Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday's Three on Art

Today's post presents three newly published or forthcoming art books.

✭ Independent curator and photography writer Charlotte Cotton examines in Photography Is Magic (Aperture, September 29, 2015) how contemporary artists working in both "the art world" and "the photography world" experiment with digital techniques, mixed media, and appropriation to reframe their creative processes and practices and reshape what and how we see. Among the more than 80 artists featured are Michele Abeles, Walead Beshty, Sara Cwynar, Shannon Ebner, Daniel Gordon, Annette Kelm, Josh Kline, Elad Lassry, Matthew Lipps, Jon Rafman, Shirana Shahbazi, and Sara VanDerBeek. Cotton contributes a critical essay and other text. 

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Read Cotton's article "Nine Years, A Million Conceptual Miles" at Aperture.

✭ Thinking ahead to Christmas? Fans of Andy Goldsworthy will want Andy Goldsworthy: Ephemeral Works 2004-2014 (Abrams Books, October 13, 2015). Featuring approximately 200 of Goldsworthy's environmental works in chronological order, the book contains 400 color photographs. 

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✭ Due out October 27 is Emile Nolde: The Sea (Dumont Buchverlag, 2015), edited by Christian Ring. More than two dozen of Nolde's watercolors, many never before published, are included.

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Emile Nolde, 1867-1956

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