This week's 365 Book A Day
featured items are:
with photographs by Jack Pierson.
"In some respects, Pierson is one of the few artists who has managed to fuse the legacies of the American art traditions of Conceptual and Pop Art, while evolving an expansive and now celebrated oeuvre. For his recent show at the CAC Málaga the artist presented two bodies of work, both presented here in their own separate editions and boxed in a sturdy slipcase."
with photographs by Rania Matar.
"Lebanon is a country built upon dichotomies. It is a blend of cultures, poised at the intersection between the Western and the Arab world. Born in Beirut and living in the West, photographer Rania Matar is especially attuned to those dichotomies. Here she honors the lives of the women and children of Lebanon in evocative black-and-white photographs."
Collected and edited by Erik Kessels.
"Collected & edited by Erik Kessels. A sequel to Bangkok Beauties, this collection of found photographs comprises a selection of pieces discovered by Erik Kessels in Mumbai. It depicts a rich mix of ordinary subjects, from hairdressers' models to family shots to wedding images. Mixed in with this cross section of typical folk are rare shots of Bollywood actors and stars. Taken together, these show the rich diversity of the city, hinting at its untold stories and lives."
with photographs by Erik Kessels.
"Photographs by Erik Kessels. In this collection, Kessels showcases his original pictures (only the second time he's done so), allowing readers to see the world through his eyes. Here, his images are of trees marked for destruction by loggers. Each close-up is of a trunk spray painted with a letter, cross or similar icon. What's striking is the amount of variation within these simple tags, how each 'artist' stamps the tree with his own unique mark. The overall impression is eerie, as of a strange outdoor gallery lost in the wilderness."
collected and edited by Erik Kessels.
"An exploration of the Photo Cube - a strange novelty item now largely consigned to history. Each photo cube features advertisements of family snapshots strategically placed around five of its faces. The result is a weird (and sometimes wonderful) juxtaposition of images: a stately bearded man adjoins a fluffy white poodle, a picturesque snowscape connects to a statue of a mermaid. Where regular photo albums create linear visual narratives of holidays, birthdays and weddings, the photo cube re-orders ordinary events in a disjointed but oddly compelling 3-D collage. "
with photographs by Luke Smalley.
"Girls left behind. Guys making bad choices. In his third book, 'Sunday Drive,' photographer Luke Smalley continues his journey for truth inside the lives of small town youth. This poignant photo novella tells the story of consequence when innocence takes a wrong turn. Girls getting ready, girls getting anxious. Boys bored. Wide-eyed, raw off the football field. Visiting hours: 1 to 8 p.m."
with photographs by Eric Ericson.
"Shot over 13 visits to the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmor), a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 215km northeast of Damascus, Palmyra strikes a quite different note than Ericson has sounded before - the large-format color photographs are infinitely still, exquisitely composed and reveal his startling sensitivity as a photographer." -Daniel Espeset (photo-eye Magazine Managing Editor)
Check the 365 calendar
everyday for the new featured books or simply sign up for the RSS feed
All quotes from the publisher unless otherwise noted.