Prestel Publishing Summer 2018

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    National Teams of the World Michael Brepohl, Nicola Von Velsen
    9783791384399 Hardcover SPORTS & RECREATION / Soccer On Sale Date: June 12, 2018
    $33.95 CAD 5.69 x 7.44 x 1.47 in | 460 pages Carton Quantity: 8 Prestel
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      Whether you play the beautiful game or are simply an armchair fan, you’ll find this pocketsized guide to every national soccer team is as informative as it is fun to peruse.

      This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team’s kit, or uniform, accompanied by statistics such as the year it was founded, current players, most famous players and coaches, championship records, global location, its country’s flag, and other assorted bits of trivia. The perfect accompaniment to the 2018 World Cup, this book will help new and seasoned fans alike stay on top of the game.
      Bio
      MICHAEL BREPOHL writes about soccer. He lives in Munich, Germany.
      NICOLA VON VELSEN is an art book editor and the author of The Passport Book (Prestel). She lives in Cologne, Germany.


      Author Residence: Munich
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        Publicity: Pitch to sports magazines, including Soccer 360, Sports Illustrated and ESPN

        Promote through popular sports blogs/websites (ESPN, The Sports Network, Yahoo! Sports)

        Coordinate social media campaign with authors

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    Truth and Beauty The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters Melissa E. Buron
    9783791357287 Hardcover ART / History On Sale Date: June 19, 2018
    $86.00 CAD 10.13 x 12.31 x 1.38 in | 296 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Prestel
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      This dazzling book examines the inspiration behind the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and offers comparisons between the radical 19th-century artists and the masterworks they revered.

      Started in the early 19th century by a group of British painters who rejected the sovereignty of the Royal Academy, the Pre-Raphaelites embraced the natural world and bright colors—as opposed to the dark palettes and amorphous lines that emerged in the wake of the Renaissance. Their mission was to be fundamentally modern by emulating the past. Now readers can appreciate their achievements in this volume that offers side-by-side comparisons of 19th-century masterpieces with the 15th- and 16th-century Early Italian and Early Netherlandish paintings that inspired them. Exquisite reproductions of works by Giotto, Fra Angelico, van Eyck, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese, and Raphael are presented alongside examples by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and others. The book traces the evolution of the Pre-Raphaelites, and details how these painters were exposed to the early masters as they traveled and encountered the finest European collections. The volume also features decorative arts, including stained glass and tapestries in emulation of Flemish and French textiles as well as “medievalized” ecclesiastic decorations. The result is an illuminating examination that delves into the Pre-Raphaelites’ aesthetic vocabulary and broadens our understanding of their motives and inspiration.
      Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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      MELISSA E. BURON is Associate Curator of European Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

      Author Residence: San Francisco
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        Publicity: Pitch to art magazines (including Fine Art Connoisseur, Artforum, and Art & Antiques)

        Promote through art review websites (Hyperallergic, ARTnews, Artnet)

        Coordinate social media campaign with the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

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      “With beautiful color images that make the visual connections among the art works and scholarly yet readable essays, this is for lovers of the Pre-Raphaelites as well as those who want to learn more about them.” –Sandra Rothenberg, Library Journal

      “The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s exhibition bringing together the Pre-Raphaelites with the old Italian masters was an unprecedented feat that demonstrated just how much inspiration the later painters took from their predecessors. Curator Melissa E. Buron makes the story of the exhibition, as well as the story of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, accessible whether you saw the show in person at the Legion of Honor or not.” -San Francisco Chronicle

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    Made in L.A. 2018 Anne Ellegood, Erin Christovale
    9783791357416 Paperback ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions On Sale Date: May 22, 2018
    $39.95 CAD 6.63 x 9.81 x 0.87 in | 216 pages Carton Quantity: 18 Prestel
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      This book presents work featured in the 2018 edition of Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition.

