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.
9 x 11 1/2 inches/ 186 pp/ 119 color
Retail Price: $52.00
BERLIN LA VACA INDEPEDIENTE, MEXICO
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.
9 2/3 x 13 inches/ 82 pp/ 65 color
Retail Price: $45.00