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Gossamer - Volume Six: Garbage
Gossamer - Volume Six: Garbage
Gossamer - Volume Six: Garbage

Gossamer - Volume Six: Garbage

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“Garbage” had long been on Gossamer's list of topics to cover in their normally abnormal way. It’s weird, but also deeply sensory—someone says the word garbage and you can immediately picture it (and smell it, too). After an edible and a few puffs, we started to wonder what a different perspective on garbage could look like. Plus, the idea of calling something the “Garbage Issue” just made us laugh. And so, here we are.

Volume Six includes Conversations with chef Sophia Roe, activist Emily Barker, designer Sarah Nsikak, and writer Anand Giridharadas; meditations on space junk, garbage time, houseflies, and loss; and art by Arielle Bobb Willis, Rajni Jacques, Ekua King, and David Brandon Geeting; and much, much more. We hope Volume Six offers some kind of escape. After all, like five o’clock, it’s always garbage somewhere.

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SPIRIT OF 76 LONDON PUNK EYEWITNESS  John Ingham
SPIRIT OF 76 LONDON PUNK EYEWITNESS  John Ingham

SPIRIT OF 76 LONDON PUNK EYEWITNESS John Ingham

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When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Spirit of 76 provides a previously unseen view of the beginning of the punk movement, with portraits of the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Subway Sect and The Damned at the very beginnings of their careers.    
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FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL! Jack Womack
FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL! Jack Womack

FLYING SAUCERS ARE REAL! Jack Womack

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Flying Saucers Are Real! is a catalogue of the Jack Womack UFO library and a history of one of the 20th century's most pervasive subcultures. The collection presents an unknown wealth of images taken from mid-century flying saucer books and extensive text by author-collector Womack outlining the history of the UFO phenomenon and opining on the selections.
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The Indispensable Scratch & Sniff Guide to Cannabis
The Indispensable Scratch & Sniff Guide to Cannabis

The Indispensable Scratch & Sniff Guide to Cannabis

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From The New York Times best-selling author of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert, everything you need to know about America’s favorite recreational plant

Who better to guide you through the distinctive scents of cannabis than Richard Betts, a Master Sommelier (one of fewer than 200 in the world) with an unrivaled nose and the author of three scratch-and-sniff books? In this novel book, Betts demystifies the differences between cannabis and hemp, indica and sativa, and describes how each strain will make you feel and more, aided by scents to truly allow readers to understand the distinction between Train Wreck and Sour Diesel. With a short history lesson on where Mary Jane came from and how it became humanity’s beloved pastime, plus a guide to the most popular strains, this handbook is a fact-filled and fun guide to all things cannabis. And if you don't live in a state that has legalized marijuana, this book is the closest thing you'll have to toking up!
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Design Commune
Design Commune

Design Commune

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A journey through the acclaimed design studio’s effortless California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle

Design Commune reveals the evolution story of an acclaimed design studio rooted warmly in the California aesthetic, ethos, and lifestyle. Truly multidisciplinary in practice, Commune has, since its inception in 2004, tackled all areas of design. The work featured in this second book highlights all disciplines that Commune engages in, including interior design projects for private and commercial spaces, artist collaborations, product designs, packaging, and graphics. Its projects share many common threads, such as the influence of handcrafted materials, but each remains deeply personal and unique.
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Merry Jane CBD Solution - Wellness
Merry Jane CBD Solution - Wellness
Merry Jane CBD Solution - Wellness

Merry Jane CBD Solution - Wellness

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From Merry Jane, the leading voice in cannabis culture launched by world-renowned rap icon Snoop Dogg.

Merry Jane's The CBD Solution: Wellness is an authoritative guide to using cannabis to improve wellness.

This book reveals how CBD affects mood and can be used generally in health routines: in bath oils, balms, tinctures, and more.

• Explains how cannabis, CBD, and other plants can change your everyday
• Helps relieve everything from headaches and achy joints to stress and anxiety
• Features dozens of illustrations and striking photography

The book features an authoritative breakdown of CBD research—the history, the science, the politics, uses, forms, and effectsas well as answers to common questions and myths.

Merry Jane's The CBD Solution: Wellness makes a great gift for anyone curious about incorporating CBD into their life, or those looking to learn more about CBD and its health benefits.

