Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness is the long-awaited monograph from one of the most powerful visual activists of our time. The book features over ninety of Muholi’s evocative self-portraits, each image drafted from material props in Muholi’s immediate environment. A powerfully arresting collection of work, Muholi’s radical statements of identity, race, and resistance are a direct response to contemporary and historical racisms.
With more than twenty written contributions from curators, poets, and authors, alongside luxurious tritone reproductions of Muholi’s images, Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness is as much a manifesto of resistance as it is an autobiographical, artistic statement.
A central figure in pop art, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was one of the most significant and influential artists of the later twentieth century. In the 1960s he began to explore the growing interplay between mass culture and the visual arts, and his constant experimentation with new processes for the dissemination of art played a pivotal role in redefining access to culture and art as we know it today.
The Forever Now presents paintings by seventeen artists whose singular approaches are characteristic of our cultural moment in refusing to allow us to define, or even meter our time by them. This tendency was first identified by the science-fiction writer William Gibson, who used the term “atemporality” to describe a cultural product that doesn’t represent—through its style, its content, or its medium—the time from which it comes. Atemporality, or timelessness, manifests itself in painting as both a profligate mixing of past styles and genres and also a radical paring down of visual language to the most archetypal forms.
Developing the argument that through aesthetic force emerges the truly political, the book moves beyond polarization of the aesthetic and the cultural. Instead, photographic works are read for their subversive political and cultural force, as it emerges through the aesthetics of the image.
This book is ideal for students of Photography, Art History, Art and Visual Culture, and Gender.
“Some of the most interesting insights are about cultural changes. . . Fascinating details. The most original parts of the book are the chapters on the unsung heroes of publishing: typographers, designers, printers and illustrators. Nyburg creates a picture of a whole visual culture. These extraordinarily cultured individuals didn’t just affect art books. They made British culture, once notoriously parochial and wordy, more cosmopolitan and more visual.” – Jewish Renaissance
Moods of Nature is the black, white and orange sequel to the acclaimed art books Reflection, Shades of Nature and Art of Nature. It is daring and original. The photography is unique and powerful. The text, in caption format, is a mixture of poetry and philosophy; it complements the images in an extraordinary manner. There is a depth in the visual images that the viewer will only fully appreciate by reading the accompanying words.
The Theatre of Apparitions is an immersive and groundbreaking monograph by the critically acclaimed art photographer Roger Ballen. The author of numerous publications, including Asylum of the Birds and Outland, Ballen is best known for his psychologically powerful and masterfully composed images that exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation, and photography.
A ?op house, a pumping station, a maid’s room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine just a few of the places New Yorkers call home.
Las Vegas: A beacon for entertainers and thrill seekers around the world, it is also a story of American transformation, possibility, and renewal. This book chronicles the rise of the unique desert oasis, exploring how it became the ultimate dream destination.
Isaac Mizrahis Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti, Carolina Herreras Pommes Toupinel, Mark Eckos
Adults Only Chocolate Chip Cookies, Derek Lams Yellowtail Crudo, John Varvatoss Calaloo
Soup food can be fashionable too! Published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America
(CFDA) and with a foreword by Martha Stewart, American Fashion Cookbook is a chic objet
containing recipes and original illustrations by more than 100 American designers.
In honor of the fashion house’s fiftieth anniversary, Loris Azzaro offers an in-depth look at the life and legacy of French fashion icon Loris Azzaro. This illustrated retrospective reveals a designer who celebrated the female form with unabashed glamour,
Rock legend Patti Smith is famed for her powerful onstage presence, depicted by many of photography’s own legends. Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits of the young poet/singer were instrumental in defining her groundbreaking persona in 1970s.