June 2016 Non-Fiction Releases

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    The Aloha Shirt Spirit of the Islands Second Edition Dale Hope, Gerry Lopez, Greg Tozian
    9781938340567 Hardcover ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Textiles & Costume On Sale Date: June 24, 2016
    $89.95 CAD 7.5 x 11 x 1.45 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 8 Canadian Rights: Y Patagonia
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      The most colorful and complete book published on the most enduring souvenir ever invented: the Hawaiian shirt.

      Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of images, this book recounts the colorful stories behind these marvelous shirts: as cultural icons, evocative of the mystery and the allure of the islands, capturing the vibe of the watermen culture and lifestyle ? casual, relaxed, and fun. Valued by professional collectors and by millions of vacationers and fashionistos, these shirts are enjoying a fashion revival.

      Drawing from hundreds of interviews, newspaper and magazine archives, and personal memorabilia, the author evokes the world of the designers, seamstresses, manufacturers, and retailers who created the industry and nurtured it from its single-sewing-machine-shop beginnings to an enterprise of international scope and importance and its revival today.

      The Aloha Shirt is both a dazzling, fun-to-browse art book, and a fascinating chronicle of the world’s love affair with Hawaii.
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      Dale Hope has spent his life in the garment industry in Hawaii. He inherited his parents' clothing business, then bought and served as creative director of the legendary Kahala label. He has also worked with Patagonia on the Pataloha label. Dale is an avid waterman and lives in Haleiwa, HI. Gerry Lopez , author of Surf Is Where You Find It made his reputation at Pipeline, then went on to a lifelong career in surfing, snowboarding, and stand-up-paddle. He co-founded Lightning Bolt(TM) Maui surfboards, was instrumental in developing the high-performance shortboard, and has appeared in many films. He lives in Bend, OR. Greg Tozian is a writer (author, journalist, playwright), artist (comics), photographer, filmmaker & musician. He lives in Portland, OR. Yvon Chouinard is the founder and owner of Patagonia, Inc., and author of Let My People Go Surfing, The Responsible Company, and Simple Fly Fishing. He lives in Ventura, CA.
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      Awards
      IBPA Ben Franklin Awards -- Coffee Table Book 2017, Runner-up
      Foreword Indies -- Regional 2017, Runner-up
      Foreword Indies -- popular culture 2017, Runner-up
      IBPA Ben Franklin Awards -- Cover Design 2017, Runner-up
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      "There are pages and pages of close-ups of vintage Hawaiian shirts, and it's fun to study the details, but it's the history of Hawaii alongside this theme that makes this book a deep dive and an escape read at the same time." --Mother Nature Network
      In those days, writes Dale Hope in ?The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands,” a lovely $60 hardcover to be published next month by Patagonia, the flowered garments were ?bright badges of good fortune, like stamps on a passport.” --The New York Times

      Cultural icon and bon vivant Homer Simpson has opined that the only people who wear Hawaiian shirts are gay guys and big, fat party animals. Hope and Tozian put the lie to Homer in a lush, loving look at aloha shirts and the industry that provides them. Part fashion history, part cultural exploration, the marvelously well-illustrated tome examines the rise of Hawaii's image as a tourist's paradise, a perception engineered by far-sighted folks intent on making a buck. After reviewing competing claims as to who "invented" the aloha shirt, Hope and Tozian delve into the manufacturers that made it a perdurable icon of carefree relaxation. Amidst all the knockout threads on display, they sprinkle color pictures of vintage labels and the coconut buttons the authentic shirts sported. Languidly informative and pretty as a hula dancer, this is a book to please anyone interested in Hawaiian tourism and culture, in fashion, or in big, gorgeous picture books.Booklist

      "The Aloha Shirt" is a work of art. -- Surfertoday.com

      "Don’t judge a book by its cover. Unless that cover looks like this book’s cover." --Urbandaddy.com


      Dale Hope's timely opus may well be the definitive book on the aloha shirt...It is a delightful and informative read... --Punahou Bulletin Fall

      Hope has blended his love of Hawaii and knowledge of textiles into a coffee-table book that appeals to anyone who's ever worn a Hawaiian shirt. --Santa Cruz Sentinel

      If you think of Hawaiian shirts as gaudy garb for a luau, take a peek at author Dale Hope's gorgeous new book. --Willamette Week

      Prior efforts include The Hawaiian Shirt by Tommy Steele, and now Dale's The Aloha Shirt takes it further to become the final and complete word on the topic. --Surfer's Journal

