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An Immense New Book Surveys the Work of More Than 300 African Artists

 Art History Photography #art history #books October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert Zanele Muholi, Bhekezakhe, Parktown (2016), gelatin silver print, 50 × 35.9 centimeters. Photo © Zanele Muholi. Stevenson, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York One of the most expansive volumes of its kind, African Artists: From 1882 to Now compiles a …

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Neon Lights and Urban Loneliness Shroud Cities After Dark in Liam Wong’s Panoramic Photo Book

 Photography #books #cities #light #night #panoramic October 1, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Volume Co., shared with permission The foundational idea behind Liam Wong’s new book is that “real life is just as potent, bizarre, and interesting as things we can imagine.” Released by the crowd-sourced publisher Volume, After Dark is a …

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Odd Apples: A New Photo Book Celebrates the Strange and Enchanting Fruit

 Food Photography #apples #books #fruit August 26, 2021 Grace Ebert Pink pearl, native to California, mid-1900s. All images © William Mullan, shared with permission Lumpy, spotted, and exposed in succulent slices, the apples highlighted in a new book by William Mullan aren’t those you’d typically find in a grocery store. Instead, the Brooklyn-based photographer …

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Striking Macro Photos by Levon Biss Crack Open Dried Seeds to Reveal Their Gnarly Insides

 Food Photography Science #books #fruit #macro #seeds August 24, 2021 Grace Ebert Coco de Mer. All images © Levon Biss, shared with permission Within the vast collections of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a trove of dried specimens that once were juicy seeds and fruits primed for reproduction. Now gnarled, fractured, and blanketed …

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A Poetic Book Illustrated by Tiffany Bozic Explores the Vast Diversity of Trees with Childlike Curiosity

 Art Illustration #acrylic #books #children’s book #painting #trees August 16, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Tiffany Bozic, shared with permission In her first body of work geared toward children, artist Tiffany Bozic (previously) showcases the naturally occurring whimsy and wonder of the outdoors through saturated color, texture, and unusual perspectives: An upward glance frames …

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Plants and Knotted Branches Sprout from Camille Kachani’s Impractical Household Objects

 Art #books #furniture #plants #sculpture #tools #wood August 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Camille Kachani, shared with permission Human progress and the insurmountable force of nature converge in Camille Kachani’s overgrown sculptures. The Lebanese-Brazilian artist (previously) is known for his furniture, tools, and other practical objects that are overrun with new plant growths …

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Interlocking Lines of Text Spring from Stephen Doyle’s Poetic Book Sculptures

 Art #books #language #paper #sculpture July 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Stephen Doyle, shared with permission Stephen Doyle describes his interconnected book sculptures as “miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination.” Featuring angled scaffolding and interlocking constructions that appear to grow directly from the bound pages, the …

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A Mammoth New Book Takes an Immersive and Intimate Journey Through the Brazilian Amazon

 Photography #Amazon #black and white #books #Brazil #portraits #rainforest May 25, 2021 Grace Ebert The rain is so intense in Serra do Divisor National Park that it looks like an atomic mushroom cloud. State of Acre, 2016. All images © Sebastião Salgado, courtesy of Taschen, shared with permission Photographer Sebastião Salgado spent six years …

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‘Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn’t Sorry’ Is a Cleverly Illustrated Book Introducing Kids to the Elusive Artist

 Art Illustration #books #kids #street art May 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Phaidon Banksy Graffitied Walls and Wasn’t Sorry introduces the life and work of the anonymous street artist to some of the youngest readers. The 48-page book is cleverly written as a plainspoken autobiography, detailing both Banksy’s aesthetic sensibilities and …

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A Trio of Visual Catalogs Celebrates the Innovative Figures Who Pioneered Modern Information Graphics

 Design History #books #data #healthcare #infographics #maps #time May 18, 2021 Grace Ebert Emma Willard, Temple of Time. Courtesy of Information Graphic Visionaries and David Rumsey Map Collection A new book set honors the lives and legacies of three figures who fundamentally altered the way we communicate and organize data still today. Information Graphic …

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