The Earth, social justice, fashion, and underrepresented artists are the subject of many of next season’s offerings.
Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment
Kathleen Pyne. Yale Univ., June 23 ($65, ISBN 978-0-300-24994-1)
The first monograph devoted to Anne Brigman (1869–1950), one of the original members of Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession group, reasserts her place among photography’s early advocates and offers insight on gender and racial dynamics of the early-20th-century art world.
Calder: The Conquest of Space: The Later Years: 1940–1976
Jed Perl. Knopf, Apr. 14 ($60, ISBN 978-0-451-49411-5)
Perl concludes his two-volume biography of American sculptor Alexander Calder (1898–1976). In a starred review of the first book, PW wrote, “Perl offers what will be without question the authoritative source on the man.”
Cool Is Everywhere: New and Adaptive Design Across America
Michel Arnaud. Abrams, May 26 ($35, ISBN 978-1-4197-3822-7)
The cities and towns highlighted by Arnaud are transforming neighborhoods by, for instance, repurposing department stores as hip hotels and parking garages as bars.
Diana Vreeland: Bon Mots: Words of Wisdom from the Empress of Fashion
Edited by Alexander Vreeland, illus. by Luke Edward Hall. Rizzoli, Mar. 17 ($35, ISBN 978-0-8478-6471-3)
The grandson of fashion leader Diana Vreeland gathers her advice to live by, such as, “A new dress doesn’t get you anywhere; it’s the life you’re living in the dress.”
Magnum Artists: When Great Photographers Meet Great Artists
Editors at Magnum Photos. Laurence King, May 12 ($55, ISBN 978-1-78627-505-9)
This retrospective brings together more than 200 photographs of artists, including those of Matisse and Picasso by Robert Capa, Warhol and de Kooning by Thomas Hoepker, and Sonia Delaunay by Herbert List.
Pictures on the Radio: From the Frontlines of History with NPR News
Edited by Chip Somodevilla. PowerHouse, Apr. 7 ($50, ISBN 978-1-57687-951-1)
This collection of photojournalist David Gilkey’s work was compiled following his death in 2016 on assignment for NPR in Helmand, Afghanistan. Both he and his Afghan interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed during a Taliban ambush of their convey.
Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography
Don Carleton. Univ. of Texas, Apr. 14 ($45, ISBN 978-1-4773-2114-0)
Documenting the civil rights movement, this book grew out of the Briscoe Center for American History’s exhibit of the same name, which was displayed at the University of Texas at Austin.
Liam Wong. Thames & Hudson, Apr. 21 ($50, ISBN 978-0-500-02319-8)
Photographer, graphic designer, and game developer Wong (named to Forbes’s 2017 list of 30 under 30) offers a cyberpunk-inspired exploration of Tokyo at night. This monograph raised more money through crowdfunding than any other book in the U.K. to date: over £140,000.
Richard Mayhew. Chronicle, Mar. 3 ($30, ISBN 978-1-4521-7890-5)
This book spans the career of Afro-Native American landscape painter Mayhew (b. 1924), whose work evokes physical places, as well as emotions, sounds, and color. Inspired by improvisational jazz, Mayhew pours paint directly onto the canvas and shapes it into what he calls “moodscapes.”
The World as an Architectural Project
Hashim Sarkis and Roi Salgueiro Barrio, with Gabriel Kozlowski. MIT, May 5 ($50, ISBN 978- 0-262-04396-0)
Through 50 speculative world-scale projects by Patrick Geddes, Alison and Peter Smithson, Kiyonori Kikutake, and Saverio Muratori, among others, this work shows how architects have imagined the future of the planet since the late 19th century.
Art, Architecture & Photography Listings
Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration, edited by Jesse Kowalski (June 6, $45, ISBN 978-0-7892-1370-9), traces the development of fantasy art from old masters like Albrecht Dürer and Henry Fuseli, through golden age illustrators like Arthur Rackham and Howard Pyle, to classic cover artists like Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo, as well as emerging talents.
