This week's 365 Book a Day
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Photographs by Joni Sternbach
"Sternbach makes her photographs in tintype, a labor-intensive technique little changed since it's invention in the 1850s."
Lisa Kereszi's Fun and Games
"The work in Lisa Kereszi's new monograph, titled after the name of a Jersey Shore arcade and the Ancient Roman wrestling phrase, "It's all fun and games, until someone loses an eye," documents the artist's self-described obsession with what is hidden behind the facades of strip clubs..."
2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die
with photographs by Peter van Agtmael
"As an embedded photographer, van Agtmael follows the great sweep of the war with his camera—from graphic casualties, medical evacuations, and the aftermath of suicide bombings to moving portraits of young soldiers and their families recuperating, mourning, and surviving the harrowing consequences of war."
The Possible Life of Christian Boltanski
"The Possible Life of Christian Boltanski, written in the form of a book-length interview (which the artist likens to a 'psychoanalysis' or 'confession') with the art historian Catherine Grenier, is Boltanski's oral autobiography."
, a work by Fiona Tan
"Fiona Tan has developed the project Disorient, which consists of three different works: Disorient, Rise and Fall, Provenance. Her audio-visual installation refers to Venice's pivotal position in the history of geostrategy in the time before the discovery of new routes to Asia diluted the city's power."
Raymond Meeks' handmade artist book middle air
"The pages of the book are 'french fold' and hand sewn by esteemed book artist, Rory Sparks. It is my wish that our collaboration of craftsmanship and art, will result in a series of books that are both beautiful to view & hold, conveying quality and great care while extending support to a vital community of book artisans."
Public Photographic Spaces. Propaganda Exhibitions from Pressa to The Family of Man, 1928-55.
"Photography, and the political ideology of designing exhibitions This book focuses from a chronological perspective on photography as a tool for a new visuality and the rupture of the role of the spectator: photographic exhibitions from 1928 to 1955, from the spaces designed by Lissitzky's to The Family of Man"
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