August 2022 (127)

Urban Playgrounds

ISBN: 9783967040418

Author: Benevento Publishing    Publisher: Gestalten

Envision the city as an infinite playground. Created in collaboration with Red Bull, Urban Playgrounds explores some of the world's most thrilling places for ur...


Envision the city as an infinite playground. Created in collaboration with Red Bull, Urban Playgrounds explores some of the world's most thrilling places for urban sports. From Venice, Barcelona, and Los Angeles, to Brasilia, Istanbul, Cairo, Lagos, or Jarkarta, this book reveals an exhilarating marriage between space and sports in global cities. Born from a need to challenge boundaries and reclaim the right to the city, from a desire for self-expression and entertainment, urban sports reimagine the city as a playground. Be it freestyling on a skateboard, riding a BMX, or stretching the human body in parkour, urban athletes demonstrate the possibilities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 28-07-2022


$120.00
An Alternative History of Photography

ISBN: 9783791387826

Author: Phillip Prodger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The real history of photography is a vast collection of inter- connected stories stretching from East Asia to West Africa, from New Zealand to Uzbekistan. It p...


The real history of photography is a vast collection of inter- connected stories stretching from East Asia to West Africa, from New Zealand to Uzbekistan. It parallels acknowledged greats with forgotten masters, and lesser-known works with regional champions. It is a complex interplay of fine art, scientific, anthropological, documentary, and amateur traditions forged by women and men alike. Drawn from the extraordinary Solander Collection, this pioneering, alternative history of photography is based on principles of diversity and democracy, allowing famous works to be seen with fresh eyes, and giving more obscure works the platform they deserve. Images by Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston are seen alongside those of Helen Stuart and John Lindt, early, self- trained practitioners Lady Augusta Mostyn and Major Francis Greeley, and African studio photographers Sanle Sory, Michel Kameni, and Malick Sidibe. It contains many rarities and "firsts" and spans photography's early decades with linchpin works by Sir John Herschel, William Henry Fox Talbot, Hippolyte Bayard, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Contemporary in outlook, visually captivating, and with contributions from leading curators and photo historians, this book will prove essential reading for those looking for an introduction to the field, as well as informed readers looking for more complete knowledge.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2022


$120.00
Spray Nation

ISBN: 9783791388748

Author: Martha Cooper    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

If you were a graffiti writer in 1980s New York City, you wanted Martha Cooper to document your work-and she probably did. Cooper has spent decades immortalizin...


If you were a graffiti writer in 1980s New York City, you wanted Martha Cooper to document your work-and she probably did. Cooper has spent decades immortalizing art that is often overlooked, and usually illegal. Her first book, 1984's Subway Art (a collaboration with Henry Chalfant), is affectionately referred to by graffiti artists as the "bible". To create Spray Nation, Cooper and editor Roger Gastman pored through hundreds of thousands of 35mm Kodachrome slides, painstakingly selecting and digitizing them. The photos range from obscure tags to portraits, action shots, walls, and painted subway cars. They are accompanied by heartfelt essays celebrating Cooper's drive, spirit, and singular vision. The images capture a gritty New York era that is gone forever. And although the original pieces (as well as many of their creators) have been lost, these powerful photos feel as immediate as a subway train thundering down the tracks.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 300 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2022


$100.00
His Name Is Banksy : Graphic Novel

ISBN: 9783791388816

Author: Francesco Matteuzzi    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Told in classic comic-book form, this graphic biography invites a new audience to learn about Banksy-and uses a pitch-perfect medium to convey the artist's mess...


Told in classic comic-book form, this graphic biography invites a new audience to learn about Banksy-and uses a pitch-perfect medium to convey the artist's message that art is for the people. Banksy is arguably the most well-known street artist of all time. But we don't actually know who he is. This is just one of many contradictions that are addressed in this enormously compelling graphic biography. When two young Londoners are caught spray-painting graffiti on a city wall, they get to know each other while detained by the police. After they are released, they decide to make a film of Banksy's life, tracing the arc of his career as they travel through the streets of London. Readers will learn not only of Banksy's politically charged art and the causes he championed, but also of its worldwide dissemination, museum exhibitions, and record-breaking auctions. While readers may not learn Banksy's true identity, this uniquely graphic form of storytelling communicates the artist's belief that art is for everyone, speaks to everyone, and is owned by everyone.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2022


$55.00
Keith Haring : The Story of his Life Graphic Novel

ISBN: 9783791388434

Author: Paolo Parisi    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From his boyhood days spent drawing compulsively through his tragic death, the trajectory of Keith Haring's life is a story of incredible achievement, luck, opp...


From his boyhood days spent drawing compulsively through his tragic death, the trajectory of Keith Haring's life is a story of incredible achievement, luck, opportunity, and extraordinary commitment. This graphic novel looks at every stage of that life, exploring his early influences, the roots of his activism, and his close friendships with other artist contemporaries. It shows readers what it was like to be part of New York City's vibrant downtown art scene in the 1980s-the nightclubs, art openings, the rise of hip-hop-and how world events, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall; the escalation of the nuclear arms race; apartheid; and the dawn of the climate crisis played into his work. They'll learn how Haring's own battle with AIDS fueled his advocacy for education and research, and they'll get to know the figures who were most influential to his work- from Warhol to Basquiat, Fab Five Freddy to Madonna. Packed with key cultural reference points as well as the artist's own reflections, this graphic biography makes for compulsive, eye-opening reading.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2022


$55.00
Frida Kahlo : Her Universe

ISBN: 9788417975531

Author: Jessica Serrano   

Frida Kahlo. Her Universe, published under a joint imprint by Editorial RM and the Museo Frida Kahlo, allows us to refresh and bring up to date the rich diversi...