      Silver Award Winner, 2017 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Coffee Table Book and Cover Design
      Silver, 2016 Foreword Indies Awards, Regional Bronze, 2016 Foreword Indies Awards, Pop Culture
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    New Thai Style Kim Inglis, Michael Freeman
    9781780678337 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Buildings On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
    $72.00 CAD 10.5 x 11.13 x 1 in | 196 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      Thai Style is renowned throughout the world for its grace, form and colours, reflecting wider national culture. Whether pavilion-style architecture,elegant interior designs, innovative use of textiles and materials, Thai Style manages to combine cultural traditions with skilled craftsmanship and modern interpretations. These design forms have evolved into a 21st century paragon of design practice and universally admired. Contemporary Thai Style — one that merges ancient practiceswith modern fashions, graphics and technologies is what this book seeks to showcase. Forward-looking forms — be they in architecture, furniture design, art, interiors or landscaping are featured in this exciting new publication. A number of carefully selected homes, resorts, hotels and residences from the north, through Bangkok to the islands in the south are featured in New Thai Style - a cornucopia of all that is new and exciting in confident, thrusting Thailand's design scene. Work fromestablished and emerging architects and designers are featured as international culture vultures and collectors, hot hoteliers and developers lead the way with a 21st-century aesthetic, confident and contemporary, yet still distinctly Thai.
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      Kim Inglis is a British writer and editor based in Singapore. She has edited a number of books about Thai architecture, design and culture, and has featured a number of Thai locations in books she has written on the Asian region. Known for her work on design, architecture, interiors, food, spa and lifestyle, recent books include Singapore: World City, Modern Thai Living and The Classic Collection: Heritage Hotels from East and West.

      Michael Freeman is one of the world's master photographers, working principally on documentary travel reportage but with a huge reputation and following as author and originator of the bestselling The Photographer's Eye and many of the world's most widely read and successful technical books on photography.. In a long career,Michael's work has been published in all major publications worldwide, including Time-Life, National Geographic, GEO and a three-decade relationship with the Smithsonianmagazine. Much of his work has focused on Asia, beginning in the early days with Thailand, expanding outwards through other countries in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, with several books published on Angkor and other Khmer sites. Many of his 20 photographic books on interiors and architecture are classics of the genre, including Shaker, In the Oriental Style, China Style, Frank Lloyd Wright the Masterworks and Japan Modern.
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    The Creative Architect Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study Pierluigi Serraino
    9781580934251 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Criticism On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
    $60.00 CAD 7.7 x 9.6 x 1.1 in | 248 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Canadian Rights: Y The Monacelli Press
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      The story behind a little-known episode in the annals of modern architecture and psychology—a 1950s creativity study of the top architects of the day, including Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Richard Neutra, George Nelson, and dozens more—is now published for the first time.

      The story of midcentury architecture in America is dominated by outsized figures who were universally acknowledged as creative geniuses. Yet virtually unheard of is this intensive 1958–59 study, conducted at the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research at the University of California, Berkeley, that scrutinized these famous architects in an effort to map their minds. Deploying an array of tests reflecting current psychological theories, the investigation sought to answer questions that still apply to creative practice today: What makes a person creative? What are the biographical conditions and personality traits necessary to actualize that potential? 

      The study’s findings have been gathered through numerous original sources, including questionnaires, aptitude tests, and interview transcripts, revealing how these great architects evaluated their own creativity and that of their peers. In The Creative Architect, Pierluigi Serraino charts the development, implementation, and findings of this historic study, producing the first look at a fascinating and forgotten moment in architecture, psychology, and American history.
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      Pierluigi Serraino, AIA, is an architect, author, and educator. His work and writings have been published in professional and scholarly journals such as Architectural Record, Architecture California, the Journal of Architectural Education, and Architectural Design (UK). He has authored and contributed to several books, among them Modernism Rediscovered (Taschen, 2000), Eero Saarinen (Taschen, 2005), and NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism (Chronicle Books, 2006).
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      "...a delicious bit of reading and a fascinating snapshot of a moment in time.... In Serraino's telling, great architects are really true to themselves, burning with an inner sense of destiny and the rightness of their cause. But he avoids Ayn Randian cliches about the omnipotent designer, preferring to situate architectural creativity within a midcentury context. He does so convincingly."
      —James McCown, Architecture Boston

