Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The new Spring 2010 d.a.p catalog is amazing!!!!

Aside from incredible "best of" art books such as Joel Sternfeld and "An Essential Photography Library," d.a.p put together the perfect list of some really important and historically relevant publications either recently released or upcoming. For example...

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

An architectural and photographic chronicle of Detroit's once most established and ornate buildings in beautiful decay. It seems to be a sort of visual commentary on the post-apocaplyptic fall of the post-modern empire. This book includes photographs of the Michigan Central Station and United Artist buildings.

The Humble Arts Foundation: Collector's Guide to Emerging Photography
This publication is the foundation's bi-annual book merging and blurring the lines simultaneously between professional, artist, novice and "emerging."

And finally something that I can't wait to to read...

Phillip Gefter: Photography After Frank

Photography After Frank is a collection of essays written by former NYT writer and photo editor Phillip Gefter. The author uses Robert Frank's "The Americans" as a foundational tool to explain and bridge contemporary photography. Throughout Photography After Frank, Gefter deftly demonstrates Frank's legacy in the work of dozens of important individual artists who followed in his wake, from Lee Friedlander and Nan Goldin to Stephen Shore and Ryan McGinley.

(from artbook)

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