Whether you want Surrealism or Land Art, Fluxus or Bauhaus, this is your be-all, end-all guide to art of the 20th century. An undertaking as immensely ambitious as this one deserves to be owned by everyone, which is why we decided to make a special, more compact edition of this two-volume classic in celebration of 25
This captivating album presents more than 100 photographs, alongside fascinating commentaries and an introduction, that span the early years of the automobile to the present day. For both photography and car-loving audiences, Autofocus illustrates the inexorable rise of the car as a cultural icon.
Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were an extraordinary couple who worked and lived together for more than 40 years. Cahun and Moore were the pseudonyms for Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who met in their teens and embarked on their unique relationship. They travelled from provincial Nantes to the hot-house atmosphere of Paris and finally to Jersey, where they found the space and freedom to develop their ideas but where they were to suffer imprisonment during the Nazi occupation for their Resistance activities.
The book, published by Local Studio and Dave Southwood, documents the first twelve buildings designed and built by the Johannesburg-based architecture firm, founded by Thomas Chapman in 2012. Co-authored by Chapman and photographer David Southwood, with Illustrations by Michael Tymbios, Hustles takes the reader not only into the buildings themselves, but also gives a detailed account of the often chaotic context of Johannesburg in which the buildings exist.
Man Ray (1890-1976), a pioneer of the Dada movement and a central protagonist of surrealism, is best known for his innovative photographs, but his writings are also remarkable expressions of his identity as an artist. The first extensive collection of Man Ray’s texts about art in English, Man Ray: Writings on Art illuminates the diverse ways in which the artist used words to express his aesthetic, philosophical and political ideas. Richly illustrated and drawing on a broad range of materials, including artists’ books, essays, interviews, letters and visual poems, this collection presents the artist’s most significant writings about art, many of them never previously published. Offering a long overdue vision of Man Ray as someone who used words both as a creative medium and as a means of articulating ideas about the nature and value of art, it provides a powerful insight for students and scholars of modern art, as well as for artists, photographers and all those who count themselves as Man Ray fans.
Terence Donovan was one of the foremost photographers of his generation – among the greatest Britain has ever produced. He came to prominence in London as part of a postwar renaissance in art, fashion, graphic design and photography. Alongside David Bailey and Brian Duffy, photographers of a similar working-class background and outlook, Donovan was a new force in fashion photography. Together, they captured and helped create the Swinging 60s. They socialized with celebrities and royalty, and found themselves elevated to stardom in their own right. Gifted with an unerring eye for the iconic image, Donovan was also master of his craft, a technical genius who pushed the limits of what was possible with a camera. And yet despite his fame and status, there has never been a publication devoted to his fashion work, for he allowed none to be released during his lifetime. Terence Donovan Fashion is thus the first time his fashion pictures have been collected together in book form. Arranged chronologically, from the gritty monochromatic 1960s and 1970s to the vibrant and colourful 1980s and 1990s, the book reveals how his constant invention and experimentation not only set him apart from his contemporaries, but also influenced generations to come. Contributions from some of the many designers, models and art directors who worked with him provide fascinating insights into his practice. Compiled by the artist’s widow Diana Donovan and former art director of Nova magazine and Pentagram partner David Hillman, who worked closely with Donovan for over a decade, and including an illuminating text by Robin Muir, ex-picture editor of Vogue, and foreword by Grace Coddington, creative director of American Vogue and advisor to the project, Terence Donovan Fashion is indisputably a landmark in the history of fashion photography.
This invaluable resource demystifies the complex, rapidly changing, and sometimes confusing world of digital print technologies. It describes the major digital printing processes used by photographers and artists over the past forty years, explaining and illustrating materials and their deterioration, methods of identification, and options for acquiring and preserving digital prints. A removable chart provides a ready reference for identifying specific materials.
The profound and lyric photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard open us up to at least a double world, a world where all that is invisible, or only felt, or only dreamed, is as true, or as possible, or as necessary, as the ground which holds us down…In this book, these particular images are at least double exposures, and it would be tempting to stop there, in the twofold world of double vision
Thirty years after the founding of Mexico’s Fototeca Nacional, this big, bold first catalogue of the archive’s holdings offers a panoramic history of the art of photography in Mexico–a look into one of the most important image collections in Latin America and testimony to over 130 years of social, political, cultural, artistic, scientific and economic happenings.
Created to accompany one of the most exciting exhibitions of 2020, this stunning paperback catalogue presents the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.
Richly illustrated, it includes images from the key series Muholi has produced over the past twenty years, as well as never-before-published and recent works. The exhibition book also features six newly commissioned essays exploring their work, as well as a full glossary and chronology.
Johannesburg’s inner city has, since the mining town’s formation, served as the first stop for new arrivals. As such it has always been vibrant and in a constant state of flux. I initially started photographing the area in the nineties when racial segregation laws were being lifted and black South Africans had begun moving from…
What will the end of the world look like?
‘Abandoned Futures’ is a breathtaking global overview of the decay and abandonment that sits in the midsts of humanities constant push towards an uncertain future. It’s a visual epic dedicated to the edge of our power, where human industry fails and decay takes over. These are the landscapes that give the lie to our dreams of immortality.
A BOOK OF BOOKS showcases Abelardo Morell’s extraordinary photographs of unusual books, like an impossibly large dictionary, illustrated tomes whose characters appear to leap off the page, and water-damaged books that take on sculptural form.
In summary, this book has succeeded in positioning itself as a stunningly attractive “coffee table piece” for general interest readers, but also as an important and “un-equalled reference source”, for academics and others requiring more detailed scientific information.