      "What makes someone creative? The same question fascinates Pierluigi Serraino, an Italian-American architect practising in San Francisco whose book, The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study, has refocused attention on that now almost forgotten UC Berkeley study. The 1950s study's research, findings and conclusions about creativity will still strike a chord today, just as they did when they were first released from 1959 onwards to an attentive American public, drawn by the many big names involved."
      —Shelley Gare, Australian Financial Review

      “Ever wonder what the secret sauce is for a successful creative career? You’d be far from the first. In The Creative Architect, author Pierluigi Serraino chronicles the little-known research project—and this confluence of psychological inquiry and the world of design.”
      —Curbed, The best architecture and design books of 2016

      “Serraino delves into the finer details of the study, down to the original handwritten questionnaires, to reveal the inner workings of the creative mind and the equally fascinating meta-creativity of designing and implementing this enormously inventive, daring, influential, and still unparalleled study.”
      Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

      “What does the OSS, the precursor to the CIA, have to do with midcentury architects and the creative process? Serraino explores the goals and findings of this mysterious, never before-published project.”
      —Frances Anderton, DnA's 6 Most Intriguing Books of 2016

      “One of the best books—if not the best book—I've read all year.”
      Debbie Millman, Design Matters podcast

      “What finally makes The Creative Architect so compelling is the fact that so many of these gifted introverts traveled to Berkeley in the first place, hungry to meet their peers and curious, in a larger sense, about who they were and what in the world they were doing. ‘Very interesting,’ wrote Saarinen in his evaluation of the weekend. ‘Wonderful for the ego!’”
      —Christine Cipriani, The Wall Street Journal

      “‘What are the motivations that make people do what they do?’ asks Pierluigi Serraino, a Berkeley-based architect and educator whose book, The Creative Architect, chronicles the IPAR research. The study revealed that each of the celebrated architects had something in their backgrounds that they had to overcome: lack of money, repressive parents, or poor health. ‘To declare in no uncertain terms the core trait of the creative person: The answer is courage,’ Serraino writes.”
      —Mimi Zeiger, Architect Magazine

      “Over 22 hours of testing, scientists studied the personalities, neuroses, and inner conflicts of architects who are, even today, among the most famous on earth. What resulted was an incredibly intimate, at times uncomfortable, portrait of a group of now-legendary architects. . . . The Creative Architect is a window into another world; one where we can see how the anxieties, personality defects, and fraught childhood dramas can coexist—and even bolster—the creative successes of very flawed humans. Which, even 60 years later, is heartening.”
      Fast Company's Co.Design

      “Dusts off the forgotten findings of a study conducted in 1958 and 1959 by the University of California, Berkeley, which sought to map the minds of visionaries such as I. M. Pei, George Nelson, Louis Kahn and about 40 of their contemporaries. Drawing on interview transcripts, aptitude tests and other original sources, Serraino’s intriguing book seeks to answer the question that researchers posed when the studies began: what accounts for artistic greatness? Though it’s impossible to know for sure, this book offers plenty to ponder.”
      Monocle

      “Pierluigi Serraino creates a detailed, fascinating account of the forgotten moment in 1959 when 40 preeminent modern architects were summoned to the University of California’s Institute of Personality Assessment and Research for a study that attempted to gauge the nature of creativity. The study featured a three-day barrage of psychological tests and interviews, including the arrangement of tiles, conformity studies, and proto-Meyers-Briggs evaluations. The participants were asked to rank one another’s creative prowess before the study; Philip Johnson, A. Quincy Jones, and Eero Saarinen each ranked themselves first. Interview commentary on Richard Neutra noted that 'he almost literally thinks of himself as superman.' Not all were consumed by hubris; many were identified as nervous and self-effacing, and almost all were labeled colossal introverts. Serraino notes that the study revealed that it is 'much easier to determine the traits of the creative person than... the creative process.' It did identify the subjects’ 'fierce escape from the conformism of thought and belief,' their tendency to perceive problems that others did not, and an unfailing quest to not merely solve problems but solve them elegantly. A highly entertaining look at an unusual event in the history of American architecture.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “This fascinating book investigates the long-thought-to-be-apocryphal 1958–59 psychological studies conducted on the nation’s top architects, including Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, and Louis Kahn. The examinations, held at the University of California, Berkeley, consisted of interviews and aptitude tests—several of which appear in the book. A ranking table found Richard Neutra to be the “most creative” among the architect subjects, but also placed Johnson in the top five. Which is to say, such metrics are hopelessly spotty.”
      Metropolis

