These include Rineke Dijkstra's Louisiana Book, Warhol's Complete Magazine Work, the catalogue to the exhibition on Franz Walter at the Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, Francesca Woodman - On Being an Angel, publications on Leiko Ikemura, Keith Haring, Stephen Shore and ... much much more.
The artist Christo died on May 31st. He captivated audiences around the world for more than 50 years with massive public art installations, often decades in the making and all of them temporary: Surrounded Islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay, Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, The Gates in New York’s Central Park, The Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris, the Big Air Package in Oberhausen, and the Floating Piers in…
Some books vanished from our stock very quickly, partly because of limited quantities, partly because of their amazing popularity.
All of you who missed the first opportunity to buy the exhibition catalogue „Where Three Dreams Cross“, the monographs of Jean Arp or Felix Gonzales-Torres, Jan Jedlička's „The Circle“ or „Roni Horn aka Roni Horn“ will now get a second chance.
This book is a record of Peter Bialobrzeski’s time in England in the early 1990’s. The publication is his diploma work, made in two handbound, then still completely analogue made dummy books. Now, 27 years later the book is published as an almost facsimile version of the original layout.
In his photos, he captured the class ridden society: “When I left Germany, I left a booming economy in a…
„I found it absurd that most of the photobooks that are now considered the greatest or most influential books the medium has produced over the past 150 years are unavailable to students and newer generations of photographers because of their extreme rarity or value.
Photobooks were, and continue to be, vital to my own education and maturity as an artist, and I hope that this book series can inspire…
A magnificent, never-before-published collection of every painting and fresco on display in the Uffizi, the Galleria Palatina of the Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo, and more – nearly 2,000 works of art – all presented in a beautiful slipcased package.
This stunning showcase of the art capital of the world also includes two removable posters of Florence – one from the Renaissance…
Doisneau's „Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville" is one of the most famous photographs in the world. In these days when the coronavirus has changed the way we live, the physical closeness shown here seems almost surreal - cafés and streets full of people, no face covering and no social distance. Certainly today's street photographers will also produce iconic images of these strange times: What they will…
As a centre of art, culture and fashion, Paris has been attracting the attention of the world for centuries.
In the city new trends were developed, avant-garde works of art, plans, designs and ideas were created: Medieval lluminated manuscripts, the famous cathedral Notre-Dame, Haussmann's audacious programme of urban planning, surrealism and futurism, fashion, photographs in and of Paris are just…
From 1925 until his death in 1929 Aby Warburg worked on his Mnemosyne Atlas, a volume of plates that has taken on mythical status in the study of modern art and visual studies. With this project, Warburg created a visual reference system that was far ahead of its time. Pinning black and white photographic reproductions on black-strung boards, Warburg created constellations that made cross-epochal inferences…
In her drawings, photographs, installations and books, American Artist Roni Horn has been exploring the nature of water and its universal qualities for over 30 years:
“Water… reassures you, affirms you, shows you who you are, ... sighs, sucks, laughs, splishes, splashes, slashes, washes, murmurs, gushes, bubbles, babbles, shimmers, shines, gleams.“
Roni Horn's Dictionary of Water, for example,…
Considered one of the most important of the early German modernists, the painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) challenged traditions of representations of the female body in art.
With her subdued, earthy palette and surfaces of thick impasto, Modersohn-Becker avoided conventional beauty. Discarding any hint of idealization, her female figures, whose sturdy bodies are often posed awkwardly,…
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David Goldblatt has documented the far-reaching effects of Apartheid in South African society. His pictures recorded those moments, scenes of everyday life and seemingly unprepossessing things that tend to be the most revelatory.
These four titles are now available as a set for 70 €: On the Mines | Particulars | Boksburg | Structures de Domination et de Démocratie
The start of studies at the universities will initially be purely digital. If you are longing for lecture halls, libraries and study rooms, we recommend the book The Most Beautiful Universities in the World: A journey from Bologna, Salamanca and Coimbra to Uppsala, Heidelberg and Paris... and, of course, Yale, Cambridge, Princeton and Oxford.
In addition, we've selected some great and knowledgeable…
Between misery and beauty: Gold shows the intense drama of the gold rush at Serra Pelada during the 1980s. Salgado's haunting black-and-white photographs from the Genesis project record landscapes and people unchanged in the devastating onslaught of modern society and development. End of Polio is an inspirational account of the global initiative to eliminate the scourge of polio and in Scent of a Dream…
Inspiration and conflict, compared and confronted: Mapplethorpe & Munch, Bacon & Picasso, Kaprow & Oldenburg, Dalí und Duchamp, Wearing & Cahun – The books show their life, work and working methods and reveal similarities and differences: By engaging in a dialogue often surprising insights emerge...
Richard Avedon and James Baldwin's joint examination of American identity: Baldwin's powerful essay and Avedon's stunning portraits are just as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in 1964.
Untold Stories, a current exhibition at Museum Kunstpalast in Duesseldorf, celebrates the legacy of Peter Lindbergh, who passed away in September 2019. The museum is currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The catalogue, however, gives a wonderful insight into Lindbergh's personal approach to fashion photography – and makes you want to see more of his photos!
“What I'm interested in,…
2020 marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death.
Crowned the “Prince of Painters” by Giorgio Vasari, Raphael (1483–1520) stands as one of the most popular artists of the Italian Renaissance.
Around 1515, Raphael designed a set of tapestries for Leo X, the first Medici pope. Now lost, these spectacular, grand-scale textiles are reconstructed in “Raphael’s Tapestries“ and set among…
Henri Cartier-Bresson's legendary Scrapbook contains 345 images printed by himself to prepare for the Museum of Modern Art show in 1947. It represents a major contribution to the understanding of Cartier-Bresson during this period.
Robert Adams has been capturing the changing landscape of the American West for more than forty years; its skies and rivers, its prairies, its suburbs and shopping malls. The Place We Live presents his best work and is available for a reduced price of just 78 €.
“No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.” – Robert Adams
The archive of Valery Faminsky (1914-1993) recently found in Moscow is a
unique discovery. Taken in Berlin between April 22nd to May 24th 1945, the photographs show the
ruins of the city, and the everyday life of its population and the Russian troops. Recorded without
any pathos or propaganda, these photographs have a humanitarian perspective on the longing for
peace, and the reality of war. Both the authenticity and the closeness to the events allow the
viewer to witness these historic moments intimately.
(Photo: Ana Druga & Thomas Gust last week at the printing house)
The "Phaidon Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture" portrays, for the
first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world
completed between 1900 and 1999. The unprecedented global scope of this collection of over 750 key
buildings juxtaposes architectural icons with regional masterpieces.
A colossus of architectural history, now for affordable € 39,95 .
"Americans Parade is a parade of Americans. One after the other, from one community to the next, building up a picture of Americans in the United States in 2016, the year Donald Trump was elected, a year when Americas division have never been more pronounced. The details become important. A sea of faces, expressions, postures, gestures, a look, a touch, alongside, fashions and social behaviour and interactions. A narrative full of complexities and ambiguities, like a series of modern day tableaux." – George Georgiou