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31 Years: Gifts from Martin Weinstein
31 Years: Gifts from Martin Weinstein
David E. Little
(Minneapolis Institute of Arts, )
9 Artists
9 Artists
Bartholomew Ryan
(Walker Art Center, )
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Clara Kim
(Walker Art Center, )
Ametsuchi
Ametsuchi
Rinko Kawauchi
(Aperture, )
Area 1983-1987
Area 1983-1987
Eric Goode and Jennifer Goode
(Abrams, )
Arnold Newman: At Work
Arnold Newman: At Work
Roy Flukinger, Marianne Fulton
(University of Texas Press, )
Aslı Çavuşoğlu, The Stones Talk
Aslı Çavuşoğlu, The Stones Talk
İlkay Baliç, editor
(Arter, space for art, )
Brian Eno: Visual Music
Brian Eno: Visual Music
Christopher Scoates
(Chronicle Books, )
Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
Editors: Stephanie Barron and Lisa Gabrielle Mark
(Los Angeles County Museum of Art/DelMonico Books~Prestel, )
Chihuly
Chihuly
Edited by Diane Charbonneau, with texts by Dale Chihuly, Nathalie Bondil, Timothy Anglin Burgard, Gerald W. R. Ward, and Davira S. Taragin
(Prestel Publishing / DelMonico Books / The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, )
Cliches Brasileiros (Brazilian Cliches)
Cliches Brasileiros (Brazilian Cliches)
Gustavo Piqueira
(Ateliê Editorial, )
Dixonary
Dixonary
By Tom Dixon. Edited by Camilla Belton and Robert Violette
(Violette Editions, )
Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2
Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2
Serkan Ozkaya
(Lars Muller Publishers , )
El cazador y la fábrica/The Hunter and the Factory
El cazador y la fábrica/The Hunter and the Factory
Magalí Arriola, Juan A. Gaitán, Valeria Luiselli, Ignacio Perales
(Fundación/Colección Jumex, )
Flora and the Flamingo
Flora and the Flamingo
Molly Idle
(Chronicle Books, )
Formica Forever
Formica Forever
Mark Adamson, Alexandra Lange
(Metropolis Books/Formica , )
Formless: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 1
Formless: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 1
Garrett Ricciardi (Editor) , Julian Rose (Editor)
(Lars Muller , )
Gretchen Bender: Tracking the Thrill
Gretchen Bender: Tracking the Thrill
Philip Vanderhyden, Michelle Grabner
(Poor Farm Press, )
Gutai: Splendid Playground
Gutai: Splendid Playground
Edited by Alexandra Munroe and Ming Tiampo with contributions by Munroe, Tiampo, Pedro Erber, Lyn Hsieh, Nakajima Izumi, Katō Mizuho, Judith Rodenbeck, Hirai Shōichi, Reiko Tomii, and Midori Yoshimoto
(Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, )
Guy de Cointet Tempo Rubato
Guy de Cointet Tempo Rubato
Magalí Arriola, Marie de Brugerolle, Jay Sanders
(Fundación/Colección Jumex, )
Index
Index
Pedro Falcão; Julião Sarmento
(Câmara Municipal de Elvas, )
Inside Outside
Inside Outside
Lizi Boyd
(Chronicle Books, )
James Turrell
James Turrell
Contributions by Carmen Giménez, Nat Trotman, and Arthur Zajonc
(Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, )
Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985)
Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985)
Miquel Adrià
(Arquine, )
Life's a Beach
Life's a Beach
Martin Parr
(Aperture, )
On continuous and systematic nutrition improvement
On continuous and systematic nutrition improvement
Indre Klimaite
(Jan van Eyck Academie, )
On Seeing Only Totally New Things
On Seeing Only Totally New Things
Gavin Murphy (Editor & Author) Chris Fite-Wassilak, James Merrigan, Dr. Ellen Rowley, Catherine Croft, Patrick T. Murphy (Contributors)
(an Atelier Project published by Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, )
ReMaking America
ReMaking America
Editor, Richard McCormick
(Alliance for American Manufacturing, )
Roger Ballen: Die Antwoord: I Fink U Freeky
Roger Ballen: Die Antwoord: I Fink U Freeky
Roger Ballen
(Prestel Publishing, )
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Johanna Burton (Author), Holly Block (Introduction), Carey Lovelace (Introduction), Sarah Sze (Artist)
(Gregory R. Miller & Co./The Bronx Museum of the Arts, )
See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition
See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition
Britt Salvesen
(Los Angeles County Museum of Art/DelMonico Books~Prestel, )
Site Specific
Site Specific
Olivo Barbieri
(Aperture, )
Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini Portraits & Diaries
Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini Portraits & Diaries
Stephen Dupont. Foreword by Robert Gardner. Essay by Bob Connolly.
(Radius Books, co-published with the Peabody Museum Press, )
SVA Senior Library 2012
SVA Senior Library 2012
SVA
(School of Visual Arts, )
Tahiti: Faery Lands
Tahiti: Faery Lands
François Nars
(Rizzoli, )
Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole
Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole
Chad Robertson
(Chronicle, )
Tell Me Something
Tell Me Something
Jessica Edwards
(Film First, )
The Great War
The Great War
Joe Sacco
(W.W. Norton & Company, )
The Human Snapshot
The Human Snapshot
Thomas Keenan and Tirdad Zolghadr, eds.
(LUMA Foundation; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Sternberg Press, )
The Impossible Book
The Impossible Book
Patrick McKiernan
(Facebook, )
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art
John Wilmerding
(Acquavella Galleries; Rizzoli, )
The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen
(Aperture, )
The Waiting Game
The Waiting Game
Txema Salvans
(RM Publishers, )
The Wes Anderson Collection
The Wes Anderson Collection
Matt Zoller Seitz
(Abrams, )
The World We Made
The World We Made
Jonathon Porritt
(Phaidon, )
This is How You Lose Her Deluxe Edition
This is How You Lose Her Deluxe Edition
Junot Diaz
(Riverhead Books, )
To Make as Perfectly as Possible
To Make as Perfectly as Possible
André-Jacob Roubo. Edited by Donald C. Williams and Christopher Schwarz
(Lost Art Press, )
un/common objects: lynn aldrich
un/common objects: lynn aldrich
Writers: Stephen Nowlin, G. James Daichendt, Christina Valentine, Howard N. Fox / Editor: Karen Jacobson
(Art Center College of Design, )
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
Graydon Carter
(Harry N. Abrams, )
What is Zoning?
What is Zoning?
Christine Gaspar, Mark Torrey, John Mangin
(the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), )