      Since its inception in 2012, Made in L.A. has been bringing together regional artists from every discipline and has been curated by some of the most exciting figures in the art world. 2018 is no exception. Spanning sculpture, painting, installation, film and video, music, and performance, the exhibition is dedicated to giving emerging artists a platform alongside influential artists of an earlier generation. This volume features texts on each artist’s practice, alongside a round table conversation exploring the city’s various artistic communities and the latest preoccupations and inspirations driving artists’ work today. This sumptuous catalog reveals the enormous diversity among L.A.’s artists and what makes the city such a vibrant cultural capital.
      Published in association with the Hammer Museum
      Bio
      ANNE ELLEGOOD is Senior Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

      ERIN CHRISTOVALE is Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.


      Author Residence: Los Angeles
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        Publicity: Pitch to art review outlets (Hyperallergic, Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Juxtapoz)

        Pitch to regional publications (Los Angeles Times, C Magazine, LA Weekly, LA Mag)

        Coordinate social media campaign with the Hammer Museum

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    Edward S. Curtis Events Beyond Words William Ewing, Christopher Cordoza, A.D. Coleman
    9783791357300 Hardcover PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers On Sale Date: February 16, 2021
    $66.00 CAD 9 x 11.5 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Prestel
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      Featuring iconic and rarely seen images from the foremost photographer of North America's Native peoples, together with a rich selection of rare ephemera, this retrospective is an extensive and in-depth study of Edward Curtis's pioneering work.

      Edward S. Curtis is considered one of the world's most famous and accomplished photographers--and justly so, given the depth and breadth of his monumental study of North America's Native peoples and his artistry. This volume looks at three aspects of Curtis's lifetime achievement: Curtis as a highly skilled photographer and printmaker; his vast oeuvre; and the complex man behind the camera. Featuring a unique selection of expertly reproduced vintage Curtis photographs, this book highlights both iconic and previously little-known images. Every type of subject matter, cultural and geographic area, genre of photography, and medium in which Curtis worked is represented, notably his photogravures, silver prints, and rarely seen Orotones and platinum prints. Many of the prints have a distinguished provenance: Edward S. Curtis's personal collection, or important public or private collections built over the past forty years. Penetrating essays--historical, analytical, and scholarly--explore every facet of Curtis's life and work. Monumental and breathtaking, this book is a fitting commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Curtis's birth.
      Published in association with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography
      Bio
      WILLIAM EWING is Director of Curatorial Projects for the international publishing house, Thames & Hudson.

      A. D. COLEMAN is a distinguished critic who has written on Edward S. Curtis for many years.

      CHRISTOPHER CARDOZO is the world's foremost collector of Edward S. Curtis photographs and related ephemera.
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    Keith Sonnier Until Today Jeffrey Grove, Terrie Sultan, Alicia G. Longwell, Martin Filler
    9783791357324 Paperback ART / Individual Artists On Sale Date: August 21, 2018
    $53.95 CAD 11.38 x 11.75 x 0.75 in | 132 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Prestel
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      A monograph on Keith Sonnier, the revolutionary pioneer of the Process Art movement, this book documents five decades of the artist’s prolific and ever-evolving exploration of three-dimensional art.

      One of the first artists to use light, specifically neon, as a form of sculpture, Keith Sonnier changed our ideas of what sculpture is and could be. From his early pieces such as Rat Tail Exercise and the Ba-O-Ba series to his most recent luminous neon-based series, this book explores the progression and influence of Sonnier’s oeuvre. Essays in the book look at Sonnier’s numerous public art projects, including a kilometer-long installation at the Munich airport, his relationship with his native Louisiana culture, and the architectural influences in his work. One of the art world’s most productive figures, Sonnier continues to redefine the parameters of sculpture. This beautiful monograph celebrates an artist who has never ceased experimenting—and never stopped astonishing his audience.
      Published in association with the Parrish Art Museum
      Bio
      JEFFREY GROVE served as the Dallas Museum of Art’s first Senior Curator of Special Projects and Research.

      TERRIE SULTAN is Director of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York.


      Author Residence: Dallas, TX and Water Mill, NY
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Pitch to art magazines (including Art in America, Juxtapoz, and Artforum)

        Promote through art review websites (Hyperallergic, ARTnews, Artnet)

        Coordinate social media campaign with the Parrish Art Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art

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    Another Kind of Life Photography on the Margins Alona Pardo, David Chandler
    9783791384276 Hardcover PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes On Sale Date: May 08, 2018
    $66.00 CAD 9.13 x 11.06 x 1.27 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Prestel
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      Filled with compelling images from revered photographers of the past and present, this book sheds light on marginalized communities who have traditionally shied away from the camera.