• CBD can be used to enhance physical and mental wellness.
• With a pearlescent foil case, this is truly a luxe handbook for CBD users and the canna-curious.
• A great gift for those who enjoy using CBD or are curious about learning more, marijuana smokers, and anyone interested in wellness and enhancing their health routines
• Add it to the shelf with books like CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness by Gretchen Lidicker, Healing with CBD: How Cannabidiol Can Transform Your Health without the High by Eileen Konieczny RN and Lauren Wilson, and Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed by Editors of MUNCHIES.
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Merry Jane CBD Solution - Sex
Merry Jane CBD Solution - Sex
Merry Jane CBD Solution - Sex
Merry Jane CBD Solution - Sex

Merry Jane CBD Solution - Sex

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This second book in the Merry Jane CBD series speaks to one of the most-asked, most-requested topics: How can CBD improve my sex life?

This is an all-encompassing, no-holds-barred exploration of CBD and sexual wellness.

The dynamic book features go-to recipes such as CBD lube and CBD mocktails, as well as bedroom activities, like using breathwork to enhance your sexual experience.

• Explains how cannabis, CBD, and other plants can increase pleasure and intimacy
• Includes how-tos on everything from dirty talk to erotic massage
• Features neon inks, psychedelic art, bold photography, and infographics

This sex positive book is full of helpful information on sexual health, empowering advice, and tips and tricks on using CBD in the bedroom.

Merry Jane's The CBD Solution: Sex makes a red-hot gift for a partner, and an empowering self-purchase for anyone who wants to cultivate a satisfying sex life

• Written for both solo sex and partnered sex
• Seductive, deluxe package featuring neon inks and bold artwork
• A great gift for those who enjoy using CBD or are curious about learning more, marijuana smokers, and anyone interested in sexual exploration
• Add it to the shelf with books like A Woman's Guide to Cannabis: Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better–and Get High Like a Lady by Nikki Furrer; Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness: An Essential Guide for Using Nature's Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More by Aliza Sherman and Dr. Junella Chin; and The Cannabis Spa at Home: How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More by Sandra Hinchliffe.
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Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo
Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo
Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo
Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo

Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo

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Julio Mario Santo Domingo (1957-2009) was a collector and visionary who filled his homes and warehouses with the world’s greatest private collection related to the subjects of drugs, sex, magic, and rock and roll. A library of more than 50,000 items, it contained everything from rare manuscripts and photos to posters, bottles, letters, opium pipes, and pinball machines. Exploring the innumerable influences of mind-enhancing drugs on art, science, and politics over the centuries, Santo Domingo’s collection contained work by diverse figures including Andy Warhol, Timothy Leary, Sigmund Freud, the Marquis de Sade, Charles Baudelaire, Allen Ginsberg, the Rolling Stones, Aleister Crowley, and many more. This extraordinary collection is vividly documented in Altered States: The Library of Julio Santo Domingo.

At once comprehensive and fantastical, informative and hallucinatory, this beautifully-designed book highlights pieces from the collection to create a visually stunning and endlessly surprising celebration of the Santo Domingo library. Shedding light on an often misunderstood force in history, Altered States is an unprecedented insight into the effect of drugs on life, politics and popular culture.

About The Editors:

Julio Mario Santo Domingo was born in Rio on October 20, 1957, the eldest son of Julio Santo Domingo, a Colombian businessman, and his Brazilian wife, Edyala Braga. Julio was raised in Colombia, moved to Brazil, then New York and finally Paris before he was nine. He studied law, then moved to New York to obtain a degree in comparative literature at Columbia University, the home of the Beats, whom he came to idolize. It was in New York that he met Vera Rechulski. They married in 1983.

Peter Watts has written for The Sunday Times, The Times, The Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, Daily Telegraph, Uncut, Time Out and many more. His first book was Up in Smoke: The Failed Dreams of Battersea Power Station, published by Paradise Road.

Yolanda Cuomo is a designer and art director based in New York City. Her work has included publications on Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Andy Warhol and numerous others.

 

480 pages, 650 images
9.25 inches x 12.5 inches
Hardcover with slipcase
ISBN 978-1944860-15-8

 

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The Smudge Zine
The Smudge Zine
The Smudge Zine
The Smudge Zine

The Smudge Zine

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The Smudge is a monthly newspaper offering articles, interviews, comics, and advice from a range of unique thinkers and creators. At a time when many of us have been searching for ways to contribute, The Smudge decided they'd use the tool they know best: PRINT.

From The Smudge, "We're not activists, we're not editors, but we have a printer and we know how to use it. So, in the spirit of the underground and alternative presses of the 60's and 70's, we hope to offer a unique voice and a different perspective on the issues and events that affect us all. And hopefully we can squeeze some good comics in there as well."

