at the Fine Arts Work Ctr., Provincetown, Massachusetts, along with continued international exposure.

POST EDITIONS, THE NETHERLANDS
April 2012 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 x 11.5 inches / 80 pp / Full color
No ISBN · Retail Price: $32.00