      “When I first became interested in Creativity, a psychologist friend told me to start by reading about Donald MacKinnon’s research into creative architects. It was great advice. Now that story is told in full.”
      John Cleese, writer and comedian

      The Creative Architect is a richly textured account of one of the most consequential studies in the field of creativity, and compulsive reading for those of us intrigued by architecture and psychology.”
      Brian Little, author of Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being

      “We now know that childlike wonder, an absence of fear, and strong intuition are key aspects of creativity. The Creative Architect is a thought-provoking and inspiring documentation, richly illustrated with mosaic constructions and drawings made by some of the twentieth-century’s most important architects.”
      Steven Holl, architect
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    Architecture's Odd Couple Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson Hugh Howard
    9781620403754 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / History On Sale Date: May 24, 2016 Print Run: 25000
    $34.00 CAD 6.64 x 9.59 x 1.18 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Press
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      In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867–1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906–2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history.

      Differing radically in their views on architecture, Wright and Johnson shared a restless creativity, enormous charisma, and an outspokenness that made each man irresistible to the media. Often publicly at odds, they were the twentieth century's flint and steel; their repeated encounters consistently set off sparks. Yet as acclaimed historian Hugh Howard shows, their rivalry was also a fruitful artistic conversation, one that yielded new directions for both men. It was not despite but rather because of their contentious--and not always admiring--relationship that they were able so powerfully to influence history.

      InArchitecture's Odd Couple, Howard deftly traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers readers a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs. Featuring many of the structures that defined modern space--from Fallingwater to the Guggenheim, from the Glass House to the Seagram Building--this book presents an arresting portrait of modern architecture's odd couple and how they shaped the American landscape by shaping each other.

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      Hugh Howard's numerous books includeMr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the War of 1812;The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art;Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson; the definitiveThomas Jefferson: Architect; his memoirHouse-Dreams; and the classicHouses of the Founding Fathers. He resides in upstate New York.
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      "An appealing primer in 20th-century American architecture, with myriad insights into the vanity and interpersonal politics of the two men who dominated American architecture for a century." -Washington Post

      "The prolific Howard offers up another sterling book of popular history . . . New light is shed on both architects in this absorbing, well-organized, delightfully told story." -Kirkus Reviews

      "Narrative non-fiction of a high order, enlivened by anecdotes and quotations from two very outspoken and colorful characters." -Publishers Weekly

      "[An] engaging dual portrait . . . written with wit and flair and supported by solid research . . . [A] thoughtful and well-built book." -Booklist

      "Howard’s book is about the on-again off-again relationship between Wright and Philip Johnson, a pairing that a novelist couldn’t have improved upon . . . a lively and insightful chapter of American architectural history." -Buffalo News

      "[Howard] paints an expert picture of the relationship, during which the architects challenged each other and ultimately produced some of the nation’s most enduring architectural works." -Architectural Digest

      "In lively, scintillating prose, Hugh Howard brings to life one of the most inventive and original architects of the last century, and one of the savviest players in the same profession . . .Architecture’s Odd Couple is a splendid addition to the literature depicting the birth of twentieth-century modernism." - Nicholas Fox Weber, author of LE CORBUSIER: A LIFE

      "A page turner about two architects and there’s no bloodshed! Hugh Howard brings to life the rivalry between these two giants of the world’s most egotistical profession and still gives us a happy ending." - Bob Vila

      "As historian Hugh Howard reveals in this page-turner, the rivalry between the two outspoken, charismatic men is what drove them to creative heights and earned them such influence and legacy in architecture. Told with novelistic flair, the narrative charts the historical threads that connected the duo and captures the era they helped shape so emphatically." -Metropolis

      "Entertaining, full of colorful vignettes and fascinating details . . . New information about both men and their work is captivatingly shared by this talented storyteller." -Missourian

      "The attraction of a Wright-Johnson pairing becomes apparent as Howard sketches in the details and the congruences pile up." -New York Times Book Review

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    Powershop 5 New Retail Design Melika Aghabeigi
    9789491727931 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / Interior Design On Sale Date: January 06, 2017
    $133.50 CAD 9.5 x 12.63 x 1.88 in | 424 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y Frame Publishers
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      Following in the footsteps of its successful former editions,Powershop 5 delves into the worldwide exploration of the latest leading retail design. With over 100 featured shops spread across eleven chapters, the book presents current trends and the evolution of retail interiors. Readers are given an exclusive look at how designers conceptualize ideas and bring them to life, creating the ultimate brand experience.

