Exciting news!!! Last night, at the National Book Award Ceremony in New York City, Jeffrey C. Stewart won the non-fiction prize for The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke.
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The only comprehensive retrospective on one of the great painters of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries
Format: 2-volume Set
Size: 353 x 273 mm (13 7/8 x 10 3/4 in)
Pages: 616 pp
Illustrations: 486 illustrations
With more than 480 illustrations, this is the most comprehensive publication to date on one of the greatest painters of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Lucian Freud.
Lucian Freud was one of the most significant artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and Phaidon is honoured to publish the most complete retrospective of his career to date.
This sumptuous, definitive set is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between David Dawson – Director of the Lucian Freud Archive and for two decades Freud’s assistant, model, and friend – author Martin Gayford, and editor Mark Holborn.
Their collaboration has resulted in a book that goes beyond the work to reveal insights into the man himself. Gayford describes Freud’s determination always to tell the truth about what he was recording in paint. He believed in a found beauty, not one that was imagined by an artist and then imposed on his subject. He painted what he saw, in exquisite detail, and he found it beautiful.
With more than 480 illustrations, Phaidon celebrates that beauty – evoked in portraits of Freud’s friends and family, his lovers, his neighbours, and others whose looks he liked, from his bookmaker to a bank robber.
This is both a vital contribution to art scholarship and a gorgeous addition to the bookshelves of art lovers around the world.
Kate by Mario Sorrenti
Intimate, never-before-published photographs taken just before Kate Moss's rise to fame, in one elegant volume
Size: 308 x 292 mm (12 1/8 x 11 1/2 in)
Pages: 120 pp
Illustrations: 50 illustrations
This gorgeously produced book features intimate, never-before-published portraits of a young and undiscovered Kate Moss, taken in the early 1990s by her then-boyfriend, Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti. Seen by Calvin Klein, the photographs gave life to the famous Obsession campaign, which launched Moss to international superstardom.
Sumptuously reproduced in tritone and presented in a cloth-covered clamshell box, Kate is a stunning photographic portfolio of one of contemporary culture's most iconic figures. It includes tipped-on images on the book and clamshell box's covers, plus an introductory essay by Sorrenti, which puts the work in its uniquely personal context.
This book, which celebrates the dawn of two legendary careers, and the start of the highly influential aesthetic of 1990s fashion photography, is a must-have for Kate Moss's fans, for fashion devotees, and for lovers of traditional portraiture and fashion photography.
Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
Big. Bold. Brutal. 850 awe-inspiring buildings in one beautiful large-format volume
Size: 340 x 240 mm (13 3/8 x 9 1/2 in)
Pages: 560 pp
Illustrations: 1000 illustrations
This is the only book to thoroughly document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organized geographically into nine continental regions.
878 Buildings, 798 Architects, 102 Countries, 9 World Regions, 1 Style BRUTALISM
Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life.
From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 102 countries in all.
Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph.
Contemporary architects featured include Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid.
From the publisher of This Brutal World.
Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
A chronicle of Grace Coddington's formative years at Vogue, now available as a jacketed paperback
Size: 202 x 262 mm (8 x 10 5/8 in)
Pages: 408 pp
Illustrations: 310 illustrations
Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue showcases some of the most memorable photographs published in British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002, stories created by the iconic fashion editor Grace Coddington. Both monograph and memoir, the book shows how Coddington transformed static studio portraiture into modern vivid tableaux and turned location shoots into cinematic narratives.
Grace's commentary gives behind-the-scenes insight into many famous images and fashion personalities, from the iconic shoot of a bikinied Naomi Campbell in Irving Penn's studio to Steven Meisel's boundary-pushing grunge aesthetic in nineties Vogue. This volume features photography by Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, among others.
First published in 2002 and reissued by Phaidon in 2015 to great success, this paperback, midi-sized edition includes forewords by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
It's AUTUMN, which means the end of lazy afternoons sitting on a beach towel for six hours straight until your burnt, hungry and finally reached the end of THE SHINING GIRLS (there was no way you were going to put it down until you found out if Kirby finally confronts her would-be killer). It also marks the beginning of AWARDS SEASON and perhaps, more substantial reading goals. We've already posted a couple of nominations here, and here. Below you'll find a list of nominees for the 2013 Quebec Writers' Federation Awards. The Quebec Writers’ Federation highlights the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec and includes six $2,000 book prizes for Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, First Book, Translation, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature. For more information visit: http://www.qwf.org/awards. The winners will be announced on November 19th, 2013! A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry
Ken Howe, The Civic-Mindedness of Trees - 9781894987721; $17.00, Trade Paperback (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers / UTP Distribution)
Maximilian Forte, Slouching Towards Sirte - 9781926824529; $27.95, Trade Paperback (Baraka Books / Independent Publishers Group)
Connie Guzzo-McParland, The Girls of Piazza d’Amore - 9781927535196; $13.95, Trade Paperback (Linda Leith Publishing / LitDistCo)
Jocelyne Dubois, World of Glass - 9781927443316; $14.95, Trade Paperback (Quattro Books Inc. / LitDistCo)
Donald Winkler, The Major Verbs - 9781550653397; $18.00, Trade Paperback (Véhicule Press / LitDistCo)
***Translation of Les Verbes majeurs by Pierre Nepveu (Éditions du Noroît)
The Atlantic Book Awards have an East Coast perspective and a Nova Scotia address (this year they were hosted in Dartmouth), but make no mistake: they are an important awards show, and their impact is felt across the country.
On a cool Thursday night last month, CBC Radio’s Louise Renault hosted the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards at the Alderney Gate Theatre. Editors, writers, artists, poets and book enthusiasts came together to sip cocktails, mingle with the literati and celebrate the literary achievements of Atlantic Canada.
Dirty Bird (9781926639529) by Keir Lowther, published by Tightrope Books, won Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and In the Field (9781550813913), by Joan Sullivan, published by Breakwater, won the Rogers Communications Award for Non-Fiction (part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards). The winners are decided by a panel of judges.
The Margaret and John Savage First Book Award recognizes the best first book of fiction or non-fiction published in the previous year by an Atlantic writer. The Rogers Communications Award for Non-Fiction (part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards) carries the distinguished patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Atlantic Book Awards Society (ABAS) is a registered non-profit organization with the mandate “to promote and acknowledge excellence in Atlantic Canadian writing and book publishing through an annual awards ceremony and related events.”
For more information please visit: http://www.atlanticbookawards.ca.