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Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa
Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa
Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa

Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa

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This book offers a thorough visual biography of the life of Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979) as collector, through a selection of works from the world-renowned collection she established primarily between 1938 and 1946, and to which she would continue to add for the rest of her life.
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Snail World: Life in the Slimelight Book
Snail World: Life in the Slimelight Book
Snail World: Life in the Slimelight Book
Snail World: Life in the Slimelight Book
Snail World: Life in the Slimelight Book
Snail World: Life in the Slimelight Book

Snail World: Life in the Slimelight Book

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Snail World: Life in the Slimelight is a collection of absorbing snapshots from an alternate universe where snails drink bubble tea at the mall, hit tiny bongs, and get beamed up into flying saucers. 

Real snails and frogs bring to life miniature scenes meticulously created by artists Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland, inspired by moody, cinematic moments and nostalgic Americana. These dreamlike and often hilarious images evoke the melodrama of daily life: a snail alone in an apartment with one last box to move; two snails getting slime all over grandma’s plastic-covered armchairs; a frog doing karaoke in a heart-shaped hot tub. 

With hidden details to discover each time you flip through the pages, Snail World is a quirky celebration of the (very) little things in life.


By Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland. Hardcover with debossed image and spot gloss on cover. 80 pages, full color interior. Published by Broccoli. Measures 7” x 9 ¼”.

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Imaginary Concerts Vol. 2
Imaginary Concerts Vol. 2

Imaginary Concerts Vol. 2

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Artist Peter Coffin began his work with the iconic designs of LA’s Colby Poster Printing Company in 2008. Over the years, he solicited friends to contribute their dream concerts—invented lineups for impossible gigs—and combined them with the print shop’s famously eye-popping poster backgrounds, resulting in Imaginary Concerts: a stirring, two-volume celebration of music’s vast conceptual universe. Featuring 160 concert lineups from a roster of artists, authors and daydreamers including Yoko Ono, Larry Clark, Quasimoto, Genesis P-Orridge and dozens of others, Imaginary Concerts: Volumes One and Two transport the reader into an uncannily evocative, nostalgia-tinged and personally revealing realm of musical what-ifs.

 

About the Author:

Peter Coffin has mounted over 30 solo exhibitions with museums and galleries including the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), The Barbican (London), City Hall Park (New York City), and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (San Francisco). Coffin’s art can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum, among other institutions. Music looms large in Coffin’s work and mind.

 

Volume Two:
166 pages, Hardcover
9 inches x 12 inches
ISBN: 978-1-944860-17-2
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Gossamer - Sensible Guide Series
Gossamer - Sensible Guide Series
Gossamer - Sensible Guide Series
Gossamer - Sensible Guide Series

Gossamer - Sensible Guide Series

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Gossamer's Sensible Guide Series is a trio of illustrated, cover stock booklets that approaches cannabis education with a sense of humor and high design.

The trio includes

-A Sensible Guide To Being Too High

-How To Roll A Sensible Joint

-A Sensible Guide to Smoking Weed (Again)

 

3x5" folded 

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DoubleBlind - Issue 5

DoubleBlind - Issue 5

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In Issue 5, DoubleBlind explores not only what it means to do psychedelics, but what it means to live psychedelically. Who are we in our deepest moments of clarity? And what does it mean to put those realizations into action? Inside the issue, DoubleBlind covers the future of MDMA godfather Sasha Shulgin's legacy, what happens when psychedelics throw us into spiritual crisis, and what curandera Maria Sabina’s life teaches us. As we come out of the psychedelic trip that was the pandemic, we’ve been prompted to question our values—and hope that the stories between the pages of Issue 5 help you query and solidify your values, too.
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Broccoli Magazine - Issue 12
Broccoli Magazine - Issue 12

Broccoli Magazine - Issue 12

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In Broccoli Issue 12, artist Elaine Catherine Miller gets lost in the clouds, Gab Bois photographs weed in unexpected places, Cartel Madras writes themselves into the story, OlaRonke Akinmowo curates classics, and Zoe Sigman explains that weed gets old. Plus: Weed do's and don'ts, sustainable cannabis grows, bopping along to Rupa's disco jazz, Patricia Johanson's radical landscapes, and Broccoli's new book is in bloom. 88 pages, perfect bound, printed on premium coated paper.
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Cannabis for Curing Injustice Zine

Cannabis for Curing Injustice Zine

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Cannabis for Curing Justice is a zine made by Ami Worthen which details how cannabis can be a tool for healing and wellbeing through the lens of equity and justice. This zine was created for an event we hosted in January 2020 called Cannabis Culture. 

This zine is an invitation to the owners and employees of CBD stores, and the users of any product derived from cannabis, to participate in a paradigm-shifting culture of equity and justice. We all will benefit from the collective vitality that can come from an equitable ecosystem, and this zine is a helpful guide for where to get started. 

