Embraced by the Dragon

Embraced by the Dragon

Running around China with camera.

Walk through walls

Walk through walls

“I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.” In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramović’s MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an….. Read More

Ways of curating

Ways of curating

Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since then he has staged more than 250 shows internationally, many of them among the most influential exhibits of our age. Ways of Curating is a compendium of the insights Obrist has gained from his years of extraordinary work in the….. Read More

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood : an unfashionable life

The acclaimed biography of one of England’s great eccentrics and leading fashion designers, reissued in an updated edition to coincide with a major exhibition of Westwood’s work at the Victoria & Albert Museum. • For three decades, Vivienne Westwood has been Britain’s most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric and controversial designer. In that time she has….. Read More

Homo americanus

Homo Americanus

Homo Americanus presents over 600 works from every part of the artist’s career, the majority of which have never been published before. Arranged thematically in 32 chapters, it charts the appearance and development of the themes that have defined Pettibon’s oeuvre. Sections are introduced with excerpts from interviews with the artist, and are further discussed….. Read More

The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan

The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan

Imahashi Riko explores paintings by the Akita Ranga school—or more accurately, a single work by Odano Naotake (1749–80)—in her new volume. The painting, entitled Shinobazu Pond (Shinobazu no ike-zu), has exceptional qualities including its large size, fusion of disparate elements, and mesmerizing clarity. In the eighteenth century, the neighborhood of Shinobazu Pond in Ueno flourished as….. Read More

Planet Lithuania

Planet Lithuania

This book is a rich overview of Antanas Sutkus photos of the people of his native Lithuania during its occupation by the Soviet Union. Sutkus is above all a humanist photographer, his kosmos his fellow citizenschildren, lovers, the elderly; how they engage with modernity and tradition, nature and the city, and express their identitiesall captured….. Read More

A guide to Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus

A guide to Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus

Vilnius Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Ladislaus is one of the earliest and most important Catholic temples in Lithuania. The historical and spiritual significance of the cathedral, which served the believers without interruption from the Christianization of Lithuania in 1387 to the middle of the twentieth century, and which was returned to them….. Read More

Contemporary history of garden design

Contemporary history of garden design

A lavish and comprehensive overview of European garden art from 1970 to today. In a volume of impressive detail and opulent photography the British landscape architect and art historian Penelope Hill has portrayed the developments in contemporary European garden art.