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April 15, 2010, 1:35 am
Filed under: Art, Photography

CHRISTIAN BOLTANKSI
Flammarion Contemporary, $65

Christian Boltanski – internationally acclaimed photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artist – tackles the problems of death, memory, and loss in his art that draws heavily from his own life. Boltanski’s art can be either dark and disturbing or playful, and sometimes both at once. This monograph examines every aspect of his art, from his unusual choice of materials – newspaper clippings, used clothing, photographs of photographs – to the spirits that haunt his work.



March 13, 2010, 1:25 am
Filed under: Design, Fashion, Interior Design, Photography

PRADA
Abrams, $150

Prada both chronicles and epitomises the achievements of one of the world’s most influential and enlightened fashion and design companiesPrada is the first book that documents three decades of ground-breaking fashion, architecture, film and art by the Prada company, including the work of the design studio and the workshop; extensive creative partnerships with photographers, designers, architects and film directors; and large scale architectural commissions, the Fondazione Prada, and the development of a new museum.



February 27, 2010, 5:22 am
Filed under: Fashion, Photography


EYE
David Bailey
Steidl, $120

“I treat the boy down at the post office like the president of Russia, and the president of Russia like the boy down at the post office.”

Eye presents a selection of Bailey’s photographs spanning from 1962 to 2008. Mostly black-and-white, they feature influential directors, artists, fashion designers and musicians, including Andy Warhol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Yves Saint Laurent, John Huston and Ellsworth Kelly. Despite the broad cross-section of subjects and the different creative spheres they inhabit, Bailey approaches them all with the attitude that each is as important, or unimportant, as the next. This approach, often expressed by Bailey’s lack of props and minimal lighting, enables the photographer to tease from his subjects traits often absent from more formal portraits: the warm benevolence of I.M. Pei for example, the exuberance of John Galliano, or the brooding look of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Crowned with cover art by Damien Hirst, Bailey’s Eye reveals unexpected facets of the creative minds that have defined, and in many cases continue to shape, the culture in which we live.