2006 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
8 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches / 38 pp / 16 color
ISBN: 0-9762098-2-9 · Retail Price: $19.95
Scrapbooks 1969–1985 is a brick of a book with 460 pages from Swiss artist Walter Pfeiffer’s voluminous scrapbooks. Since the 1970s Pfeiffer has worked in graphic design and styling but is best known for his eccentric photo collage work. Pfeiffer’s unexpected combinations capture the quirky, colorful, personal, gay and devoutly sexy image of beauty of the late 1960s through the 1990s. Tucked into a handsomely designed slipcase, the book includes a conversation between the artist and critic Martin Jaeggi.
2012 / Hardcover w/ Slipcase / 10 x 12 3/4 inches / 460 pp / 224 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-25-6 · Retail Price: $100.00
Dirk Luckow (Ed.)
Picasso’s overabundant sensuality and power of imagination and his wide stylistic and thematic range has provoked responses from artists for over one hundred years. No twentieth-century artist has enjoyed as much attention or been as influential. Featuring a selection of 200 works by 87 artists from Jay Z and Jasper Johns to Dora Maar and Kippenberger, this elegant and substantial exhibition catalog from Hamburg sheds light on Picasso’s artistic reception, beginning in 1912 with Juan Gris’s Portrait of Pablo Picasso. Divided into five sections—Picasso and German art; female artists’ present-day view of Picasso; Picasso’s significance for the political image; Picasso’s global reception; and the polarization between Picasso and Marcel Duchamp—and including essays by art historian Michael Fitzgerald and Pompidou deputy director Didier Ottinger, among others. Detailed discussions of each work in the show that clarify the relationship between Picasso’s work and that of each artist add depth and history to this scholarly catalog.
Full list of included artists:
Dia Al-Azzawi, Art & Language, Kader Attia, Donald Baechler, Georg Baselitz, Walead Beshty, Mike Bidlo, Erwin Blumenfeld, Brassaï, Sophie Calle, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Maurizio Cattelan, Patrick Caulfield, Clegg & Guttmann, George Condo, Hanne Darboven, Folkert de Jong, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Doisneau, Marlene Dumas, David Douglas Duncan, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Fritz Fenzl, Gelatin, Amjad Ghannam/Khaled Hourani, Felix Gmelin, Karl Otto Götz, Leon Golub, Rodney Graham, G.R.A.M., Richard Hamilton, Rachel Harrison, Richard Hawkins, Anton Henning, David Hockney, Thomas Houseago, Gary Hume, JAY Z, Jasper Johns, Asger Jorn, Birgit Jürgenssen, Martin Kippenberger, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Guillermo Kuitca, Sean Landers, Maria Lassnig, Louise Lawler, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Longo, Dora Maar, Marcin Maciejowski, Goshka Macuga, Madame d’Ora, Jonathan Meese /Albert Oehlen, Gjon Mili, Sandro Miller, Jonathan Monk, Yasumasa Morimura, Robert Motherwell, Otto Muehl / Terese Schulmeister, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Claes Oldenburg, A. R. Penck, Irving Penn, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince, Arnulf Rainer / Dieter Roth, Eugenio Recuenco, Chéri Samba, Peter Saul, Antonio Saura, Thomas Scheibitz, Thomas Schütte, Cindy Sherman, John Stezaker, Strawalde (Jürgen Böttcher), Francesco Vezzoli, André Villers, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Andy Warhol, Joel Peter Witkin, Alexander Wolff, Zhang Hongtu, Zhou Tiehai, Thomas Zipp, Heimo Zobernig
English & German / Exhibition catalog
Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 12 inches
408 pp / 335 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-117-4 · Retail Price: $59.95
Throughout a diverse 40-year career, Austrian artist Walter Pichler (1936–2012) was persistently—almost conservatively—fascinated by the human figure, an unusual theme for a member of the avant-garde. Now for the first time, this deeply personal work has been published. Pichler exhibited his primarily architectural and sculptural installations at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, Documenta IV and the Venice Biennale. Though Pichler’s oeuvre traversed a variety of themes, the body and its sensibilities remained central to the artist, whether through rough figure sketches or his trademark futurist helmets, which become materially and spiritually tangible as states of consciousness. This catalog, devoted to Pichler’s drawing, includes texts from art historian Christian Reeder and MoMA curator Stephanie Weber.