Frida Kahlo. Her Universe, published under a joint imprint by Editorial RM and the Museo Frida Kahlo, allows us to refresh and bring up to date the rich diversity of themes, ideas, concepts, and emotions generated around two fundamental and iconic figures in modern Mexico: Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Based on the 2013 edition, sponsored by Bank of America and produced in collaboration with the magazine Vogue Mexico and Latin America, this new edition gathers a range of essays by specialists on the various subjects it addresses. In addition, almost three hundred images from the archives of the Museo Frida Kahlo offer readers a glimpse of Frida’s wardrobe, the collections of popular and pre-Hispanic she assembled alongside Diego Rivera, the Blue House, her connection with photography, and other matters. This volume welcomes us into Frida Kahlo’s universe, exploring the legacy of an indispensable figure in the world of twentieth-century art and culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 310 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2022


$135.00
Tina Modotti : Essentials

ISBN: 9788418934322

Author: Tina Modotti    Publisher: La Fabrica

This book is a 120-image journey through the biography and work of one of the great women photographers of the last century. With a brief career as a photograph...


This book is a 120-image journey through the biography and work of one of the great women photographers of the last century. With a brief career as a photographer, Tina Modotti was capable of creating an aesthetic of great forcefulness, becoming one of the main reporters of one of the most convulsive periods in the history of Mexico, the country where she lived and died at the age of 46. Tina Modotti's photographic work is a reflection of her life, marked by uprootedness and independence. Modotti knew how to see the beauty of the imperfect and to reflect it in her work. She developed her entire photographic work between 1923 and 1930, the years during which she lived in Mexico. Her aesthetics had an impact on the Mexican photographic scene, just as the paintings of Diego Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros influenced her. Her photographic work is a paradigm of the fusion between Mexican revolutionary culture and avant-garde photographic aesthetics, to which she added the ideals of equality proposed by socialism and her marked social commitment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 165 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2022


$60.00
The Value of Art

ISBN: 9783791389073

Author: Michael Findlay    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Internationally renowned dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a lively and authoritative look at the financial and emotional value of art throughout ...


Internationally renowned dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a lively and authoritative look at the financial and emotional value of art throughout history. In this newly revised, updated, and generously illustrated edition Findlay draws on a half-century in the business and a passion for great art to question and redefine what we mean by "value," addressing developments in this conversation since the book was first published in 2012: the rise of NFTs and digital art; the auction house as theatre; the pressing relationship between art and society's fraught political landscape; and the impact of the pandemic. With style and wry wit, Findlay demystifies how art is bought and sold while also constantly looking beyond sales figures to emphasize the primacy of art's essential, noncommercial worth. Coloring his account with wise advice, insider anecdotes involving scoundrels and scams, stories of celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries, Findlay has distilled a lifetime's experience in this indispensable guide, now updated for today's sophisticated and discerning audience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2022


$75.00
The Stencil Graffiti Manual

ISBN: 9780764363276

Author: Christian Guemy    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Stencils are a technique with unlimited aesthetic adaptability and possibility-from ancient cave painting to contemporary graffiti. Beyond their unique stylisti...


Stencils are a technique with unlimited aesthetic adaptability and possibility-from ancient cave painting to contemporary graffiti. Beyond their unique stylistic expression, stencils offer practical benefits, including precision, unlimited duplication of a message or pattern, and speed. In this info-packed manual, artist C215 shares not only his expertise with stencils, but the stories and works of 16 leading stencil graffiti and street artists around the world, showing how far it goes creatively beyond mere reproduction. Learn about materials and tools, bridges and frames, creating stencils with Photoshop and Illustrator, techniques for painting, and the specifics of text-based work, patterns, and abstract work. Hundreds of photos, detailed how-tos, and interviews with artists in the US, England, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Poland, and Colombia show a wide range of styles, techniques, and contexts. Three ready-to-use stencils are included.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2022


$65.00
Snipping The Stress Away : A Collage Activity Journal

ISBN: 9788417656508

Author: Rebeka Elizegi    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

This inventive activity art book, now in paperback, combines fun and focus, entertainment, and mindfulness using collage and cutout techniques. It includes a br...


This inventive activity art book, now in paperback, combines fun and focus, entertainment, and mindfulness using collage and cutout techniques. It includes a brief history of collage and practical tips and ideas to cut and paste, draw and paint, and sew and stitch using paper and everyday objects. Each double page proposes to look at things afresh, with suggestion and jumping off points to create one's own visual universe, unleash the capacity for creativity and, ultimately, widen the horizons for expression. It includes 25 pages of cutouts. A whole world to discover!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2022


$49.99
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