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this zine will be donated to National Bailout (https://www.nationalbailout.org/)

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Bad Luck Hot Rocks

Bad Luck Hot Rocks

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The Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona protects one of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the world. Despite stern warnings, visitors remove several tons of petrified wood from the park each year, often returning these rocks by mail (sometimes years later), accompanied by a "conscience letter." These letters often include stories of misfortune attributed directly to their theft: car troubles, cats with cancer, deaths of family members, etc. Some writers hope that by returning these stolen rocks, good fortune will return to their lives, while others simply apologize or ask forgiveness. "They are beautiful," reads one letter, "but I can't enjoy them. They weigh like a ton of bricks on my conscience. Sorry…." Bad Luck, Hot Rocks documents this ongoing phenomenon, combining a series of original photographs of these otherworldly "bad luck rocks" with facsimiles of intimate, oddly entertaining letters from the park's archives.
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An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour

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The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums encompasses over 2,500 of the world’s rarest pigments. Museum director Edward Forbes started the collection at the turn of the 20th century, in order to preserve the early Italian paintings he had begun to collect. Over the years, the collection grew into a huge apothecary of bottles and beakers, as other art lovers and color experts donated their own pigments. Today the collection continues to grow, and regularly helps experts across the world to research and authenticate paintings.

Visually excavating the museums’ extraordinary collection, An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour examines the contained pigments and artefacts—their provenance, composition, symbology and application. It also explores the larger related fields of chromatics, the historical narratives of art and chemistry, and the innovations with which we have sought to better illustrate our aesthetic and expressive compulsions.

The book includes a foreword by renowned British color author Victoria Finlay.
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Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future
Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future

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When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice—one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements and esoteric symbolism.

Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, intellectual and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art—a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition.

Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. Though her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century predates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich.

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Sunset Cocktails

Sunset Cocktails

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This book is an invitation to transform the simple contemplation of a well-mixed cocktail into a sensory experience of “drinking the sunset.”
In 2020, French artist and architect Guillaume Aubry (born 1982) asked the celebrated Paris-based American mixologist Sterling Hudson to translate his artistic research on sunsets into cocktail recipes. Based on Aubry’s research and Hudson’s expertise, Sunset Cocktails presents 12 cocktails inspired by the beauty of a sunset, from the dazzling “Regulus,” whose saffron ice cube glows gold once submerged in vermouth, to the “Grand Soir,” a liquid sunset that infuses a dusting of charcoal into a crisp glass of vodka.
With luxurious full-color photographs of the cocktails and the sunsets that inspired them, this volume encourages readers to consider mixology as a creative form of expression in the larger context of art history; in addition to Aubry’s own writing on the subject, Japanese poet Ryoko Sekiguchi provides a luminous afterword to prepare readers' imaginations for an aesthetic and gustatory experience. A small-format, easily accessible volume, Sunset Cocktails presents Aubry and Hudson’s collaboration with a uniquely poetic flair, encouraging readers to reflect upon society’s relationship with sunsets and our collective aesthetic experience of quotidian moments of beauty, whether those manifest as a sunset, a fancy cocktail, or both.
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Odd Apples

Odd Apples

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From perfect pink ladies to rough-skinned russets: a gorgeous study of the wondrous variety of apples

William Mullan’s obsession with apples began when he saw his first Egremont Russet at a Waitrose grocery store outside of London. Fascinated by its gnarled, potato-like appearance and shockingly fresh, nutty flavor, Mullan began searching for, and photographing, rare apple varieties. In Odd Apples, each apple is lovingly rendered and styled according to its individual “personality”—a combination of its looks and its flavors. The apples are set against complementary brightly colored backdrops; they are peeled or unpeeled, cut or whole, skin shriveled or perfectly smooth and shiny.
It is precisely this odd charm combined with the hitherto unknown that makes these photographs fascinating studies of a supposedly commonplace fruit. Mullan embraces its idiosyncratic aesthetic qualities completely, and invites us, in this attractive gift book, to embark on a visual expedition into the world of the apple.
By day, William Mullan (born 1989) works at an artisanal chocolate factory in Brooklyn, and by night, he photographs fruit. British-born, New York–based Mullan came to photography as an autodidact and his talent was quickly recognized. His Odd Apple project developed into an influential and much talked-about series, reviewed by the New Yorker, the New York Times and i-D Magazine, and released as a sold-out run of prints on his website.

