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The Story of Eames Furniture

Posted in Publication with tags , , , on October 14, 2010 by wallkandy

In this unique 2-volume, 800-page book with more than 2,500 images, Marilyn Neuhart tells the story — to paraphrase Charles Eames himself — of how Eames furniture got to be the way it is.

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Dan Witz – In Plain View

Posted in Artists, Publication with tags , , on June 2, 2010 by wallkandy

Dan Witz: In Plain View 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise is the first and long overdue monograph on the work of Dan Witz.

In his 30-year career, Dan Witz has specialized in a smaller, more intimate kind of street art. For Witz, a sense of wonder and curiosity is the key, as well as the element of discovery.

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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
  • Buy Detroit Disassembled
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