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Walls & Frames

Posted in Art, Publication, Street Art with tags , , on September 26, 2011 by wallkandy

Fine Art from the Streets

Walls & Frames is a cutting-edge collection of recent work by young artists who are moving from the street into galleries. These ambitious talents are keeping their connection to the street alive while establishing themselves in the art market with work in traditional formats such as painting, sculpture, installation, and prints. The book shows how artists, who work with limited time and a small selection of tools on the street, are developing other styles, concepts, and techniques in the studio that are, in turn, influencing the direction of contemporary art.

Editors: Maximiliano Ruiz
Release Date: September 2011
Format: 24 x 26 cm
Features: 272 pages, full color, hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-89955-376-5
Catalog Price: £37,50 /£31.50 on Amazon

Trespass – Taschen Books

Posted in Art, Publication with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2011 by wallkandy

About the Author

Carlo McCormick is a pop culture critic, curator and Senior Editor of Paper magazine. His numerous books, monographs and catalogs include Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, and Dondi White: Style Master General. His work has appeared in Art in America, Art News, Artforum and many other publications. Marc and Sara Schiller founded Wooster Collective in 2001, a website that celebrates and plays a crucial role in documenting otherwise ephemeral street art. Based in New York City, the collective curated most of the contemporary images in Trespass. Its “Wooster On Paper” series presents the work of international artists in limited edition books. Ethel Seno received her BA in the College of Letters from Wesleyan University before teaming with TASCHEN, where she worked with William Claxton on Jazzlife and New Orleans 1960, and David LaChapelle on Artists & Prostitutes and Heaven to Hell. Having grown up in Tokyo, she feels most at home in urban environments and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH (Oct 2010)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 3836509644
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836509640
  • Published price £29.99,  Save money, Available Here for just £17.20

Detroit Disassembled

Posted in Photography, Publication with tags , , , , on May 23, 2010 by wallkandy

No longer the Motor City of boom-time industry, the city of Detroit has fallen into an incredible state of dilapidation since the decline of the American auto industry after the Second World War. Today, whole sections of the city resemble a war zone, its once-spectacular architectural grandeur reduced to vacant ruins. In Detroit Disassembled, photographer Andrew Moore records a territory in which the ordinary flow of time-or the forward march of the assembly line-appears to have been thrown spectacularly into reverse. For Moore, who throughout his career has been drawn to all that contradicts or seems to threaten America’s postwar self-image (his previous projects include portraits of Cuba and Soviet Russia), Detroit’s decline affirms the carnivorousness of our earth, as it seeps into and overruns the buildings of a city that once epitomized humankind’s supposed supremacy.

In Detroit Disassembled, Moore locates both dignity and tragedy in the city’s decline, among post apocalyptic landscapes of windowless grand hotels, vast barren factory floors, collapsing churches, offices carpeted in velvety moss and entire blocks reclaimed by prairie grass. Beyond their jaw dropping content, Moore’s photographs inevitably raise the uneasy question of the long-term future of a country in which such extreme degradation can exist unchecked.

  • Hardcover: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Damiani (1 April 2010)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 8862081189
  • ISBN-13: 978-8862081184
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