Archive for August, 2009

Aperture Reinterprets Classic Kamaitachi Series in New Book

| August 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Kamaitachi (Aperture, October 2009), a classic and groundbreaking body of work, was originally released in 1969 as a limited-edition photobook of one thousand copies. A unique collaboration between photographer Eikoh Hosoe and Tatsumi Hijikata, the founder of ankoku butoh dance, the work documents their visit to a farming village in northern Japan and the improvisational […]

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Aperture Publishes Book on Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s

Aperture Publishes Book on Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s

| August 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

During the 1960s and ’70s in Japan, the photobook—through a combination of excellence in design, printing, and materials—overtook prints as a popular mode of artistic dissemination. This process has expanded to the extent where any discussion of Japanese photography now has to include work in book form. Today, the most famous works—such as Nobuyoshi Araki’s […]

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Looking for P. James”, a unique photo journal portraying old Madras and New Chennai

| August 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

“Looking for P James” by Darren Burnham, published by Global Adjustments, is a refreshing book which gives insights of old Madras and New Chennai. Painting an affectionate and sometimes irreverent look at Chennai, the book talks about the city that we think we know and love so well. Complimenting the book, Darren Burnham made a […]

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Constable in Love by Martin Gayford – Exhibiting a Painter’s Love Story

| August 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Martin Gayford has been art critic of the Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph. He is currently chief European art critic for Bloomberg and lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children. “Constable in Love” is a romantic story about John Constable — one of the grand masters of English painting, fell in love with […]

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New Book Champions the Urban Canvas

| August 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

As Banksy winds up his residency at the Bristol Museum with crowds running round the block since it opened, a new book celebrating the astonishing success of the International Street Art scene has been published. These days it seems like it’s all big business, with the Hollywood glitterati embracing it. Brangelina spent £1m on a […]

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Aperture Foundation Announces New Sally Mann Book

| August 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Children, landscape, lovers—these subjects are almost as common to the photographic lexicon as light itself. But Sally Mann’s take on these iconic themes, rendered through both traditional and esoteric processes, is anything but common. Astonishingly original both in image and technique, Mann’s work consistently challenges the viewer: in her hands, experiences drawn from daily life […]

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Author Tackles “Gallerist” in New Edition of How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist

| August 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Somewhere between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s, art dealers in New York reinvented themselves and changed the title of their occupation to ‘gallerist’,” writes Caroll Michels in the 6th edition of How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul, published in June 2009 by Henry Holt and Company. “The new […]

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