      This inspiring book explores the conscious efforts that designers take to encompass outstanding retail spaces with strong brand and client identity ? examining the design process, materiality, functionality and the overall user experience. Shops ranging from luxury fashion, books and jewellery to car showrooms are developed through a unique stream of creativity, innovation and spatial context.

      Powershop 5 highlights retail projects situated all around the globe by a diverse group of designers, including Brinkworth, Ippolito Fleitz Group, Anagrama and Snarkitecture. The array of beautiful imagery and technical information is accompanied by a complete set of designer profiles and contact details.

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    Pen to Paper Artists' Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art Mary Savig
    9781616894627 Hardcover ART / American On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
    $39.50 CAD 7.5 x 10.33 x 1 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 18 Canadian Rights: Y Princeton Architectural Press
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      Even in this age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is an ongoing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and the Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, hand-writing typefaces continue to sell, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts enjoy a renaissance.

      Pen to Paper, a collection of letters by artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, reveals how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Maxfield Parrish, Eero Saarinen, Saul Steinberg, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or a related artwork, with a full transcription.Pen to Paper provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work and is sure to inspire your next handwritten note or letter.
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      Mary Savig is curator of manuscripts at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art.
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      "Aiming to link word-strewn pages with paint-flecked canvas, and sculpted majuscule characters with sculpted metal statuary, Savig also reveals a distinctly human side to the giants of the American art world. One sees how the artistry latent within them permeated even the most seemingly banal facets of their lives." -SmithsonianMag.com
      "This is an unusual, intimate look inside America's archives as well as a homage to the art of the handwritten word in an age dominated by typeface." -Publishers Weekly
      "Pen to Paper: Artists' Handwritten Letters is a book to savor and to share, and reading through it will certainly inspire the writing of letters (perhaps a great gift for college-bound students and/or their left-behind parents?)." -Huffington Post
      "Far more than its systematized counterpart, typography, handwriting can be wildly expressive of emotion, time, and place. If you approach these letters not just as sentimental apocrypha, but also with the eye of an aspiring forensic document examiner, they yield insights into lives and work of artistic legends." -Hyperallergic
      "Engaging and unusual, Pen to Paper is a celebration of correspondence and a treasure trove for those who love both visual art and the written word." -Shelf Awareness
      "Both art lovers and those simply enamored by the art of handwriting will enjoy perusing this book. For those that wish to delve deeper into the correspondence, full transcripts are printed at the back of the volume." -Fine Books and Collections magazine
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    Series: Maintenant
    Maintenant 10 A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art Peter Carlaftes, Kat Georges
    9781941110447 Paperback ART / Art & Politics On Sale Date: June 17, 2016
    $28.50 CAD 6.75 x 9.63 x 0.55 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 29 Canadian Rights: Y Three Rooms Press
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      For the 100th anniversary of the renowned art movement known as Dada, Three Rooms Press presents the 10th edition of its stunning annual collection of provocative and disruptive Dada-inspired art and writing culled from a plethora of top international contributors, in full color.MAINTENANT 10: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY DADA WRITING AND ART is the latest edition of our acclaimed annual collection. This year’s theme, ?WARM/HUNGER,” features work encompassing artists’ and writers’ reaction to climate change, global poverty and hunger, ongoing world war and the nationalism, rationalism and greed that has made all of this seem endless and infinite. It features work by a wide range in internationally-renowned Dada artist and writers including punk rock legends Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Alice Bag, poetand Zapp comix founder Charles Plymell, world-renowned contemporary artists Raymond Pettibon and Mark Kostabi, provocative outsider artists Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach, literary provocateurs Anne Waldman and Andrei Codrescu, and many more.
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      Peter Carlaftes is a screenwriter, playwright, actor, poet, and editor. The author ofA Year on Facebook, the poetry collectionsDrunkyard Dog, I Fold with the Hand I Was Dealt, andTriumph for Rent: Three Plays, he lives in New York City.Kat Georges is a writer, poet, editor, director, playwright, and designer. The author ofPunk Rock Journal andOur Lady of the Hunger, she lives in New York City.
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    Emperors' Treasures Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei Jay Xu, Li He
    9780939117734 Hardcover ART / Asian On Sale Date: July 08, 2016
    $65.00 CAD 9 x 12 x 1.16 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 8 Canadian Rights: Y Asian Art Museum
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      Emperors' Treasures features artworks from the renowned National Palace Museum, Taipei. It encompasses paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, ceramics, lacquer ware, jades, and textiles exemplifying the finest craftsmanship and imperial taste.

