Index of Titles Filed Under 'Artist’s Book'

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“Decrophilia” by artist Matthew Raviotta stylishly excavates the exotic and familiar world of American suburbia. In a sequence of seductive and sometimes bewildering images, the book mines the trappings of comfort that epitomizes the mythic good life of middle class incomes and stable homes. Compositions with scented candles, custom shower curtains, and cough medicine juxtapose with writhing bodies and models that embody the look and feel of “flu chic.” The contrast between the longing of subconscious desire outside the bounds of comfort and the charmingly demented reality of suburban life are brought into sharp and hilarious relief.

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“Dynasty” is the first e-book by the acclaimed fashion designer Bernard Willhelm. “Dynasty” documents Willhelm’s newfound Southern California existence. The constant documentation of his daily life demonstrates his humorous, inquisitive, and obsessive way of seeing the world: images of the food he devours, the scenic landscapes surrounding him, his own body, various gay paraphernalia, the texts he avidly reads, notes, and seemingly disparate objects. All of this comes together in “Dynasty” to show how incredibly present Willhelm is in his own life. The styling of his photos mirror the energy and narrative thrust of contemporary photographers like Wolfgang Tillmans. “Dynasty” ...

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ILAN NA AKO NGAYON? HOW MANY AM I NOW? is a collection of images artists Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho have collected over the last number of years. Pieced together like an enigmatic travel narrative, the book swerves back and forth between images that are weird, boring, and mysterious, sometimes at the same time. ILAN NA AKO NGAYON? HOW MANY AM I NOW? offers watery, jet lagged visuals of the artists’ life and practice.

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Make it work for you is an ongoing series of e-zines. Produced from digital content collected at makeitworkforyou.tumblr.com, they exist as manuals for current working ideas and studio strategies.  

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Featuring interviews with Kit Hammonds and Bernhard Cella Independent publishing is experiencing a boom in the art world. The vitality and ubiquity of small artist-editions has gone hand in hand with a proliferation of sometimes highly imaginative micro-fairs and other spaces for sharing, connection, dissemination and distribution. Post-internet technological development has accompanied this latest stage in the emancipation of the book. Leaving behind its quintessential role as a conveyor of ideas, the book becomes a space for expression, a blank page freed from the responsibility of representing ‘reality’. The increasing affordability and accessibility of means of production, maker culture, and the revival ...

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“No one thought of the sandy cat; it sat alone and hungry.” In Rachel Rose’s reimagining of the short Victorian tale The Sandy Cat, a family’s neglected cat’s desire for milk takes over the course of a day. Pages from children’s books are stretched, cut, layered, and contorted to create a contemporary fable.

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This artist book began at the equity derivatives desk of Lehman Brothers before the collapse of the company in 2008, where curator and artist Howie Chen worked as an analyst before entering the art field. “Transformers” is in essence a record of boredom during the ‘irrational exuberance’ of the late ‘90s, before the ‘new normal’ of crisis capitalism, and the Great Recession of 2008 which led to Lehman’s downfall. While at work between tasks, Chen photocopied a dollar bill everyday on the office copier, taking the previous day’s copy and feeding it back into the machine. Over months, the image ...

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