Observed | September 26

Design. And desire! [JH]

“The future is already here,” says Fiat design chief Ralph Gilles. ”It’s just not here. It’s in different places.” [JH]

The Art Directors Club, a fixture on the New York advertising and design scene since 1920, is closing down to be acquired by The One Club. [MB]

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund fights censorship, protects First Amendment rights, and provides legal representation for comic creators facing prosecution. [JH]

One word: plastics! [JH]

A fashion guide for today’s stylish federal employee. [MB]


Observed | September 23

The reason your neighborhood increasingly resembles a boring shopping mall is because somebody’s banker prefers it that way [MB]

A pantheon of record sleeve designers pick their favorites. [MB]

Molly Young and Teddy Blanks team up to produce a periodic table of NYC trash. [JH]

The Financial Times, on the comfort—and value—of Gerrit Rietveld’s classic zig-zag chair. [JH]

A new book suggests that design is at the core of all innovation. [JH]

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than text. [JH]

“In just a few years, understanding programming will be an indispensable part of active citizenship.” Reflections on the ethical dimensions of coding. [JH]


Observed | September 22

Farewell, Rollo Tamasi. Remembering the remarkably versatile director Curtis Hanson and his best movie, L.A. Confidential. [MB]

“Design to me is about improving our daily life—it is not about creating another lamp or another chair.” Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde wins the design innovation medal in London. [JH]

A deepening interest in helping to define what design in China actually means. [JH]

The EpiPen is just one more example in a long tradition of designers “solving” design problems by adding instructions, rather than fixing the underlying design itself. [JH]

TestLab Berlin—an immersive design program from ArtCenter in California. [JH]

The art schools Fidel Castro built—and then neglected. [MB]


Observed | September 21

In December, DC Comics and IDW Publishing will publish “Love Is Love,” a 144-page comic book whose proceeds will benefit Equality Florida and its fund for those affected by the June 12 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida. [JH]

Disney characters with a military aesthetic: painting as propaganda in (North!) Korea. [JH]

Can you get a patent for a paper bag? Apple can! [JH]

Valued at $246 billion, Tencent is Asia’s most profitable company. Here’s what went into designing their corporate headquarters. [JH]


Observed | September 20

“Design/Build” and why it’s good for everyone, especially the economy. [JH]

A new book brilliantly exposes the often overlooked relationship between architecture and the political process. [JH]

Frank Gehry redesigns Eisenhower memorial after a now-well publicized family critique. [JH]

Kickstarter projects, city by city, illuminate where creative communities live in the United States. [JH]

All 14 issues of legendary Herb Lubalin 60s magazine Avant Garde are now online! [JH]


Observed | September 19

Taschen’s new luscious book on vintage car brochures. [JH]

"Its participatory nature, in which viewers are invited to make use of the fixture individually and privately, allows for an experience of unprecedented intimacy with a work of art.” Artist Maurizio Catalan has replaced the toilet in a public restroom at the Guggenheim Museum with a fully functional replica cast in 18-karat gold. [MB]



Jobs | September 27