The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene by George Steinmetz and Andrew Revkin (Apr. 7, $50, ISBN 978-1-4197-4277-4). Published on the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, this book uses Steinmetz’s aerial photography to chronicle the Earth today.
Manfred Thierry Mugler, Photographer by Manfred Thierry Mugler (Mar. 3, $125, ISBN 978-1-4197-4578-2) includes more than 150 photos from the fashion designer’s personal collection and shows how he has drawn on architecture, theater, old Hollywood, and futurism for inspiration.
Art Institute of Chicago
Gray Collection: Pure Drawing, edited by Kevin Salatino and Suzanne Folds McCullagh (Feb. 25, $40, ISBN 978-0-300-25080-0), highlights 36 works from the 15th to the 20th centuries amassed by art dealer Richard Gray and his wife, Mary L. Gray. It includes the guest book from the Richard Gray Gallery, with drawings and greetings from Susan Sontag, Ellsworth Kelly, and Tom Wolfe, among others.
Majolica Mania: Transnational Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915, edited by Susan Weber et al. (May 26, $200 boxed set, ISBN 978-0-300-25104-3), examines the output of the originators and manufacturers in England, including Minton, Wedgwood, and George Jones, as well as the migration of English craftsmen to the U.S.
Rex Ray by Griff Williams, with Rebecca Solnit and Christian Frock (Mar. 3, $40, ISBN 978-1-4521-7678-9), celebrates the life, work, and legacy of San Francisco artist Rex Ray (1956–2015), bringing together more than 100 of his works on canvas, wood, and paper, including never-before-seen pieces.
Polaroid Now: The History and Future of Polaroid Photography by Chronicle Books editors (May 19, $35, ISBN 978-1-79720-137-5) showcases midcentury photographers and artists, as well as contemporary ones. The cover features the original 1960s packaging design by Paul Giambarba, and the exterior resembles vintage Colorpack Film boxes.
Clark Art Institute
Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed by Kathleen M. Morris (July 14, $30 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-300-25084-8) presents a selection of sculptures that focus on a shared preoccupation of the husband-wife artists François-Xavier (1927–2008) and Claude (1925–2019): the transformation of natural forms to serve new purposes.
Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan by Christine Chitnis (Mar. 3, $30, ISBN 978-0-525-57709-6). Photographer and writer Chitnis’s exploration of how color and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into Indian culture is organized by five dominant colors—royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory, and rose.
Cleveland Museum of Art
Proof: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet from the Collection of Mark Schwartz and Bettina Katz by Peter Galassi (Feb. 25, $65, ISBN 978-0-300-25007-7). By focusing on the contact sheet, Galassi offers insights into the work of such 20th-century photographers as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn.
Africobra: Experimental Art Toward a School of Thought by Wadsworth A. Jarrell (May 8, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4780-0056-3). A cofounder of Africobra, an artist collective formed on the South Side of Chicago in 1968 at the height of the black power and black arts movements, describes how the group challenged white conceptions of art by developing its own aesthetics.
What Remains: The Suitcases of Charles F. at Willard State Hospital by Ilan Stavans, with photos by Jon Crispin (June 1, $26.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4384-7890-6), provides a speculative portrait of a Russian-Jewish immigrant arrested at a Brooklyn subway station in 1946 and institutionalized. It is based on three of his suitcases found when the facility closed in 1995.
The Berlin Masterpieces in America: Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men, edited by Peter J. Bell and Kristi A. Nelson, with Neville Rowley (July 21, $49.95, ISBN 978-1-911282-63-1). This book accompanies an eponymous exhibit of some of the paintings hidden for safekeeping during WWII by Berlin museums and recovered by the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives organization, known as the Monuments Men.
Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Nicole R. Fleetwood (Apr. 28, $39.95, ISBN 978-0-674-91922-8) documents the creative visions of those incarcerated in America’s prison system and shows how the imprisoned turn ordinary objects into works of art.