      The Chinese art book book explores the identities of eight Chinese rulers—seven emperors and one empress—who reigned from the early 12th through early 20th centuries. They are portrayed in a story line that highlights artworks of their eras, from the dignified Song to the coarse yet subtle Yuan, and from the brilliant Ming until the final, dazzling Qing period.Emperors' Treasures examines each ruler's distinct contribution to the arts and how each developed his or her aesthetic and connoisseurship.
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      Jay Xu is Executive Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. He is the first Chinese American director at a major US art museum and first Asian American museum director elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

      Li He is associate curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and a visiting research fellow at the Palace Museum, Beijing. She is the author of Chinese Ceramics: A New Comprehensive History from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

      With contributions byFung Ming-chu, Jay Xu, Ho Chuan-hsin, Alfreda Murck, Tianlong Jiao, Li He, and curators from theNational Palace Museum and the Asian Art Museum

      TheAsian Art Museum—Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
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      "This thorough historical account of Chinese art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers of art, art history, and Asian art, as well as anyone interested in these subjects." —Tina Chan,MIT Libs/ Library Journal
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    I had an interesting French Artist to see me this summer Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia Colin Browne Canada
    9781927958780 Paperback ART / Canadian On Sale Date: June 09, 2016 Print Run: 2000
    $24.95 CAD 8.09 x 8.2 x 0.45 in | 80 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Figure 1 Publishing
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      A original new look at the life and art of Emily Carr and her relationship to the international art of her time ?I had an interesting French Artist to see me this summer?: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia brings together new research concerning the French/Austrian artist Wolfgang Paalen (1905-1959), and the great Canadian modernist, Emily Carr (1871-1945), both of whom dedicated their most productive years to what Paalen called ?the direct visualization of the forces which move our body and mind.? Accompanying an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery scheduled for July 1 to November 13, 2016, the catalogue will tell the story of how both artists met in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each one expanded in reaction to the landscape and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations. The catalogue will present an essay by the scholar Colin Browne, ancillary archival materials, as well as full colour reproductions of both early and late works by both artists as they moved toward their transcendent visions. With objects assembled from public and private collections internationally, this first pairing of these two modernist painters is being organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, and curated by Colin Browne.
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      Colin Browne is a poet, documentary filmmaker and non-fiction writer whose most recent book, The Hatch, was published in the spring of 2015. His films include Linton Garner: I Never Said Goodbye, Father and Son and White Lake, nominated for a Canadian Film Award as Best Feature Length Documentary. He was an editor of Writing magazine and a co-founder of the Kootenay School of Writing, the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters and the Art of Documentary workshops. He is currently researching the history and legacy of surrealists? engagement with the ceremonial art of the Northwest Coast for a book entitled Scavengers of Paradise, and has completed a monograph on artist Charles Edenshaw and the helmsman galaga snaanga?known as Fungus Man?a figure from the Haida epic, Raven Travelling. Browne has a keen interest in film preservation and participated in the reconstruction of Edward Curtis? 1914 feature In the Land of the Head Hunters, filmed with a Kwakwaka?wakw cast and crew in tsaxis (Fort Rupert) on Vancouver Island. Until recently, he taught film production, film history and critical writing in the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, where he is a Professor Emeritus. He continues to work with graduate students.
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    What Now? The Politics of Listening Anne Barlow, Kristen Chappa
    9781910433577 Paperback ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions Publication Date: November 29, 2016
    $29.95 CAD 7 x 9.5 x 0.5 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Black Dog Publishing
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      What Now? The Politics of Listening explores the often complex relationship between truth and fiction in relation to interpretative listening, media communication, and acts of testimony, translation and redaction. To what degree are we able to listen to different kinds of intelligences, and how can we incite receptivity? How do we address the fact that the right to listen is relative, and that the right not to listen, or to remain silent, is also a genuine stance? Can we position listening as a political act? And how do we further develop our ability to listen for what is left out, and why? What Now? documents a program of sound installations, audio works, film screenings and performances that question our ability to ?listen' held under the title "The Politics of Listening" in the second annual What Now? symposium, organized by Art in General in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, as part of Alignment, the Vera List Center's 2013 - 2015 curatorial focus theme.
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