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The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors
Written collaboratively by Silvia Anna Barrilà, Nicole Büsing, Heiko Klaas, and Christiane Meixner, The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors features 256 private collections of contemporary art that the public can actually view. With collections...
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Dear Data Postcard Project
"Dear Data," an “analog data drawing project” founded and conducted by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, is essentially a personal data visualization correspondence exchange between the aforementioned artists, illustrated by hand on postcards...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Bookworms
There's almost never a bad time to read a book. Fortunately, for some, the end-of-year holiday provides time away from just about everything and an opportunity to dive deep into reading. If you plan on spending your vacation on a couch while the snow...
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How to See
For some, a work of art in a museum or gallery can require substantial consideration. For others, a passing glance will do. One can choose to read into symbolism, coloration and more—or purely enjoy (or despise) any type of art for aesthetic reasons...
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Pick Me Up Book
Brooklyn-based artist and designer Adam J Kurtz's second book "Pick Me Up: a Pep Talk for Now and Later" (the follow-up to "1 Page at a Time") is part activity guide for adults and part therapy session. Not only are there spaces for drawing and writing...
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100 Secrets of the Art World
With a list of contributors as long as its title, "100 Secrets of the Art World: Everything You Always Wanted to Know from Artists, Collectors and Curators, but Were Afraid to Ask," is an impressive book full of information from powerful players in...
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Modern Life
Exploring the strange, confusing and oftentimes distressing modern world, French artist Jean Jullien has created a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. While his keen observations on life in the current climate can be a little cheeky, they're always...
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Cut That Out: Collage in Contemporary Design
Both Ryan Doyle (aka DR) and Mark Edwards (aka ME) were—like many of us—introduced to collage at a young age; Doyle by his mother who presented him with a collage of photos of himself, and Edwards who was introduced to a family friend Steve Smith...
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Sketchy Stories
Delving into renowned artist Kerby Rosanes' sketchbook—via his newly published "Sketchy Stories"—is akin to seeing behind the curtain. It's a reproduction of his Moleskin and is chock-full of positive mantras along with strange and sweet critters and...
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Public / Private / Portrait
Mossless was founded in 2009 by Romke Hoogwaerts as a digital platform for interviewing a different photographer every two days. It made the transition into the physical world in the form of artist-made publications, and their fourth issue—a thematic...
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Interview: Photographer Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr and the Selma march, Marlon Brando on set in "The Godfather" (and more than 200 films and 100 movie posters), Robert F Kennedy on the presidential campaign trail, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, Nico, Barbra Streisand...
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Feelings: Soft Art
With contributions from the likes of Tracey Emin, John Baldessari, Ryan McGinley and more, experimental book "Feelings: Soft Art" explores contemporary art with a focus on emotions and sensual, gut reactions. Via interviews, short essays and (of course...
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JR's "Can Art Change the World?"
French street artist and activist JR posed a loaded question on stage in 2011, when he was awarded the $100,000 TED Prize: can art change the world? A book of the same name, published by Phaidon and made in close collaboration with JR, gives one of...
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Variations Autour de La Longue Marche
This year, 86-year-old Argentine artist and social activist Julio Le Parc was the fourth person invited by Hermès Éditeur to bring his art to silk: vibrant stripes of colors loop, twist and dance to tell of a journey and experiences. Though the sixty...
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The Circadian Tarot
We first came across Michelle Blade's surreal watercolors when covering her multi-colored aura scarf, a collaboration with object-based periodical The Thing Quarterly. The LA-based artist mentioned spending the past year researching and painting...
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Strange Plants Box Set
Folch Studio and editor Zio Baritaux created the Strange Plants books to explore contemporary artists who turn to flora as their muse—in the studio, and in personal life. Covering Lee Kwang-Ho's hyperrealist cacti paintings to plant-inspired flash...
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Metallen: Emma Hammar's Industrial-Inspired Art Book
As industrialization gave way to the information society in Sweden, many of the country’s beautiful old factories were turned into offices, shops and restaurants. London-based Swede Emma Hammar grew up close to one of those places, the red brick...
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2015 New York Art Book Fair
The 10th anniversary edition the New York Art Book Fair, hosted by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, felt more focused and streamlined than ever, yet still featured over 370 booksellers, publishers, artists and institutions from 28 countries...
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Munari's Books
20th century Italian artist Bruno Munari (1907-1998) left his legacy in many different forms—from sculptures, paintings, design furniture and objects, films, photographs to even poetry—but it was his experiments in book-objects for children and...
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Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street
Devendra Banhart's story as a visual artist-turned-musician has been retold many a time in interviews. In his new book "I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street," the Venezuelan-American singer/songwriter with eight albums under his belt pieces together his...
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NGV Art Book Fair 2015: Highlights
by Sinead Stubbins Melbourne, Australia is a city bursting at the seams with independent publishers, arts organizations and zine-makers, so it was only a matter of time that it hosted its own Art Book Fair. Orchestrated by the National Gallery of...
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Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work
Since 2006, Behance has been the platform for emerging creators with vision and desire. More than a place to store one's work, it's a tool for discovery employed by agencies and organizations the world around. An acquisition by Adobe in 2012 only...
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SHARE: Not Your Average Art Book
Since their launch last year, Scandinavian indie publisher New Heroes & Pioneers have been busy dreaming up not-your-typical art books—and their latest title is certainly one that won't be collecting dust on your coffee table or bookshelf. Staying...
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Cycling Climbs: Twenty Art Prints
Since the Tour de France route changes every year, the announcement of where the ride will take the peloton is a highly anticipated event. For riders and fans alike, a tour doesn't quite have the "je ne sais quoi" without a visit to the Alpe d'Huez...
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Looking at Painting Volume 1
Across the 96 pages within the softcover "Looking at Painting Volume 1" arts journal, editor and designer Jessie Churchill (who also happens to be a fine artist) probes the expanding visual landscape of painting today. With care and thought, painting...
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