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Hilma AF Klint: Paintings for the Future Cover Image
By Hilma Af Klint (Artist), Tracey Bashkoff (Editor), Tracey Bashkoff (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$65.00
ISBN: 9780892075430
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Published: Guggenheim Museum - October 23rd, 2018

Hilma af Klint's daring abstractions exert a mystical magnetism


We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85: A Sourcebook Cover Image
By Catherine Morris (Editor), Rujeko Hockley (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780872731837
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Published: Duke University Press - April 21st, 2017

A landmark exhibition on display at the Brooklyn Museum from April 21 through September 17, 2017, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.


The Detroit Printing Co-Op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing Cover Image
By Danielle Aubert (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781941753255
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Published: Inventory Press - November 19th, 2019

A timely exploration of political organizing, publishing, design and distribution in 1970s Detroit


In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dalí Cover Image
By Sue Roe
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101981177
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Published: Penguin Press - August 20th, 2019

"Describes with plenty of colour how surrealism, from Rene Magritte's bowler hats to Salvador Dali's watches, was born and developed." - The Times (UK)

As she did for the Modernists In Montmartre, noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe now tells the story of the Surrealists in Montparnasse.


Black Lives 1900: W.E.B. Du Bois at the Paris Exposition Cover Image
By W. E. B. Du Bois, Jacqueline Francis (Introduction by), Stephen G. Hall (Introduction by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781942884538
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Published: Redstone Press - October 29th, 2019

How W.E.B. Du Bois combined photographs and infographics to communicate the everyday realities of Black lives and the inequities of race in America


EDO Ball: The Art of Basketball Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781584237150
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Published: Gingko Press - December 18th, 2018

A captivating work of cultural blending unlike anything created prior, Andrew Archer's Edo Ball must be seen to be believed.


Cimarron: Freedom and Masquerade Cover Image
By Charles Freger, Ishmael Reed (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780500022467
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Published: Thames & Hudson - May 7th, 2019

This series of extraordinary photographic portraits by Charles Fréger brings to life the vivid costumes used in festivals by the descendants of African slaves in America.


Vineyards: Photographs by Fred Lyon (beautiful photographs taken over seventy years of visiting vineyards around the world) Cover Image
By Fred Lyon, Nion McEvoy (Foreword by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781616898489
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - November 5th, 2019

As a budding photographer and oenophile in the 1940s, Fred Lyon surveyed the wine photography of the day and thought, "I can do better than that!" What followed was a seven-decade adventure that took him to the world's great wine regions—to French châteaux, the verdant slopes of Chile, and the picturesque wineries of Italy, Greece, Portugal, and beyond — always returning to the b


Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857-2017 (Art History Books, Feminist Books, Photography Gifts for Women, Women in History Books) Cover Image
By Helena Reckitt (Editor), Lucinda Gosling (Text by), Hilary Robinson (Text by), Amy Tobin (Text by), Maria Balshaw (Preface by), Xabier Arakistain (Foreword by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781452169927
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 23rd, 2018

"The sheer heft of lavishly produced images will be indispensable to scholars, critics, and artists."Art Monthly


Revolution in Black and White: Photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest Withers Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9780991541843
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Published: Cityfiles Press - November 15th, 2019

Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers of the civil rights era. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the civil rights movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968.


Golden Prospects: Daguerreotypes of the California Gold Rush Cover Image
By Jane L. Aspinwall, Keith F. Davis (Contributions by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780300246216
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Published: Nelson Atkins - October 15th, 2019

A fresh, comprehensive, and critical look at the California gold rush through the lens of the daguerreotype camera

The California gold rush was the first major event in American history to be documented in depth by photography.


Maestrapeace: San Francisco's Monumental Feminist Mural Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9781597144834
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Published: Heyday Books - September 3rd, 2019

Twenty-nineteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women's Building in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. Weaving in myriad female figures, historical and sacred, this public art work highlights women's accomplishments across time and continents, and envisions a world healed of injustices.


Louise Bourgeois: Spiral Cover Image
By Louise Bourgeois (Artist)
$50.00
ISBN: 9788862086448
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Published: Damiani Ltd - February 19th, 2019

In materials as diverse as wood, steel, bronze, latex, marble, plaster, resin, hemp, lead, ink, pencil, crayon, woodcut, watercolor and gouache, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) investigates every imaginable manifestation of the spiral, from graphic patterns to graphite whorls, wobbly orbits to chiseled vortices, twisted columns to coiling snakes, staircases and pyramids.