      At a time when individual rights are being contested and when those on the fringes of society feel deeply threatened, this powerful photographic compilation delivers a message of humanity and inclusiveness that transcends geopolitical and cultural boundaries. Works by critically acclaimed photographers including Bruce Davidson, Paz Errazuriz, Jim Goldberg, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, and Dayanita Singh cast a compassionate, unflinching eye on the worlds inhabited by transsexuals, hookers, hustlers, bikers, junkies, circus performers, gang members, survivalists, petty criminals, and others who live in the shadows, on the streets, and out of the public eye. Grouped by photographer and ranging in genre from portraiture to photojournalism, these images were selected for their authentic and humane perspective, as well as for their artistic brilliance. An important testament to photography’s power to both expose injustice and provide affirmation for those outside the norm, this collection bears witness to the ways social attitudes change across time and space, and how visual representation can promote understanding and dialogue.
      Bio
      Alona Pardo is Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London. She has co-authored numerous books include Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers and Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (both by Prestel).

      Author Residence: London
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        Publicity: Pitch to photography and art publictations (including Photograph, Artforum)

        Promote through photography and art websites (Hyperallergic, CRAVE Online, NY Magazine’s The Cut)

        Coordinate social media campaign with the Barbican Art Gallery

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      “An important testament to photography’s power to both expose injustice and provide affirmation for those outside the norm, this collection bears witness to the ways social attitudes change across time and space, and how visual representation can promote understanding and dialogue. An extraordinary volume showcasing memorable and thought provoking images, Another Kind of Life is unreservedly recommended.” -Midwest Book Review

      “In Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (Prestel), author Alona Pardo, Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, brings together an impressive collection of work that takes us inside worlds we might never otherwise see.” -Feature Shoot
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    Paper Material, Medium, Magic Nicola Von Velsen, Neil Holt
    9783791383064 Hardcover DESIGN / History & Criticism On Sale Date: June 19, 2018
    $65.95 CAD 8.38 x 10.69 x 1.03 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Prestel
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      Wide-ranging and multi-faceted this intriguing and beautifully produced book will change the way you relate to paper in an increasingly “paperless” society.

      While sheets of paper are disappearing from our homes and offices, the medium is experiencing a renaissance in the worlds of art, design, and architecture. Suddenly, paper is everywhere—but not only in the old familiar places or forms. This fascinating book looks at every aspect of paper: its history, composition, production, application, and trade. Beginning with the anatomy of paper and its earliest forms, this book looks at paper as a symbol of political and economic importance and as a carrier of ideas, from literature to art, design, and music. It looks at the different surfaces, opacities, weights and volumes of paper and how it is used for printing, typography, graphics, and maps as well as a vehicle for origami, architecture, and fashion. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs and drawings, this book includes a variety of papers for readers to examine and feel, highlighting the sensual aspects of this seemingly ordinary product. Engaging, entertaining, and informative, this book contains a wealth of useful and surprising information on every printed, colored, and textured page.
      Bio
      NEIL HOLT is a book designer and teacher of typography in Schwerte, Germany.

      NICOLA VON VELSEN is a book editor and proprietor of “Pop Up Paper” in Cologne, Germany.


      Author Residence: Schwerte, Germany
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        Publicity: Pitch to art and design publications (including Juxtapoz, CRAVE Online, PRINT)

        Pitch to culture and lifestyle websites (VOGUE, Elle, Nylon)

        Coordinate social media campaign with authors

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    The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy Naoko Takahatake, Jonathan Bober, Linda Stiber Morenus, Antony Griffiths
    9783791357393 Hardcover ART / History On Sale Date: July 17, 2018
    $79.00 CAD 9.81 x 11.31 x 1.31 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 8 Canadian Rights: Y Prestel
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      A New York Times Best Art Book of 2018

      The art of the chiaroscuro woodcut is celebrated in this groundbreaking and generously illustrated book.