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Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group

Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group

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Abstract painting meets theosophical spirituality in 1930s New Mexico: the first book on a radical, astonishingly prescient episode in American modernism

Founded in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, in 1938, at a time when social realism reigned in American art, the Transcendental Painting Group (TPG) sought to promote abstract art that pursued enlightenment and spiritual illumination. The nine original members of the Transcendental Painting Group were Emil Bisttram, Robert Gribbroek, Lawren Harris, Raymond Jonson, William Lumpkins, Florence Miller Pierce, Agnes Pelton, Horace Towner Pierce and Stuart Walker. They were later joined by Ed Garman. Despite the quality of their works, these Southwest artists have been neglected in most surveys of American art, their paintings rarely exhibited outside of New Mexico. Faced with the double disadvantage of being an openly spiritual movement from the wrong side of the Mississippi, the TPG has remained a secret mostly known only to cognoscenti.

Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group aims to address this slight, claiming the group’s artists as crucial contributors to an alternative through-line in 20th-century abstraction, one with renewed relevance today. This volume provides a broad perspective on the group’s work, positioning it within the history of modern painting and 20th-century American art. Essays examine the TPG in light of their international artistic peers; their involvement with esoteric thought and Theosophy; the group’s sources in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest; and the experience of its two female members.

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Young Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

Young Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

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This book surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the cutting edge of contemporary art. As mission-driven collectors, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi have championed emerging artists of African descent through museum loans and institutional support. But there has never been an opportunity to consider their acclaimed collection as a whole until now.

Edited by writer Antwaun Sargent (author of The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion), Young, Gifted and Black draws from this collection to shed new light on works by contemporary artists of African descent. At a moment when debates about the politics of visibility within the art world have taken on renewed urgency, and establishment voices such as the New York Times are declaring that “it has become undeniable that African American artists are making much of the best American art today,” Young, Gifted and Black takes stock of how these new voices are impacting the way we think about identity, politics and art history itself.

Young, Gifted and Black contextualizes artworks with contributions from artists, curators and other experts. It features a wide-ranging interview with Bernard Lumpkin and Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; and an in-depth essay by Antwaun Sargent situating Lumpkin in a long lineage of Black art patrons. A landmark publication, this book illustrates what it means (in the words of Nina Simone) to be young, gifted and Black in contemporary art.

Artists include: Mark Bradford, David Hammons, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Adam Pendleton, Pope.L, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tunji Adeniyi-Jones, Sadie Barnette, Kevin Beasley, Jordan Casteel, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Bethany Collins, Noah Davis, Cy Gavin, Allison Janae Hamilton, Tomashi Jackson, Samuel Levi Jones, Deana Lawson, Norman Lewis, Eric N. Mack, Arcmanoro Niles, Jennifer Packer, Christina Quarles, Jacolby Satterwhite, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sable Elyse Smith, Chanel Thomas, Stacy Lynn Waddell, D’Angelo Lovell Williams, Brenna Youngblood, and more.
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Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction

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A definitive survey on the Dada participant and pioneer of abstraction between art and craft, spanning her textiles, marionettes, stained glass, paintings and more

Accompanying the first retrospective of Taeuber-Arp’s work in the United States in 40 years, Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction is a comprehensive survey of this multifaceted abstract artist’s innovative and wide-ranging body of work. Her background in the applied arts and dance, her involvement in the Zurich Dada movement and her projects for architectural spaces were essential to her development of a uniquely versatile and vibrant abstract vocabulary. Through her artistic output and various professional alliances, Taeuber-Arp consistently challenged the historically constructed boundaries separating fine art from craft and design.

This richly illustrated catalog explores the artist’s interdisciplinary and cross-pollinating approach to abstraction through some 400 works, including textiles, beadwork, polychrome marionettes, architectural and interior designs, stained glass windows, works on paper, paintings and relief sculptures. It also features 15 essays that examine the full sweep of Taeuber-Arp’s career. Arranged into six chapters that follow the exhibition’s sections, these essays trace the progression of Taeuber-Arp’s creative production both chronologically and thematically. A comprehensive illustrated chronology, the first essay on Taeuber-Arp’s materials and techniques, and an exhibition checklist based on new research and analysis detail the expansive nature of Taeuber-Arp’s production.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was born in 1889 in Davos, Switzerland, and trained at the interdisciplinary Debschitz School in Munich. In 1914, she began a successful applied arts practice in Zurich, where she also taught textile design and participated in the Dada movement. Starting in the late 1920s, Taeuber-Arp completed several architectural and interior design projects, most significantly the Aubette entertainment complex in Strasbourg. When she moved to Paris in 1929, she turned her attention to abstract paintings and painted wood reliefs. During the Nazi occupation, Taeuber-Arp spent her final years in the South of France, and died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in 1943.

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