Agnes Martin Cover Image
By Agnes Martin (Artist), Frances Morris (Editor), Tiffany Bell (Editor)
$55.00
ISBN: 9781938922763
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Published: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP) - July 28th, 2015

The critically acclaimed, indispensible illustrated monograph on Agnes Martin, published to accompany the major retrospective exhibition organized by the Tate and on view in 2016 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Guggenheim


Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures Cover Image
By Dorothea Lange (Photographer), Sarah Meister (Editor), Sarah Meister (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$55.00
ISBN: 9781633451049
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - February 25th, 2020

On the unique synthesis of word and image in Dorothea Lange's boldly political photography, which defined the iconography of WPA and Depression-era America


Graciela Iturbide's Mexico: Photographs Cover Image
By Graciela Iturbide (Photographer), Kristen Gresh (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Guillermo Sheridan (Contribution by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9780878468584
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Published: MFA Publications - February 19th, 2019

Iturbide is modern Mexico's subtlest, most profound chronicler


Phyllis Galembo: Mexico Masks Rituals Cover Image
By Phyllis Galembo (Photographer), Sergio Blanco (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), George Otis (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$45.00
ISBN: 9781942185574
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Published: Radius Books/D.A.P. - May 21st, 2019

The acclaimed photographer of African masks turns her lens to the astounding mask cultures of Mexico


Kiki Smith Cover Image
By Kiki Smith (Artist), Stéphanie Molinard (Editor), Marie Chênel (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9788836643851
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Published: Silvana Editoriale - March 17th, 2020

Four decades of Kiki Smith's searing, intimate investigations of the body and the cosmos


Come Alive!: The Spirited Art of Sister Corita Cover Image
By Sister Corita Kent (Artist), Julie Ault (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Daniel Berrigan (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$29.95
ISBN: 9780954502522
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Published: Four Corners Books - March 1st, 2007

At 18, Corita Kent (1918-86) entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she taught art and eventually ran the art department. After more than 30 years, at the end of the 1960s, she left the order to devote herself to making her own work.


Eva Hesse: Oberlin Drawings: Drawings in the Collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College Cover Image
By Eva Hesse (Artist), Barry Rosen (Editor), Helen Charash (Foreword by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9783906915395
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Published: Hauser & Wirth Publishers - May 21st, 2019

This monumental tome contains the entirety of the important German artist's drawings held in the collection of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio. The AMAM was the first museum to purchase a sculpture by Hesse, Laocoon, in 1970.


Basquiat Cover Image
By Jean-Michel Basquiat (Artist), Dieter Buchhart (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Glenn O'Brien
$65.00
ISBN: 9783775725934
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Published: Hatje Cantz - November 30th, 2010

The first African-American artist to attain art superstardom, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) created a huge oeuvre of drawings and paintings (Julian Schnabel recalls him once accidentally leaving a portfolio of about 2,000 drawings on a subway car) in the space of just eight years.


Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects Cover Image
By Joel Sternfeld (Photographer), Kerry Brougher (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Andy Grundberg (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$125.00
ISBN: 9783958296695
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Published: Steidl - February 11th, 2020

The definitive edition of Joel Sternfeld's seminal American Prospects, featuring new photographs, and a revised format and cover


Walker Evans: American Photographs Cover Image
By Walker Evans (Photographer), Sarah Meister (Introduction by), Lincoln Kirstein (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$40.00
ISBN: 9780870708350
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Published: Museum of Modern Art - August 31st, 2012

More than any other artist, Walker Evans invented the images of essential America that we have long since accepted as fact, and his work has influenced not only modern photography but also literature, film and visual arts in other mediums.


Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture Cover Image
By Beth Lesser, Beth Lesser (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Stuart Baker (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780957260085
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Published: Soul Jazz Records - October 24th, 2017

This definitive study of the 1980s Jamaican Dancehall scene features hundreds of exclusive photographs and an accompanying text that capture a vibrant, globally influential and yet rarely documented culture that has mixed music, fashion and lifestyle since its inception.


Jeff Divine: 70s Surf Photographs Cover Image
By Jeff Divine (Photographer), Tom Adler (Editor), Evan Backes (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781942884606
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Published: T. Adler Books - March 10th, 2020

A colorful, insider portrait of '70s surf culture, with a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Finnegan


Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics: A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Cover Image
By Takashi Murakami (Artist), Anne Nishimura Morse (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780878468492
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Published: MFA Publications - April 24th, 2018

The lineage of the "superflat" Murakami's vision of the Japanese aesthetic


Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781590517147
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Published: Other Press - October 13th, 2015

Deborah Solomon’s definitive biography of Joseph Cornell, one of America’s most moving and unusual twentieth-century artists, now reissued twenty years later with updated and extensively revised text