The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky: Oversized Deluxe by Vincent Berniere and Nicolas Tellop (Apr. 21, $39.95, ISBN 978-1-64337-594-6) explores the life and work of the Chilean-born filmmaker and comic book writer and artist known as Jodo (b. 1929). He became a cinematic cult figure in the 1970s for his unfinished film adaptation of Dune.
The Art of Protest: A Visual History of Dissent and Resistance by Jo Rippon (Mar. 3, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-62354-505-5). Presented in collaboration with Amnesty International, this collection of more than 100 posters documents political and social activism, from the suffragettes of the early 20th century to the refugee and climate activism and Black Lives Matter movement of today.
Philip Guston by Robert Storr (Mar. 24, $85, ISBN 978-1-78627-416-8) maps the career of painter and printmaker Guston (1913–1980) from his early social realist murals to his poetic easel paintings of the 1940s, his abstract expressionist works of the ’50s and early ’60s, and his later figurative painting.
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
London’s New Scene: Art and Culture in the 1960s by Lisa Tickner (June 23, $50, ISBN 978-1-913107-10-9) presents a kaleidoscopic view of the forces that turned London into what Tickner calls “a new capital of art.”
Signed Sybille de Margerie: Bespoke Interiors by Sybille de Margerie and Laure Verchere (Feb. 4, $50, ISBN 978-2-08-149400-8). Inspired by history and artists, French decorator de Margerie brings together the applied and decorative arts in the interiors of private residences, and luxury hotels and restaurants.
Object Biographies: Collaborative Approaches to Ancient Mediterranean Art, edited by John North Hopkins et al. (July 21, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-25087-9), introduces a new framework to engage with the meaning of objects from antiquity and what they can teach about archaeology, art history, and collecting.
Berend Strik: Deciphering the Artist’s Mind by Marja Bloem, with Berend Strik (June 30, $50, ISBN 978-0-300-25045-9), explores the Dutch artist Strik (b. 1960) and his Deciphering the Artist’s Mind series for which he photographed the studios of artists—including Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock, and Martha Rosler—and then stitched colorful materials into enlarged prints of the images.
Fabrice Samyn: I Am? by Vinciane Despret et al. (June 30, $60, ISBN 978-0-300-25046-6) examines the work of the Belgian artist Samyn (b. 1981), whose works in a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and recently choreography, deal with history and the passage of time.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co., edited by Medill Higgins Harvey (July 6, $65, ISBN 978-1-58839-690-7), studies the life of the silversmith, designer, and collector who led Tiffany at the end of the late 19th century—and his legacy to Tiffany’s design aesthetic.
Gerhard Richter: Painting After All by Sheena Wagstaff and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh (Mar. 4, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-685-3), features close to 100 works by Richter (b. 1932), from his photo paintings created in the early 1960s to portraits and large-scale abstract series, as well as select works in glass.
Making the Met, 1870–2020, edited by Andrea Bayer, with Laura D. Corey (Mar. 23, $50, ISBN 978-1-58839-709-6). Published to coincide with the museum’s 150th anniversary, this book examines its evolution from an idea—that art can elevate anyone who has access to it—to the institution it has become today.
Written Matter by Gabriel Orozco (Apr. 7, $39.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-53887-9) presents selections from the notebooks: sketches, photographs, and texts of Orozco (b. 1962), who works in a variety of media: drawing, installation, photography, sculpture, and video.
Fusion: The Architecture of Payette by James Collins et al. (May 12, $50, ISBN 978-1-58093-534-0). In Payette’s first monograph, the recipient of the 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award demonstrates its engagement with architecture that balances high design, efficiency, and humane values.
Postmodern Architecture: Less Is a Bore by Owen Hopkins (Mar. 18, $49.95, ISBN 978-0-7148-7812-6) showcases the nonconformity of the postmodern architecture movement in the 1980s and ’90s, which is enjoying a newfound popularity.
