Arts For Living. common room & Kim Förster. common books

Posted in architecture, Artist Book on October 18th, 2015
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Arts For Living takes a close look at the abrons arts center, a community art facility in the lower east side, as a case study for an architecture designed to address issues of public space and community life. the center was built during the 1970’s fiscal crisis and designed by prentice and chan, ohlhausen as a cultural institution with new educational facilities intended to enable, foster and serve the everyday activities of the local low-income population.

with essays by alan moore and kim förster, an interview with lo-yi chan and photographs by jason fulford.

designed by geoff han

printed by drukkerij mart.spruijt bv, amsterdam

 

€25.00

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A, by Gregory Halpern. J&L Books.

Posted in art, books, photography on May 9th, 2012
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A, by Gregory Halpern.

In A, American photographer Gregory Halpern (born 1977) leads us on a ramble through the brilliant and ruined streets of the United States Rust Belt. The cast of characters, both human and animal, are portrayed with compassion and respect by this native son of Buffalo (now professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology). The cities he is drawn to— Baltimore, Cincinnati, Omaha, Detroit—share similar histories with his hometown, and in this post-apocalyptic springtime all forms of life emerge and run riot. On the heels of Halpern’s two previous books, Harvard Works Because We Do (a portrait of Harvard University through the eyes of the school’s service employees) and Omaha Sketchbook (a lyrical artist’s book portrait of the titular city), A continues the photographer’s investigations of locations and persons that fly under the radar.

Edited by Jason Fulford

D 38.25€

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Crushed, Jason Fulford, J & L Books

Posted in books, Motto Berlin store, photography on April 20th, 2011
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Crushed by Jason Fulford

Crushed is Jason Fulford’s second book. This selection of color photographs was inspired by the contrasting simultaneous feelings of sadness and humor. One interpretation being that beauty and humor can be both an antidote and necessary companion to melancholy. The pictures were taken from 1997 to 2001 in the United States, Canada, France, Hungary, India, Iceland, China and Romania.

96 pages, full color, hardcover, 7″ x 9″

D 25€
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Lay Flat Magazine.

Posted in photography on April 21st, 2009
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Lay Flat is a photography publication from New York. It comes in 2 parts:

A set of unbound photographs from:

Andreas Weinand
Anne Lass
Coley Brown
Debora Mittelstaedt
Ed Panar
Estelle Hanania
Gustav Almestål
Hiroyo Kaneko
Kamden Vencill
Mark McKnight
Michel Campeau
Nicolai Howalt & Trine Søndergaard
Nicola Kast
Nicholas Haggard
Shawn Records
Raimond Wouda
Richard Barnes
Thobias Fäldt
Whitney Hubbs
Yann Orhan

And a booklet with texts from :

One Credo After Another
by Tim Davis

Close Readings
by Darius Himes

The Secessionists Revisited: Artist Collectives in the Age of the Blog
by Cara Phillips

A Telephone Conversation with Mike Mandel
by Shane Lavalette

The Crisis of Experience
by Eric William Carroll

Castaways vs. Utopians
by Jason Fulford