      Chiaroscuro woodcuts are among the most immediately appealing of all historic prints, displaying exquisite invention, refined draftsmanship, technical virtuosity, and sumptuous color. Printing two or more woodblocks inked in different tones to create an image, the chiaroscuro woodcut was the earliest, most successful foray into color printing in Europe. Following its invention in Germany, the technique was first adopted around 1516 in Italy where it flourished through the sixteenth century. This novel art form engaged the interests of the most celebrated artists of the Renaissance, including Titian, Raphael, Parmigianino, and Beccafumi, and underwent sophisticated developments in the hands of such master printmakers as Ugo da Carpi, Antonio da Trento, Niccolò Vicentino, and Andrea Andreani. Featuring more than 100 prints and related drawings, this book incorporates pioneering art historical research and scientific analysis to present a comprehensive study of the subject. Essays trace its creative origins and evolution, describing both materials and means of production. Brimming with full-color illustrations of rare and beautiful works, this book offers a fresh interpretation of these remarkable prints, which exemplify the rich imagery of the Italian Renaissance.
      Published in association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
      Bio
      NAOKO TAKAHATAKE is Associate Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Pitch to art online and print publications (including Artforum, Artnews, and Hyperallergic)

        Coordinate social media campaign with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and later the National Gallery of Art

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      Awards
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      "More than 100 such chiaroscuro prints, including ones after Raphael, Titian and Parmigianino, were on view earlier this year at LACMA...and in the show’s catalog, Ms. Takahatake shows step-by-step how Italian artists made these rich prints. This is an authoritative volume, and a handsome one too, laid out with spare elegance by Green Dragon Office of Los Angeles and printed on caress-inviting matte stock." -The New York Times

      "Brimming with full-color illustrations of rare and beautiful works, The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy offers a fresh and informative interpretations of these remarkable prints, which exemplify the rich imagery of the Italian Renaissance -- making it a critically important and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university libraries." -Midwest Book Review


      “Takahatake, the curator, offers a sharp surmise in the show’s first-rate catalog:....The book is jam-packed with new, technically oriented scholarship and scientific analysis of the blocks, inks and paper used, which helps untangle the narrative of chiaroscuro printing’s spread.” -Los Angeles Times

      “The catalogue, beautifully illustrated with full-color images, is an important addition to the literature on printing.” -College Art Association
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    Gerhard Richter Abstraction Ortrud Westheider, Michael Philipp
    9783791357454 Hardcover ART / Individual Artists On Sale Date: September 18, 2018
    $66.00 CAD 9.81 x 12.06 x 1.06 in | 248 pages Carton Quantity: 8 Canadian Rights: Y Prestel
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      Located somewhere between Pop Art and Realism, Gerhard Richter’s abstract works are the subject of this unique book that brings together 80 works from collections worldwide.

      Trained in the 1950s as a realistic painter, by the mid-1970s Gerhard Richter began to evolve into a more abstract artist. His large, colorful paintings from that time exposed the process of painting as much as its creative aims. Focusing solely on Richter’s abstract work, this book features 80 works on canvas that represent the full range of the artist’s experiments away from representational painting. It includes his early works, which called painting itself into question and incorporated personal documents and newspaper images. Also examined here are Richter’s series of gray paintings from the 1970s—a reaffirmation of artistic purity; his “Inpainting” series, which made the application of paint and brushstrokes themselves the subject; his color chart paintings, which both neutralize and glorify painting’s most emotionally charged element: color. Also included are his later works in which he applied paint with a brush, scraper, and palette knife. Taken as a whole, these brilliant works reveal an artist consistently in dialogue with his work, and with the overarching artistic trends of the time.
      Bio
      ORTRUD WESTHEIDER is director of the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany.

      MICHAEL PHILIPP is Chief Curator of the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany.


      Author Residence: Potsdam, Germany
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        Publicity: Pitch to art magazines (including Artforum, Art in America and Juxtapoz)

        Promote on art review websites (ARTnews, Hyperallergic, Artnet)

        Coordinate social media campaign with the Museum Barberini, Potsdam

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    Chris Succo Blood and Chrome Chris Succo
    9783954762101 Hardcover ART / Individual Artists On Sale Date: February 05, 2019
    $130.00 CAD Carton Quantity: 8 Canadian Rights: Y Gestalten

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