Princeton Architectural Press
Paula Scher: Twenty-Five Years at the Public, a Love Story by Paula Scher (Apr. 14, $45 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61689-864-9) offers a behind-the-scenes account of Scher’s relationship with the Public, her first major project as a partner at Pentagram. It includes her posters for Hamilton, Bring in ’da Noise, and numerous Shakespeare in the Park productions.
Tom Kundig: Working Title byTom Kundig (May 12, $70, ISBN 978-1-61689-899-1) covers 29 projects from the Seattle architect known for his sensitivity to material and locale. The projects, which feature his kinetic “gizmos,” range from homes that integrate nature to large-scale commercial and public buildings.
PRINCETON UNIV. ART MUSEUM
Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, edited by Katherine A. Bussard and Kristen Gresh (Mar. 10, $60, ISBN 978-0-300-25088-6), looks at the photography featured throughout Life’s weekly run, from 1936 to 1972, and how these images shaped photography in the U.S. The book includes works by Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among others.
KRINK New York City: Graffiti, Art, and Invention by Craig Costello (Apr. 21, $60, ISBN 978-0-8478-6793-6) offers a visual autobiography by counterculture/street artist OG KR, known for his “dripping” Krink brand paint markers.
Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition by Adrienne L Childs, Renee Maurer, and Valerie Cassel Oliver (Feb. 25, $50, ISBN 978-0-8478-6664-9). This catalogue—accompanying an exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.—explores the connections and frictions around modernism in the works of such artists as Romare Bearden, Pablo Picasso, and Faith Ringgold.
Reynaldo Rivera: Provisional Notes for a Disappeared City by Reynaldo Rivera, edited by Hedi El Kholti and Lauren Mackler (Mar. 31, $34.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63590-112-2), brings together nearly 200 photos of L.A. in the 1980s and ’90s that depict a city with cheap rent, subversive fashion, underground bands, and a handful of Latino gay and transvestite bars.
Texas A&M Univ.
The Art of Roger Winter: Fire and Ice by Susie Kalil (Apr. 23, $40, ISBN 978-1-62349-863-4). Winter (b. 1934) has been preoccupied with “recording reality in all its strangeness,” writes Kalil. She describes his influences, which range from memories of gospel hymns blaring from a loudspeaker atop the church near his home to faces reflected in the windows of a New York City bus.
Univ. of Washington
A Fashionable Century: Textile Artistry and Commerce in the Late Qing by Rachel Silberstein (June 1, $65, ISBN 978-0-295-74718-7) sets 19th-century Chinese fashion within a process of commercialization that gave women opportunities to participate in fashion and contribute to local economies and cultures.
America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution by Amanda C. Burdan (June 30, $45, ISBN 978-0-300-24770-1) presents a history of the American engagement with the French style and showcases works from Claude Monet and William Merritt Chase, as well as their often overlooked female counterparts, Lilla Cabot Perry and Emma Richardson Cherry.
Dawoud Bey: Two American Projects by Corey Keller and Elisabeth Sherman (Feb. 18, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-300-24850-0) brings together two series by American photographer Bey (b. 1953), known for his large-scale portraits: The Birmingham Project, memorializing the children who were victims of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., and Night Coming Tenderly, reimagining sites of the Underground Railroad.
Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch, edited by Andrea Andersson and Antonio Sergio Bessa (Apr. 21, $45, ISBN 978-0-300-24864-7). Biggers (b. 1970), a Harlem artist working in various media, describes his practice as “code-switching”—mixing disparate elements to create layers of meaning. This catalogue focuses on a series of quilts, many made in the 19th century, that he transformed.
Yale Univ. Art Gallery
James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice by James Prosek (Mar. 17, $35, ISBN 978-0-300-25079-4). Artist and naturalist Prosek (b. 1975) blurs the boundaries between man-made and nature-made objects as he tries to answer the question, “What is art?” Included are more than 150 full-color plates and an essay by Edith Devaney.