CFA CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS, BERLIN
2014 / English & German
Exhibition catalog / Softcover
9 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches / 96 pp / 50 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-065-8 · Retail Price: $39.95
Pies, Påtés, and Pastries: Secrets Old and New of the Art of Cooking
Pies, pâtés, and pastries are the noblest of foods. Their inner life is always a secret, their outer form, a sculpture. No other dishes are so well suited to surprises and culinary amusements. In this enchanting and historically enlightening book, Charlotte Birnbaum traces the life of such delicacies through diverse cultures and traditions. Birnbaum’s wondrous anecdotes of noblemen and farmers alike are woven together, each accompanied by toothsome recipes. Birnbaum’s third book in this delectable series, On The Table, combining art theory and gastronomy!
April 2013/ Hardcover
4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
132 pp / 16 b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-31-3 · Retail Price: $22.00
Artist, More Than An Artist
An immensely talented combination of insider and outsider artist, Marcel Pinas of Surinam uses beautiful, poignant installations to tell the story of his own people, the Maroons, descendants of African slaves. This exceptional monograph combines reproductions and installation photographs with inspiring texts putting the work of this important artist into the context of his threatened native region, the genocidal civil war in Surinam and the African culture of the Caribbean. Besides creating drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations, he has founded an art school, museum and artist-in-residence program for Maroon children, documented in this book. Writes one observer, “It is difficult to overestimate the social significance of his work.”
November 2011 / Hardcover / 9 x 11 inches / 144 pp / 3 b&w and 93 color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-30-4 · Retail Price: $49.95
1994, Softcover, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
64 pp, 16 halftone and color reproductions
Essays by David Pagel, Dave Hickey and Joe Scanlan
ISBN: 0-911291-23-7 · Retail Price: $18.00
A Stellar Key to the Summerland
2008 / Softcover /5 x 6 3/4 inches
112 pp /112 b&w reproductions
ISBN: 978-1-870699-86-0 · Retail Price: $29.95
Rise Early, Be Industrious
Remco de Blaaij, Gerrie van Noord & Olivia Plender (Eds.)
The first significant survey of work by British artist Olivia Plender (b. 1977), this substantial monograph navigates the artist’s evolving attitudes to historical and contemporary forms of communication and education in her research-based practice. From a reappraisal of her project Google Office (2010), in which artistic agency meets Liberation Management, to her rethinking of the Open University as a model for the educational role of television, her work is a critical envisioning of labor’s extensive influence. To this end, she also addresses the work ethic embedded into mainstream educational systems during the industrial era, and the alternative movements that placed creativity and the arts as central to an attempt at emancipation. In specially commissioned essays and interviews, archival material, and new texts by the artist, this publication addresses the in-depth investigation of Plender’s research and artwork into educational models and their relation to social organization. Essays by Angus Cameron, Maeve Connolly, Lars Bang Larsen and Tirdad Zolghadr.
THE BANFF CENTRE, CANADA
CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, GLASGOW
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Softcover
6 ¾ x 9 ½ inches / 256 pp / 95 b&w and 95 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-174-1 · Retail Price: $42.00
With bold colors and expressive brushstrokes, emerging Cologne- based artist Andreas Plum collages colored strips of paper onto canvas and then applies paint or groups the strips to bring forth an explosive cathartic vision. In his first exhibition catalog, Plum adopts the motifs of Pop Art as well as the abstract thrust of hard-edge painting and blends the two approaches with the lingering resonance of arte povera in mixed media on canvas. Plum’s multi-colored paper streamers appear as an eruption of a psychedelia, breathing new life into the sterility of conceptual art with paradoxical visual and material choices.
October 2012/ Softcover/ 8 1/4 x 11 inches/ 80pp/ 45 color
ISBN: 978-3-86442-021-4 · Retail Price: $29.95