Essays, conversations, and artist portfolios confront questions at the intersection of race, institutional life, and representation. Controversies involving race and the art world are often discussed in terms of diversity and representation―as if having the right representative from a group or a larger plurality of embodied difference would absolve art institutions from historic forms of….. Read More

Contemporary African art

Contemporary African art

Contemporary African art has grown out of the diverse histories and cultural heritage of the African continent and its diaspora. It is not characterized by any particular style, technique or theme, but by a bricolage-like attitude towards art-making, incorporating and building upon the structures from which older, precolonial and colonial genres were made. In this….. Read More

Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories

Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories

The first-ever exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself, shortly before his untimely death, Untold Stories at the Düsseldorf Kunstpalast served as a blank canvas for the photographer’s unrestrained vision and creativity. Given total artistic freedom, Lindbergh curated an uncompromising collection that sheds an unexpected light on his colossal oeuvre. This artist’s book, the official companion….. Read More

Kaleidoscope. The art of illustrative storytelling

Kaleidoscope : the art of illustrative storytelling

Similar to a kaleidoscope, a good story employs reflection on the different elements to create a narrative or pattern that is captivating to the reader. The pressure is that much more when the storyteller is a graphic artist and has a page or less in which to tell the tale with little or no words…… Read More


Impressionism : the birth of light painting

These seductive books have slick production values, excellent illustrations, and smart texts. Each one is a fast-food, high-energy fix on the topic at hand. The New York Times Book Review With blockbuster exhibitions, record-breaking auction prices, and packed museums, Impressionism remains close contender for the world’s favorite period of painting. Its favorite subjects from dappled….. Read More

Creative pop-up

Creative pop-up : a history and project book

Discover the secrets of pop-up papercrafts with this illustrated guide. A fascinating history of movable books is followed by practical advice and techniques, with easy-to-follow projects to create your own original novelty cards

The book of the flower : flowers in art

“Art is the flower, life is the green leaf”—Charles Rennie Mackintosh Haphazard bunches, formal bouquets, chance arrangements, quiet and thoughtful rural encounters—The Book of the Flower is a sylvan collection of beautiful depictions of flowers by artists, photographers, and illustrators. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their interest in particular….. Read More

Cats : photographs 1942-2018

On a winter’s night in 1949 in New York City, young marketing student and budding photographer Walter Chandoha spotted a stray kitten in the snow, bundled it into his coat, and brought it home. Little did he know he had just met the muse that would determine the course of his life. Chandoha turned his….. Read More

Total expansion of the letter: avant-garde art and language after Mallarmé

How cubism and Dada radically reimagined the social nature of language, following the utopian poetic vision of Stéphane Mallarmé. At the outset of the twentieth century, language became a visual medium and a philosophical problem for European avant-garde artists. In Total Expansion of the Letter, art historian Trevor Stark offers a provocative history of this “linguistic….. Read More